Budgets

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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From The Edge of Sequestration – About Those Job Cuts…

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We’ve been warned of tainted food as the FDA furloughs workers, thinning ranks as border agents get let go, and fewer Federal prosecutors, and don’t forget about those FAA employees that have to be let go. So why, in the age of sequesteria, has the Federal Government posted job opening to fill 2,596 positions in just the past ten days? […]

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Demokrat Diktionary – Tax Cuts

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2013
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Tax Cuts:  Money you earned legally that the Democrats did not take from you (yet). Example.  You earn $1000.00 dollars.  The government takes $200.00, but it could have taken $500.00.  In this example, the Democrats gave you a $300.00 dollar tax cut.  (They actually gave you a 500.00 tax cut because none of that money is really […]

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More Sequestration Fun…with Michael Ramirez

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2013

A picture is worth 85 billion words

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About Merrimack’s Town Tax Rate

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2013

More than a few folks in Merrimack probably had heart attacks when they saw the front page article “Council OKs 23.5 million budget” in the Merrimack Telegraph Journal.  In the second paragraph, right below the front page fold, it claimed this new budget would mean a  $5.25 increase per $1000.00 of assessed value. That would be an increase of approximately […]

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DHS Tries to Explain Why It Needs 1.6 Billion More Rounds of Ammo

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2013

The speculation about why the US Department of Homeland Security would want to buy another 1.6 billion (with a b) rounds of ammunition over the next few years as been ‘enthusiastic’-if not just creepy at times, but worry not, they have put the issue to rest. The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds […]

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Let Us Dine On The Rotten Fruit Of Compromise With the Left

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2012

If you ignore all the marketing and PR that surrounds the fiscal cliff and just boil it all down to the bones, what happens on January first is what Democrats wanted. Ace Gets it right Here… Remember, the deal that got us to this point was agreed to by House Republicans, Senate Democrats and signed […]

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Barack Obama, Ben Ghazi, And Warren Women Walk Into a Bar….2.0

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

It occurs to me that the Obama Administration has a huge problem ahead of it. With Republicans retaining the US House, the various investigations will proceed unhindered.  New ones will begin.  And the idea of asking uncomfortable questions about the scope of Executive power should be brought to the fore. The US House has significant […]

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Medicare Fraud – [Updated and Bumped - Again...]

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2012

When I say “Medicare Fraud,” I’m not referring to the corrupt practices of people and professionals who are milking taxpayers by running fast circles around the bureaucratic behemoth that is Medicare.  I am referring to the left-wing Democrat lie-factory that has nothing in its barren campaign quiver but fear tactics.   That is the fraud I […]

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Evil Tea Party Manipulates NH House To Produce First Balanced State Budget Since 2006

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2012

Hey.  If we (the TEA party/Right wing activists, etc)  are going to get blamed (by left wing radical Democrats) for making the New Hampshire House and Senate write and pass legislation (that reduces spending, taxes, regulation, and increases liberty and freedom), then we damn well deserve credit for this. It’s the end of the two-year […]

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