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Letter: Let businesses prosper

Two years ago when I ran for office, I ran on a platform that included reducing unnecessary spending at the state level, lowering the tax burden, creating additional educational opportunities and bringing back jobs to New Hampshire.

Two of the education bills I sponsored giving parents additional say in the education of their children became law, the state budget was reduced by approximately 11 percent, and we started cutting some of the taxes that were imposed during the prior session.

Furthermore, while my opponent was given a score of only 8 percent by the National Federation of Independent Business based on her voting record, the NFIB sent out this release about my record: “Your voting record indicates that you are committed to the needs of the thousands of small businesses and their employees in New Hampshire and NFIB is confident in your continued support for the small business person when you are serving in Concord.” NFIB is New Hampshire’s leading small business association, a group that works to give a voice to the independent business owners in the state.

It is time to allow the small businesses to prosper in the state and the first step to do that is to reduce or eliminate the business enterprise tax. If re-elected, I commit to working to reduce this pernicious tax on our small businesses. I ask for your vote.

Rep. JR HOELL

Dunbarton

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