Yesterday the Americans for Prosperity Foundation of New Hampshire held their pledge signing ceremony for state candidates. All candidates are welcome to sign the pledge and nearly 200 have already done so. The Pledge is simple and adheres to the values of “Live Free or Die” New Hampshire. Many candidates have signed in previous years as well. Unfortunately at least one of those candidates, incumbent Senator David “Big Government” Boutin did not adhere to the pledge.
The pledge is really quite simple “Cut Taxes and Fees and Oppose any Tax Increase; cut Spending and the Size of Government: Pass a Right to Work Law in New Hampshire: Oppose all forms of ObamaCare in New Hampshire, including Medicaid expansion and uphold both the New Hampshire and United States Constitution", unless you are David Boutin. Boutin not only voted to increase the gas tax but he voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion as well.
Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion itself will necessitate a sales or income tax be put into place when the federal money ends. Not to mention that it is one of the biggest government programs to be shoved upon the Granite State since its birth. Boutin also voted against Right to Work which would absolutely help New Hampshire’s economy and therefore the people in the Granite State. He was one of only two Senators to do so.
Boutin also voted to kill a bill that would have allowed the New Hampshire Legislature to vote on whether or not the state implemented the very controversial Common Core. Talk about big government. Common Core standards are lower than New Hampshire’s standards and Boutin had the opportunity to allow legislators to work with educators to assess the bill and he killed it. Apparently Boutin is a big fan of the federal government being infused in the Granite State. Interesting he has support from Mayor Gatsas isn't it?
Of course Boutin was a no-show at the AFP Pledge event. His excuse is he wants to read the pledge first. Why? So he can figure out what other lines of the pledge he can kill again and vote against if he’s re-elected. It’s time Senate District 16 wake up and realize how much Boutin hasn’t been representing them in Concord. Despite Boutin's mailers, the man is a "big government fraud". He’s raised taxes; increased the size of government; allowed the federal government to dictate education and is against worker freedom. It’s time to boot “big government” Boutin.