Monday | June 02, 2003
New Hampshire's newest Democrat
New Hampshire has a Republican governor. The State Senate has 18 Republicans and six Democrats. The State House gives the GOP an eye-popping 281 to 119 advantage.
So why the heck would any Republican in that state decide to switch parties? State Rep. Corey Corbin switched parties a few weeks ago, and in this editorial, explains why:
The GOP proclaims itself the party of fewer taxes, of lower burdens on the people. Yet just last year, it was GOP-crafted legislation that led to the largest business and telecommunication tax increases in state history. In addition, the republican majority voted three times in one day, just this year, to increase the property tax burden on home owners by enacting the "C" budget in the House.We're so used to seeing Democrats run right, and seeing many of them become Republicans, that one can only hope this is a harbinger of good things to come.
We're overdue for a favorable swing of that pendelum.Posted June 02, 2003 01:03 PM | Comments (39)