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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Live Blogging the Tax Summit- Critics Respond

Both the House Republican Office and Citizens for Sensible Legislation have issued press releases criticizing House leadership for holding the tax summit, but not addressing state spending.

The House Republican Office announced a "Stop the Spending" session on Tuesday, October 27 from 9:30 to noon at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

"The problem with the Democrats' income tax summit is they are not getting to the root of the problem, which is spending. We should be sitting at the table discussing how we can hold the line on spending, not where we can raise taxes. Raising taxes during these difficult economic times is a horrible idea and would balance a bloated budget on the backs of the taxpayers," stated Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon (R-Milford)

Citizens for Sensible Legislation argues that a Tax Summit is the wrong approach.

"The long-term strategy of the Democratic leadership in New Hampshire is to change our state political culture and significantly increase the size and scope of government," said State Rep. Jennifer Coffey, R- Merrimack 6. "One of their main and most successful tactics so far has been to overspend us into a serious fiscal crisis."

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