The latest out of the speaker is NH has added 10,000 jobs since the republicans have had control back. I wish I could believe that; but, there was no caveat as to where this info came from. The last credible information I have received is that we caused the layoffs of about 4,000 between hospital layoffs and state employees.
Now the speaker is talking about cutting another 400 million dollars out of the budget if he gets re-elected;
I think the voters will have something to say about that. Whenever possible I fully support budget cuts; but, they have to be well thought out and prudent. Slash and burn tactics to grab headlines is not a prudent way to go about cutting the budget.
Everything I’ve been reading and seeing on TV tells us that the NH economy is slowing down even more than it has in the past. I’m not an economist; but, I think the signs are starting to show. I think the towns and communities need to make plans for layoffs and budget cuts, the state will need to review what we have done in the last budget and see if there is anymore reductions to be had; but, to say 400 million more in cuts could be a little too optimistic.
New leadership that will work with the senate while working with the department heads will be the right path to travel on this issue.
POLITICS OF ANGER!!!
How many times have we seen or heard people say “I’m mad about this or that”, and then proceed to attack whomever they are addressing; whether it is the Board of Selectmen or a legislative committee hearing, this becoming more and more prevalent.
There is no easy way to deal with this, sometimes people will listen and other times they start attacking and keep it up never listening to an answer for their issues.
Now we have ultra groups that have funding from sources that they don’t want to make public while the contributors do not want to become known. This goes against everything most of us stand for and is against the movement for more transparency in government and politics.
What gets formed are hate groups who say and do whatever they want and think they can keep who is behind and pushing them in a closet. There is a movement underway in Concord to force them to report who is paying them to attack people. It would be nice to see who paid to have the tobacco tax reduction pushed through a how much they paid.