Word has come across the desk here at Progressive Action NH headquarters that Democratic Governor-Elect, Maggie Hassan betrayed us. In a marriage made in hell, Maggie has turned her back on us, visiting the McQuaid’s shrine of William Loeb and then stooping to kiss the golden ring of the “No Tax Pledge” of gad-fly, unelected, unofficial American financial strategist extraordinaire, Grover Norquist. Ok, we made the first part up, we don’t know if Maggie visited the shrine or not.
Many who have followed politics for any length of time know that bzillionaires like nothing better than to keep the money that others have earned for them all to themselves by not paying their fair share in taxes. Maggie, how can you support New Hampshire families and workers if you want them to shoulder the tax burden for the wealthy? If Buffy needs a new pony, she should buy it herself — and pay the taxes on it.
Just like any addict, Grover and his minions have worked long and hard to make sure everyone is cool with his dysfunctional behavior. And just like every addict we’ve ever known, they can’t be comfortable until they know you’ve grabbed that glass and taken a big swig yourself — then you’re in the in crowd. As long as the crowd is doing it,
its fine right? Maggie, didn’t your mama tell you? You lay down with dogs (or DINOS), you’re gonna get fleas. Now we know that New Hampshire has had that “no new taxes” pledge for quite some time, attempting to strangle government in a corporate motel room bathtub, but these days Maggie, people outside New Hampshire are taking notice.
Anyway Maggie, you’ve come late to the party and who’s left but the die-hard addicts? Many have decided to its time to sober up and leave the party. The kids don’t know you anymore, your spouse said something about filing for divorce, the rent is unpaid, the house is a shambles and on top of it all, you’re about to lose your job. Time to get to rehab.
So why is Maggie going all in? Its been known for a quite awhile now that drugs and alcohol hurts the body and the mind.
Also, as we stated in a previous post here, Maggie has demonstrated an inability to take a position on Northern Pass.
Maggie, oh Maggie, why have you forsaken the New Hampshire way? The “No Tax” pledge is as dead and smelly as a Ronald Reagan zombie and Hydro-Quebec looms large with its promise to string up New Hampshire like a boulevard in a third world country, er I mean Japan.
Someone please, do Maggie a favor and plan an intervention!