I can’t imagine why disgraced former NH house Speaker Terie "Billion Dollar Deficit" Norelli would like the latest State Budget. It lacks all the qualities she advanced as the most math challenged speaker in State history.
It was written based on revenue we figured we’d actually have a shot at making, not money we imagined we had to make to cover excessive spending we could never hope to afford. There is no laundry list of increased taxes and fees in it during a recession. It does not rely on one time federal money. No one is using last minute debt to pay for spending we cannot afford, so we can pretend the budget is balanced. There is a concerted effort live within our means. No future land sales estimates based on property no one has identified, at prices we could only guess at, are being documented as a "done deal" to hide a 60 million dollar hole in the "balanced budget."
And most heinous of all? No new post-midnight, last minute taxes; passed on the last day of the session; under the cover of darkness; in violation of the state constitution; that the governor and most of the democrat party would later have to back-off of but whose repeal-under-duress they would actually have the balls to try and run on as proof that they do cut taxes.
All that crap was a staple of the Norelli tenure and the State Government under democrat control. If we left them to their own devices we’d have a sales and an income tax. We’d have a soda tax, even higher tobacco taxes, an LLC tax, and taxes on everything else. This would all be on top of the current pile of taxes because remember–they needed the taxes to pay for more spending, not to replace old taxes.
We don’t have any of that with the current legislature or in the current budget, which explains why Terie "Billion Dollar Deficit" Norelli really doesn’t like the budget that much. She actually said it was bad for the people of New Hampshire.
You know what is bad for the people of New Hampshire? Terie Norelli and the New Hampshire Democrat Party, and don’t you forget it.