Gas Tax

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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New Hampshire’s “No Information” Voter

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2013

Grok Friend Spec Bowers just posted this on facebook. (Talk about a bridge too far.) A friend was talking with a neighbor about the gas tax. The neighbor said, “Yeah, that’s what you get when you vote Republican.” My friend told him the bill is being pushed by the Democrats. His neighbor replied, “No the […]

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Where Todd I. Selig Admits to Some Heavy Lifting…But Not All.

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2013

Several of us writing here at GraniteGrok have taken to task Durham Town Administrator Todd I. Selig for both his position on the issue of raising the gas tax and how he went about showing his support for it.  Literally.  The letter he submitted to various publications around New Hampshire, explaining his support for the […]

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Larry Major, Pike Industries Governmental Rent-Seeker, is at it again.

by Skip March 25, 2013

Well, I already put up a post where Pike paid rent-seeker Larry Major, with the title of “Government Relations”, (would that be an incestuous one?) was flogging the independent truckers that haul for Pike to go roust their NH State Reps and Senators to urge passage of HB617 which would enrich Pike Industries’s coffers but […]

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Guest Post by C.dog e. dog – “a touch of Bidenitus by I. Toddius!”

by Skip March 25, 2013

From his email:  Skip – Here’s a follow-up on poor ol’ Todd, born with a government degree in his mouth, and a touch of Bidenitus. Plagiary, Thy Name is I. Toddius! As originally hurled downfield by Scott from the 50 yard line, then caught and carried to the end zone by Steve, this football keeps […]

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Todd I. Selig – Economic Ignoramus or Just Deceptive?

by Scott Morales March 23, 2013

Porous condoms, bustiered moobed construction workers, medieval royal exclamations with a dash of Dorothy skipping rubies down the golden road all at the expense of some poor statist once-a-plebe trying to ply more cash from the pockets of his neighbors to meet his illusory expectation of what should be done and pretending to solve a […]

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Guest Post by C.dog e.doG – “Gas Tax Lisping Fantasticos Just Give Me Gas”

by Skip March 21, 2013

C.dog e.dog is our most prolific commenters here on the ‘Grok who I first “met” over at TreeHugger (the Greenie Statist Enviro site that I go over to poke a stick into once in a while) – and he followed me “home”.  Located somewhere in this Live Free or Die State that we adore, he’s […]

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Did some of those HB617 Republicans not like that Flashlight that shined brightly? Good – Mission Accomplished

by Skip March 21, 2013

OK, I know this is a couple of days old, but still worth posting as an object lesson.  We here at the ‘Grok raised a fuss and a big ‘ole stinkeroonie as we figuratively shined our flashlight into a dark corner – the kind of one where taxpayers end up paying for the mistakes that […]

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By Whichever Ways And Means Make It Possible

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2013

From Ed Naile at NH Insider… The Republican War on Women campaign was a secret code phrase for: women get to pay more for gas – especially those single moms who like big government. For you single mom’s out there (Ed’s title was ‘Single Mom’s Love the Gas Tax’),  or any women at all, or […]

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Steve? Here’s the Republican names that voted for the HB617 Gas Tax:

by Skip March 6, 2013

Yeah Steve, the figure I’ve seen is up to $1 Billion in new taxes embedded in HB617 over the next few years – and YOU get to help pay for them each and every time you put the gas nozzle into tank for a fill-up (that is, if you can afford the 83% rise in […]

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How About A “Little” Tax Increase Scarecrow?

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2013

The motion to suspend rules and introduce an amendment that would require funds raised for highways and bridges to be spent on Highways and bridges failed, with 51 Republicans voting with the Democrats against the motion. The following vote to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax 83% which includes funding things other than roads and bridges, passed 207-163, […]

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Gas Tax, Gas Tax, Gas Tax! Bill O’Brien Has An Amendment for HB 617

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2013

Former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has submitted a proposed amendment to HB 617 the New Hampshire Democrats massive gas tax hike.   It would require all taxes raised to go to the Highway Department for roads and bridges.   (From Facebook) This morning I sent the following email to all other state representatives. I would like […]

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Republican Ed Gionet Jumps Ship on NH Democrats Massive Gas Tax Hike

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2013

Grafton County District 5 Republican Ed Gionet, who voted for the Democrats massive gas tax increase in committee –when he thought it was for roads and bridges–has announced that he will not vote for the bill when it hits the house floor.  Why?  Read it for yourself. PRESS RELEASE – REP. EDMUND GIONET ANNOUNCES HE INTENDS TO […]

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Republican Sponsor of NH’s Massive Gas Tax Increase No Longer Supports the Bill

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2013

One of HB617′s original sponsors, a bill that would raise New Hampshire’s gas tax more than 80% once fully implemented, has had a come to Jesus moment with regard to Democrats and taxes. I can only hope our humble influence here at GraniteGrok, the fact that he is one of my state reps, and the emails pointing out the unpleasant historical […]

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