Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the Senate Democrats’ Internet sales tax resolution:

“The resolution that Senate Democrats sought to introduce was a laughable attempt to distract from President Obama’s enthusiastic support for the Internet sales tax and their long history of inaction on this issue. Republicans in the state Senate have already protected New Hampshire small business owners by passing a law last year that prohibits the taxation of Internet access in the Granite State.

“If state Senate Democrats were actually serious about fighting the Internet sales tax they would call on Democrat House Speaker Terie Norelli to break her shameful silence and denounce it. Speaker Norelli serves as the president of the National Conference of State Legislatures, an organization that has launched a well-funded campaign designed to support the Internet sales tax and destroy the New Hampshire Advantage. Her unwillingness to stand up for the Granite State by publicly condemning this job killing legislation is disgraceful."