Thursday, May 4, 2017

I like the cut of this guy’s jib (even if he may be the ARMY Secretary)

by Skip May 4, 2017

“Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed ? and not just with any ol’ guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the “ultimate checks and balances” against the federal government. “The Second […]

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Full text of President Trump’s Religious Freedom Executive Order

by Skip May 4, 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDER PROMOTING FREE SPEECH AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, in order to guide the executive branch in formulating and implementing policies with implications for the religious liberty of persons and organizations in America, and to further […]

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Data Point – Government health care spending

by Skip May 4, 2017

Note the “Mandatory”: It is only “mandatory” because politicians have passed laws.  They complain about the cost of what they have passed and the regulations that go with it.  Note that while they shrug their shoulders and say that they can do nothing because it is “mandatory”, they simply are lying about the fact that […]

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Notable Quote – Ludwig von Mises

by Skip May 4, 2017

The government wants to interfere in order to force businessmen to conduct their affairs in a different way than they would have chosen if they had obeyed only the consumers. Thus, all the measures of interventionism by the government are directed toward restricting the supremacy of consumers. The government wants to arrogate to itself the […]

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Full Day Kindergarten Could Still Be Stopped!

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2017

If you missed it, Full Day Kindergarten passed the NH House today. (Boo!) Bad news for taxpayers, but… There is still an opportunity to stop it. The Bill must go to the finance committee for a public hearing, where, in theory, it could be stonewalled. There is a Public Hearing: 05/09/2017 02:30 PM LOB 210-211 […]

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NH Casino Bill Dies 275-82 Inexpedient to Legislate.

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2017

Lou D’Allesandro already has his Casino bill ready for next year but until then. The New Hampshire House has killed 2017’s version of a casino bill, voting “inexpedient to legislate” by an overwhelming 275-82 margin. Cornerstone  

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17 NH School Districts Have Embraced “Transgender” Movement. Who’s Next?

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2017

On May 2nd, there was a House Party in Sandwich hosted by Freedom New Hampshire (not the town, the non-profit) “to grow support for statewide non-discrimination protections.” That’s a generic way of saying, advance the LGBT agenda through a so-called transgender rights movement. Two things you ought to know. First, transgenders already have non-discrimination protection under […]

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Political vs Private Marketplaces

by Skip May 4, 2017

From Big Government is this piece from US Rep Ted Budd (R-NC) on the recognition of what I alluded to in my previous post – the subsuming, by Government, of organizations and industries by mere dint of its size and spending.  I’ve written for years of how organizations formerly known as charities (now calling themselves […]

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Blogline of the Day – Whine much?

by Skip May 4, 2017

“I love your sarcasm, but in all seriousness, I am sick unto Heaven of this talking point. At this stage in the game, the Bonapartists and the Nazis combined haven’t blamed ‘the verdammt Russians’ as much as Hillary and the Democrats have!” Would this be breaking Godwin’s Law or just a reflection of actual history? […]

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Like “charities” before it, is the Govt subsuming of healthcare insurance done?

by Skip May 4, 2017

“Here’s a nugget that encapsulates the health insurance industry, despite all the noise surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act: In the first quarter of this year, Aetna collected more premium revenue from government programs (namely Medicare and Medicaid) than it did from commercial insurance for the first time ever. Why this matters: Most […]

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