NH GOP - Shaheen Flip-Flops on Tax Cuts She Once Supported

CONCORD – Taking her place within the far left wing that dominates the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Jeanne Shaheen has flip-flopped on tax cuts she once supported:

Yesterday Shaheen Proposed Rolling Back The 2001 Tax Cuts. “‘Nationally, we've got to do something, not just about costs, but about the 47 million who are uninsured and underinsured,’ said Shaheen adding that rolling back the Bush tax cuts of those who earn more that $200,000 per year would pay for about half of that expense.” (Gail Ober, “In Laconia: Shaheen Meets With Leaders,” The Laconia Citizen ,November 30, 2007)

However, Shaheen Said She Would Have Voted In Favor Of The Tax Cuts If She Had Been In The Senate. Shaheen: “One is on the Bush tax cut, where I said that I would have voted for the Bush tax cut had I been in the Senate.” (Harry R. Weber,“Leadership, Abortion, Taxes, Independence, Education,” Associated Press ,October 26, 2002)

“I guess you’d have to say that Jeanne Shaheen was for the tax cut before she was against it,” said Fergus Cullen, Chairman of New Hampshire Republicans. “Shaheen’s changing position on tax cuts is another example of her sharp move to the left, which now dominates the New Hampshire Democratic party,”Cullen said.

Fergus Cullen

Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party

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Concord , NH 03301