To the Editor:
Almost as fast as our senators and representatives pass legislation to improve things in N.H., Governor SuNoNo vetos them. He has vetoed legislation to help reduce global warming, to stop gerrymandering, to repeal voter suppression laws, to facilitate gun safety, to provide job training, and to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2020 to $12 in 2022.
It’s interesting to note that on an inflation-adjusted basis, the national minimum wage was higher than the proposed $15 per hour for a 30-year stretch in the second half of the twentieth century. The recent report on income disparity in the U.S. showed that it was higher than ever before. Obviously, the super-rich have been successful in taking an ever-increasing share of what we produce. With their money, they get politicians like Governor SuNoNo to prevent the rest from getting a fair shake.
The name recognition of Sununu has translated into votes. Perhaps the name SuNoNo will offset it in the next election.