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About those Shaheen Campaign Talking Points…

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2014
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WMUR has posted some inside baseball on the tactics of the Shaheen Campaign now that Scott Brown is officially entering the fray.  Well, it’s not really inside baseball, more like store front window shopping for baseballs.  Anyone who walked by and looked in would have know what was going to be ‘for sale’ from Shaheen […]

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Data Point – Total Credit Market Debt as a percentage of GDP

by Skip April 7, 2014

 

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So is Scott Brown really a surrogate for Andy Leach?

by Skip April 1, 2014

This past Wednesday nite, fellow Grokster Mike and his lovely bride Mar-Mar opened up their home and brought in their friends and family to meet Scott Brown (if you haven’t heard, he may or may not run for US Senator from NH but at least is in the exploratory phase – much to the relief […]

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Blogosphere Doodlings – “It’s for the bicycles, man!”

by Skip March 31, 2014

Ah yes, back to TreeHugger.  They really are all about downshifting one’s standard of living to ensure that “Gaia” won’t be hurt from global warming global cooling climate change Mankind activities that would make us like Venus (or was that Neptune?) in temperature.  They also are all about Socialism (“we’re all in this together and […]

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What Some Senate Republicans Want For New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2014
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“Those arrested include operators of home care agencies, operators of nurse staffing agencies, office workers and personal care assistants. One woman is accused of bilking taxpayers out of $75 million.” Fraud is a major factor in Medicaid.  Expanding Medicaid will only expand the fraud.   The irony in this is that Medicaid expansion is part of ObamaCare […]

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26,190 NH Residents Are Being Forced By NH Democrats Into An Inferior, Corrupt Health Care Catch Basin

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2014
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I wanted to make sure you saw this important email; 26,190 New Hampshire residents are being forced into an inferior, corrupt, and wasteful health-care “alternative by New Hampshire Democrats who supported the Democrat “reforms” that kicked many of them off the plan they had and liked but could not keep as Democrats promised. Many of […]

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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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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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Obamacare Will Increase, Not Decrease, Bankruptcies

by Don November 25, 2013

So many false claims have been made for Obamacare that I did some research about medically caused bankruptcies.  What I found indicates that Obamacare will probably INCREASE, not decrease, medically caused bankruptcies.   “Bankruptcy facts”: “63% of filers blamed credit card bills.  50% blamed mismanagement.  37% blamed pay cuts or job loss, and 28% blamed medical […]

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Principle or payola?

by Susan Olsen November 15, 2013

The NH GOP platform says “Oppose the implementation of ObamaCare in New Hampshire” The Medicaid website says  ”The Affordable Care Act actually refers to two separate pieces of legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152) — that, together expand […]

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Why We Should Pass On An Even Bigger Glass of Medic-Ade

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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We’ve already given you plenty to chew on when it comes to the wild abandon with which New Hampshire’s progressives are clamoring for billions in Federal buy-offs. The Republican Senate is happily negotiating out surrender to DC with some spin, but at the end of the day Billions come with strings, which become webs that […]

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Phd: “$17T in Debt is Ok, America will Never Go Bankrupt”

by Scott Morales October 17, 2013
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I work in an office littered with highly lettered people. Both men and women with graduate degrees, some simply Masters, mostly Phds. Some are heavily credentialed, garnering more than a few of the creds. The conceit that accompanies many of them is obvious when speaking with them or casually observing them. The once unceremonials cleaning […]

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Morally Overdrawn II: Obama’s Debt

by Mike October 15, 2013
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Under Democrats Debt Doubles v. Growth

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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Remember when 9 trillion was irresponsible and unsustainable debt? Democrats have had a majority control of Government…since January 2007. (That’s six years for the math-challenged.) Since then we have added almost 8 trillion in additional debt on top of the 9 trillion that was so irresponsible back in 2007-2008, B.O.E. (Before the Obama ERA). Same […]

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What the DC Establishment Republicans Will Probably Do Next…

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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Obama’s numbers are tumbling, Democrat strategy is failing, the shutdown optics are horrible for Democrats, and in a matter of days the Republicans could salvage some of your children’s future by stopping the unsustainable debt train that has steamrolled over us since 2009.  They might not get all that they want but they might get […]

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Carol Shea-Porter’s Little Elf

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013
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From Seacoast Online – Letter to the Editor Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s op-ed last week left me incredulous that someone who has been in Congress four out of the last six years would point out deficiencies in today’s America as though it was not a reflection on her and her party. The Democrat Party has held […]

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Hey, Let’s Threaten to Double the price of Milk.

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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You don’t think the Federal governed is too big? Too powerful? That it isn’t more interested in what it wants than what you want? Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said he called Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack this week suggesting that the agency begin the process of implementing the 1949-era dairy policies that would take effect […]

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About The Looming Government Shutdown…

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2013
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When the deficit was 9.x trillion, and we were spending a lot less than a trillion per year on the budget (back in the less than halcyon days when we not only had a budgt but had to have a budget), Democrats were whining about expensive wars and the burden we were putting on working […]

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Job Killer Remarks on Breaking Ground for New Job Corps Center in NH

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2013
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So we spent trillions more and added 7 trillion to the deficit, and all we ever really need was a Job Corps Center? WMUR “The Manchester Job Corps Center will equip low-income youth with the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. The result will pay dividends for not only these young people […]

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I Dream Of Jeannie Shaheen – Sort Of…

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2013

We’re always trying to create new audio that we hope you find amusing or that, at the very least, aggravates progressives.  With that in mind I took some basic information about unemployment and deficit spending combined them with “suitable” background music, to create a GrokTALK! PSA on New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Here’s a sneak […]

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Medicaid Expansion in NH? It’s a Trap!

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2013

So your uncle, let’s call him Sam, comes to you and says, “Hey!”  He actually says ‘hey.’  “I got an idea.   I know I owe more than I can earn.  I know I borrow 40% of every dollar I spend already every year.  I know I’m deep in debt.  I know that I’ve not been […]

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Data Point – Indebtedness of Detroit vs United States

by Skip August 5, 2013

(H/T: Hot Air)

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How your public servants view your money – The Fourth Quarter!

by Skip July 28, 2013

To be honest, this happens in the private sector too – end of the fiscal quarter.  The difference, however, is that the private sector is limited by that dreaded “profit motive” – which puts a lid on spending.  Public Sector – I have watched it at the local level, the country level, the State level […]

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The Public Unions vs. the Public — Prager University

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2013

Cities and states are sinking under the burden of debt brought about by public service union contracts. How did it get this way and what can be done about it? Philip Howard, founder of Common Good, has answers.

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GrokTALK! July 13th, 2013 Guest Segment – Joe Mendola / Max Abramson

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2013

Joe Mendola  stays with us into segment three, as we continue the discussion from segment two.  Guest Max Abramson joins us as well (after getting free of heavy traffic heading to the race track).  More on reaching college kids, the only way a 99%er can ever become a 1%er,  garage based capitalism, the American Dream and […]

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The basis of his economic theory

by Susan Olsen May 7, 2013

You can steal from your children and your grandchildren with impunity because, after all,  ”In the long run, we’re all dead“. “We repudiated entirely customary morals, conventions and traditional wisdom. We were, that is to say, in the strict sense of the term, immoralists. The consequences of being found out had, of course, to be […]

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All Your Money Are Belong to Me

by Susan Olsen April 27, 2013

Obama’s Borrowed More Per Household ($53,616) Than Median Household Earns ($50,502)

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The Sedately Blindfolded…

by Scott Morales April 11, 2013

At first glance, I thought “oh, a juxtaposition of encroaching Islam and the West’s willing full blindness to it”. But after just an exhale, I thought, the clear, focused eye of the vigilant vs the languid, insouciant, and blithe blindfolded adorning rube extends beyond the global cultural tectonic  shifts.  The blindfold’s breadth is exceedingly broad.  […]

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Is Senator Shaheen Your Senator…or Just the Democrat Party Senator?

by Steve MacDonald April 8, 2013

New Hampshire US Senator Jeanne Shaheen is not here to talk to any little people that are not her little people.   When asked a question about more spending stimulus, as recommended by President Obama, that would be more debt spending at the expense of our children and their children, she couldn’t even be bothered to respond. I guess she’s […]

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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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