GrokTALK! With Carly Fiorina

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2015

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina joins us for a Q&A on Common Core, dealing with bureaucracies, spending and budgets, Congressional responsibility, health Care in the US, and what the GOP can do to win the Presidency. Listen to the Entire Program Here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with […]

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The Hate That Is The Collective Henniker Left

by Ed Naile March 31, 2015

Once one is labeled as anti-government, which simply means you are opposed to waste and abuse of tax dollars, the lefties lock-step up and let their hair down. At first it might be disturbing to people not familiar with moonbats but soon you can see the usual pattern. Obama shoveled a dose of it to […]

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January 24th Education Update

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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In this education update Jorge Mesa-Tejada helps taxpayers grasp their school budget by explaining what it is they need to look at and how to tell what it really means. Follow along with some reading material here.     You can listen to the entire podcast here. Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter […]

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Keep the Obama Democrats out of the New Hampshire State House.

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2014
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As Merrimack, New Hampshire residents go to the polls this November they should understand something about the Democrat Candidates for the NH House.  Half of them were active members or leaders of OFA, Obama for America, in the last presidential election.   They didn’t just vote for Mr. Obama, they went out and sold his […]

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WaPo – DCCC Attack Ads on Ebola ‘Absurd!’

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2014
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WaPo On many levels, this line of attack is absurd. Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. Sequestration resulted from a bipartisan agreement. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for NIH and CDC […]

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Republican House Gave CDC More Money Than Obama Requested

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Atlanta Business Journal (The CDC is in Atlanta if you forgot) Jan 17th, 2014 ( That’s 9 months ago) CDC Wins Big Budget Deal The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13. This influx […]

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CATO Fiscal Policy Report – Maggie Hassan Gets a ‘D’

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2014
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On a positive note, there were 11 states whose governors ranked worse than Maggie Hassan. New Hampshire Maggie Hassan, Democrat Legislature: Divided Grade: D Took Office: January 2013 Governor Hassan’s tenure as New Hampshire governor is moving the state in the wrong fiscal direction. In 2013 she proposed a cigarette tax increase of 30 cents […]

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Budget Writers Did Not Anticipate…

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2014
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Budget writers did not anticipate…human nature, actually.  They never do.   The Democrat parties top-down, centrally-planned utopia completely ignores human nature, which is why Conservatives get so aggravated with Democrats and then Republicans who play along (whether they have bought in or given up). From Skip’s post last night on unexpected budget issues relating to Medicare […]

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Maggie Hassan’s On-going Culture of Corruption

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2014
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NH Governor Maggie Hassan’s may be leading one of the most unethical administrations in recent history. Before she was even elected there was a large illegal campaign contribution, happily accepted by Hassan until they were told–reluctantly I am sure–that they had to give most of it back.  She was captured on video agreeing that Democrats […]

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The IRS Hockey Stick

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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The IRS Hockey Stick is very real.

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Only You Can Prevent Over Militarization.

by Steve MacDonald June 28, 2014
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Over militarization of local police forces is not just ridiculous relative to the facts on the ground,… “Historians looking back at this period in America’s development will consider it to be profoundly odd that at the exact moment when violent crime hit a 50-year low, the nation’s police departments began to gear up as if […]

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Rule#1 Entitlement Expansion Inevitably Crowds Out Other Priorities

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Still thinking about expanding Medicaid In New Hampshire?  Or maybe you are just indifferent.  Well you can’t afford to be. The bait expires and the annual stipend is not guaranteed.  In fact, given the Federal debt and deficit situation, any expectation that the Feds will not cut funding to Medicaid and other programs as debt […]

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Jeanne Shaheen – Right Back At You!

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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Looking For Money In the Federal Budget For Programs?

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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For the Democrats in any state clamoring for more revenue and crying out to “help those in need™”; to those Democrats who insist we send it to DC before your representatives-to-the-state-from-the-federal government horse-trade (our horses) to get it back; to those Democrats who still think spending over $70 billion a year on the Federal Department […]

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Tell Me Again who the Domestic Extremists and Terrorist Are?

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2013
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If it is not “terrorism, or extremism” for the government to “reduce” our Household budgets when they come to take their taxes why is it “terrorism or extremism” when we simply ask the government to stop reducing our budgets by reducing theirs? It is our property first.   If we do not earn it so that […]

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Guest Post: Did the Democrats just embrace ‘Tea Party’ principles?

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

By Reps. Al Baldasaro, Carol McGuire, Pam Tucker, co-chairs of the N.H. House Republican Alliance Did the Democrats just embrace ‘Tea Party’ principles? Just one month ago, the New Hampshire Democratic Party called the Senate version of the state budget “reckless” because it was based on a “Tea Party ideology;” namely, that state spending should […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald July 6, 2013

This week on GrokTalk!… Skip, Mike and Steve open the program with some conversation about the visit of Gabby Giffords to New Hampshire and the out of state influence peddling of the left’s anti- gun agenda by New Hampshire groups and the Democrat party. Pam Tucker, New Hampshire House Rep (R-Greenland NH), and co-chair of […]

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Ray Buckly Budget Genius- Only Off by $80 Million

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2013

Just last week wasn’t New Hampshire Democrat Chair Ray Buckley quoted in a local paper as saying something about what New Hampshire residents were really interested in… like how the ‘Republican Budget’ was coming in short around 30-40 million or something? Today! (scraped off facebook) Kevin Landrigan NH finishes state fiscal year with $39.6 mil […]

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Beware New Hampshire House Committees Bearing Revenue Estimates

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2013

Beware Democrat Majority New Hampshire House Committees Bearing Revenue Estimates. The Union Leader headline says it all; “Committee ups revenue estimates as budget talks start” The House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday upped its revenue estimate for the next two fiscal years before House and Senate budget writers sit down Friday to begin negotiations over […]

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“What To Cut”

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2013

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, a coalition of Granite Staters who support public policies that create jobs, limit government, lower taxes, and improve the economy, has released its first television advertisement, which will begin airing today. Titled “What to Cut,” the advertisement focuses on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s deciding vote to pass Obamacare and the […]

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GrokTALK! June 1st Guest Segment – JR Hoell

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013

JR Hoell, New Hampshire Republican House rep,  stops by to talk about education, Charter Schools, the New Hampshire budget, Unions, and how we need need to help people understand when government policy is hurting them and their children. Listen Here Download this segment here You can get links to other segments or listen to the […]

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A New Hampshire Democrat Accounting Trick – Explained

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2013

In years past the New Hampshire Democrats have taken to all kinds of foolish ideas to hide the truth about their blinkered incompetence when it comes to managing other peoples money.  Here is but one example to give you some perspective. Let’s say my wife and I ran our budget like New Hampshire Democrats and […]

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How Much More Does The State Deserve Your Money Than You?

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

Keep in mind that New Hampshire Democrats want to spend your money to achieve  immediate government growth of about 9-10% Boston.com Dennis Delay of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies told the Senate Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that New Hampshire’s recovery from the Great Recession is lackluster. … Delay predicted the state’s […]

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NH Democrats Focused on The Economy

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2013

Hah!  No they’re not.  If that were true they wouldn’t be blowing out the state budget and growing spending five times faster than estimated growth. Democrats.  Don’t you love them? What they are actually focused on is off-shoring (that’s a metaphor) their own responsibility for managing our sovereign state.  Instead of standing up and running on the Democrat party […]

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April 27th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – NH House Rep Bill O’Brien

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALk! New Hampshire House Republican, and former Speaker of the NH House, Rep Bill O’Brien talks to Skip and Steve about budgets, deficits, dishonest accounting gymnastics, devolving power from Concord and returning it to the towns and the people, and how his exploration of a potential congressional run is going. To download […]

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Did Mayor Gatsas Kick The Can Down The Road?

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2013

On April 11th I swung for the fences in regard to remarks by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and his desire to get some benefits concessions from the Teachers union to free up money in the budget..for education.  In the course of those remarks I pointed out how the Mayor had boasted about an agreement with […]

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Newest Democrat House Member Bill O’Neil – Clueless in Concord

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2013

Fresh off his decisive 37 vote special election win in Manchester on March 19th, Democrat Bill O’Neil has already made a mark in Concord. He’s gone on the record to state, unequivocably, that there are no tax increases in the Democrats new House budget. (He’s only wrong by 263 million dollars.) Oh yeah.  Doing Ward […]

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“D” stands for “downshifting”

by Susan Olsen April 2, 2013

“The choice is not between the governor’s budget and a better plan,” said Scott McGilvray, NEA New Hampshire’s president. “The choice is between Gov. Hassan’s budget, and one that slashes funding to our university system and shifts costs to already overburdened taxpayers ….” Easy for Mr. McGilvray to say as, according to GuideStar.org, NEA’s past […]

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Obama Admin Releases $500 Million for the FAA…Nope, Wait!

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2013

Sorry.  That should read….Obama Admin Releases 500 Million dollars for the FAA PA.  Not Pennsylvania, the Palestinian Authority.  Ben Shapiro reports that the Obamadministration has agreed to allow half a billion dollars to flow into the hands of Mahmoud Hamas Abbas. So screw you air traffic controllers, park rangers, and border agents everywhere.  You Head-Start kids […]

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