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What’s in New Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass’s trash?

Social Security, Medicare, and affordable education, as it turns out. The contents of the New Hampshire Congressman’s garbage can came to light yesterday as young workers and seniors from the Granite State questioned his commitment to his constituents after he voted for Paul Ryan’s extreme budget.

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“I’m not sure who Charlie Bass works for anymore. He is so out of touch with what the average American needs that he’ll trash anything just to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires like him,” said Terri Lochhead, an organizer for the Alliance for Retired Americans.

“Under his “Do It Yourself” retirement plan, Granite Staters would see their healthcare costs go up by $6,350 a year and receive fewer services under Ryan’s Medicare voucher plan. It isn’t right that we sent Bass to Congress and all we got were these lousy vouchers,” said Lochhead.

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Paul Brochu, a young worker from Manchester who is currently unemployed, agreed. “Charlie Bass says he wants to create jobs, but under the Ryan budget he’d make it harder for people like me to succeed in this economy. I wouldn’t have been able to pay for college without Stafford loans – which Charlie voted to cut when he voted for the Ryan budget.”

Before dropping off Charlie Bass’s “trash” at his office, Portsmouth resident Judy Stadtman passed around a retirement security kit for Granite Staters impacted by the Ryan budget.

The kit contained a $6000 bill for increased medical costs, a roll of duct tape for seniors trying to hold body and soul together and a copy of the report “Seeking Employment in Your Golden years: A guide to finding a job in your 70s, 80s and beyond”.

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Originally posted Young workers, seniors tell Charlie Bass: “Stop trashing the middle class” on the NH Labor News
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