NH House Speaker Still Taking Sides in Primary

by Steve MacDonald

japser-taking-sides-2Earlier this week I reported on how the Speaker of the NH House, Shawn Jasper, is using the House PAC to take sides in a Republican Primary. He is doing the same thing with his personal PAC.

A recent mailer into Hillsborough District 21 not only leaves out conservative incumbents in the primary it also implies that they do not fight for lower taxes by exclusion.

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For contrast, the Republican Liberty Caucus hit Hillsborough District 21 Mailboxes with a mailer that endorsed Dan Hynes, Keith Jeffery, David McCray, Josh Moore*, Jeanine Notter*, Tony Pellegrino*, John James Washburn, and Richard Barry*. (*= Incumbent.)

Barry’s and Pellegrino are no prize, but in a barrel full of rotten RINO apples if you have to take two they are the two more likely to vote Republican instead of Democrats with a more conservative majority around them.

And Merrimack’s crop of incumbents only has two conservative, pro-liberty, tax fighters in it now. The rest of them are middling moderates who have backed leadership’s support for a broad range of awful legislation of failed to fight in any meaningful way t to stop it. After the feds cut their share funding for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion, by itself, will require millions in new taxes annually. If anyone should know this, it is incumbents. The shift in cost burden will require the state to collect millions in new revenue annually.

The worst case is Medicaid Expansion. When the feds cut their share of funding for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion New Hampshire will be on the hook for millions in new taxes annually. Yes, the Feds will inevitably cut funding. And with a 20 Trillion dollar deficit, it will happen sooner rather than later.  But the Federal strings attached don’t go away, and if anyone should know this it is an incumbent. The shift in cost burden will require the state to collect millions in new revenue annually.

This shift in cost-burden will require the state to collect millions in new revenue annually. So Jasper’s incumbent Tax Fighters, by failing to fight back against Jasper and Hinch, will be responsible for making New Hampshire like the rest of New England because the only way to fill that hole is with a sales or income tax.

Tax fighters my ass. The only likely tax fighter on Jaspers dance card is the first-time candidate John Washburn, whom I interviewed here. The other newcomer, Beau Bernard, has signs all over town but more importantly, in the yards of notorious RINO’s, so my sense is that if elected to a RINO-ruled roost he’d be another bad apple in Jasper’s barrel.

We cannot allow that to continue.

Jasper and Hinch are openly hostile to the very sort of representation and legislation required to keep taxes low and liberties high. They are in league with Democrats (Jasper was elected speaker by them) to turn New Hampshire into another centrally planned, overregulated, high-tax New England state.

If Merrimack residents want to avoid further erosion of their property rights their only hope is to walk into the primary day voting booth and vote the RLCNH line. Dan Hynes, Keith Jeffery, David McCray, Josh Moore*, Jeanine Notter*, Tony Pellegrino*, John James Washburn, and Richard Barry*. (*= Incumbent.)

I know. Barry and Pellegrino are not all-stars, but we need to do whatever we can to keep the rest out of Concord. And in the absence of that bad influence, they have been known to cast more responsible votes.

 

Featured RLCNH Hills 21 RINO’s of the Day, Chris Christensen, Dick Hinch. Visit RLCNH.org for more, plus lists of endorsed candidates. (Note: I have previously served as a member of the RLCNH board.)

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