Brentwood: how your NH State Reps, Liz McConnell (Socialist/Democrat) and Josh Yokela (Republican) - Granite Grok

Brentwood: how your NH State Reps, Liz McConnell (Socialist/Democrat) and Josh Yokela (Republican)

Reps-Hall NH House

OK, Brentwood, here’s the latest on your Reps. And if Liz McConnell doesn’t like the idea that she’s earned that Socialist monniker, ask her the same question that has bedeviled national level Democrats the last few years:

Tell us the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist policy wise? After all, both want Government in charge of everything, right?

So, with the end of the regular session when differences in bills between the House and Senate have been hammered out (mostly just between fellow Democrats), the last votes were cast today. So, who voted to protect your Freedoms and family budget – and who voted to put Govt more in charge by taking them?

HB1, increasing state spending by a massive $1.5 Billion, or 13%. High taxes are the result of high spending. Passed.
100% of Democrats voted to Pass.
McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
100% of Republicans voted to Kill.
Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

HB564, protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens on school property (even Federal Law doesn’t do that). Passed.
96% of Democrats voted to Pass.
McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
100% of Republicans voted to Kill.
Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

HB696, creating a guilty until proven innocent standard and is an anti-gun bill wrapped in an “elder protection” bill. Passed.
97% of Democrats voted to Pass.
McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
100% of Republicans voted to Kill.
Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

SB10, killing entry-level jobs for unskilled workers by really raising the minimum wage. Passed.
99% of Democrats voted to Pass.
McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass [I guess she doesn’t recognize that the real minimum wage is $0 when an employee is priced out of the marketplace]
100% of Republicans voted to Kill.
Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

SB290, removing work requirement for able-bodied childless adults to receive Medicaid. Passed.
99% of Democrats voted to Pass.
McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass [on the idea of that old Dire Straits song, “Money for nothing and your chicks for free”]
100% of Republicans voted to Kill.
Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

Not quite done yet – there will be veto overrides in a few weeks (if the Democrats can get the numbers and that will happen only if the Republicans go the route of “..or we shall surely hang separately”).  And the budget will have to be restructured as well.