Federal Government

Hiring Freeze Results in 9,000 Fewer Federal Employees in First 6-months

by Steve MacDonald August 10, 2017

The Washington Times is reporting that President Trumps’ hiring freeze has resulted in 9,000 fewer Federal employees in the first 6-months. Mr. Trump ordered the hiring freeze on his first day in office and embarked on the most ambitious agenda to shrink government since Ronald Reagan. His early success, although modest, is a testament to […]

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Embarrassing – GOP just got on their knees to the Dems on this latest budget deal

by Skip May 1, 2017

Yeah, the GOP is alREADY saying “wait until next time!” Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer are laughing and laughing at this gutless wonders that promised us everything but have given us Conservatives essentially nothing in this “bipartisan” agreement.  As Steve pointed out here and especially here at “On the Crossing of Aisles”: This is not ‘Democrats’ […]

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Govt: let’s buy cars so NO ONE will use them!

by Skip April 28, 2017

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) Awe sheesh.  Liberals and Progressives HATE it when we want […]

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Quick Thought – Fed Shutdown in a week? So what?

by Skip April 22, 2017

White House ‘confident’ government shutdown can be avoided but still tells agencies to prepare for it It’s not like this deadline, the Feds running out of money because, once AGAIN, our overpaid and over-ego’d CongressCritters have failed to do their jobs – pass a series of appropriation bills for each area of the government in […]

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Why the TSA is the most Useless Federal Government Organization in Existence

by Kimberly Morin October 6, 2015

I can attest to this considering I do fly on a regular basis. I get molested every time. I once asked the TSA agent if she’d put on some Barry White music first. Most. Useless. Federal. Organization. Ever.

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Data Point – Americas are starting to fear their government

by Skip September 24, 2015

Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens,” similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held this attitude.  (H/T: Gallup)

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Truly, a case of the Federal Government not working

by Skip August 21, 2015

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 An American not doing the work that another American […]

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So NH Governor Maggie Hassan, where ARE those illegal immigrant kids?

by Skip August 17, 2014

This just came in over the transom, and it is a very good question.  Where IS the “Open and Transparent” Government we were promised, Governor Maggie Hassan?  Can you explain (below: emphasis mine)? Dear Governor Hassan, On August 1st, 2014 The Union Leader reported that the federal government dumped 13 unaccompanied non-citizen children in New […]

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Don’t Give In to Regional Planners…

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2014
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Regional planning subverts authority from taxpayers, town councils and selectman, state reps and even the Governor’s office.    Anyone who does not know this is ignorant (bad) or lying (worse).  To get a feel for how screwed you are if you embrace any of this garbage, check out this video from a County Commissioner with some […]

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“Congolese Americans: Finding a Home in New England” – Congolese Refugees

by Skip July 27, 2014

Well, it seems that the notice of the Federal government, probably via some “Social Services Organization” (formerly a charity that has lost its way and has been “captured” by the lure of taxpayer money) trying to move up to 3, 000 refugees into Dover (10% of the population – you think that amount of folks […]

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Dover and a link from Refugee Settlement Watch

by Skip July 27, 2014

In response to our post on Dover having to receive 3000 “refugees” being plopped here courtesy of our kind, caring Federal Government (that Democrats said that “Government is the only thing we all belong to” (no choice at’all)), a new blog to me sent a link:  Refugee Settlement Watch and they did a commentary on our post – […]

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BCRC – Walt Havenstein Q&A: Q1-what would you do if Feds passed a magazine capacity bill?

by Skip July 11, 2014

After Walt Havenstein gave his talk to the Belknap County Republicans, he was willing to participate in a Question and Answer session.  A few were hard questions, some not as hard. Question 1: As NH Governor, what would your response be if the Federal Government passed legislation on maximum magazine capacities? Response (in part): he […]

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The IRS Hockey Stick

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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The IRS Hockey Stick is very real.

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You Want To “Give America A Raise?”

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2014
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The Democrats would like to Give America A Raise.  That was what Obama promised in his state of the union. When Democrats feel the need to do something, their first act is to plunder someone else to pay for it, whatever it is.  But there are plenty of other ways to give America a raise. […]

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Notable Quote – Glenn Reynolds (A different kind of nullification – Irish Democracy)

by Skip January 26, 2014

Glenn Reynold’s (of Instapundit)  USA Today’s column spoke of both individual and State level nullification telling the Federal Government “Screw you!” (emphasis mine): Meanwhile, on the marijuana front, the people of states like Colorado are engaging in an odd, 21st century variety of nullification. Unlike the 19th century John Calhoun version, state laws legalizing marijuana […]

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A Reason To Not Expand Any Government Program – ‘The Mystery of Why We Still Have Poverty’

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2013
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This is not a tale about Medicaid Expansion but then it is.   We are spending so much taxpayer money nationally to eliminate poverty (with Welfare) that if we were to skip the middle men (national agencies, bureaucrats, pencil pushers and so on), poverty would not longer exist. According to a Cato Institute study published last […]

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An object lesson that shows why the Federal Government should stay out of local affairs.

by Skip October 27, 2013

In the middle of August (yeah, I keep doing other things), I noticed that a whole bunch of new street signage started showing up in my small neighborhood in my tiny hamlet.  They were that bright bright new color mandated by the Federal Government – not just that “it’s a new sign” bright but bright […]

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President Tantrum Shuts Down Parks Feds Don’t Even Fund

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2013
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This is an excellent example of the hubris of Obama and the Democrat run Federal Government.  These Demo-brats are so mad that they didn’t get their way–that ‘way’ being the unsustainable continued and unobstructed growth and debt accumulation of the Federal government–that they are sending Federal Park Officials to shut down “parks” that are not […]

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Are we starting to see California really learning the truth of Margaret Thatcher’s words?

by Skip August 29, 2013

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.“ – Lady (and former British Prime Minister) Margaret Thatcher You know, I’m not sure if this is just the kind of creeping socialism that California has been practicing for the last few decades, or just dumb governance ideas gone crazy, or […]

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Notable Quote – On “Reorganizing” the Republican Party

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

“…it is probably enough to observe here that in the nature of things the exercise of personal government, the control of a huge bureaucracy, and the management of an enormous mass of subsidized voting-power, are as agreeable to one stripe of politician as they are another.  Presumably they interest a Republican or Progressive as much […]

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Carol Shea-Porter: The Federal Governments Representative To New Hampshire CD- 1

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2013

I have long and often argued that Democrats, New Hampshire’s variety in particular, favor the top down model of governance.  The power and the resources (money) must descend from the point farthest from the person who is taxed for the privilege of being governed by progressives. A prime example or proof of this “theory” is […]

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Who Can You Trust?

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2013

Stella Tremblay, a New Hampshire House Republican (Auburn), is on the media chopping block for being a little bit Alex Jones, and bit too much Glenn Beck.  Seems she posted some remarks on Beck’s site that comport with conspiracy theories regarding the Boston Marathon Bombings, and the Federal Government’s Complicity. Posted to Beck’s site–as reported […]

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New military report; need one for civilians too!

by Tim Condon April 17, 2013
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Why Isn’t Anyone Asking This Question?

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2013

Massa Obama gave a speech the other day in which he cried wolf over the sequester.  It’s twice as amusing because it was his sequester in the first place.  But now that the Republicans in congress are not falling into his evil trap he’s got to back off and blame them for letting him intimidate them into agreeing to […]

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Zero Hedge and “the machinations of a single party system”

by Tim Condon February 16, 2013

Zero Hedge is a blog that according to Wikipedia “reports on economics, Wall Street, and the financial sector.” In 2009 it exposed the practice of “flash trading” by Goldman Sachs’ to gain what were said to be unfair profits. In 2012 Zero Hedge had almost 2 million readers a month, a number that is apparently growing. Today an […]

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What is “going Galt? What is “Irish democracy”?

by Tim Condon December 29, 2012

And how are they connected?

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So Elves do All the Work…

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2012

H/T Mike Rogers

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Today’s almighty federal government: “The illusion of impregnability”

by Tim Condon December 19, 2012

Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal that “big government is here to stay. This is particularly important for libertarians to absorb. Over the last two hundred years…

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MYTH 3: We have a “revenue” problem

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2012

You can read Myth’s 1, 2 and 4 here should you care to; my purpose for the moment is to mug and pummel the idea that spending is not the problem and this helps illustrate that. The revenue problem refers to the notion that revenues are too low. Typically, special attention is drawn to the […]

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Data Point – Which states could give the Feds the heave-ho financially?

by Skip December 6, 2012

(H/T:  The Blaze)

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