Hudson - Litchfield News July 23, 2010 - 5
In My Opinion...
by Representative Jordan Ulery, District 27, Hillsborough County First, the so-called “austerity” budget failed and then had to be fixed in a one- day Special Session. What was discussed in that spectacle were increased taxes and fees previously rejected, and the breaking of promises made to grow
business in New Hampshire. This so- called emergency fix was the direct result of a failure to lead and manage by the administration. Instead of making hard, but necessary decisions, the majority party opted for their tried-and-failed song of “increase a tax on (this term, quite literally) everything.” As the TV commercial goes, “but wait, there is more.” In their rush to tax and spend your dollars, the Administration of New Hampshire took an unprecedented
by Jordan Ulery Shameless Mismanagement Abounds
step of immediately applying certain taxes. That is correct, immediately, with no notice to the Department of Revenue, no notice to retailers, no notice to wholesalers – just tomorrow, start paying a tax – and by the way, this tax is hidden in a bill thick enough to keep a home warm all winter if burned. In Ways and Means, a so-called equity tax on non-smoke tobacco was proposed and, over the objections of many, passed. That tax was to take place on July 1, meaning that those who collect the tax would have had a least a month to re-mark their product and re-program their check- out scanners; in short, there would have been notice, which is only right. A long time ago, St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Law Makers, stated that a law that is not published cannot be enforced. That is fair, equitable, and the reasonable process that should be expected of your legislators. This administration, with a seemingly
lack of sense of fairness or of the rule of law, implemented, overnight, a tax in Section 45 of Special Session House Bill 1 (the fix-a-broken-budget bill). While
In My Opinion is strictly an OP-ED column that stands on the opinion of one writer, Jordan Ulery, as opposed to a newspaper reporter who does not provide an opinion but reports the facts.
I do not subscribe to chew or snuff, nor do I even like cigarettes, I do know right from wrong. It was and is wrong for the Democrat-controlled legislature to pass a bill that immediately imposes as tax, upon signature of the governor. It is wrong for the Governor to sign such a bill. Not only was it wrong on the basis of the edict from St. Thomas, it is wrong from a sense of decency and fair play.
is wrong from an administrative point of view as well. How can a tax collector be fair and even handed when the Governor forces the tax collector to immediately collect a tax businesses do not even know exists, and have not been notified that they would be responsible for collecting from an unsuspecting public? Our Democrat-led legislature and the
Governor’s office did a disservice to the people of New Hampshire when they rammed through an incomplete, un-vetted, and unreasonable tax law to fix yet another unreasonable and unsustainable budget bill. The people of New Hampshire deserve better than this type of mismanagement.
This column, in many instances, is a counterpoint to published stories and does not reflect the unbiased reporting policy of the Pelham- Windham News or the opinion of the management, advertisers and ownership of Area News Group.
Bomb Squad Called In for Suspicious Device
submitted by Hudson Police Department On July 18, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Hudson police responded to Chase Street near School Street for a suspicious container in the road. It was reported as a possible pipe bomb. Hudson police officers responded to evaluate the threat potential. It was determined that the PVC-type container
may have been an explosive device. A portion of Chase Street was shut down. Three nearby houses were evacuated voluntarily. The Hudson Police Department contacted the Nashua Police Department and requested the assistance of the Nashua Police Bomb Squad. The Nashua Bomb Squad responded to the scene and used a robot to render the container safe. It was later determined the item was apparently a container usually attached to trailers to keep vehicle paperwork dry. The road was cleared and reopened.
New Book by Local Writer
Chalk Interested in Cowboy Action shooting? There is a new book
by a local writer titled The Hobby/Cowboy Action Shooting. It is now published and available through Xlibris.com
. Just open the bookstore at Xlibris.com
and do a search using the title. The book is a 12-year summary of memoirs, facts, and events leading to a totally encompassing hobby and the development of a popular shooting sport—Cowboy Action Shooting. The book covers subjects to include the early and modern years, shooting accessories, firearm modifications, reloading, the dedicated practice, a typical day at a Cowboy Action Shooting, rules of the game, anecdotal events, related activities, modern-day costs, the future of the sport, and more. The book is written for the general public, novice, beginner, the experienced shooter, and the retiree—anyone looking for a hobby.
Charlie Chalk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bomb technicians prepare the robot to investigate the potential bomb
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