NHDP Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on the House Republicans' Press Conference on the Budget

Concord -Today, House Republicans held a press conference complaining about Democratic efforts to keep New Hampshire's budget in balance without offering any specific, substantive recommendations of their own. 

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement responding to the Republican press conference.

"I have two words for Minority Leader Sherm Packard and the House Republicans: grow up.  Either come to the table and outline a specific plan for moving New Hampshire forward, or stop whining while Democrats keep New Hampshire one of the lowest taxed, lowest spending, best places to live in the country."

"The Governor, House, and Senate Democrats are engaged in a thoughtful debate - including specific policy proposals - on how to keep New Hampshire's budget in balance, while the Republican Party continues to act like spoiled children. "

"The New Hampshire Republican Party has become a caricature of itself.  Like a child's doll that endlessly repeats the same phrase over and over again, Sherman Packard and House Republicans scream shrilly about cuts whenever Democrats try to have a meaningful discussion about the state's finances.  The problem is that Republicans never suggest any specific sacrifices that they expect the people of New Hampshire to make."