To the Editor: The Democrats claim that the governor’s veto of their proposed budget hurts working families and benefits only big business. The actual reverse is true.
While it does accommodate companies, it’s favorable to working families, too. Consider, if those new taxes were enacted, that added expense would have to be added to the cost of a multitude of items, which would ultimately be passed on to the consumer, the same hard-working families they claim to care about.
But it’s not just at the state level; we also have that problem in the Queen City. We put into force a tax cap to rein in excessive spending, but instead of abiding by it, it’s almost constantly overridden, most recently by our current mayor and most of our aldermen. Not to mention having a member of the board putting forth the idea that we should do away with that restraint, “because it limits the board from doing whatever it wants to do.” Isn’t that kind of the point?
My question to you and your colleagues in Concord, is how much is enough? Your party seems to have this insatiable compulsion to spend our tax dollars, without any regard for those of us footing the bill. If you and your colleagues find the constraints of your positions too much, kindly step down and let someone capable of living within our means take your place.
EMILE M. PROULX
Gantry Street, Manchester