Rep. David Meuse
The day before Gov. Chris Sununu signed the worst budget in New Hampshire history into law late Friday afternoon, the Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives framed it as “a transformational symphony of reforms.”
While elections have consequences and members of different political parties are never expected to be fully in tune with each other when it comes to state spending, this particular “symphony” is much closer to a symphony of sorrow and depravity than “reform.”
Not content to simply make cruel and questionable spending decisions and play their usual shell game of appearing to cut state taxes while shifting the cost of services to property tax payers, the self-proclaimed “conservative” authors of this budget also crammed in a number of critical changes to state law usually filed as separate bills.
The result is a flaming dumpster fire that is nothing short of a disaster for anyone who cares about reproductive freedom, free speech, or helping our children think critically when it comes to our nation’s shameful history of racism.
Some of the low-lights:
• Any woman seeking an abortion for any reason, including rape or incest, will now need to pay up to $1,500 to get a mandatory invasive transvaginal ultrasound procedure.
• Women who find themselves carrying an unviable fetus longer than 24 weeks will now be forced by the action of 424 strangers (and one governor) to carry the fetus to full term, again with no…