FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 10, 2019
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.