Nashua Democrat Deb Stevens’ Voting Record Tells Us She Doesn’t Trust Her Own Constituents

Deb Stevens

Deb Stevens has a low opinion of her constituents. She’s comfortable calling them ignorant. You are too stupid to know what’s best. And what is best according to Deb Stevens is for her to decide how your money gets spent.

But that’s not the limit of her interference.

You’re not smart enough to negotiate your own pay and benefits. You are too dumb to make decisions about recycling and the environment. Unelected boards need to be able to raise your electric rates to control your behavior because you can’t be trusted to do it on your own.

And there were plenty of new and higher taxes.

New Hampshire Democrat Deb Stevens’ voted to tax wages (an income tax), tax savings (investment tax), tax your past times (gambling) and to hike taxes on your employer (higher business taxes).

Tourists are important but raising taxes on them is more important. So is voting to cram costs down on towns – which means cramming costs down on you.

All because she does not trust you to spend your money on what’s important to her or her political party.

The distrust gets worse.

When given multiple opportunities to demonstrate trust in her constituents she voted no. Instead of giving you more control over your income or your decisions she refused. You are ignorant. Not smart enough to know how to “do good” with your money; as if growing the government ever did anyone but politicians and bureaucrats any good.

Democrats like Deb Stevens exist for but one purpose. To empower politicians and bureaucrats before individuals, job creators, and families. If that were not true, they’d work harder to get out of your way instead of making sure you have to pay so they can get in yours. 

And that’s just this session. They’ll be back for more in the next. And the one after that, and the one after that. And you don’t have to take my word for it. Ask them. When will you stop raising my taxes? How much regulation is enough?

There is no such thing as enough.

 

Nashua Democrat Deb Stevens 2019 Voting Record.

FOR banning plastic straws. (HB558)
    FOR banning plastic or paper bags. (HB560)
    FOR banning flame retardants for alleged health reasons but allowing those “unhealthy” products in schools or hospitals. (SB193)
Taxes & Fees
    FOR creating an income tax, and new taxes on capital gains, vaping, and sports betting; increasing business taxes. (HB2)
    FOR increasing state spending by a massive $1.5 Billion, or 13%. (HB1)
    FOR creating an income tax with rates set by an unelected bureaucrat. (HB712)
    FOR creating an income tax with rates set by an unelected bureaucrat. (SB1)
    FOR creating a new tax on capital gains. (HB686)
    FOR creating an additional room tax. (HB641)
    FOR creating an additional room tax. (HB641)
    FOR raising business taxes. (HB623)
    FOR unfunded mandate raising towns’ and schools’ retirement costs. (HB616)
    FOR creating a tax on vaping, making it harder to quit smoking. (HB680)
    FOR doubling and tripling various fees. (HB682)
    FOR increasing by 40% a surcharge on registry of deed users to support a program unrelated to the registry service. (SB74)
    FOR letting bureaucrats increase electric rates. (HB166)
    FOR requiring utilities to purchase more Renewable Energy Certificates thereby raising the cost of electricity. (SB72)
    FOR allowing unelected bureaucrats to raise a hidden tax on electricity without legislative approval. (SB205)
    AGAINST replacing a mandatory family leave plan funded by an income tax with a voluntary plan. (HB2-1435h)
    AGAINST prohibiting an income tax. (CACR12)
    AGAINST reducing the statewide property tax. (HB497-0113h)
    AGAINST reducing the interest & dividends tax. (HB185)
    AGAINST reducing electric rates. (HB157)
    AGAINST reducing electric rates. (HB477)
Gun Control
    FOR protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens. (HB564)
    FOR protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens. (HB109)
    FOR protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens. (HB514)
    FOR protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens. (HB564)
    FOR creating a guilty until proven innocent standard. (HB696)
    AGAINST clarifying that self-defense includes defending one’s family. (HB208)
Vote Fraud
    FOR making it easier for out-of-staters to vote in NH. (HB105)
    FOR making it easier for out-of-staters to vote in NH. (HB106)
    FOR making voter fraud easier. (HB611)
    FOR making it easier for illegal aliens to get a driver’s license. (HB397)
    AGAINST ensuring that drivers’ licenses cannot be used by non-citizens to vote. (HB471)
Other
    FOR equating marriage with domestic violence. (HB295)
    FOR studying whether to put NH taxpayers on the hook for student loans. (SB139)
    FOR removing work requirement for able-bodied childless adults to receive Medicaid. (SB290)
    FOR incentivizing people to stay on disability rather than work. (SB99)
    FOR killing entry-level jobs for unskilled workers. (HB186)
    FOR ignoring the law of unintended consequences with a bill that has many unanswered questions. (SB263)
    FOR raiding the unemployment trust fund to create a 37th job training program. (SB2)
    FOR reattempting a previously failed policy of giving Washington bureaucrats control over wages paid on public works projects. (SB271)
    FOR throwing money at the substance misuse problem with no attempt to determine if the money is effective. (SB5)
    FOR taking away a teenager’s right to choose how many hours to work in a week that has even a single school day. (SB20)
    FOR recreating ObamaCare’s unaffordable and inferior care. (HB233)
    FOR enshrining the unaffordable and inferior health care of Obamacare into NH statute. (SB4)
    FOR micromanaging businesses’ hiring practices. (HB211)
    FOR micromanaging businesses’ hiring practices. (HB253)
    FOR micromanaging businesses’ hiring practices. (HB272)
    AGAINST merely collecting statistics about abortions. (HB158)
    AGAINST repealing a never-used and unconstitutional infringement on free speech. (HB124)
    AGAINST prohibiting “sanctuary” cities. (HB232)