Taking the pledge

Friday, August 10, 2018 5:28PM
To the editor:

Hold onto your wallets, voters. The Democrats want more of your money. That is the clear message from the recent forum in Temple where all three Democrat candidates for state Senate refused to pledge that they would oppose a broad based state income or sales tax.

New Hampshire has an enviable place on the short list of states with neither an income nor a sales tax. Our long tradition of low state taxes is a key reason that entrepreneurs and retirees find this a good place to live and work. To follow the high-tax paths of the other New England states would give away our strong competitive advantage and leave you poorer to boot. The supposed unfairness of property taxes is nothing but a bogus smoke screen, a deceptive argument by Democrats who never seem to have enough of your money to spend.

Thankfully, there is a way to prevent this from happening: In November, vote for candidates who have taken The Pledge. They understand that no one knows how to spend your hard earned money better than you do.

John Lord