SHEA-PORTER FLEES TO AVOID TAKING A STAND ON GAS AND INCOME TAX

Congresswoman Shea-Porter had multiple opportunities to use her voice to encourage like-minded New Hampshire officeholders to oppose legislation that would devastate middle-class families. Sadly, the Congresswoman refused to take such a stand.”

(Manchester – April 2, 2013)  Yesterday afternoon at a local senior center, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) repeatedly avoided questions on two important issues that, if implemented, would severely impact Granite Staters.  In particular, the Congresswoman refused to respond to multiple attempts of whether she supports local Democrats’ efforts to raise the gas tax by fifteen cents[1] or whether she holds similar positions on a New Hampshire income tax as her District Director and former New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley had been vocal about in 2012.[2] Both of these pieces of legislation would have devastatingly negative effects on middle-class families.
 
Video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGc4eYrX2MA

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, Inc, made the following statement:

“While mothers are struggling to fill their gas tank each week, New Hampshire Democrats are considering an increase in the gas tax. While Granite State families are trying to stretch their paychecks, New Hampshire Democrats have proposed an income tax.  Such efforts are unconscionable when so many in New Hampshire are fighting to make ends meet. However, what’s even more disappointing is for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to ignore repeated attempts to learn of her positions on these important issues.

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter had multiple opportunities to use her voice to encourage like-minded New Hampshire officeholders to oppose legislation that would devastate middle-class families. Sadly, the Congresswoman refused to take such a stand. We encourage Granite Staters to call Congresswoman Shea-Porter at 603-641-9536 and ask her stop ignoring her constituents and voice her opposition to an increase in the gas tax and a New Hampshire income tax.”

 


[1] http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/4932017-95/rep-democrat-republican-bill

[2]http://www.livefreeordiealliance.org/ElectionCentral/2012GubernatorialElection/JackieCilley/tabid/2119/Default.aspx