Big Government

Senator Rand Paul – the GOP isn’t going to keep its promise on Obamacare repeal

by Skip July 13, 2017

I don’t agree with him all the time but on this, I do.  The GOP made a singular promise, over and over, for seven years.  Now, like the dog that finally caught the car, they don’t seem to know how to govern.  Which is to say, keep that promise, to completely repeal and replace Obamacare, […]

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When Big Government tries to “make a market” when none exists

by Skip July 13, 2017

Fools.  There are just too many people in Government that believe, simply by dint of receiving a government paycheck, that they know better than everybody else on what they should buy and when.  Like the Cash for Clunkers that didn’t meet its goal of Keynesian “stimulating” the auto industry by paying people up to $4,500 […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip July 13, 2017

In short, the “man of system” forgets that ordinary people are active, reasoning, creative individuals. They generally do not need government prodding to take actions that improve their lives. When they are so prodded, it is almost always to press them to take actions they would prefer to avoid. Conflict thus arises between ordinary people […]

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Such care of our money, they do. But they call it compassion so whatever…

by Skip July 4, 2017

In quickly scanning the newspapers this morning, I was rather shocked by something concerning something that just lept out of the screen.  In reporting what hadn’t been funded in the next NH budget, this factoid just stared back at me (full part of that piece after the jump for context).  Concerning a program to get […]

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The mineshaft that is California and its canary is restaurants. Dead ones.

by Skip June 30, 2017

I have been involuntarily offline for a while – the Grandson has been staying up too late (his daytime nap times are changing affecting my “uninterrupted time” at night), certification exams for work – and my laptop crapped out early this week.  I just got it back thanks to Josh and his crew at Same […]

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Notable Quote – John Cochrane

by Skip May 17, 2017

Now, the critique of an increasingly rent-seeking society echoes from both the Left and the libertarians.  Rent-seeking is a big problem.  Cronyism is a big problem.  George Stigler finds a lot to agree with in Joe Stiglitz.  As do Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, and so forth. But now comes the most astounding lack of logic […]

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Full-Day Kindergarten: NH Republicans have lost their minds

by Kimberly Morin April 26, 2017

Yesterday, the House Education Committee passed a ridiculous full-day kindergarten bill that actually increased the amount Governor Sununu wanted to spend from $9 million per year to over $14 million per year. The amendment was brought forth by ‘Republican’ Terry Wolf and replaces Senate Bill 191 (SB 191) completely. The amendment is actually House Bill […]

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Socialist Occidental Professor Caroline Heldman gets flustered by Tucker Carlson’s simple questions

by Skip April 19, 2017

Tucker – what a joy to watch at times as he takes on self-important self-righteous Leftists (mostly) with that baby face of his, puts them at a bit of ease, listens to them, and then just asks them simple questions.  It would be obvious to you and I, these questions, but as we see with this […]

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That “legislation” by bureaucrats kinda add up, eh? “Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation”

by Skip January 8, 2017

“Free compliance advisors are available for on-sight consultation aimed at helping small businesses comply with regulations.” At what point “a lot of Government” too much government?  Another example of government regulation run amok being buisness harmful. Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation We keep pointing these examples under the principle that at some […]

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Democrat Plantation

by Skip December 27, 2016

“This meme proves that their desires have remained unchanged since the days of slavery. In fact, it’s gone national. Regardless of skin color, Democrats want you to be a slave to the government.” After these last eight years, one thing stands out – Democrats still wish to rule YOUR roost by having Government make all […]

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When Progressive say bring back the 90% income tax, your response should be…

by Skip December 15, 2016

Only if we have the same sized Federal Government that we had at that level of confiscatory taxation.  From Powerline, a stark delineation of the differing sizes: n 1961, according to my analysis, John F. Kennedy oversaw 450 political and career executives who occupied 17 bureaucratic layers at the top of government. Mr. Trump will […]

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Thanksgiving – and of course, Govt is “doing a ride along” at your table…

by Skip November 24, 2016

From the Daily Signal, we see that it is still a “Nanny, may I?” Turkey. Title 9, Part 381.76, of the Code of Federal Regulations directs turkey inspectors on the proper method of examining a frozen bird, to wit: “If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by […]

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Obama: you can never be successful by yourself

by Skip November 6, 2016

(H/T: RedState)

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These black pastors are really going to peel Hillary from supporting issues against their faith?

by Skip November 4, 2016

Hahahaha! Emphasis mine, reformatted: “On the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, a group of black minsters is nailing a missive to the door of the Democratic Party demanding a political reformation on the issues black people care about. Delivered to Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters on Monday, the blistering letter is signed by more […]

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Immigrants! Don’t Vote for More of What You Just Left Behind

by Steve MacDonald October 24, 2016

Many of the people who flee Taxachusetts, New York, New Jersey, or other tax abusive regulatory states for New Hampshire, too often fail to realize that if they keep voting for the same sort of politicians they’ll get the same lousy outcome they moved here to escape*. This is also true for immigrants fleeing third world armpits, […]

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Well, I guess I ticked off Treehugger again….banned

by Skip September 29, 2016

Here’s what I left as a comment: This is one of the really big reasons many on the Right sneer at environmentalists – EVERY problem seems to require getting Government involved to achieve their wants. Make it bigger (hardly ever better) and more intrusive in making the rest of us hew to your idea of […]

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It’s like Obama and the Dems wanna play chicken with Zika

by Skip August 2, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) That there slush fund ain’t gonna fund itself, dontcha know: […]

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Data Point – Is this why Democrats like Hillary want MORE Muslim refugees?

by Skip July 15, 2016

Makes sense to me.  From a Pew Research report, this stood out (emphasis mine): When it comes to political and social views, Muslims are far more likely to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party (70%) than the Republican Party (11%) and to say they prefer a bigger government providing more services (68%) over […]

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Democrat Leader Pelosi: Government Invented the iPhone

by Scott Morales June 10, 2016

Another delusional hubristic Democrat boasts about how wonderful the government is.  You didn’t build that!!! Take 2,252,573… oh never mind, I lost count.  Here’s the blowhard: The logic of the left is frighteningly, incandescently stupid or just dishonest.  Nancy Pelosi claims the government invented the iPhone and states that Steve Jobs “did a good idea […]

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Big Government Takes from You to Benefit Politicians

by Don May 21, 2016

The American Revolution wasn’t fought for plunder or conquest, but for the ideas that people can govern themselves and have inherent (by birth) rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  For these ideas wealthy, prominent Americans, prospering under British rule, pledged/risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor…and many endured hardships during the revolution […]

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“Why private investment works and government doesn’t”

by Skip April 27, 2016

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Kelly Ayotte, you VOTED for this stupidity?

by Skip April 22, 2016

I’m really beginning to hate seeing this phrase: “with the help of the following XX Republicans“. It always means that we have Republicans voting against their base and against the platform – and happy about it.  It means that the vision we were given by the Founders, a limited Federal government, just went dark by […]

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Data Point – Americans pay more for Taxes than other expenditures

by Skip April 9, 2016

I really don’t want to hear that sad sack excuse of “but taxes are the price for a civilized society”.  No, it’s not because people can be civilized without government.  Government certainly has a role, a necessary role, but not to the point where the cost of it exceeds what the average America family pays […]

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip March 31, 2016

Of course, in the modern world of trillion-dollar governments handing out favors like Santa Claus, it becomes harder to distinguish between the producers and the transfer-seekers, the predators and the prey. The state tries to confuse us, like the three-card monte dealer, by taking our money as quietly as possible and then handing some of […]

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John Kasich: “I got into politics…to change the world”

by Skip March 30, 2016

From that screenshot, can you tell him apart from any run of the mill Democrat (much less Hillary or Bernie, who share those values)?  Go here to see which NH politicians share those values by their endorsements (like Judd Gregg and John E Sununu). He was quoted on WMUR on that line a couple of […]

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Always wanting a piece of OUR pie…

by Skip March 28, 2016

Ronald Reagan: Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Doesn’t matter if it moves – if it doesn’t have a Government Asset tag on it, they tax it.  And STILL […]

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Once again, a Democrat gets the Conservative stance wrong

by Skip March 18, 2016

“GOP Wants ‘To Emasculate Gov’t At Every Possible Turn” In a lot of cases, yes, the Federal Government should be emasculated – it is too large, too powerful, too intrusive.  The problem is, however, is that it sticks itself into areas into which it has no Constitutional authorization to do.  For instance, where in the […]

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“Liberals lack of a limiting principle…”

by Skip March 14, 2016

After 10 years of political blogging, I can tell you that there is NEVER enough government from the Progressive mind.  After all, the underlying philosophy of Progressivism / Socialism is that We the People are too dumb, too stupid, too uncaring, too selfish, and unable to shuck that basic human principle of self-interest to EVER […]

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Jonah Goldberg on Socialism: Progressives are the car salesmen of the State

by Skip February 14, 2016

Except one: More government.  Progressives are the car salesmen of the State, and there’s always more undercoating to sell.  More government is the one indispensible conviction of modern progressivism. Everything else is up for negotiation. And he is right on the money; as he points out, Democrats/Progressives/Socialists CAN’T tell the truth (reformatted, emphasis mine): 7. […]

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Battling Big-Government Republicans

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2016
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Da Tech Guy Pete Ingemi joins us to discuss Republican Primary candidates and the conservative battle against big government (Republicans) before the TEA Party. You can find this and past programs on any of these platforms – and please share!

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