Some of the points made by Ayotte and McCain included:
- The health care bill will collect money from tax payers for four years before offering any benefits in a rather blatant budgetary gimmick.
- The huge amount of government spending is an act of generational theft, leaving future generations with a massive debt to pay off.
- Cuts in payroll and corporate tax rates would be far more effective in stimulating economic growth than government spending.
- The process involved in formulating the health care bill has revealed the broken promises of the Obama adminstration in terms of transparency, bipartisanship, and backroom political dealings i.e. Cornhusker Kickback, Louisiana Purchase, Gator Aid, etc.
Senator McCain was back in his element hosting a town hall in New Hampshire, and Kelly Ayotte had a solid performance too stating that she would regularly conduct town hall meetings as a NH Senator. Representative Hodes, her likely Democratic competitor, has been highly reluctant to hold town hall meetings. For another take on the McCain Ayotte town hall NECN filed the report, McCain: Ayotte the 'next generation' of leadership
McCain Stumps for Ayotte - Health Care and Spending are Hot Topics