State of New Hampshire secondary Archives: on Corporations


Dan Feltes: Close loopholes; NH 6th lowest in taxing business

Feltes replied that he wants to continue closing business tax loopholes. He pointed, as an example, to Netflix, which up until this budget year paid $0 in taxes despite selling their service to Granite Staters, he said. As New Hampshire is the sixth lowest state in taxing businesses, but is the second-highest in property taxes, he wants to help relieve the burden from homeowners.
Source: N.Andover Eagle-Tribune on 2020 New Hampshire governor race Mar 10, 2020

Dan Feltes: Raise business taxes; lower property taxes

[On corporate taxes]: "If we do a more fair system and we devote more money to our communities, I think we can relieve some of the stress on property taxpayers," Feltes said. "We've got the sixth lowest overall business taxes in the country, and the second highest property taxes. We need to be focused like a laser beam on middle-income Granite Staters and helping our communities and helping deal with these crises, not singularly focused on pushing taxes to big corporations down."
Source: Laconia Daily Sun on 2020 New Hampshire gubernatorial race Feb 27, 2020

Dan Feltes: Fight laws written behind closed doors for big corporations

As I took on fights for working families [in the state Senate], I came to realize that all too often, it was the laws themselves that were broken. Too many of them were written behind closed doors for big corporations and the well-connected elite, not working people.

So, I ran for state Senate, and, we won.

We fought for campaign finance reform - so that everyday people, not wealthy donors, matter most.

Source: Portsmouth Herald on New Hampshire legislative voting record Oct 26, 2019

Molly Kelly: Put an end to the tax breaks for wealthy corporations

Instead of helping make college more affordable for families, Governor Sununu gave tax breaks to wealthy corporations. The Sununu tax breaks for wealthy corporations are not responsible, fair, or smart for our state's future. As governor, I will veto an income or sales tax, but close corporate tax breaks and loopholes so that we can strengthen public education, make college more affordable and invest in job training.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire Governor campaign website MollyKelly.com Oct 9, 2018

Molly Kelly: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax

Both candidates [Steve Marchand & Molly Kelly] and have called for reversing the business tax breaks. And both advocate for an increase in the state gas tax and legalizing and taxing marijuana. Marchand has called for additional revenue and rails against the long-standing anti-tax pledge. He's said he opposes any sales or income tax. Kelly argues that "I have been clear that I do not support a sales or an income tax. I have been clear about that issue and I want to continue to be clear with you."
Source: Concord Monitor on 2018 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Sep 3, 2018

Steve Marchand: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax

Both candidates [Steve Marchand & Molly Kelly] and have called for reversing the business tax breaks. And both advocate for an increase in the state gas tax and legalizing and taxing marijuana. Marchand has called for additional revenue and rails against the long-standing anti-tax pledge. He's said he opposes any sales or income tax. Kelly argues that "I have been clear that I do not support a sales or an income tax. I have been clear about that issue and I want to continue to be clear with you."
Source: Concord Monitor on 2018 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Sep 3, 2018

Chris Sununu: Lower business tax to accompany no income or sales tax

There is a saying that those of us who are born in New Hampshire are lucky, and those of you who moved here are smart. We have no income tax, we have no sales tax, and now, we have lower business taxes and fewer regulations. Let's keep it that way.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire State of the State address Feb 15, 2018

Chris Sununu: 3-phase deregulation to help business

When I took office last year, we were one of the most over-regulated states in the Country. Therefore, I initiated a three phase approach to deregulation. Last summer, as part of phase one, we wiped over 1,600 regulations off the books by executive order. I then created a Regulatory Reform Steering Committee to review the State's current regulatory structure and propose reforms. A few weeks ago, that Committee released a report on Phase 2 that proposed some of the most comprehensive regulatory reform efforts that this State has ever seen. House Bill 1104, when it is complete and signed into law, will streamline permitting processes, modernize our corporate filing systems, reduce confusion and inconsistencies in local regulations.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire State of the State: voting record HB1104 Feb 15, 2018

Chris Sununu: New department of Business and Economic Affairs

We all know that our economy is improving, but I think we can all agree that it could be doing better--and we must do more to boost the opportunities of our workforce. I've traveled the state; I've talked to business owners. It is an indisputable fact that New Hampshire's workforce is a critical issue. With this in mind, I am moving our economic development division to a broader department--a new department of Business and Economic Affairs, where we can better coordinate ALL of our business-centric agencies;

We need to unleash the potential of our economy to spur job growth and provide better opportunities for both businesses and workers throughout the state.

In addition, there will be a Small Business Advocate as part of this department, whose emphasis will be to represent the interests of New Hampshire's small business owners before state agencies, ensuring the voice of New Hampshire's small business community is heard, loud and clear.

Source: 2017 New Hampshire State of the State address Feb 9, 2017

Jim Rubens: Reduce corporate tax rates & repatriate overseas profits

Source: 2016 New Hampshire Senate campaign website JimRubens.com Apr 1, 2016

Bernie Sanders: If we don't break up banks, we'll be bailing them out again

The business model of Wall Street is fraud. It's fraud. I believe that corruption is rampant, and the fact that major bank after major bank has reached multi-billion dollar settlements with the United States government when we have a weak regulator system tells me that not only did we have to bail them out once, if we don't start breaking them up, we're going to have to bail them out again, and I do not want to see that happen.
Source: MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire Feb 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Agrees that Wall Street and banks cannot get too powerful

SANDERS: The business model of Wall Street is fraud. It's fraud. I believe that corruption is rampant, and the fact that major bank after major bank has reached multi-billion dollar settlements with the United States government when we have a weak regulatory system tells me that not only did we have to bail them out once, if we don't start breaking them up, we're going to have to bail them out again, and I do not want to see that happen.

CLINTON: No one wants to see that happen. I care deeply about this because just like you I have met so many people who had their life savings wiped out, who lost their homes, who are barely back with their heads above water. This was a disaster for our country, and we can never let that happen again. We have no disagreement about this. We have to be focused on how we increase the empowerment of the American people. I know how to handle them because I've been in the arena with them time and time again.

Source: MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire Feb 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton: I warned corporations about wrecking the economy

Q: Are you too close to Wall Street? You got high speaking fees from Goldman Sachs speeches.

CLINTON: I went to Wall Street before the crash. I was the one saying you're going to wreck the economy because of these shenanigans with mortgages. I called to end the carried interest loophole that hedge fund managers enjoy. I proposed changes in CEO compensation. I called for a consumer protection financial bureau. The best evidence that Wall Street knows where I stand is they are trying to beat me.

Source: MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire Feb 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton: It's not just Wall Street; it's Big Pharma too

[Senator Sanders and I] both want to reign in the excesses of Wall Street. I also want to reign in the excesses of Johnson Controls that we bailed out when they were an auto parts company, and we saved the auto industry, and now they want to avoid paying taxes. I want to go after the pharmaceutical companies like Valeant, and Turns that are increasing prices without any regard to the impact on people's health.
Source: MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire Feb 4, 2016

Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations

Scott Brown isn't running for Senate in New Hampshire--so far--but an ad against him is. The Senate Majority PAC, supporting incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, begins airing an ad today portraying Brown, the former Massachusetts senator, as a friend of Wall Street and big banks.

The ad, which the PAC says will run for 10 days, hits Brown for successfully supporting the elimination of fees on banks in the Dodd-Frank financial reform regulation of 2010 and for supporting exceptions to the "Volcker rule," which prohibits banks from making certain investments with their capital.

Brown "delivered for Wall Street, saving big banks $19 billion in taxes,'' the ad says, and "wrote legislation that would help big banks make risky investments. That's good for Wall Street and great for Scott Brown, but it doesn't make sense for New Hampshire.''

The ad also calls Brown "the senator from Massachusetts'' three times, just in case anyone in New Hampshire has forgotten.

Source: USA Today AdWatch on 2014 New Hampshire Senate race Jan 8, 2014

Rick Santorum: Companies run into a stiff headwind called government

Q: What about job creation?

SANTORUM: I come from southwestern Pennsylvania, the heart of the steel country, the heart of manufacturing. And it's been devastated because we are uncompetitive. Thirty years ago we were devastated because business and labor didn't understand global competitiveness and they made a lot of mistakes. They weren't prepared for it and we lost a lot of jobs. That's not what's happening now. Our productivity gains, our labor force, they're doing their job, they're being competitive. But they're running into a stiff headwind called government. And it's government taxation, 35% corporate tax which is high--the highest in the world. It's a tax that doesn't easily offset when we try to export.

Q: Everyone on this stage is for lowering the corporate tax.

SANTORUM: No one wants to zero it out for manufacturers and processors, which is what I do because we are at 20% cost differential with our nine top trading partners on average.

Source: WMUR 2012 GOP New Hampshire debate Jan 7, 2012

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