Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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Press Release _________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release – September 13, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) highlighted today’s release of August unemployment data showing the eighth straight month of major job gains […]

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Data Point- DC Minimum Wages up, employment down

by Skip August 24, 2016

How’s that higher minimum wage working out for jobs in DC? The nation’s capital has been leading the way on the minimum wage front and the Fight for 15 crowd couldn’t be happier. Still, those not invested in the future of the unions and the Social Justice Warrior movement have questions which deserve answers. Just […]

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Notable Quote – Richard Epstein

by Skip August 3, 2016

It is now possible to see how the progressive agenda thwarts the engine for growth in ways that private ingenuity finds it difficult to overcome. The initial observation is that virtually every progressive reform undermines free markets and tends to establish monopolies in labor, agriculture, and other industries. These rules frustrate the free entry into […]

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So, Donald Trump decides that all your money belongs Government (like the Democrats)?

by Skip July 25, 2016

It is well known that Democrats have been furious with companies undergoing tax inversions – a US company buys a foreign company and then moves its headquarters to that foreign entity.  Reason? US corporate taxes are too high compared to other countries.  Given that their legal fiduciary responsibility is to their shareholders, they do the […]

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Things Democrats Refuse to Believe

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2016
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Lemonade Stand Economics is only 2 minutes long. Democrats can feel free to consider it an installment of the Two Minutes Hate because their notions about the relationship between business and government do not permit them to accept the simple truths in this short video. That their intrusions rob small business owners of resources they need […]

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So, If Unemployment is 2.7% Why Does NH Gov. Maggie Hassan Need $8.3 Million for This?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2016
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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is at 2.7%. We may well be at or approaching a circumstance where there are more jobs than people who want to work. So what the hell is this? In February, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced a new $8.3 million initiative aimed at helping low-income people find good-paying jobs.

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Frank Edelblut on Creating Real Economic Growth

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2016
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Gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut joins us to talk about some of the barriers to real economic growth–how government gets in the way of small business creation, innovation, and employment opportunity. Download this segment |  Complete podcast Remember: You can stream every program and every posted segment, anytime, anywhere, on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone […]

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Notable Quote – William Easterly

by Skip May 29, 2016

The market, by contrast [to state and other nonmarket means of supplying goods and services], rewards the profit-seeking baker according to just how much the consumers feel the bread is worth at solving their nutritional gluten problem. So the market will self-correct. Suppose there is a high social payoff to making bread for consumers – […]

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“Why private investment works and government doesn’t”

by Skip April 27, 2016

(H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Data Point – Worker compensation and productivity (’73 to now)

by Skip April 20, 2016

More narrative (and yes, you need and should go read it) at the post. (H/T: The Corner)

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“…California – a tax on a tax”

by Skip April 20, 2016

I read this and just shook my head slowly from side to side – I just couldn’t believe what I was reading.  Given this, why haven’t we all risen up in righteous indignation (er, if not a lot more) and say “no more” to taking more and more?  But at least one person did the […]

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Economic Stagnation? Obama keeps telling “we’re fine”? Rest of us?

by Skip April 20, 2016

Not so much – the economic growth in the US has averaged 2% or lower since Obama became President (“sucked” squared) – from Cafe Hayek, it seems that Obama (like FDR before him) is himself the root cause:  Here’s Steve Hanke on the slow-down in economic growth of the past few years.  A slice (link […]

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Data Point – Atlanta Fed Reserve: Recession coming?

by Skip April 10, 2016

SHOT:  From President Obama’s weekly address Hi everybody. Over the past seven years, we haven’t just been recovering from crisis, we’ve been rebuilding our economy on a new foundation for growth – growth that benefits everybody, not just folks at the top. Chaser: “More economists are forecasting that the US economy nearly shrank in the […]

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Bernie Sanders – Bread lines are GOOD for you?

by Skip April 9, 2016

Yes, he’s proving that Socialism is not about shared wealth, it IS about shared misery.  If it were the former, a real workers’ Utopia that Socialists and Communists are always lying bragging about, who would have to wait in a line to get bread.  I am of the generation that saw “citizens” of Socialist governments […]

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Data Point – Job Growth or Stagflation?

by Skip April 3, 2016

Take that 14.4 million job growth number. That sounds impressive doesn’t it? But that job growth is stretched over almost six full years, during which time the working age population grew by 15.8 million.  In that respect, we’ve lost ground on jobs under Obama. “What’s more, that 14.4 million increase in jobs is measured against […]

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by Ralph Benko – Which Presidential Aspirant(s) Would Make America (And You!) Prosper?

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2016
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Guest Post By Ralph Benko – Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project As I recently wrote in my column, “Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity.” The GOP candidates have been emphatic about our national security, about which more in a bit. All of them strangely […]

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Data Point – Guns and State economies

by Skip February 2, 2016

How much does your state depend on the gun industry? WalletHub assessed the arms and ammunitions industry in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to determine which states depend the most on the gun industry for jobs, political contributions and firearm ownership.  The five states that most dependent on the gun industry are […]

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“The cruelty of the Minimum Wage”

by Skip January 20, 2016

In this short animated video from Learn Liberty I explain why raising the minimum wage is a bad idea if the goal is to improve the economic fortunes of the least-advantaged workers and families. The minimum wage yields unfair advantages to families, such as mine, with teenagers who hail from middle- and high-income households, who are well-educated, […]

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Data Point – households in the US are richer

by Skip December 21, 2015

A smaller percentage of “the poor” A slightly smaller percentage of “the middle class” A much larger number of households (3X ??) at the top end. Looks like, all pundits and media aside, the US is richer now than what it was in 1967. (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Six Things We Learned About The Democrats Last Week

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2015
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From “Six Things we learned about the Democrats last week“ (after their debate) Robert Tracinski offers a list that ends with no room for old-school democrats like poor ole Jim Webb. Among Democrats who believe unabashedly in a big government utopia, who no longer make much pretense of caring about economic growth or national security, and […]

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This is what your Household Income Does under Democrat Rule

by Kimberly Morin September 30, 2015

This is your income under Democrat rule. Let’s see them explain this one away. They’ve had YEARS to turn this economy around yet they haven’t. Why? Economically illiterate? Bad advice? Intentional? You decide. H/T Eric Odom

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Jackson Hole Summit: Economist Dr. Marc Miles on why the economy is stagnant

by Kimberly Morin August 30, 2015

Today was the last day of the Jackson Hole Summit in Wyoming. Yours truly sat down with economist Dr. Marc Miles to discuss the economy and interest rates and the affect of monetary policy on Americans. Dr. Miles was on a panel yesterday during the Summit in which he discussed how interest rates being kept […]

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Would “No Labels” Give Me The Problem Solver Seal of Approval For This?

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2015
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In yesterday’s Granite Status, Dan Tuohy advertised the NO LABELS Problem Solver Convention. (Someone is still paying their freight, what a joke). NO LABELS will be giving its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval” to presidential candidates who commit to a set criteria: 1.) Embrace a “National Strategic Agenda” 2.) If elected, agree to begin work on […]

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This, from Socialist Bernie Sanders, caught my ear on Sunday’s This Week talking head show

by Skip August 7, 2015

Certainly ole’ Bernie is tapping into something on the hard Left – proving what a lot of us on the Right have been saying for a while: the center of the Democrat Party is now outright Socialist.  And step by step, over the decades, they have been using the Law & Regulation stick to transform […]

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Sign Of The Times

by Ed Naile June 14, 2015

As I drive around my area of NH and see the Obama Economy in action, an idea for a small business evolved in my mind. I’m thinking real estate will be the next big thing. How about this for a killer small business: long lasting “FOR SALE BY OWNER” real estate signs that are guaranteed […]

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Obama Crushes Another Record

by Scott Morales June 2, 2015

His presidency has produced the lowest average first quarter GDP growth evah recorded. President Barack Obama has presided over the lowest average first-quarter GDP growth of any president who has served since 1947, which is the earliest year for which the Bureau of Economic

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GrokTALK! – Meet Gov. Boon Doggle

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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Maggs Hassan signed the Boondoggle bill this week, establishing a culture of taxpayer backed greed amongst the elected class–and anyone looking for a few bucks to tie a boon to a doggle. So Kimberly Morin joins us to discuss this new nail in the coffin of the New Hampshire economy.  We also visit the lousy […]

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Thoughts on Hillary’s Loft Pronouncements in Iowa today

by Skip April 14, 2015

(Image H/T: Powerline)   Yes, lots of ridicule is being made of her “new and fun” logo (as N.A.F. is what the campaign’s marketing is trying make of a 68 year old coattailer that’s been in politics for 20 years without a singular achievement to point to other than flying 1,000,000 at taxpayer expense while Secretary […]

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