income tax

HB 628: Coos County Reps Vote to Tax Your Income.

by Op-Ed February 11, 2018

By Kevin Craig I am dismayed that the entire Coös County delegation, both Democrat, and Republican, voted for an income tax on all non-public employees, via House Bill 628, the “Family Medical Leave Insurance” bill. The only exceptions were Robert Theberge, who voted nay, Bing Judd, who didn’t vote, and Edith Tucker, who was excused. […]

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These 21 New Hampshire House Republicans Don’t Just Want an Income Tax, They Saved It.

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2018

The Commerce Committee report on HB 628 was inexpedient to Legislate. Kill the bill, they said. We don’t want to add dozens of bureaucrats and a mechanism to tax income in New Hampshire. But the 21 Republicans pictured above voted against the committee report. They saved the Income-tax built into the legislation. Without their “support” this […]

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House Republicans Responsible for Advancing a NH Income Tax Again!

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2018

HB 628, which has a tax on income built into it, passed yet another hurdle today when 28 Republicans voted in favor of taxing your income. No need to get into the issues with the bill again for the moment, but if you are new to this debate you can find them here. Our purpose […]

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Granite State Taxpayers Opposes Family Leave Bill HB628!

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2018

From the Inbox! HB628 establishes a mandatory paid family and medical leave insurance (FMLI). The bill requires NH Employment Security to establish and administer the FMLI fund. Employers would pay quarterly premiums of 0.5 percent of employee wages. 

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More Flaws In HB 628 – The Program is Built to Fail, or Was That the Point?

by Op-Ed February 5, 2018

By Len Turcotte (Adapted from a letter to the chair of the Commerce Subcommittee on HB628) I met with Richard Lavers (Department of Employment Security) briefly on Wednesday of this week to discuss the spreadsheets he handed out at the Commerce Committee hearing on January 16th (I am currently awaiting further updates). My questions were […]

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Stop NH Tax Hikes Phonebank

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2018

The floor vote for HB 628, which would tax individual income in New Hampshire, is coming up this week. To help inform Granite Staters about the proposed tax, American’s for Prosperity is holding a Phone Bank Tomorrow from 5 PM – 8 PM. NH Americans for Prosperity Volunteer Center 340 Granite St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102 […]

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Democrats “Improve” HB 628: They Cut The Benefit Time in Half and Hike the Income Tax by 34%

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2018

The New Hampshire Income Tax is not dead yet. Yes, the subcommittee recommended the bill as Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL), and odds are improving that the full committee will follow suit, but the subcommittee minority report included an amendment that is (presumably) meant to make the bill more “appealing” to the Republican majority committee and legislature. Or […]

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I Guess The NH Media Want’s New Hampshire to Tax Your Income

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2018

Is there a Media editorial blackout on opposition to HB 628, a tax on income disguised as an unnecessary, poorly written “family leave act” entitlement? Opponents of the measure report that while they have submitted letters to the editors of several New Hampshire newspapers they have not seen their remarks find their way into print.

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An Ode to HB 628 -“You can opt-in any time you like, But you can never leave” [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2018

Inspired by my title for this article… and yes, it’s to the tune of Hotel California. In an old Concord building Legislators debate On the plan for insurance In HB 628 But the public has found out They should never relax What these legislators actually want Is an income tax

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HB 628: You Can Opt-In (to Pay the Tax) Any Time You Like (But if You Didn’t Opt-Out) You Can Never Leave

by Op-Ed January 29, 2018

By Chip Spangler Currently, HB 628 sits in the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee. This bill claims to be a government-run Family and Medical Leave insurance bill, but it is actually an income tax bill. The bill places a 0.5% tax on income for those who do not opt-out. The opt-out provision is deceptive at best, […]

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Reminder: These New Hampshire House Republicans Voted for An Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2018

HB 628 (An Act that would institute a New Hampshire Income tax) passed the NH House 183 to 151 on January 9th, 2017. The bill has another hearing this week followed by another vote. Here is a reminder about the 33 Republicans whose vote for an Income Tax in New Hampshire are the only reason it is […]

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NH HB 628: One Step Closer to the Perpetual Drain of an Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2018

By Emmett Harris The Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act, HB 628, isn’t taking any time off. Instead, the bill is working its way steadily through the New Hampshire House, full of the promise, pleading, and puffery common to many progressive proposals. Let’s hope its journey ends short of becoming law.

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New Hampshire’s New (Proposed) Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 16, 2018

The latest attempt to impose an income tax on New Hampshire comes hidden under the veil of the “how could anyone but a cold-hearted bastard vote against” HB HB628, AN ACT relative to a family and medical leave insurance program. Skip has done most of the heavy lifting here, here, and here, but there is another excellent resource […]

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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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