House Democrats To Begin Fall Push For Disastrous New Broad Based Taxes


CONCORD – The Union Leader (9/6) reports that New Hampshire Democrats will ramp up their campaign for disastrous broad based taxes tomorrow at an 11:00 AM House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing. The committee, led by unabashed income tax supporter Susan Almy (D-Lebanon), will hear testimony on a bill that would impose a devastating new income tax on New Hampshire families.


On Sunday, the Nashua Telegraph (9/6) reported that House Democrats have “confided to supporters” that they are working on secret plans to impose a disastrous income tax “after the next election.” The Union Leader (9/6) also reports that Representative Almy has been “trying to keep quiet her plans” to saddle New Hampshire with onerous new broad based taxes for months.


“The Democrats are obviously planning to wage a dishonest campaign over the next 14 months to try to obscure their behind the scenes push for a job-killing income tax. Fortunately, New Hampshire voters are smart enough to see through the Democrats' deceitfulness and realize that their agenda has been to spend us into a crisis as an excuse to implement new broad based taxes,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “Clearly, a vote for a Democrat in 2010 is a vote for a sales or income tax after the election.”


On Thursday, NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D-Portsmouth) told the Portsmouth Herald (9/3) that she is “open minded” to considering new broad based taxes – including an income tax. Speaker Norelli has been an income tax supporter and has stacked her House leadership team with outspoken income tax boosters including Almy and Finance Committee Chair Marjorie Smith (D-Durham.)


“Working families realize that the Democrats’ devastating income tax is the wrong approach for New Hampshire. The Democrats in the legislature need to stop pushing new job-killing taxes and start focusing on controlling excessive spending to address the fiscal crisis they created,” said Williams.