Another family and business tax hike being promoted by the liberal Democrats, including the candidate for governor, is to increase the rooms & meals tax to 9.5%.
Look at the facts: during the Democrat candidate for governor’s time in the legislature, she voted 99 times to raise taxes and fees. She has already said she is open to raising the gas, cigarette, and businesses taxes, plus tolls. This rooms and meals tax idea is a killer for families with children and our small businesses, especially along our states borders. Currently, the rooms & meals tax in Maine is at 7% and in Massachusetts is at
6.25%. Don’t our families and businesses struggle enough, while the Democrats look for more revenue sources to pay for their continued attempt to grow our state government. What do they want: all the restaurants to move across the state line, so we lose their business taxes and the jobs too?
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)