We had another non paid session day this past Wednesday in the legislature; we had around 370 state reps in attendance. Supposedly the big draw was a few of the presidential candidates were going to speak to those in attendance. Actually I thought it was enhance interrogation tactics for the democrats who had to sit through the speeches. Even if all of us were collecting mileage to off set the cost of going to Concord, many of us were scratching our heads as to what was this show all about.
The day seemed to be dragged out intentionally to get people to leave (go to work) etc. In the hopes of giving the speaker the needed votes to override the governor’s RTW veto; people stayed and it appeared that it was the RTW votes that were leaving.
The session day appeared to be about promoting right to work and overriding the governor’s veto of HB474 the right to work for less bill. Nobody was going to budge on their position, one way or another so this was an anti climactic situation. What was really entertaining was listening to the candidates. They weren’t even interesting at this point, having seen them on TV and in debates; but, it did reinforce my beliefs as who is the dumbest and who were tied for second place. Michele Bachman took first prize; I wanted to present her with a musket ball telling her that was the first shot heard “round the world” since she thought Concord, NH and not MA, was where the British confronted the colonists.
What was interesting was when I heard that after her speech she said something to the speaker about, is there anyone you want me to strong arm before I go. Evidently, she was too close to the microphones and it was picked up; in NH that will be the shot heard “round the world”. The rest of the speeches were trailers to each one of their campaigns; but they were truly Right to Work stage props to pressure the republicans who believe in NH, the great people who give NH the strength and the love of the freedoms NH has to offer, that will not fall in line and support RTW for less.
The other big fight coming is the current free state attitude of the best way to reduce government to save the voters and taxpayers is to wipe out consumer protection, wipe out state agencies, wipe out important services to those that need them and let all the state employees and public sector employees that provide those services to move out of state and find real jobs. It almost seems like that mentality comes from people who flunked the IQ test to live in in the deep south RTW states and some of the former slave owning far southern states.
This is NH, one of the best educated and high tech populations in the country. There is a reason we make shoes and cloth down south and computer boards in NH; by the way, we actually have high tech electric tooth brushes in NH and excellent dental care. We just don’t have right to work.