Monday, December 10, 2012

NH GOP – a riff on the E-board angst reported by DiStaso – Part II

by Skip December 10, 2012

Same column, but where Jim Foley expressed a hubris, it is easy to hear the frustration of former NH GOP Chair and current RNC Committeeman Steve Duprey.  While Foley gets what he deserves, I have a bit more sympathy (yes folks, I did use that word voluntarily) for Duprey (reformatted): Duprey said that especially after […]

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NH GOP – a riff on the E-board angst reported by DiStaso

by Skip December 10, 2012

I had bookmarked the Dec 4 version of the UL’s DiStazo’s column which discussed the $25 fee that the NH GOP was looking to impose upon the new State Committee members (which I labeled a “poll tax” because it was set to be collected in order to vote for the new officers of the NH […]

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Only in the minds of DC tax-grabbers is my house a “tax loophole”

by Skip December 10, 2012

I had seen this before but when I read it again, the only thoughts I have is “Is this my house or the Government’s?” and “At what point does Government’s stash no longer needs more of my [much diminished] stash?” when looking at “tax loophole” that I take advantage of when I, well, live in […]

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Data Point – Federal Subsidies for electric power

by Skip December 10, 2012

    Yes, the enviros can complain that coal gets more of a subsidy than solar; true enough.  Add the subsidies for the top 4 items vs the renewables?  No contest – fossil fuels get $4.557 billion while renewables get $5.954 Billion.  In the end, however, is what is the bang for the buck.  It […]

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Notable Quote – Henry Hazlitt

by Skip December 10, 2012

Liberty is the essential basis, the sine qua non, of morality. Morality can exist only in a free society; it can exist to the extent that freedom exists. Only to the extent that men have the power of choice can they be said to choose the good. – Henry Hazlitt (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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David Lang Wins Free Speech Award…Say What?

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2012

David Lang is the President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire (PFFNH).  The PFFNH has a mission, beyond the obvious one of representing fire fighters, and that is to elect Democrats and progressive (r)epublicans, the latter in places that are unlikely to vote for a ‘D.’ This is a union that has invested […]

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Data Point – State Government control since 1938

by Skip December 10, 2012

From the NY Times: (H/T: Instapundit)

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