Hassan budget plan doesn’t add up

To the Editor:

Governor Hassan has learned her lessons well from President Obama.

His biggest lie:

When he said “the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is not Islamic”?

Or when he said “You can keep your doctor and your insurance in Obamacare”?

Governor Hassan is doing the same thing.

When she tells us she is against an individual income tax and is against a broad based sales tax, she then does everything to force us into those added taxes by spending as if we already have those taxes available.

As reported in her 2014-15 budget proposals, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan wanted the state to spend more over the next two years on higher education and mental health services, both to be financed by revenue from casino gambling and an increase in the tobacco tax.

But, due to bipartisan opposition to casino gambling, the casino money will never be seen, and the tobacco taxes are falling as tobacco use declines. So where is the money coming from?

She told a joint session of the U.S. House and Senate that her budget will expand Medicaid, freeze in-state tuition at public colleges and begin to restore critical services that were cut two years ago. So, with her additional spending, she plans to force us into broad base sales or income tax, or both.

David McConville

Amherst