Petition: Tell Gov. Hassan and Sen. Shaheen that Granite Staters can't afford higher Gas Taxes!
On July 1st, Governor Maggie Hassan enacted a 23% increase in the New Hampshire Gas Tax. This increase will take more out of Granite Staters' pockets by increasing the cost to commute to work or take a family road trip. Furthermore, it will impact the cost of goods that are shipped by ground transportation, which will be passed onto the consumer.
Now, due to a lack of fiscal discipline, the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money and Senator Jeanne Shaheen has signaled her support for increasing the federal Gas Tax by 33%.
Sign our petition today by clicking HERE and tell Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan that New Hampshire citizens can't afford to pay more at the pump to make up for their inability to understand fiscal discipline.
Video: Where does Sen. Shaheen really stand on increasing the federal Gas Tax?
In recent days, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been extremely inconsistent regarding her position on legislation that would cause a hike in the federal Gas Tax. While her spokesman has said she is opposed to an increase, multiple reports, including one in the Portsmouth Herald, have indicated otherwise.
Considering the many inconsistencies with her position, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire decided to ask Senator Shaheen directly whether or not she supports an increase in the federal Gas Tax. Sadly though, with a dismissively smug response, Senator Shaheen refused to answer our question. You can watch the video HERE.
Granite Staters are already paying more at the pump due to tax and spend liberals like Governor Maggie Hassan. Because of her and a majority of legislators in Concord, we already are dealing with a 23% hike in the state's Gas Tax. Coupled with spiking gas prices, the last thing they need is an increase in the federal Gas Tax, too.
New Hampshire families deserve to know where their elected officials stand on legislation that would take more money out of their paychecks. Sadly though, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been incredibly inconsistent on whether or not she supports an increase in the Gas Tax. Considering her smug response to a simple question, we still have no idea exactly what her position is. We encourage Granite Staters to contact her office and demand a straightforward answer.
Activism: Join the fight for limited government!
We had another one of our successful weekly phone banks on Thursday evening in our Manchester office. Thanks to everyone who joined us as we contacted Granite Staters and continued our fight for lower taxes, less spending, and limited government.
Are you interested in volunteering for a stronger New Hampshire? If so, please email John@StrongNH.com and he will be able to give you more information about how you can join us at our next phone bank or grassroots event.