U.S. House District 1 Election (NH): Carol Shea-Porter on the issues
Shea-Porter believes the U.S. should continue to play a leading role in fostering international cooperation on global issues while maintaining a strong defense. She supports the UN and NATO and other alliances and believes we should use our “soft power” to achieve our foreign policy goals wherever possible. Soft power includes humanitarian aid in the wake of natural or other disasters, or the funding of development projects in poor countries. Military action should be a last resort when all other actions/negotiations have failed, and the situation is truly dire, or as a response to an attack on us.
Carol Shea-Porter supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Shea-Porter believes it is time to talk to our families, our communities, and our legislators about the value and necessity of education. It is time to defend investments in education because they are investments in our children's future, our business' future, and our nation's future. It is time to save our schools.
Shea-Porter believes there are still too many climate change deniers in Congress, and this is preventing the United States from moving forward, even as time is running out to slow down climate change. If Americans want to fix this climate change problem, they will first need to fix Congress in November.
Shea-Porter believes if the Republicans in the United States House of Representative have their way, Medicare is going to be destroyed. The Paul Ryan plan, the so-called Path to Prosperity, privatizes Medicare and turns it into a voucher program that would hurt the old, the future old, and the disabled.
8 million jobs were lost during the Great Recession, and while the 23 months of private jobs growth proves that the Stimulus and other measures, such as the “Auto Bailout,” worked and that we are in recovery, Shea-Porter believes Americans need a comprehensive jobs plan to move the recovery forward at a faster pace.
Washington is awash in congratulations and claims of noble compromise. House Republicans are bragging about becoming fiscally responsible while maintaining a morally responsible budget. There’s just one problem. It's not true. The only thing they should feel good about now is their vote to keep the United States from a catastrophic default.