income tax

The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale Of Three Brothers

by Steve MacDonald November 3, 2014
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Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of “General Hospital” and “True Blood” fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes Parger U

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Strong Reliance on Property Taxes Still A Winner For New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2014
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I have long remarked on how the relying on property taxes keeps the total tax burden down because when you see the taxes you pay in a lump sum (or two lump sums) you are more likely to inquire as to why you are paying that much and to what end.  This ‘interest’ in the […]

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$2.7 billion and all NH got was 693 lousy jobs in six years!

by Susan Olsen November 17, 2013

From their own consultant:

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There is no return from this exit..

by Susan Olsen November 15, 2013

‘But Democrats said the cost of the program should not be the measure’s only criteria, noting expansion will help hard-working families who cannot afford health care.‘

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It’s Probably Not A Scheme To Pass An Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2013

Starting with the downfall of the Casino bill in the New Hampshire House, voices started peeping about how this was really some progressive  plot to pass an income tax.  I guess the two were being connected somehow?  The Democrats voted the Casino bill down so they could use its death as an excuse to summon […]

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This is interesting: A Fair Tax webinar

by Tim Condon May 5, 2013

Don’t get me wrong: It’s obvious we don’t have much chance of repealing the 16th Amendment and instituting a national sales tax in this era. The political/ruling classes have become so corrupt, so rich, so powerful, and so ubiquitous—especially in Washington, DC—that real economic reform in America is pretty unlikely. However…with all that said, there is a […]

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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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Citizens as mere ATM machines? Mickelson taking on the role of Depardieu.

by Skip January 23, 2013

Phil Mickelson: “But if you add up, if you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate’s 62, 63 percent. So I’ve got to make some decisions on what I’m going to do,”  I waited a couple of days […]

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“Less take-home pay” – Well, THAT didn’t take long now, did it?

by Skip November 12, 2012

“Less take-home pay”; Tim listed another things that the Democrats now “own” based on their election results.  Here in NH, Maggie “The Red” Hassan (the NH Governor-elect) is about to be sorely tempted to immediately sign a bill to institute a broad-based income tax.  NH Families for Education (“dedicated to advocating family involvement in education”) […]

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On Not being California…

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2012

New Hampshire is not California.  We are not California because with the exception of 2007-2010, we try to avoid letting Democrats run the entire state government.  (We’re also not Massachusetts for that same reason.)  And this is good, because while Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has now implemented “cost controls” for Healthcare providers in his state, […]

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A Community Organizer? In Paris? Naturally.

by Scott Morales August 7, 2012

Sometimes the New York Times delivers.  I’m not a fan of the New York Times, but I do occasionally peruse its site for interesting tidbits.  Although, most of the time while doing so I find myself reflecting back to the actual usefulness of its well-absorbent newspaper edition (being a dog lover, it came in handy […]

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About That “No Tax Pledge” Candidate Hassan…

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2012

It’s a well regarded fact that Democrat Candidate Maggie “The Red” Hassan, early in her candidacy for Governor of New Hampshire, took a Pledge to veto any sales or Income tax.  This is something of an election year tradition.  Democrats who have been trying to raise old taxes or pass new taxes for years find […]

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GrokTV Event-Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate – Questions 9 – 12

by Skip July 12, 2012

And now for the third set of four questions (list of previous questions and their links after the jump) from the Granite State Institute of Politics Republican Gov. Debate that was hosted by John Burt, questions asked by Speaker Bill O’Brien and  Alex Talcott , and answered by the Candidates for the Republican nomination for […]

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No new tax shall be levied upon a person’s income, from whatever source it is derived.

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2012

CACR13 passed the New Hampshire Senate 20-4 with only four of the five Democrats in the chamber voting against.  Lou D’Allesandro was the sole Democrat Senator to vote in favor of sending the measure to the voters. If approved by an adequate number of voters in November CACR13 would amend the state Constitution as follows… […]

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Is John Lynch In Trouble With Democrats?

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2011

The progressive socialists who pull the big red levers at party headquarters invest a good deal of political capitol on bashing big business and the men and women who run them so how do they reconcile their figurehead democrat pimping the potential for 1500 new manufacturing jobs in the state, created by some evil, free market, fortune 100 company?

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New Hampshire Got Jobs!?

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2011

How about some jobs? New Hampshire is reporting an April unemployment rate of 4.9%. … This is unlike last year when the initial “improvement” we saw was actually the result of workforce decline–people had stopped looking or receiving benefits and dropped out of the equation.

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Bonus Pic of the Day….by request.

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2011

   

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Questons For The ‘Pro’ Income Tax Folks.

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2011

If you like income taxes so much, and they are so “fair,” why don’t you just move to a state that has them already? Are you put off by their lower quality of life, higher overall tax burden, larger populations of unemployed, higher poverty rates, higher crime rates, and invasive meddling bureaucracies of those other states?

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Granite State Fair Tax Spins And Spins And Spins

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2011

To sell you on this Utopian elixir of piss, GSFTC argues that New Hampshire’s property taxes favor the rich, and most recently have sent out a pile of nonsense with some misleading graphs, through Fernald’s email list to make the sale. But as usual it is spun upside down and backwards and ignores one very unassailable fact. New Hampshire has one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the nation because it relies on property taxes.

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