Letter: Big deal!
Will someone explain to me what all the fuss is about because Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan pays no property tax? For heaven’s sake, her husband is the principal of Phillips Exeter Academy and lives on campus. Of course the school pays the property tax on its own buildings on campus. So what is Hassan supposed to do, live in a cabin off campus?
Look around. I’ll bet every private school in the state provides housing for its headmasters. St. Paul’s certainly does for its rector. If New Hampshire didn’t have such an antiquated tax system, this would not be an issue. Maybe we should have a special fee for anyone running for office. Maybe a tax on all money spent for political ads. That would bring in a fortune for the state!