Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding comments made by Democrat Representative Timothy Soucy in today's Union Leader:
“New Hampshire Democrats do not appreciate the value of New Hampshire’s small businesses and regard them only as another revenue source to fund their ever-expanding special interest programs. As stated in today’s Union Leader, Democrats had no idea what they were doing when they passed their disastrous state budget, and months later they still don’t have a clue. Rep. Soucy and any Democrat refusing to dispute his recent comments about New Hampshire’s small business community are out-of-touch with the reality of the Granite State. Small business owners in New Hampshire are making sacrifices everyday to overcome numerous challenges and hurdles. They are job creators and the backbone of our communities. Governor Chris Sununu was right to veto a disastrous budget with tax hikes that the Democrat caucus blindly supported without doing their due-diligence. Legislators would be wise to research the devastating impact of their policies before passing legislation that would take millions of dollars out of the New Hampshire economy and cost the Granite State jobs and opportunity growth.”
Excerpt from Union Leader article below:
State Rep. Timothy Soucy, D-Concord, said he is still researching the business tax repeals. He’s spoken with small business owners who say they worry about the increase.
“On the other side, we need money in the state and that seems to be a revenue source,” he said.
Concord, NH - Following yesterday's Union Leader article, in which Dan Feltes claims he is taking "The Pledge" against a broad-based sales and income tax, NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement:
“Since Dan Feltes has previously supported an income tax, his claim that he is opposed to a broad-based sales and income tax is a flat-out lie. Just this past legislative session, Feltes tried to sneak an income tax masked as a paid family medical leave plan through the legislature. As if that's not enough, Feltes' apparent opposition to broad-based taxes runs afoul to his own long-standing record. While running his campaigns for State Senate, Feltes took no issue saying that all revenue options should be left on the table - including the income tax he was championing just months ago. Make no mistake - Dan Feltes is a leading champion of an income tax among New Hampshire Democrats. The NHGOP is happy to remind the people of New Hampshire of Dan Feltes' pro-tax record, which is detailed at our Feltes2020.com website."
Transcript: “You know, New Hampshire has a revenue problem, not a spending problem. And I don’t think its fiscally prudent to take off the table any revenue option” - Dan Feltes
Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding the Epping Special Election:
"Congratulations to Michael Vose n his victory tonight in Epping! New Hampshire Republicans are eager to get behind our candidate and do everything we can to secure victory in October. Michael’s agenda of lowering taxes, cutting regulations, and responsible budgeting stands in stark contrast with his Democrat opponent, Naomi Andrews. Naomi is a failed D.C. insider who is just looking for her next political move. After failing in her bid for Congress last year, Naomi wants to bring her D.C. values to the New Hampshire House - and we’re confident Epping voters will reject the D.C. Democrat agenda on October 8th."