Today is that unfortunate day that people across New Hampshire are wincing as they pull out their checkbooks and sign over much of their hard-earned pay to the IRS.
Fortunately, Granite Staters are exempt from sending an additional slice of their income to the government in Concord, but that wouldn’t be the case if Governor Maggie “High Tax” Hassan had her way. In fact, Governor High Tax Hassan has done all she can to make Tax Day as painful as possible for families and small businesses. Let’s take a look at some of her ungreatest hits:
- In June 2015, High Tax Hassan vetoed the state budget due to the inclusion of business tax cuts.
- High Tax Hassan’s 2015 budget proposal increased taxes on small businesses, included a 35 percent increase in the vehicle registration fee.
- In 2014, High Tax Hassan signed a 23 percent gas tax increase into law.
- In 2002, High Tax Hassan supported a state income tax, claiming that it was “outdated and unfair” for middle class families not to hand over more of their income to another government agency.
If High Tax Hassan is elected to the Senate, who knows what new taxes she would support. Rumor has it, however, that she was heard singing these famous Beatles lyrics today:
“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet”