Maggie Hassan Backer Rice-Hawkins Says Small Businesses Are Ready for Tax Hikes; We Beg to Differ

CONCORD, N.H.—Maggie Hassan’s political attack dog Zandra Rice-Hawkins backed up her Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the radio today by confirming that a gas tax increase is absolutely on the table for New Hampshire motorists if Democrats keep the corner office, according to 4RG Chairman Andrew Hemingway.

In an interview with Paul Westcott on WGIR, Rice-Hawkins, the executive director of George Soros-funded Granite State Progress, said that “Hassan is going to work with the Legislature” and “have conversations” about raising the gas tax if she becomes governor. Rice-Hawkins dismissed concerns that raising taxes on gasoline would hurt New Hampshire small businesses. 

“As a small business owner myself, it really astounds me that anyone would think raising taxes is going to help the economy grow,” Hemingway said. “If Maggie Hassan and paid supporters like Zandra Rice-Hawkins want to believe that raising gasoline taxes will help small businesses, let them. Let them believe in dragons and wizards with magical job creation potions while they’re at it. 

“I’m confident that New Hampshire’s small business owners and working families want realistic solutions to New Hampshire’s economic woes,” Hemingway added. “Voters are well aware that the only way to help the economy and create jobs is to put more money into the bank accounts of small business owners, and the only way to do that is to lower taxes, not raise them.”


About 4RG
4RG, which means “For a Republican Governor,” was founded by Andrew Hemingway as a PAC focused exclusively on supporting Republican candidates for governor. 4RG intends to fill voids in grassroots organizing, polling, door knocking and literature drops for Republican governor candidates all across the country. Additionally, the organization will promote its candidates online using social media technology developed by the founder. Please donate to 4RG to help us augment Republican governor campaign activities where we’re needed most, which will slowly help us work to restore our state governments as the strong Republics they once were. For more information, visit www.4RG.org.