CONCORD – Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on the Democrats’ new sales tax proposal:
“The Democrats’ believe it’s OK to break ‘The Pledge’ to oppose a sales tax and an income tax - as long as they only break their promise a little bit. But a sales tax on ‘entertainment’ is in fact a sales tax, and an income tax on capital gains is in fact an income tax.
“Once again the Democrats are showing us that you can’t believe any campaign promise they make.”
The Democrats’ Are Considering A New Sales Tax On “Entertainment” That Will Target “Movie Tickets, Bowling, Sports Events, Concerts, Among Other Events”:
NH Political Report: “The idea being kicked around would tax movie tickets, bowling, sports events, concerts, among other events. Those floating the idea believe it would raise between $100 million and $115 million over two years.” (6/17/09)