HappyTax Day: Shea-Porter & Hodes Voted for Biggest Tax Increase in History

CONCORD – If New Hampshire taxpayers think they are paying a lot in Federal taxes this year, wait until next year.

 Their taxes are going up, thanks to votes by U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes.

Both freshmen representatives voted in favor of the largest tax increase in U.S. history last month when they voted to repeal the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, resulting in a tax increase of about $400 billion over five years. The tax increase will affect 539,000 New Hampshire residents who will pay an average of $3,201 in additional taxes each year. (House Committee On The Budget, Republican Caucus, http://budget.house.gov/republicans/press/2007/prtaxes20070327.pdf,Accessed April 16, 2007)

Tax increases include cutting the child tax credit in half and eliminating marriage penalty relief.

In Sunday’s Concord Monitor, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter said she votes with the Democratic leadership in Congress 100 percent of the time “because frankly I think they’re 100 percent right.” (Chelsea Conaboy and Annmarie Timmins,“Shea-Porter, Hodes Follow Pelosi’s Lead,” Concord Monitor , April 15, 2007)

“As usual, Rep. Shea-Porter has it 100 percent wrong,” said Fergus Cullen, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

Fergus Cullen

Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party