NHDP Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on Senate GOP Plan to Reduce Wages, Kill Jobs

New Hampshire Senate Republicans Join House Circus and Vote to Reduce Wages, Kill Jobs


Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement after Republicans in the state Senate voted to turn New Hampshire into a right-to-work-for-less state.


"So much for Senate Republican's phony claim to be focused on creating jobs.  Their right-to-work-for-less bill will reduce wages for New Hampshire citizens and increase our unemployment rate.  The Granite State unemployment is nearly 40% lower than the average in right-to-work-for-less states, and our median income is nearly $20,000 greater per year.


"Across the state New Hampshire working families have been hoping that Republicans in the state Senate would not turn out to be as reckless and irresponsible as their out of control country cousins in the House.  Those hopes were crushed today by the Senate Republicans' vote for this terrible bill, apparently the siren sound of the calliope from House Speaker O'Brien's 'Circus of Chaos' has proven too much for them to resist.


"A right-to-work-for-less bill may allow the extremists now in control of the Republican Party to check off an item on their reckless agenda and pay homage to their out of state billionaire contributors, but it will cost New Hampshire workers millions of dollars a year in lower wages and destroy thousands of jobs."


Link to the median income and unemployment rate in right-to-work-for-less-states can be found here.