To The Daily Sun,
I have a car. It's a nice car. It's not a luxury car. I don't have leather seats or GPS. But, I have good, reliable transportation. It cost me over $300 to register my car. I don't know about you, but to me, that's a lot. So when the governor vetoes a budget because it doesn't allow for things like getting more revenue by raising my car registration, well, I don't think that's looking out for the people of New Hampshire at all.
The same thing goes for the business profits tax. How many of you own small businesses? I live in Meredith, so I know a lot of people who do. They provide for their families and they create jobs so that others can provide for their families. Shops, restaurants, motels, contractors, realtors, appraisers, the list goes on. The discussion of the tax that aims to tax the big bad businesses taxes those little businesses, too. And speaking of the big bad businesses, shall we talk about the myriad jobs they create and the people who's family's are supported by those jobs, or can we only, in this PC world, concern ourselves with those who have to rely on government support?
I think it's terribly hypocritical of the governor to veto this budget, saying it is unbalanced after she proposed a budget replete with programs funded by a fairy-tail casino gambling windfall that never materialized. Furthermore, a friendly tax environment for all businesses — big or small — will create jobs, keep our young people here and create a natural revenue stream without burdening hardworking, tax paying citizens.
I encourage our representatives in Concord to come together and over-ride this veto so that we can curb some, if not all of this irresponsible spending.
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