To those who came out and supported me at the Primary, thank you. The stark difference between my opponent and myself couldn’t be any clearer.
My democratic opponent, Faith Minton, in her last article stated “people are worried that our system of funding public schools is unsustainable because it relies mainly on local property taxes”. Maybe she should have thought of these concerns when she was Warner’s school board member? In 2017, Warner could have had a state of the art indoor gun range valued around $1 million. That would have provided some great tax relief to the taxpayer. For various reasons, she wrote letters against this happening.
She wants a “public education system that readies all our young people for life.” While I hardly dispute education for our young is essential to thrive in this world, how it is obtained is what I will dispute. Not all children can make it in a public school setting. Some high school students need special classes set up for them as they are not equipped to graduate, sadly at an enormous expense to the taxpayer. Parents and grandparents know one size does not fit all. A public Charter school with smaller classrooms and more hands-on, homeschooling, or private school may be the answer for others.
She wants “affordable health care.” I agree, but how it is achieved is the difference. In our great country and state, we all know business competition drives price down. One way could be opening up between state lines. The affordable health care that she wants includes “reproductive rights for women.” Does that mean someone who is concerned about our tax dollars is okay to support a multi-million dollar business, such as Planned Parenthood? I think not.
From a letter endorsing her, it was stated that it was “clear that I would be unwilling to work with moderate members for bipartisan solutions to state’s challenges.” Maybe that misinformed person should check my 2017 and 2018 voting record.
I went up against the Republican caucus and Governor to support my constituents regarding a Biomass Bill. Without subsidizing the lumber companies for three more years, many loggers in these towns would have been without a job, and it gave them the opportunity to train for new jobs. It was a vote for my constituents’ livelihood.
This person went on to say I believe in “limited government” which concerns her that it will not be for the good of the community. Sorry, but limited government allows people to work without excessive regulations put on them. We then can choose how to contribute to our community. It may be a monetary donation or using our physical time.
The costs to the State after this pandemic weighs heavy. I will work with others for a balanced budget and not creating taxes to solve our problems. One other top priority of mine is to have alternatives for children’s education.
After parents have started to return to work, the last thing they need is an increase in taxes out of their paychecks. Employers struggling to make a comeback, the last thing they need is an increase in their business taxes. When she states that she “wants a fair and equitable tax structure,” get ready, because I believe that is just another way of saying she’s in favor of an income or sales tax. I will never vote for either of these for the state of New Hampshire, as this is part of what the New Hampshire Advantage is all about. I will also be a vote to support our officers in blue, never to defund.
On November 3, I ask for your vote as your State Representative for Andover, Danbury, Salisbury, Warner, and Webster.
Natalie J. Wells 456-2873