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Kudos to all for development of the NH State Budget

In short, the latest New Hampshire State Budget signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu, and passed by the New Hampshire State Legislature largely with Republican support, focuses on many aspects of everyday life of Granite Staters. Who, in his/her right mind, doesn’t like lower taxes and more benefits?

Overall, this 2021 New Hampshire State Budget provides: help for Main Street businesses; property tax reduction; education funding; education improvement; help for working families; improvements in the field of Mental Health Services; improvement in Health Care Services; promotion of safe communities; protection for our environment; protection for children; promotes homeless shelter programs; improvements to Infrastructure; increased savings for the “Rainy Day Fund;” strengthening anti-discrimination laws; and lastly, protection for life.

This creative NH State Budget provides tax relief to various segments of NH society: families, senior citizens, and small businesses. 

Over the next 10 years, for example, Granite Staters will realize over $1 Billion (with a “B!) in tax savings.  Some ways in which this is accomplished are: lowering the Rooms and Meals Tax by 5.55% to 8.5%, and reducing taxes on small business with inclusion of reduction in the BET business tax by 8.33% with a similar reduction in the BPT business tax by 1.30%; fully eliminating the Interest and Dividends Tax for those seniors with IRA’s and other Savings Plans; exempting over 30,000 small NH businesses from even filing taxes by raising minimum business tax thresholds; and, by providing $100 Million to NH small businesses in PPP tax relief. These should all translate into savings for NH businesses, residents and families, and visitors.

Thanks to New Hampshire voters, who, by capturing the Legislative and Executive Trifecta, have made economic policy pay off for New Hampshire!

Nick De Mayo

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Local Northern Grafton County Representative Accountability

LTE, “How your local Northern Grafton County representatives voted on GUN CONTROL, year-to-date”

In order to help voters in the communities of Northern Grafton County understand more about how their local representatives are voting when down in Concord, the following gives some meaningful explanation and transparency on GUN CONTROL votes.  Check recent editions of local newspapers to learn about local reps’ votes on TAXES and FEES and EDUCATION.

EGAN, Timothy (Democrat, Sugar Hill)

  • AGAINST: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • AGAINST: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • AGAINST: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • AGAINST: stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime (HB 196);
  • AGAINST: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

MASSAMILLA, Linda (Democrat, Littleton)

  • AGAINST: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • AGAINST: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • AGAINST: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • AGAINST: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • AGAINST: allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile (HB 334);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

RUPRECHT, Denny (Democrat, Landaff)

  • Absent: permitting self-defense within a vehicle (HB 197);
  • ABSENT: strengthening the right to keep and bear arms (CACR 8);
  • ABSENT: clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct (HB 195);
  • ABSENT: stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime (HB 196);
  • ABSENT: requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation (HB 307);
  • ABSENT: allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile (HB 334);
  • AGAINST: making it faster for law-abiding citizens to obtain approval from a background check (SB 141);
  • AGAINST: prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms (SB 154).

In the wise words of Beta MetanI’Marashi, “Before you cast your vote, be sure you don’t cast your freedom out of the window.  Please be sure you do not vote for anyone who is out there after your freedom, after your religion, and after your gun!  What they have in common?…Fascist Socialist, Nazist Socialist, Marxist Socialist, Democrat Socialist, Global Socialist?”

Nick De Mayo, M.Ed., NGCRC, Chairman

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How your local Northern Grafton representatives voted on EDUCATION

In order to keep voters in Northern Grafton communities apprised of how their local representatives are voting in Concord on various issues, this list provides some transparency.  Two weeks ago, the topics of TAXES & FEES were presented for your inspection.  The topic for this message is: EDUCATION.

EGAN, Timothy (Democrat, Sugar Hill):

  • AGAINST: giving parents more information about students’ assessments (HB 194);
  • AGAINST: expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools (HB 388);
  • AGAINST: requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students (HB 278).

MASSAMILLA, Linda (Democrat, Littleton):

  • AGAINST: giving parents more information about students’ assessments (HB 194);
  • AGAINST: expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools (HB 388);
  • AGAINST: requiring students in the university and college systems of New Hampshire to pass the US Civics Naturalization test (HB 319);
  • AGAINST: requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students (HB 278).

SIMON, Matthew (Republican, Littleton):

  • AGAINST: giving parents more information about students’ assessments (HB 194).

RUPRECHT, Denny (Democrat, Landaff):

  • ABSENT: giving parents more information about students’ assessments (HB 194);
  • ABSENT: expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools (HB 388);
  • ABSENT: requiring students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire to pass the US Civics Naturalization test (HB 319);
  • ABSENT: requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students (HB 278).
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How Your Local Representatives Have Voted

In order to help voters in northern Grafton County towns learn more about how their local representatives are voting in Concord, the following list gives some meaningful explanation. These are the results in the category of TAXES and FEES.

Egan, Timothy (Democrat, Sugar Hill)

  • FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the State Retirement Board. (HB274)
  • FOR shifting property taxes from some property owners to other owners. (SB102)
  • AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR 1)
  • AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2)
  • AGAINST requiring a super-majority vote to override a property tax cap via city charter exclusions or ordinances. (SB52)
  • AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)
  • AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)

Massamilla, Linda (Democrat, Littleton)

  • FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the State Retirement Board. (HB274)
  • FOR shifting property taxes from some property owners to other owners. (SB102)
  • AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1)
  • AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR 2)
  • AGAINST requiring a super-majority vote to override a property tax cap via city charter exclusions and ordinances. (SB52)
  • AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)
  • AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB 351)

DePalma IV, Joseph (Republican, Littleton)

  • ABSENT: Shifting property taxes from some property owners to other owners. (SB102)
  • ABSENT: Requiring a super-majority vote to override a property tax cap via city charter exclusions or ordinances. (SB52)
  • AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)

Ruprecht, Denny (Democrat, Landaff)

  • ABSENT: Requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the State Retirement Board. (HB274)
  • FOR: Shifting property taxes from some property owners to other owners. (SB102)
  • ABSENT: Prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1)
  • ABSENT: Prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2)
  • AGAINST: Requiring a super-majority vote to override a property tax cap via city charter exclusions or ordinances. (SB52)
  • ABSENT: Reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)
  • ABSENT: Reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)
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Flag Day ‘Flag Waving’

The Northern Grafton County Republican Committee will be conducting a Flag Day event honoring the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At the time of the Revolutionary War in 1775, many colonists were not fighting under the colors of a single flag, but under their own flags.
The Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army, a unified colonial fighting force, which led to the creation of the first “American” flag, which was known as the “Continental Colors.”

This flag was comprised of 13 red and white alternating stripes and a Union Jack in the upper-left-corner which was similar to the British flag.  General George Washington rejected the idea of a flag which even remotely looked like the British flag!  

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from creating the Articles of Confederation, and passed a resolution stating that the “the flag of the United States of America be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, and that the Union in the upper left-corner be 13 stars white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

In 1885, Bernard Cigrand, a small Wisconsin teacher, originated the idea for an annual flag day, to be celebrated across the country every June 14th.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14th as Flag Day.  The American flag is synonymously referred to as “The Stars and Stripes” as well as “Old Glory.”

Please bring your own flag, and join the NGCRC in honoring our flag on June 14th at the Mascoma Bank Knoll across the street from the Littleton Opera House from 12:00 pm, noon, to 2:00 pm, rain or shine.

And, remember the NGCRC will be conducting our monthly meeting that later that night at 6:00 pm at the Littleton Elks Lodge in Bethlehem

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Summer Speaker Series

Join us at our next meeting, June 14, 2021 (Flag Day) at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, #1831, 42 Main St., Rte. 302, Bethlehem, NH. Our guest speaker will be, Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, who will be speaking on Voter Fraud in New Hampshire.

Our guest speaker for our July 12, 2021 meeting is Hal Shurtleff who will be speaking on The Constitution. Our guest speaker for August 9, 2021 is Stephen Stepanek, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, who will be speaking about the NH GOP.

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Now Accepting Donations for Our Silent Auction Fundraiser

We will be holding a Silent Auction as a fundraiser during the month of August 2021.

On behalf of the NGCRC, we are seeking donations for items to be auctioned. At this event, we will auction off gift cards, merchandise, Airbnb stays, memorabilia, and services generously donated by local businesses.

The event will take place online and will run for the entire month of August. The events proceeds will help elect Republican candidates who will represent our communities and values in government in northern Grafton County.

We would appreciate any donation you can make. Items should be new, and not worn, used, or damaged.

If you make a donation on behalf of your business we will recognize your business online at the auction site. If you so choose not to have your business named, we will also honor your request.

Our meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Littleton Elks Lodge #1831. New members are always welcome.

If you have any questions regarding the NGCRC Silent Auction, please contact: Lynda Payette, NGCRC Fundraising Chairwoman at (603) 991-9598, or email lyndapayette@msn.com.

Deadline of all donations is July 1st. We would be more than happy to pick up your donation, just give Lynda a call or email. Donations can also be mailed to Lynda Payette, P.O. Box 750, Bethlehem, NH 03574.

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Upcoming Speaker – Lily Tang Williams

This year we will be pleased to host Lily Tang Williams, an educator and speaker who left communist China and is now an American Citizen living in New Hampshire. Her experiences during the cultural revolution serve as a stark warning against the dangers of unchecked state control over people’s lives. Having come to America her enduring belief in liberty and justice is an inspiring example that should be heard. We will publish the time and place of her talk once they are finalized. In the meantime, check out this interview with Lily where she discusses surviving communism and some chilling parallels with the current American political climate.

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How New Hampshire Democrats are voting in Concord

This list represents how New Hampshire Democrat representatives scattered throughout the state have been voting in the New Hampshire General Court in Concord through April 9, 2021.

On all of these votes, more than 90% – in most cases 97% – of Republicans voted the other way.

TAXES & FEES

  • 97% AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1)
  • 97% AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2)
  • 100% FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the Retirement Board. (HB274)
  • 98% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614)
  • 99% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)

EDUCATION

  • 99% AGAINST giving parents more information about students’ assessments. (HB194)
  • 98% AGAINST expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools. (HB388)
  • 96% AGAINST requiring students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire to pass the US civics naturalization test. (HB319)
  • 100% AGAINST requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students. (HB278)

GUN CONTROL

  • 96% AGAINST permitting self-defense within a vehicle. (HB197)
  • 97% AGAINST requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation. (HB307)
  • 85% AGAINST allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. (HB334)
  • 97% AGAINST strengthening the right to keep and bear arms. (CACR8)
  • 93% AGAINST stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime. (HB196)
  • 97% AGAINST clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct. (HB195)

ELECTION INTEGRITY

  • 99% AGAINST improving voter checklists to remove people who have moved or died. (HB285)
  • 100% AGAINST requiring the same level of identity for absentee ballot requests as all other voting. (HB292)

CIVIL RIGHTS

  • 99% AGAINST requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature for the taking of property in a declared emergency. (HB402)
  • 97% AGAINST guaranteeing free exercise of religion even during a state of emergency. (HB542)
  • 97% AGAINST protecting religious services as essential services that may not be unduly burdened. (HB440)

OTHER

  • 98% FOR presuming the defendant is guilty until proven innocent. (HB246)
  • 97% AGAINST allowing school nurses to have associate (community college) degrees rather than bachelor’s degrees. (HB349)
  • 91% AGAINST prohibiting municipalities from requiring a license for children to operate a lemonade stand. (HB183)
  • 91% AGAINST allowing after market window tinting to the same degree as can be ordered on new vehicles. (HB224)
  • 100% FOR spending public funds for abortions. (HB2-1068)
  • 91% AGAINST requiring that any baby born alive shall not be killed just because it was unwanted. (HB233)
  • 98% AGAINST prohibiting abortions after 24 weeks. (HB625)
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Chairman’s Update

Just a brief update to let you know you’re not forgotten, and your NGCRC officers are still breathing!! Staples is issuing COVID vaccine card laminations for free!  Had mine done yesterday!

There is just SO MUCH going on since “Lyin’ Biden” took office in January, 2021!!  I will begin by asking you, respectfully, to do something, which I never thought I’d ever do in my entire life, but that is to BOYCOTT baseball, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, United Arlines, UPS, and other businesses who are caving in to the “CANCEL CULTURE and LIBERAL LEFT.”

Lyin’ Biden and Stacey Abrams and their cronies are trying to keep the voting laws in the state of GA “loosey-goosey” so anyone and everyone can vote…..No ID required!  Lyin’ Biden stated unequivocally and authoritatively that the polling places will be closed at 5:00 pm which is erroneous!  The state of GA is tightening up their voting processes to make them fair and consistent for all GA voters. Hope NH does the same!!! Businesses with headquarters in Atlanta, after being “shamed,” “bribed,” and “held captive to the ‘Cancel Culture Crowd’,” are caving in to their demands.  We must fight back.  You can call their corporate offices, or just stop buying their products to send a message…do business, not politics!  “Go WOKE! or GO BROKE!”

Please be aware of the controversy over the new conditional hire of James Gleason, new Littleton Town Manager, conditionally.  He has an explicit Facebook page in which he refers to members of the NRA as the “Nazi Rifle Association.”  very divisive, plus more.  All in tomorrow’s Courier.
Tomorrow, the NH House of Representatives will be holding floor votes on pro-gun measures, HB 307 and HB 334.  Please contact your representative, and ask them to support these bills.  

HB 307 allows anyone adversely impacted by an ordinance or regulation to file suit against the county, city, town, or government entity that enacted the violation (after notice is given).  So, I guess, if you target-practice on your own property, and it offends somebody, they can sue the town?
HB344 allows ATV Carry”…allowing carry of a loaded firearm on an Off-Highway Recreation Vehicle or snowmobile.

Please be aware that Nancy Pelosi is trying to take away NH’s long-treasured “First in the Nation Primary.”  NH Secretary of State, William (Bill) Gardner, who is a Democrat, has come out strong against “Queen Nancy” and her Cronies saying, “Don’t mess with NH!!”  more in the Union Leader.

Trump has many new products with the words, “Miss me yet?!”  I think we should buy some, and sell for the NGCRC.

Right-to-work in NH (SB 61) “….will result in more jobs, better wages, and more freedom for New Hampshire’s workers,” according to NH House Labor, Industrial, and Rehabilitative Service Chairman Will Infantine (R – Manchester), and “….workers should not be coerced into paying union dues just to hold a job,” according to NH House Majority Leader, Jason Osborne (R – Auburn).  Support SB – 61.

Australian TV has continued to expose the weakness and corruption of the Biden Administration.  It refers to Biden as: “illiterate, incoherent, and cognitively deficient.”  Gee, we all knew that here in the States! 
75% of the American voters DEMAND voter ID, but Democrats want to destroy election integrity!!

CBS goes after Gov DeSantis on issuing contracts for COVID shots in FL, but it backfires!

Biden = Bernie Sanders on STEROIDS !  Open Borders!!  Higher taxes!! He is NOT the Moderate he portrayed himself in the debates!!
Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Stimulus Plan will cost everybody money in new taxes for many years to come.  And, you’re not immune if you have a 401K, an IRA, and other retirement plans.  Incidentally, HB 274, introduced by O’Brien, Cushing, and Rosenwald in southern Nh would “….require all NH taxpayers to pay for the poor performance of the NHRS, 1.1% (ROI).

Disgraceful images from the southern border due to the Biden Open Border Policies….and they want to talk about Trump’s policies!  Give me a Break!

Next NGCRC meeting, Monday, May 10, 2021…Elks Lodge, near the Co-op off Cottage St.  “Social 1/2 Hour,” 6:00 pm; Regular meeting starts sharply at 6:30 pm.

Yours, in The Cause, to elect Republicans, And KEEP New Hampshire RED!

Nick De Mayo, M. Ed.
NGCRC Chairman

Boycott Nancy Pelosi’s Napa Valley vineyards by boycotting Napa Valley wines!