Gas Tax

Local Media Reports a Majority of “NH Residents Support Gas Tax Increase” When They Don’t

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

In two separate reports feeding off the same research, and the New Hampshire Business Review lead with headlines declaring support for a gas tax increase in New Hampshire. “UNH research: NH residents support gas tax hike.” But do they? Nope. In fact, according to the cited report, a majority oppose them. The NHBR article […]

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Did New Hampshire’s Civil Engineers Just Ask for a Sales or Income Tax?

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2017

New Hampshire’s local coven of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-NH) gave the state a C- on ‘infrastructure.’ The grade was determined by a team of professional engineers from across New Hampshire who assessed 12 categories of infrastructure. And they found that much of the state’s infrastructure requires investment and upgrades to keep up with […]

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Gas Tax

by Skip April 29, 2015

(H/T: The Hill via Instapundit) – reformatted, emphasis mine: A gas tax hike is dead on arrival in Congress, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday. Transportation advocates have pushed to increase or index to inflation the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax as lawmakers scramble to come up with a way to pay for an extension of an infrastructure […]

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Maybe because it is part of the NH GOP Platform, Deputy House Speaker Gene Chandler??

by Skip March 26, 2015

So yesterday, the Republican Leadership trick of stripping out most of a bill (HB 357) and make it a DOT funding bill / Gas Tax increase was severely shamed – the NH House Republicans trounced the attempt of foisting twice the level of the gas tax passed last year (yes, by Republicans, first started in the […]

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HB 357 Amendment And the Jasper Gas Tax – Just Died in the NH House

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015

The good news of the day is that the scheme to amend HB 357 into the NH DOT budget plus gas-tax-increase has failed.  The full House rejected the amendments 365-3. Spec Bowers c/o Facebook The vote was closer than expected: 3 in favor, 365 opposed. BTW, Kurk spoke against his own bill. The gas tax […]

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Passing the Buck(s)

by Tom March 23, 2015

This letter is addressed to the Republicans who plan to sponsor a budget amendment that will increase the NH State Gasoline Tax by 8 cents, paying for a DOT budget shortfall. It is also addressed to any Republican who votes for such an amendment. We read over the weekend that you are sponsoring an effort […]

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Democrat appointed Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jasper (R) – In favor of raising the Gas Tax?

by Skip March 22, 2015

I have said for years that the primary reason why the NH Highway Fund is in such a stupid financial position is that Politicians refuse to do the right thing – let that fund do what it is supposed to fund and stop raiding it.  And, instead of constantly using taxpayers to pay for the […]

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“New” Hampshire Gas Tax Increase Today At 10am LOB 212

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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Rumor has it that the Jaspercrats will be proposing an amendment to HB 357 today when the bill is exec’d by Finance at 10am (LOB212).  The amendment will be to raise the state gas tax to end years of “one-time” fixes to DOT funding. This new tax could be proposed by either a Democrat or […]

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It seems to be the elected Republicans that are the worst obstacles for Republican candidates

by Skip September 26, 2014

All of the Federal candidates were running against Obamacare, and then the Rogue Republicans in the NH State Senate decided to sponsor, legislate, and vote for implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion.  Hard to run against something when people in your own Party stab your campaign in the back (re: passed legislation) – and I bet that Frank […]

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Just like his voting record – Senator Boutin gets worse as the night goes on – Part 5

by Kimberly Morin August 19, 2014

As the night goes on Senator  Boutin only gets worse, to the point the bartender intervenes as he curses at the patrons on the other side of the bar.  Even telling the bartender to “F*ck Off” and calling one guy a “F*cking A$$hole.”  It’s hard to believe you’re watching a sitting New Hampshire State Senator […]

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Yes, Reince Priebus, that’s just about right….let’s talk price

by Skip August 8, 2014

Watching FoxNews “Special Report” is a staple for me – while it seems that they do try to report the news fairly straight up (yes, sometimes shaded a bit or bit more to the Right – let’s be honest here, as do the others shade (or in the case of MSNBC, leap) to the Left), it […]

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NH Gas Tax Fighters MN Cafe Showing the Way: Real Transparency

by Scott Morales August 8, 2014
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Check this out: The image above is of two receipts.  The one on the left is a receipt from a Oasis Cafe in Minnesota.  Never mind the embarrassing comment on our educated society with the machine doing the simple arithmetic for the rube that ordered the burger, note the “*MIN WAGE FEE”. Now look at […]

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NH-DOT Transportation Czar Defends Gas Tax Increase

by Steve MacDonald August 5, 2014
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The NH Department of Transportation Czar, Christopher Clement Sr., took some time (and taxpayer money) out of his otherwise busy day, to give us his thoughts on the 4.2 cent gas tax increase.  It is titled, Fueling the Gas Tax Discussion.  Minister Clement advises us to be wary of political ads bearing false witness–that is […]

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War is peace. Slavery is freedom. Ignorance is strength. Dave Boutin is a “tax fighta”

by Susan Olsen July 26, 2014

Boutin voted to increase the gas tax by 23% – not a NEW tax, just a bigger one. Boutin voted to expand Medicaid – not a state exchange, just greater costs. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted to kill Constitutional Carry. Mr. Strong Supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights voted for SB 244, the […]

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Interview: Jane Cormier by Ellen Kolb of Leven for the Loaf for NH State Senate District 16

by Skip July 24, 2014

Ellen Kolb has been a guest on GrokTALK! several times and we’ve had a splendid time.  She also runs Leven for the Loaf – a solo blog that concentrates on issues surrounding the Right To Life.  She had the opportunity to interview former NH State Rep Jane Cormier who is now running for NH State […]

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Jeanne Shaheen Spends Over 20 Trillion in Six Years – Needs More Or Else!

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen and more than half a decade of Democrat majority Government have spent more than 20 trillion dollars on that government.  We’ve had plenty of advertised stimulus, some of it sold as specific to the very thing that now motivates the US Senate to ask for a raise in the Federal gas tax. Failure […]

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Hassen It Been A While Since You Could Fill Up For Under $80.00?

by Ed Naile July 1, 2014

A Letter from a CNHT Member up North: Dear editor, Please print this article in your newspaper ASAP. “All NH residents to pay for I – 93 widening, or so it seems!” In northern NH, a region plagued with gas prices 15 to 20 cents per gallon consistently higher than southern NH, adding another deliberate […]

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I always have answers for WMUR Political Scoop (no matter its inanities)!

by Skip May 23, 2014

Well, it’s Friday and once again WMUR Political Scoop has questions and lots of softballs were served up.  So I have answers…and in a couple of cases, I question the question or perceived observation: If you watched Marilinda Garcia, the national Latino rising star, on CNN en Español to check out her Spanish speaking skills… well […]

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If the Legislature Added Ten Cents to the Cost of the Nashua Telegraph, Would That Be a Tax?

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2014
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The Nashua Telegraph is behind a pay wall I wouldn’t waste ten cents to get past but I can still read the snippets, and this one was enough to make me laugh. CONCORD – A growing program to permit homeowners to empty their garages and basements of old paint fell victim to political branding in […]

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Next time at the gas pump? Thank these NH State Republican Reps for having to dig deeper into your pocket

by Skip April 23, 2014

NH GOP Platform:  Strongly oppose new taxes and fees, including an income, sales or capital gains tax NH Constitution: [Art.] 6-a. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Highways.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration accruing to the state from registration fees, operators’ licenses, gasoline road tolls or any other […]

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32 Million Dollars New Hampshire Families Didn’t Deserve To Keep

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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The NH State Senate has passed a hike in the gas tax which is guaranteed to pass through the NH House like s**t through a goose.  This will extract an estimated 32 million dollars out of the New Hampshire economy, affecting tourism, jobs, and wages. So as we approach November, in a year expected to […]

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Notable Quote: Aaron Day – Please Send Someone A Copy of the Party Platform

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Can someone point me to the sections in the NH Republican Party Platform that support Obamacare, Common Core, excessive gas taxes, gun regulation, and are anti Right to Work? If not, can someone please forward the platform to the Republican Reps and Senators that voted for such legislation? Also from Aaron… “Had great meetings in […]

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Democrats say Yea to Gas Tax, No To Study the Definition of Domicile

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2014
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The New Hampshire Senate voted to pass SB367 (with 4 Republicans–Boutin, Odell, Stiles, and Rausch).  SB 367 is a hike in the gas tax that is estimated to extract an additional 31 million dollars per year from New Hampshire Families and small business owners.   Business owners will have to eat the increase or pass it […]

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I would be a hypocrite if I did NOT post this about NH State Senator Jeb Bradley

by Skip February 9, 2014

It’s been a long day and I am just getting to listen to WMUR’s Close Up.  Our official motto is: Spank’em when they’re wrong and Thank’em when they’re right. Bradley is right and I thank him, when he said he’s put a bill in to stem the leaks in the present Highway Fund that allows […]

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NH Democrat Speeds Over Family of Ducks in His BMW

by Steve MacDonald December 30, 2013

New Hampshire Democrat David Campbell sped over a family of ducks with his BMW, crushing a number of them.  Before we cater to his litany of excuses consider this. When proposing an 83% increase in the state gas tax last year he insisted that we needed the money for roads and bridges but later confided […]

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House Republican Alliance Defends New Hampshire Families

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2013
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CONCORD – The House Republican Alliance (HRA) today issued at statement on the proposed increase in the gas tax. Last week a group in the state house came out in support of a proposed “indexed gas tax” that would allow the gas tax to continue to rise year after year with “zero legislative over-site”. “There […]

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NH Republicans – didn’t they learn from last year (raising the gas tax) at ALL?

by Skip December 6, 2013

We went through this gas Tax stupidity last year – starting in the House: Yup, that’s right.  The NH House’s Public Works and Highway Committee members decided that it was so durn important to fix roads and such, they couldn’t be bothered to really set a priority list and bump down others much less important […]

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Another take: won’t this makes it easier for the NSA to track traveling cell calls?

by Skip December 4, 2013

Because these kinds of things NEVER end up getting extended, do they?  I’m already not all that much liking that the Federal DOT wants a Black Box (a la a commercial jet) in my car they can access without my consent in the car that *I* have bought.  Now, they want me (likely) to buy […]

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May 11th GrokTALK! Segment One – Steve, Mike, and Greg Moore Arrives Early…

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2013

Mike and Steve start the segment with the IRS admitting that they targeted Conservative and TEA Party groups but once Greg Moore, the state director for AFP-NH arrives early, they move on to the proposed 67% Gas Tax increase and some under-reported (un-reported?) issues with the New Hampshire State budget. Listen Here Download this segment here […]

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Carol Shea-RUNAWAY!

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2013

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter continues to endear herself to her constituents by running away from questions she has not been taught how to answer.  Today’s example comes from Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire… (Manchester – April 2, 2013)  Yesterday afternoon at a local senior center, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) repeatedly avoided questions on two important issues that, if implemented, would […]

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