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Thursday
Nov132014

NH Senate Republicans - Bradley opposes "Paddle Tax" 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

 

The “Paddle Tax” is Not a Solution to NH’s Budget Deficit

 

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statement concerning a new “Paddle Tax” to fund the NH Department of Fish & Game: 

“During the long gubernatorial campaign this year, Governor Hassan consistently talked about the bi-partisan budget that was passed that included no taxes and fees. 

“Less than a week after ballots have been cast, we are now hearing about a proposal to tax canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft. 

“The "paddle tax" is not a solution for dealing with budget issues and should not even be considered. It will hurt tourism, be largely unenforceable, and raise little revenue. 

“The LLC tax and the Camping Tax were bad ideas that had to be repealed. The Paddle Tax should not even be proposed.”

Saturday
Oct252014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Shea-Porter's "Tiny Tax"  

Shea-Porter's Tax Would Put the American Dream Out of Reach for Millions

MANCHESTER – Yesterday, at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate, Congresswoman Shea-Porter doubled down on her proposal to tax financial transactions.  

Shea-Porter first floated this massive tax increase last week in Conway, and supported legislation in the House of Representatives to implement this.  

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“The Congresswoman has consistently worked against the interests of middle class New Hampshire families.  A financial transaction tax of the nature she proposes would put the dream many families have of providing a college education for their children out of reach.  It would affect anyone trying to save a little extra for retirement.  It would hurt anyone trying to save to put a down payment on their home.  In short, a financial transaction tax would put the American dream out of reach for millions of middle class families.  Granite Staters deserve a representative who puts your interests first, not their ideology." 

Background: A financial transaction tax would apply to trades made by, among others, individuals managing investment funds such as 401(k), retirement savings plans, college savings plans, and a significant amount of other intermediaries whose customers are typically moderate-income individuals.  

You can view the clip HERE.

Thursday
Oct232014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - The Taxman Cometh: Shea-Porter and the IRS  

Shea-Porter’s Dealings with the IRS Called into Question

MANCHESTER - On Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s required financial submission form, it lists the simultaneous receipt of a pension and a salary from the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS.   Additionally, she has received $10,000 from the IRS Union PAC over the last three cycles.

Given her record of protecting the IRS at the expense of her constituents, her financial dealings with them appear to be a significant conflict of interest. 

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta for Congress, released the following statement:

“As New Hampshire families and small businesses struggle with and through the labyrinth that is the IRS, why was Congresswoman Shea-Porter so quick to defend the bureaucracy at last night's debate with Frank Guinta? Congresswoman Shea-Porter benefits from a pension and a salary from the IRS while she votes to protect the agency, in addition to collecting thousands of dollars from the IRS union.  Middle class Granite Staters are working hard to pay their bills while she puts politics ahead of people.  She began her career claiming to be “for the rest of us”, now she’s just like the rest of them.

Does Carol Shea-Porter think it is acceptable to benefit from a pension and a salary of taxpayer dollars at the same time from the IRS, while voting to protect their interests in Washington?”

As a Member of Congress, Shea-Porter has taken several significant votes to protect the IRS. 

  • On May 7, 2014: Roll No. 203 on H Res 574: House of Representatives voted to find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations at the IRS in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Shea-Porter voted NO.
  • July 16, 2014: Roll No. 420.  H.Amdt. 1090 to H.R. 5016, DeSantis. An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to the IRS may be obligated or expended on conferences.  Amendment passed 264-157 with 42 Democrats and 222 Republicans voting yes.  Shea-Porter voted NO.
  • July 16, 2014: Roll No. 427.  H.R. 5016 passed with bipartisan support, the legislation cut $1 billion from the Internal Revenue Service, Shea-Porter voted NO.
Wednesday
Sep242014

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE 

NHGOP LAUNCHES "TAXIN' HASSAN" WEBSITE

 


 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today launched  www.taxinhassan.com, a website dedicated to chronicling Governor Maggie Hassan's failed fiscal leadership and support for reckless tax increases and spending. 


 
"Throughout her political career, Governor Maggie Hassan has supported reckless tax increases and failed to provide fiscally responsible leadership for New Hampshire. Instead of managing state spending, Hassan proposed a bloated state budget that would have burdened working families and small business with more taxes and fees," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The Republican Majority in the State Senate can only do so much to put the brakes on Governor Hassan's tax and spend agenda. It's time to put a proven leader and responsible manager like Walt Havenstein in the corner office."


 
Granite Staters can learn more about Maggie Hassan's fiscally irresponsible track record at www.taxinhassan.com.  The site will be updated throughout the election season.

Thursday
Aug212014

NH Deputy House Republican Leader Comments on Governor's Suggestion to Raise Business Taxes, Build a Casino

CONCORD - Today Deputy House Republican Leader and member of the House Ways & Means Committee, David Hess (R-Hooksett), offered the following comments relative to Governor Hassan’s claim that business tax reforms passed during the previous legislative term, “are having a negative impact on the state's budget.”

 

Deputy House Republican Leader David Hess (R-Hooksett)

 

“Not even the Department of Revenue Administration is ready to attribute any change in business tax or interest and dividends tax revenue to any one or particular set of causes at this time. During several meetings in the month of August, DRA officials said it is currently impossible to tell if any prior legislative changes will have any effect on our overall fiscal balance.”


“The Governor has a solution in search of a problem. Her solution is to potentially make our business tax climate less favorable than it already is, or rely on revenue from a non-existent casino when a casino is not something we could even realistically propose for this budget cycle. This is not how to encourage long term economic growth, or responsibly address what experts suggest may be a temporary revenue anomaly.”

"What we can address immediately is state spending. Until we have an more accurate picture of how our state agencies are managing the resources we've allocated to them, I think hitting the panic button on revenue is premature."