Havenstein called for the same devastating cuts to vital state programs in order to resolve the Medicaid Enhancement Tax issue, which is a direct result of the O'Brien Legislature's enormous cut to hospitals. This is yet another example of the out of touch candidate from Maryland siding with the radical O'Brien Tea Party wing and against the priorities of Granite Staters.
O'Brien Budget Cut Countless Vital Programs To The Bone: O'Brien budget severely cut essential health services for the elderly and disabled, gutted the state's college education system, and instead provided corporate tax giveaways to big tobacco companies. (HB1, Roll Call #228, 6/22/2011)
O'Brien Budget Cut Funding To CHINS: O'Brien budget cut funding for the Children in Need of Services (CHINS) program which provides care, treatment, guidance, counseling, discipline, supervision, and rehabilitative resources to help children and their families be productive, contributing members of society. (HB2, Roll Call #143, 3/30/2011)