HB617

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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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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Dan Eaton Holds Kids Hostage

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2013

New Hampshire House Democrat Dan Eaton left office under investigation for intimidation and corruption.  He returned under the umbrella of returning civility to Concord.  Yet Eaton is proof that there never was any, not from the NH Democrat Leadership.  And now that he’s back and in charge of the powerful finance committee, he’s being who […]

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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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Guest post by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier: Bad Bill of the Month (HB 617)

by Skip March 17, 2013

HB 617 – Gas Tax Bill “…The Gift That Keeps On Giving…” Last Wednesday, the NH House approved the largest tax hike in state history by increasing New Hampshire’s Gas Tax by a BILLION dollars over the next four years. Basically, it means paying about $3.00 more at the pump EACH time you fill up! […]

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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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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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Email Doodlings – it’s the HB617 numbers that are fishy

by Skip February 27, 2013

Well, we’ve gone from full blown guns all the time to HB617 having a run.  Sure, each topic is important, but for us, each one brings up LOTS of secondary & tertiary items to be contemplated, and so it is with HB617.  However, aNOTHER reader sent in this analysis on the spreadsheet that David Campbell […]

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Email Doodlings – thoughts on Republicans & HB617 from a reader

by Skip February 27, 2013

All kinds of emails come into the Inbox – right now, it can run 300 to 500 per day and I can’t get to them all, or if I do, the sheer volume of stuff just gives me a case of induced ADD (and with TMEW, the Eldest, & the Youngest medically diagnosed with ADHD, […]

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HB617 – Well, ONE Republican is making a big stink about raising the gas tax.

by Skip February 25, 2013

Well, I, Mike, and Steve are all over HB617,  the bill that will raise the gas tax 18 cents over the next four years – and to hammer home the point, we can thank Republicans for greasing the skids to push this through without nary a cross vote.  Well, one NH House Representative has spoken […]

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