Foreshadows Most Expensive ‘Discussion’ in State History
Democratic candidate for governor Maggie Hassan confirmed today that she would like to raise taxes and fees if elected governor. Speaking at a gubernatorial forum Hassan said she would increase taxes on cigarettes and welcome a discussion on tolling New Hampshire’s roads and increasing the gas tax.
Hassan’s remarks can be heard at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxHHNexFal0&feature=youtu.be
“Today Maggie Hassan admitted that the 33 tax and fee hikes she imposed as Majority Leader in the state Senate were just a starting point,” said RGA communications director Mike Schrimpf. “Beginning with her support in 2002 of an income tax, continuing with her vote as a state senator to increase taxes and fees by $300 million, and now on to her campaign for governor, it’s clear that Maggie Hassan thinks New Hampshire residents should be paying more taxes.
“Here’s a tip for all New Hampshire residents: When Maggie Hassan says ‘we should have a discussion,’ she means ‘you should pay more in taxes,’” Schrimpf continued. “If you see her on the campaign trail, just wave, but don’t stop and talk – you can’t afford it.”
“The fact is, Maggie Hassan is a skilled politician, but even she can’t hide the fact that she really wants New Hampshire residents to pay higher taxes across the board,” Schrimpf concluded.
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