Republicans: THE Year of No Excuses – Part 2

by Skip

no-excusesFrom The Corner:

Historic GOP Victory in Kentucky Leads to Flurry of Conservative Legislation

After taking the state house of representative for the first time in 95 years, Kentucky Republicans have passed a series of conservative reforms poised to rollback decades of Democratic economic meddling, as well as protect the unborn.

So what did they do that is such a good example for NH to following?  Abbreviated:

  • House Bill 1 to make Kentucky the 27th right-to-work state in the country. No longer will it be legal for mandatory union dues to be collected from workers who do not wish to join the union, removing the grip of organized labor on workers who are not willing participants.
  • Senate Bill 5 banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, unless the life of the mother is threatened.
  • With House Bill 3, the Republicans also eliminated the “prevailing wage,” which was a scheme that artificially inflated labor costs on publicly financed construction projects.

I would say that the above is a good start.  And wouldn’t it be nice to hear our NH Gov. Sununu say this?

“It is an honor for me to sign into law these historic pieces of legislation that protect our most vulnerable, guarantee important freedoms for workers and set our Commonwealth on a course for unparalleled opportunity and prosperity.”

Political backbone, political will, and political action.  Can the NH Republicans get their act together on these or similar “base endorsed” issues?

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