Letter: A sure route to an income tax
Gov. Maggie Hassan has called a special session of the Legislature to lay the foundation for an income tax. It may balloon into an income tax, a sales tax and increased property taxes.
State lawmakers have been busy the past few weeks working away at expanding Medicaid. They’re poised to vote on Thursday.
The federal government will pay all the costs for the first three years with fake money they get to print. After three years, New Hampshire residents have to start to pay 10 percent of the cost with real money. We will be on the hook for tens, possibly hundreds, of millions of dollars of expense for this Medicaid each year.
Do you trust the federal government after it told you that you could keep your health plan and your doctor? Do you think the feds might say in three years, “Well, we didn’t really tell you the truth. We can’t pay 90 percent. We can pay only 50 percent. Sorry.”
If you want less money to pay your bills or gather as savings in your bank account in the future, then sit back and do nothing. If you want to stop a future income and sales tax in New Hampshire, call Hassan, all the state senators and your state representatives. Tell them: Do not expand Medicaid. Table this legislation. Wait until the Obamacare train wreck is cleaned from the tracks.
Don’t forget to tell Hassan she’ll be a one-term governor if she signs a Medicaid expansion bill. Period.