Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today offered the following comments in response to the House of Representatives’ failure to pass a fiscally responsible budget.

“Today, the House made the decision that we would not pass a fiscally irresponsible budget that grows government at an unsustainable rate. Right now, our economy is growing rapidly, thanks to tax relief in the last budget. Instead of using this new revenue to grow government, we believe that it’s critical to share the benefits of this economy with the hard-working taxpayers who earned it. We are hopeful that the Senate will take a more responsible view to state spending,” stated Rep. JR Hoell. (Dunbarton)

“Growing government at a rate that is rapidly higher than the rate of inflation in a good economy is simply setting up the state for massive tax hikes or huge spending cuts when our economy next slows down. We need a more balanced approach to growth that doesn’t expand general fund spending at 10.5%. We have no reason to expect that increase to be sustainable; it flies in the face of everything that turned around our state’s economy, as well as specific planks of the NHGOP platform.” added Rep. Dan Itse (Fremont).

The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus is a grassroots organization consisting of legislators and private citizens, who believe in personal liberty and the traditional conservative “Yankee” values that made New Hampshire a great place to live.