State budget in a word? Sorry, ‘lean’ is not it

July 12, 2009
Peter Bragdon for the Telegraph

Have you heard the latest spin by the tax-and-spenders who control state government these days?

The Democrats say the new budget passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. John Lynch is “lean.” They say we are doing more with less. And they say spending is reduced.

Don’t believe a word of it!

At a time when 50,000 Granite Staters are out of work and paring down their home budgets to fit declining incomes, government spending continues to grow at breakneck speed.

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Peter Bragdon, of Milford, is the Republican leader in the New Hampshire Senate.

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