Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gotta Shift Gears For a While

I'll be getting more into some local matters over the next week or so. If I keep blogging about Dr. Obama's American Enema policy, I'll end up perforating my laptop.

I've got to get to this "Tax Summit" our legislative leaders (for lack of a better word) held in Concord this week, where they invited people with no stake in New Hampshire's future - but a very tangible connection to George Soros and the Tides Foundation - to make "recommendations" about how we can "improve" New Hampshire's tax structure.

It's looking more and more like I was (put on shocked face here) right.

What the Democrats are trying to do is take control of people’s tax dollars away from the taxpayers at the local level, where such control belongs, and funnel it upward to a centralized system of taxation and spending.

Currently, the bulk of New Hampshire residents’ tax burden comes from local property taxes, and is controlled at the local level where residents have control over how much they’re taxed and how those tax dollars are allocated.

When taxation and spending are controlled at the local level, it’s the people who are in charge of their money and their communities. When that power and control are shifted upward to a centralized state government, and away from the cities and towns in the state, the damage caused is twofold.

Not only will it result in a loss of economic freedom for the taxpayers, but it would open the floodgates for outside lobbyists, corporate special interest groups, and labor unions looking to set up shop in New Hampshire and corrupt our state government in exactly the same way they have all across the country, most notably in our neighboring state to the south.

Here's one of Dave Ridley's Ridely Report videos on the matter.