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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There is No Ball

by Steve MacDonald May 3, 2013

Do New Hampshire Democrats have their priorities straight?  Think about it.  The economy is creeping along.  No one is projecting even moderate growth.  Employment is likely to remain flat which means unemployment is as well.   All in all, the best we can hope for, according to all the ‘experts’ is to drift along for a while.  So what […]

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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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More Sequestration Fun…with Michael Ramirez

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2013

A picture is worth 85 billion words

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Forward is the New Backward

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2013

Reality thy name is payroll tax cut, or more to the point the absence of same.  That’s right, the federal government will no longer be subsidizing your lifestyle.  The “holiday” is over.  They are taking back that which is theirs.  And all of our paychecks are going down as a result. Effective January 1st the payroll […]

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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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Don’t Think The Debt Matters, Think Again

by Scott Morales October 19, 2012

We’re $16,000,000,000,000 in debt. Don’t think it matters?  Consider this: who owns the debt, and what is going to happen when they collect?  How are government programs going to remain funded when interest payments on the debt begins to siphon off those funds into coffers of the bondholders?  Ask yourself this question again after you’ve […]

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How To Be Wrong ‘By Barack Obama’

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2012

CNS News reports that the CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, using data provided by Obama’s own Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced today that taxpayers will lose 24 billion on the various Federal Bailouts. Meanwhile, over in ObamaLand, the president is telling whomever will listen that… “We got back every dime we used to […]

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Failure Is A Five Letter Word O-B-A-M-A

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2012
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Democrats Screw Most Vulnerable Again

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2012

A question that has long ago been answered is can government lift people up?   The answer is no.  It can only hold them down.  When it holds them all down the Liberals call this equality and history has yet to provide one example where the kind of planned economy Democrats favor ever did any better […]

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Can Using Only Tax Increases Address The Debt Problem?

by Scott Morales October 3, 2012

This is how I understand it. We have $16,000,000,000,000 in debt.  We’re spending $1,000,000,000,000 more a year than we bring in, and we’ve been doing it for the last 4 years. As a conservative, I see it as a spending problem; we simply spend more money than we have. We get the money by borrowing […]

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Face Plant – So Who Do We Tax After That?

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2012

As a followup to this post on Taxing the rich, I did want to point something else out.   Even if you taxed the rich at 100% you still couldn’t pay for even one year of Obama/Democrat spending.  Not even one full year.  And that’s just for running the government, and not a penny toward the […]

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Remembering Democrat Rule – No Taxes Means More Taxes

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2012

In 2007 New Hampshire Democrats assumed complete control of state government.  And much like the Democrat rhetoric in the current 2012 campaign, back in 2007,  their first budget,  New Hampshire’s first budget over 10 billion dollars, was billed by the Democrats as a budget that “addresses our state’s priorities without new taxes.” Addresses our ‘State’s’ […]

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RGA Releases Ad – Maggie Hassan is a Tax And Spend Democrat [Updated – Politco reports]

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2012

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is not wasting any time. They ave released a new ad on the web site called ‘Deja Vu.’ And it gets to the heart of the matter.  Maggie ‘But Gurl’ Hassan is a NH Democrat, a tax and spender. She always has been. And her taking the tax pledge […]

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Joke: Three NH Democrats for Governor Walk Into A Debate…

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2012

…all three of them want to raise your taxes.  But seriously folks….they do.  They all want to empower the state to take more of your money.  So what is there to debate? …How they disguise that desire.  But it is a distinction without a difference, or is that a difference without a distinction? Whichever stooge […]

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Pledge Zombie Apocalypse

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2012

Democrat Candidate Jackie Cilley is trying to rally the extreme left of the already extreme left in the New Hampshire Democrat party by pretending to be a moderating voice for tax policy.  Her distinction without a difference (other than that she is being direct about her desire for a broad based tax) is that the […]

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Paul Ryan it is: “Hiding Spending Does Not Reduce Spending” (see below)

by Tim Condon August 11, 2012

Bottom line: “We dont’ think government should be in control of all this. We think the people should be in control.” Watch this video; look at the facial expressions and body language of the two politicians to his left; look at the fear and loathing emanating from the other political class pigs around that table! YES!

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The NH Democrat’s Dishonesty About Tobacco

by Steve MacDonald June 8, 2012

On 6-6-12 I provided an update on the state of tobacco tax revenue in New Hampshire.  Buried in that post were some observations about how hypocritical and dishonest Democrats in the Granite state are about tobacco and their obsession with taxing it.  A hypocrisy they themselves may not even grasp.  So I wanted to excerpt […]

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Congressional Stalemate is better than Financial Disaster

by Don March 27, 2012

Is Congress at a stand-still?  If so, is that good or bad? Americans elect representatives whose views, they believe, are best for our country and our people.  Since Americans disagree about these things, there will be disagreements, conflicts and even stalemates in Congress. Our nation’s founders wanted to ensure that extreme legislation, violating their principles, […]

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Barry Needs Some Walking Around Money…

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2011

Let’s say your brother in law, Barry, comes to you for a loan. He needs a little extra money for this big idea he’s got brewing. All he needs is $4500.00 dollars.

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Response to Attacks on Republicans for PAYGO

by Don October 13, 2011

Hightower’s article and Veverka’s letter are just partisan attack pieces. It is a common liberal technique to attack anyone who tries to stop or even slow the growth of government. Anyone who won’t cave to whatever liberals demand will be smeared. It doesn’t matter whether the program works, is worth the cost, is counter-productive, or is affordable.

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Would You Suck Twice as Hard for Half as Much?

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2011

This particualr faerie story center around three graphs from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Not the fed, the treasury, or even some fruit-loop left wing think tank, but the GPO. The GPO prints stuff, and answers to the Executive branch. So right out of the toy-box we have to question these partisan stills, presented as they are in a partisan manner, bearing guestimated facts and assumptions, with no basis in reality

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Bernanke’s Bender

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2011

Bernanke, who sources confirmed was “totally sloshed,” arrived at the drinking establishment at approximately 5:30 p.m., ensconced himself upon a bar stool, and consumed several bottles of Miller High Life and a half-dozen shots of whiskey while loudly proclaiming to any patron who would listen that the economic outlook was “pretty goddamned awful if you want the God’s honest truth.”

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