2. Under the excellent leadership of our 2011-12 Speaker of the House, Hon. William O’Brien, the Republicans crafted and passed the FY 2012-13 budget. According to the State Dept. of Administrative Services statement, this budget ended with a surplus of $72.2M. This shows the people our great state that this
budget not only preserved our state’s fiscal integrity during extremely difficult economic times, but it was able to close the $800M deficit the Democrats left us with, without raising taxes, but by making tough choices, eliminating waste, living within our means, and holding the line on spending. “Thank you, and well done!”, Hon. O’Brien. I am very proud to have been a part of your team.
Now is the time for Governor Hassan to stand up and immediately pledge to use this surplus to help replenish the State’s Rainy Day Fund that the Democrats raided in 2010. Let’s see what she does. My bet is they will use it on Democrat big liberal, big government agenda.
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at email@example.com)