Cronyism

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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New Hampshire’s Latest Criminal Enterprise

by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2016
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Medicaid Expansion in NH is now inevitable. The majority (registered) Republican legislature has guaranteed passage. We discuss the last hearing, the lobbyists, and their water carriers in government.

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Clinton’s Former Chief of Staff Doles Out Favor to Donor

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2016
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Need a favor, give a Clinton some cash. Politico | Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills did a favor for a former Bill Clinton staffer-turned-Hillary campaign donor, giving the auto dealer, who was heavily invested in China, access to a bilateral U.S.-China event at the State Department where he could promote his private […]

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GrokTALK! – the aftermath: Dr. Earl Metzler (“Earl of Metzler”) – Cronyism and Abusiveness?

by Skip December 6, 2014

We were talking with Jorge Mesa-Tejada this morning about the problem in the Timberlane/Hampstead School Districts (SAU 55) where it seems the School Board is being co-opted by an evil confluence of their relatively new Superintendent and NH School Board Association in that they are moving in a direction to limit free speech and the […]

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Jeanne Shaheen’s Dirty Green Money?

by Steve MacDonald September 20, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen is a beneficiary of money flowing from the Sierra Club, but Sierra has recently come under scrutiny for some of its fundraising tactics, including commercial arrangements that financially benefited their leadership and also resulted in Sierra Club profits for which no taxes were ever paid. We know how ‘concerned’ senator Shaheen is about […]

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NH Senate Republican Majority PAC: TC nails it-$100/yr salary means Cronyism

by Skip August 20, 2014

On Kimberly’s post on the NH Senate Majority PAC spending 4 digits on a mailer for incumbent NH State Senator Dave Boutin (which said PAC seems to only wish to spend money to keep incumbent NH State Senate Republican incumbents butts in those seats – an exclusive Good Old Boy club), commenter TC had this, […]

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The Measure of the Man: Walt Havenstein

by Tom July 13, 2014

It goes without saying that you can tell a lot about a person by the political contributions they’ve made. There are many, many candidates and political organizations (PACs) to choose from, and people obviously tend to favor those that most closely align with their passions and principles. We give our precious time and money to […]

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Debt, Democrats and Detroit- A Losing Combination

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014
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Since we’re approaching the next push for raising the illusory Debt Limit, and the United States is currently over $17,000,000,000,000 in debt, I thought a post about a shining exemplar of Democrat management and debt might be illuminating.  Detroit, or Detroilet as it has come to be known since the Democrats placed their considerable seats […]

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519 “Well Sourced” Examples of Barrack Obama’s Lying, Corruption, Law-Breaking, and Cronyism

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2014

Someone, bless their heart, has compiled a well-sourced (their words) list of 519 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, corruption, law-breaking and cronyism. I am posting it as is with the understanding that it may take me days or even weeks to go through it, if I ever do manage to get through it. I encourage […]

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There Are Many Names for This Not The Least of Which is Tyranny

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2013
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Democrats get all uppity whenever anyone shares a message that can be connected to anyone else with money.  If you happen to agree politically and that advances the interest of someone successful, or a particular segment of business or industry, you are their shill.  On the take.  In the pocket of some entity that is […]

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Fed’s Waste Your Money on Another Failed Clean Energy Loan

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2013
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We can add the Vehicle Production Group (VPG) to the long list of central planning failures by the Federal government, proof again that national control is a recipe for waste, fraud, and abuse with your hard earned dollars. You’ve probably heard of Soyndra ($500 million), Fisker ($192 Million), and there are dozens of others.  Well […]

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GrokTV: Rochester City Council Public – Shining a Big Flashlight into a dark corner

by Skip August 24, 2012

“Why is the City subsidizing a private company at below market lease rates at the Community Center??“ Unlike most of the folks that went to Tuesday nite’s Rochester (NH) City Council that were there to berate the Councilors and Mayor TJ Jean for expending taxpayer monies in supporting President Obama’s campaign stop or to plead […]

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Another Bad Week For Obama – Solyndra Knocked on The West Wing Door

by Steve MacDonald August 3, 2012

Bad Jobs numbers, people entering the workforce can’t find employment…and hey, it looks like Obama’s Chief of Staff Bill Daley was briefed about Solyndra’s impending demise six months before it happened and before the White House approved the loan restructuring. So the White House knew about the impending failure, and decided that the major PR […]

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Obama and the GM bailout….tax per car?

by Skip November 19, 2011

I was at a meeting of the Lakes Region Porcupines earlier today(mostly Libertarians – I am the  "token Conservative of the group; heh!) and someone mentioned taxes and something to the effect of "and how would you like to pay $40K of taxes on a $20K car".  I immediately thought of the GM bailout that […]

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Doodlings from Occupy NH – 4 – A working definition of Crony Capitalismn argument for “negative liberties”

by Skip November 9, 2011

One of the things that Conservatives MUST be concerned with is ALWAYS the vocabulary – what a word, like Freedom, to means to a Conservative is not the same as it does to a Liberal.  Once again, from the Occupy NH forum (hey, what better way to advocate for Conservatism (with small "L" libertarianism leanings!) […]

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THE ROAD TO HELL

by Rick Olson October 26, 2011

“The only reason people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.” —Paul Fix In July of 2009, West park Florida in Broward County named its’ first street for President Barack Obama. After Obama was inaugurated, West Park Commissioners voted to rename Southwest 40th Avenue in his honor.  West park City Commissioner Tommy Dorsett […]

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MAGGIE “THE MARXIST” HASSAN IS RUNNING

by Rick Olson October 25, 2011

“Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.” ­—Joan Didion  Defeated Democratic state Senator Maggie Hassan made it official today that she will be running for governor in […]

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Stonyfield CEO In Line For Another Pile of Taxpayer Cash?

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2011

The question should not be if Stonyfield Dairy CEO and prolific Democrat donor Gary Hirshberg gets another pile of taxpayer cash, it should be “how much is he going to get?”

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The Shrill Kathy Spins the Early Primary Notion

by Rick Olson October 19, 2011

“I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.” —Billie Joe Armstrong In yet another Cacophonous rant from the “Shrill Kathy” The Union Leader gave her space and ink yesterday to tell readers “why” a December primary will benefit Democrats and hurt Republicans. But, the […]

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OBAMA IS TOAST

by Rick Olson September 16, 2011

“No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power … “ —Jacob Bronowski Solyndra is a California-based “green energy” company that sought more than $500 Million is loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and has now filed for bankruptcy protection. Solyndra first sought consideration for the loan guarantee program […]

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Follow The Big Blue Bread Crumbs

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2011

Democrats are hypocrites. Need more proof, just look to Obama care, and the billions it has handed out to big business, Big Union business in particular Yes, a union is a huge business, one that donates tens of millions to democrats.

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