Conservative editorial board takes GOP legislators to task
Concord - Foster's Daily Democrat took incoming Republican legislators to task in an editorial this morning, for requesting an enormous number of bills attempting to "reshape the state's social agenda" instead of focusing on the economy. They wrote that pursuing bills relating to, the sale of miniature flowers, stove polish, or the return of the USS Storis to Alaska, is ignoring their campaign promises, and playing a game of "bait and switch" with voters.
Specifically Fosters noted that there were multiple bills filed to repeal a woman's right to make her own medical decisions, as well bills attacking education standards, and repealing equal rights for all Granite State citizens.
"House and Senate Republicans are pursuing a reckless agenda advancing Bible Belt social issues, while ignoring the people struggling to find work," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Irresponsibly avoiding the serious issues facing New Hampshire will erode consumer confidence, hurt the economy, and kill jobs."
Over 900 bill requests have been filed for the new legislature. The titles include pulling out of the United Nations, reducing the minimum wage, allowing felons to own guns, preventing the state from stopping cases of child abuse or neglect, creating a state militia force, ending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, eliminating all education funding, repealing kindergarten, making the enforcement of federal laws a crime, and hundreds more.
"Clearly the Republicans are having fun playing as legislators and having their taxpayer funded staff draft countless volumes of anti-New Hampshire legislation," continued Kirstein. "But their radical overreaching will put Granite State families at risk."