Congress

Income Equality….? I Have Some Ideas.

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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I think income equality starts with the people in government, most of whom make way too much money and have far too many incentives to milk the taxpayers and the system dry without fear of repercussion.  People should not be getting rich from elected office, period. The answer (maybe) is to ensure the job of […]

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It’s The Democrats IRS Now

by Ed Naile March 27, 2014

Republicans in Congress are used to letting the Democrats run things and as Democrats usually do they achieve the most political mileage they can out of positions of power. Take the IRS for instance. The Obama Regime has used this bureaucracy to keep any political opposition, in this case the TEA Party groups, from acquiring […]

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GrokSHOTS! Phil Kerpen – Real Regulatory Accountability (That Democrats Block)

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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This week, Phil Kerpen from American Commitment explained a bill called the REINS Act that would dissuade congress from writing huge bills that abrogate them of responsibility or accountability by assigning broad power to unelected regulators.   Phil Kerpen  – Keeping Congress Accountable with the REINS Act. ( 1 min. 54 sec.)   Listen to […]

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Carol Shea- Porter Has Some Competition

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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It’s not what you think.  Well, maybe it is. c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline, on Sheila Jackson Lee.  This is classic Lee: Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion […]

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Congress

by Rick Olson January 7, 2014

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”—Mark Twain

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Did You Know….?

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2014
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Paul Mirski Endorses Marilinda Garcia For Congress

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2013
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  I support Marilinda Garcia for NH’s Second Congressional District seat 110%. She’s a social conservative – but, I would judge, pragmatic on libertarian issues – leans libertarian but only leans. She’s honest, very bright, articulate, attractive in demeanor, very accomplished, a very good speaker, a hard and absolutely reliable worker. She has lot’s of […]

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Marilinda Garcia is Officially Running for Congress in NH-CD2

by Steve MacDonald November 25, 2013
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Long time NH Republican House Rep Marilinda Garcia has joined the race for congress in NH CD-2, at leas that’s what her web page says… marilindagarcia.com CD-2 is not my district.  I’m (currently) stuck with Democrat Carol Shea-SEIU Porter.  But over in CD-2 you’ve got ‘Pay What taxes?-Give me that camera you F-Bomb McKluster, aka […]

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And one Constitutional reason why the Republicans SHOULD not cave

by Skip October 15, 2013

Our Constitution is under assault like never before – Progressives see it, along with traditional families, the value of self-reliance, and God, as the last impediments to transforming America into their version of Dystopia Utopia.  Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) has the following observations on the current Continuing Resolution to keep the Government open (as the […]

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Yet another Obama assault on the Constitution?

by Skip October 15, 2013

There is a ton of stuff going on that’s bad – and more and more keeps piling on (the “dense pack” theory of overwhelming your opposition).  Here’s yet another one – From Breitbart: President Obama wants fast track power so he can conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive system of global governance that would […]

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GrokTALK! 10-5-2013 The video – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Betsy McCaughey (Parts 1 & 2)

by Skip October 6, 2013

The Keynote Speaker for the NH Federation of Republican Women’s annual meeting was Dr. Betsy McCaughey: BETSY MCCAUGHEY, PH.D., is a constitutional scholar with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a patient advocate and health policy expert, and a former Lt. Governor of New York state. In 1993 she read the 1,362-page Clinton health bill, warned […]

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Guinta Announces Bid to Retake Congressional Seat

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23rd, 2013 Contact: Ethan Zorfas, ezorfas@gmail.com Frank Guinta Announces Campaign for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District We Must Put People First: Rising healthcare costs, higher tuition bills, less take home pay are really hurting the middle class and our government cannot get anything done.   Manchester, NH—Through a web video, Frank […]

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Obama is looking for a savior

by Don September 13, 2013

  The Congress float was leaky, so now Obama is trying to grab the SS Putin float

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Blogline of the Day – Sarah Palin

by Skip August 31, 2013

On Obama’s hellbent intentions of using “his” military (“Now, I have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm,” Obama said. “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.” – since when was a […]

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Bill O’Brien – Not Running for Congress

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2013
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Manchester TV News is reporting that former Speaker Bill O’Brien has elected not to run for Congress is New Hampshire Congressional District 2.   They are reporting that he plans to take a job in the private sector.  There are no other detials at this time.

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I dream of Jeannie Shaheen too – and Carol Shea-Porter, Annie Kuster, and Kelly Ayotte and it’s still a nightmare.

by Skip August 11, 2013

Ladies (you who now belong to the DC Ruling Political Class), I bet you all are so relieved – that you and your staffers have all been relieved of the burden of sharing in the “shared sacrifice / responsibility” (as a President of oft to say) of Obamacare and joining with the rest of us […]

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Orwell’s Pigs Are Alive And Well – On THEIR ObamaCare, At OUR Expense!

by Mike August 9, 2013

John Goodman at the National Center for Policy Analysis writes: Is this Obama’s Nixon moment? In 2014, members of Congress and their staff will receive their health insurance through the health insurance exchanges created by ObamaCare. Lucky for them, it was recently announced that the federal government will make tax-free contributions toward the employee’s insurance […]

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Data Point: And let’s not leave out Congress when we talk about Trust

by Skip June 15, 2013

  Lest I be accused to only be about picking on the Executive Branch, let’s swing over to the Legislative Branch – how much do we, the American Public, trust Congress?  Here’s a chart from Gallup – I’ll make it easy for you.  Just go to the last line. Combine that 10% approval with only […]

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“Congress Members & Hill Staff Fear They Can’t Afford Health Care Under Obamacare! Can America?

by Skip June 14, 2013

Video posted by the Mass TEA Party: Imagine that – Congress, those “public servants” who have exempted itself from many of the strictures it has put upon the Citizenry, is finding out the consequence of passing voluminous, complicated, and hastily done legislation can harm themselves.  No, I have no pity at all for these chuckleheads […]

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Call The Pelosi Twins – The House Vote To Repeal ObamaScare is Today

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2013

Let Carol Ann Shea-McKluster know that…now that we all know what’s in it – we still don’t want it!

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The utter corruption of Congress challenged…

by Tim Condon May 16, 2013

…by the simple courage and honesty of one man, Dr. Rand Paul:

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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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Congressional Democrats in DC – Can Congress grant ourselves a waiver from Obamacare – it costs too much!

by Skip April 26, 2013

And I am hoping it is going to cost them dearly – and not just as another deduction from their Federal tax paid payroll checks.  Like many Conservatives, my heart dropped when the Supremes declared it Constitutional – being penalized for simply being an American citizen that breathes if you decide to do “nothing”?  A […]

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When does a President become a dictator?

by Tim Condon February 12, 2013

This from today’s Washington Post: President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress….One of the first orders is expected this week….The moves underscore Obama’s increasingly aggressive use of executive authority….. Query: Does the U.S. Constitution provide for a President to bypass “a recalcitrant Congress” when it […]

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Annie McKluster Doesn’t Pay Her Taxes? [Updated & Bumped]

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2013

The New Hampshire Young Republicans (NHYR) want to know why Congress-critter Ann McLane Kuster (I prefer McKluster) is worth an estimated $1.8 million dollars but can’t manage to pay her property taxes? “While Annie Kuster pushes a message that we all need to chip in a little extra, she has failed to pay her fair […]

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Data Point – NRA Popularity

by Skip January 20, 2013

I point out that the approval rate of Congress is less than a colonoscopies at (31 – 58%).  The approval rate for Obama is 52% (H/T: Gallup)

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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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Guinta Calls Shea-Porter

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

Congressman Guinta called Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter to congratulate her on her win. (From the Guinta Press Release) “I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories. “What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my […]

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Dennis Lamare – Nashua Telegraph Interview

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2012

NH CD-2 Republican Primary candidate Dennis Lamare (Challenging incumbent congressman Charlie Bass), was recently interview by the Nashua Telegraph.   Dennis is running as a Constitutional Conservative and in defense of State sovereignty.  He who would act to limit the abuse of congress and vote against anything the US Constitution has not empowered the Congress to […]

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Really, Judd – Part 2

by Skip May 24, 2012

“I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.“ – Glenn Reynolds, owner of Instapundit, law professor, columnist, author Sometimes, the posts just write themselves… Judd Gregg: This means that if there is no middle ground, nothing happens. Big issues of significant national concern […]

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