The version passed by the Senate yesterday does not change the intent of the House’s bill, just its wording. Sen. Jeb Bradley, a Wolfeboro Republican, said it clarifies that no “natural” person’s income can be taxed to distinguish real people from corporations, which fall under the legal definition of person.
Bradley and the amendment’s supporters said the constitutional amendment preserves one of the state’s greatest advantages: its lack of an income tax.
From the ever uncritical NHPR
Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley told his colleagues supporting this plan is noble and worthy.
“Our tax structure is critical to the New Hampshire that we know and love. And to the fact that as difficult as this Recession has been, has survived a very difficult economy.”
Bradley says if the amendment succeeds it will enshrine the so-called New Hampshire advantage.
One wonders: is Jeb Bradley a natural person? He spoke without an iota of self consciousness or irony. What does he know about the difficulties of the economy or survival? He’s had his whole life handed to him on a silver salver.
Multimillionaire Jeb, of the Swiss bank accounts, wants to ensure that he and his fellow millionaires don’t ever have to pay their fair share, and he’s going to do his damnednest to enshrine that in our state constitution.
This is the very definition of corruption and legislating in one’s own self interest.
These people know that many of them will never, ever be reelected, and they’re doing all the damage they possibly can right now. To tie the hands of future legislatures in this way will ensure that NH will never, ever have a competitive economy, because we’ll never be able to fix our infrastructure or fund our university system.
Bradley’s lack of shame as he serves himself and his Richie Rich constituency is nauseating.