Balsams Sits Idle While Otten Fishes for More Investors

by Steve MacDonald May 8, 2017

Remember the fight to block taxpayer-backed loans for Les Otten’s Balsams Boondoggle? The legislature and then Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan gave it their thumbs-up*. Well, it’s still sitting idle while Les hunts for more private investors. That’s not a good sign. But this is. As for my asterisk, the $28 Million is in the hands of […]

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‘Balsams Boondoggle’ balloons to $40 million in taxpayer-backed funding

by Kimberly Morin August 11, 2016

On Friday it was reported by New England Ski Industry that the amount of taxpayer-backed funding now being requested by Les Otten for the Balsams’ “renovation” is $40 million rather than the original $28 million. This on the heels of a report that Otten hasn’t even requested the proper permits to even begin working on […]

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Has Nashua Democrat Rep. Ken Gidge Found a Magic Money Tree?

by Steve MacDonald May 8, 2016
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Front page, Union Leader. The Nashua Delegation to the New Hampshire House don’t get no respect. Someone cut the money for yet another (other, other) rail study from the transportation budget and they are unhappy. As a preventative to future acts of injustice ‘Nashua’ is considering a hired gun. A paid lobbyist to…do what the Nashua […]

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Climate Boondoggle Retrospective

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2015
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While Obama is in Paris trying to give away the store again I thought a trip down memory-hole lane was in order: when it comes to betting your money on “innovations” in the “21st century energy economy” to address Mann-Made Global Warming Obama..what’s the word I’m looking for…? Sucks!

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GrokTALK! – Meet Gov. Boon Doggle

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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Maggs Hassan signed the Boondoggle bill this week, establishing a culture of taxpayer backed greed amongst the elected class–and anyone looking for a few bucks to tie a boon to a doggle. So Kimberly Morin joins us to discuss this new nail in the coffin of the New Hampshire economy.  We also visit the lousy […]

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GrokTALK! – Boondoggle

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2015
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Senate Bill 30 wants to take 28 million in taxpayer money to give it to a rich guy for a resort bail out boondoggle and no you wont get a free night, a dinner, nothing but the tab.  Kevin Bloom joins us to talk about the details, the gymnastics, and all the things that are […]

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The Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill – More Bureaucracy and Taxpayer Handouts

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014
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The Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill has stirred up some controversy about Scott Brown, Kelly Ayotte, and a he-said, she-said contrivance manufactured by the left-wing Huffington Post.  But then, that is what the left does.  It lies. The left will do and say anything to elicit an emotional response which will create movement on their side.  Money, […]

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The IRS Can’t Find The Receipts…

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2013

You really can’t make this stuff up. IRS spends 50 million of your dollars and mine…on a boondoggle that wasn’t even supposed to happen after the whole GSA debacle, and they can’t find the receipts. Too busy targeting political opponents? Wait! I bet they blame the sequester.

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NH Executive Council Votes To Explore Boondoggle

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2013

The Executive Council, by a vote of 4-1, has approved a 3.7 million dollar feasibility study–all three Democrats and sometime Republican Ray Burton voted to approve the expense. “Expanded rail service to Nashua and beyond has the potential to boost New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. The only way we can understand the full impact […]

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Democrats, Trains And HB 218

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2011

The Union Leader has a great editorial in this mornings Sunday News titles “Free Trains.” It is great for several reasons the least of which is that it mirrors concerns I have been expressing for years. No matter who pays to build them, someone has to pay to keep them. That would be New Hampshire Taxpayers. Democrats are aghast that the NH House would dissolve the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, because hey it doesn’t cost anything.

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