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TANSTAAFL – and Oregon is starting to learn that “free money” ain’t free

by Skip May 1, 2017

SHOT: Oregon lawmakers consider ending Medicaid expansion to shore up budget. Democratic lawmakers in Oregon are considering ending the state’s Medicaid expansion in an effort to address a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. The state’s Ways and Means committee, which includes both senators and representatives, suggested cutting Medicaid expansion in an effort to curb Oregon’s $1.6 billion budget […]

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Socialist Occidental Professor Caroline Heldman gets flustered by Tucker Carlson’s simple questions

by Skip April 19, 2017

Tucker – what a joy to watch at times as he takes on self-important self-righteous Leftists (mostly) with that baby face of his, puts them at a bit of ease, listens to them, and then just asks them simple questions.  It would be obvious to you and I, these questions, but as we see with this […]

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Chuck Morse – “our voting crap don’t stink” (parapharsed)

by Skip November 29, 2016

Republican State Senator Chuck Morse is irritated.  My, my, the person who blessed implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion here in NH allowing grown able-bodied men to sponge off the rest of us, is upset.  And he doesn’t like it at all.  Piqued?  Surely.  Angered?  I just wish I was there with camera in hand to catch […]

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John Andrews obviously doesn’t want people to have any control of their tax burden

by Skip July 20, 2016

Ah yes, yet another missive from the Left complaining that the amount raised by property taxes here in NH should be paid by anyone other than by themselves.  While the original is after the jump, this Letter to the Concord Monitor quickly sums up their argument (reformatted, emphasis mine): The writer cites a $250,000 house […]

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NH State Senator Jeanie Forrester just announced her candidacy for NH Governor; I have a question you won’t like at all

by Skip March 30, 2016

Given this and the Fiscal Note for the cost of continuing Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion (look at that $47 million dollars/Net General Fund Share) you helped put the State on the hook for: I have a question for you, Jeanie Forrester, now that you have announced for Governorship run.

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Presidential candidates – one percenters?

by Skip March 12, 2016

Home Home 2014 State 1% Income Tax Candidate State Income Income Threshold Paid Clinton NY $27,900,000 $506K $6,000,000 Cruz TX $1,200,000 $423K $389,124 Kasich OH $402,603 $316K $68,744 Rubio FL $335,561 $378K $64,666 Sanders VT $205,751 $299K $26,961 Trump NY N/A $506K N/A (Data H/T: CNN Money) And overall, what does it take to be […]

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New Hampshire’s Latest Criminal Enterprise

by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2016
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Medicaid Expansion in NH is now inevitable. The majority (registered) Republican legislature has guaranteed passage. We discuss the last hearing, the lobbyists, and their water carriers in government.

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NH House Votes to Expand Medicaid – Here are the Ugly Details

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2016
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By a vote of 207 to 136 the NH House advanced Obama Care Medicaid Expansion legislation that will inevitably lead to a broad-based income or sales tax in the Granite State. We’ve talked about the expansion, the effects, consequences, and costs already, so let’s get down to the votes. Who, in the NH House, just […]

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The House Votes on HB1696, Expanded Medicaid Today. Get Ready…

by Steve MacDonald February 10, 2016
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From Susan Olsen c/o Facebook…The House votes on HB1696, Expanded Medicaid today. Get ready… And yes, I may well make it my mission to help unseat every Republican that votes to pass this. Every. Republican.

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How Much Will Medicaid Expansion in NH Cost You?

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2016
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This is edited video of the press conference introducing the NH Income tax calculator; which we discussed in the first two segments of GrokTALK! this past Saturday. The calculator allows anyone who lives in New Hampshire to calculate your own additional cost from new taxes that will be required to pay for expanded Medicaid even before the Feds […]

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Perverse Tax Incentives

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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In part II of our conversation with Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen we discuss the perverse tax incentives behind expanding Medicaid in NH, like how it will favor residents who work outside the state over those who stay and work in New Hampshire. (Part I) (Full broadcast)

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The Cost of Medicaid Expansion in NH

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2016
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As Republicans advance Medicaid expansion in NH local activists have developed an online tool to show taxpayers just how expensive this will get, even IF the Feds keep their funding promise. (2016-01-30 Segment 1a)

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Conservative Policies

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

“For example, how about a “fundamental right” not to pay income taxes in a percentage exceeding that which other Americans are charged? Why isn’t the progressive income tax a violation of the equal protection clause? That is a much stronger argument than the one the Court has just accepted on gay marriage. Or, how about […]

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102 Years of the Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2015
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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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