Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement with regard to NHGOP Chair Jennifer Horn's lack of understanding of basic civics.
"Apparently not only does Jennifer Horn not understand she has to pay her own income taxes but she doesn't have even a basic understanding how the American form of government works. I would think that anyone serving as a state party chair would know that the Executive proposes a budget to the Legislature who then uses it as a base to create a compromise budget passed by the House and Senate and sent to the Executive to be signed, vetoed or allowed to become law without signature," said Buckley. "Every child who paid attention to School House Rocks understands this. Instead of sending out hysterical press releases she should borrow an elementary school textbook."
"The Governor has put forward a fiscally responsible budget proposal that will lead to more jobs and an innovative economy, and is ready to work with the Legislature. Republican Senators like Jeb Bradley have praised her conservative revenue estimates. But the far-right House Republicans have put forward precisely nothing to strengthen our economy or address our challenges," said Buckley. "I am sure as soon as Representative Chandler or some other member of Republican Leadership comes up with a meaningful idea, the Governor will be willing to work with them as well"