To The Daily Sun,
I read with some skepticism Senator Andrew Hosmer's article in The Laconia Daily Sun this summer about cooperation and progress and how glad he was "to help get Concord back to working together on solving problems and moving the state forward again."
It was in stark contrast to just one week prior when he made comments that the Democrats returned "civility to the Statehouse and ended the war on education, the war on hospitals, the war on women, and the war on the disabled."
I would like to remind Sen. Hosmer of the facts and offer a suggestion to him. There never was a "war" in New Hampshire on education, hospitals, women, or the disabled. However, there was a "war" on an $800 million deficit that the Republicans faced after years of Democrats borrowing, over-estimating revenues, and spending. The Republicans ended "that war" in the last session by balancing the budget.
Republicans have put us back on course in New Hampshire with a Republican-led Senate budget that fought against Democrats' efforts to repeal business-friendly legislation, to impose tax and fee increases, and to offer inflated revenue estimates. The Republicans have demonstrated by actions, not rhetoric!
Republicans have held firmly to the principal of spending only what we could afford and still were able to fund bi-partisan priorities.
Senator Hosmer, I suggest that you replace your bi-partisan rhetoric with bi-partisan action. Your rhetoric does nothing to advance collaboration in Concord, but instead causes further division.
Alan Glassman, Chairman
Belknap County Republican Committee