Republican budget delivered, we should elect more of them

To the Editor: New Hampshire was the only state in America to flip both houses to Republican this past election. Our reward? The Republican majority in just a short seven months created and passed what Governor Chris Sununu has called “The best Budget New Hampshire has ever had!”

The budget increases education freedom and delivers a voluntary paid family medical leave program — no income tax!

The budget:

Eliminates interest and dividends taxes over the next five years, helping Seniors & Retirees.

Reduces rooms and meals tax, promoting tourism.

Reduces the Business Profits Tax and the Business Enterprise Tax, helping small businesses.

Exempts many small businesses from even filing taxes by raising minimum thresholds.

Sends back $100 million in direct property tax relief.

Returns $50 million more to cities and towns from rooms and meals tax.

Invests $30 million in school building aid.

Education Freedom Accounts to increase low income families’ educational opportunities.

More money per pupil for public education than ever.

Rainy Day Fund increase.

Voluntary private sector-administered paid family medical leave.

Sununu’s message accompanying his veto of the Democrat “Family & Medical Leave Act” of last session sums it up nicely: “Whether one chooses to characterize this as a ‘premium on wages’ or a ‘payroll deduction,’ the reality remains that if it looks like an income tax, functions like an income tax, and takes more money out of the paychecks of hard working taxpayers like an income tax, then it is an income tax!”

Yes, common sense NH Republicans to the rescue. Let’s continue this roll and vote for conservative Republican candidates again!

DAVID RIVERS

Thornton

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To the Editor: I was delighted when the state budget trailer bill passed with  abortion restriction included. Now abortions are restricted in the 7th, 8th, and 9th month of pregnancy when the baby is sucking her thumb, moving and kicking, and can recognize her mother’s voice.