In short, the state has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. When the state spends too much of our money, it always leads to new and higher taxes or fees. Increased taxes and fees dampen and depress economic activity in general by destroying jobs and further burdening families and businesses with new costs. I want to promote the New Hampshire advantage. In order to truly create jobs and promote economic opportunity, the state needs to keep spending low so that it can reduce taxes and attract businesses and families to the state, stimulate job creation for the folks already here and those who might relocate, and build a more prosperous and stable state for everyone.
Health insurance is expensive, and recent state and federal laws are going to make it more so. Thankfully there are things that government can do at the state and federal level to lower costs and increase access to care. In most cases, government would help you more by repealing many of the current laws regulating the health insurance industry.
One of the reasons parents choose to educate their children at home or in a private school setting is so they can maintain ultimate authority over their children’s educational process and teaching material. This type of parent-centered education is not only a natural right that should be unquestionable, it should also be encouraged by the state Legislature, because it raises moral children who are well-prepared for growing competition in our smaller commercial world.
New Hampshire residents have always taken a lot of pride in their right to self defense, which is quite clear from the strong language of the state constitution: “All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.” I would support laws that in general would ensure everyone’s right to protect themselves and their families.
The state constitution is the law of the land for New Hampshire, and everyone in the state, particularly the Legislature, the governor and justices of our state judicial system, must obey this law to the letter. As a state representative, I will only support laws that any reasonable person would deem constitutional and I will fight against all laws that any reasonable person would deem unconstitutional. In addition, I will work to repeal all existing laws that any reasonable person would deem unconstitutional.