Jobs

Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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Press Release _________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release – September 13, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Highlights Ongoing Explosive Job Growth Since Tax Relief for Employers Took Effect MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) highlighted today’s release of August unemployment data showing the eighth straight month of major job gains […]

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Economic Malpractice

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2016
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We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire. (Segment 2a, 19min 41 sec.) Download this segment – The entire podcast […]

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I Learned More at McDonald’s Than at College

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2016
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Things Democrats Refuse to Believe

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2016
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Lemonade Stand Economics is only 2 minutes long. Democrats can feel free to consider it an installment of the Two Minutes Hate because their notions about the relationship between business and government do not permit them to accept the simple truths in this short video. That their intrusions rob small business owners of resources they need […]

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“Jobs are a Cost of Doing Something, Not a Benefit.”

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2016
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Hostess went belly up in late 2012 thanks to unmanageable costs. There were some serious infrastructure and logistics issues but the biggest weight around the company neck was union contracts. The Union bosses bled the company dry until it could no longer afford to operate. Hostess closed up shop, Twinkies disappeared from store shelves, and thousands […]

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So, If Unemployment is 2.7% Why Does NH Gov. Maggie Hassan Need $8.3 Million for This?

by Steve MacDonald July 11, 2016
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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is at 2.7%. We may well be at or approaching a circumstance where there are more jobs than people who want to work. So what the hell is this? In February, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced a new $8.3 million initiative aimed at helping low-income people find good-paying jobs.

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Frank Edelblut on Creating Real Economic Growth

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2016
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Gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut joins us to talk about some of the barriers to real economic growth–how government gets in the way of small business creation, innovation, and employment opportunity. Download this segment |  Complete podcast Remember: You can stream every program and every posted segment, anytime, anywhere, on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone […]

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Data Point – Job Growth or Stagflation?

by Skip April 3, 2016

Take that 14.4 million job growth number. That sounds impressive doesn’t it? But that job growth is stretched over almost six full years, during which time the working age population grew by 15.8 million.  In that respect, we’ve lost ground on jobs under Obama. “What’s more, that 14.4 million increase in jobs is measured against […]

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Hillary: “…because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business”

by Skip March 14, 2016

After all, she is running to be the Second Coming of Obama in being his third term.  So why shouldn’t she be following in his footsteps? “You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. […]

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Minimum Wage Hike Killing Jobs in Seattle?

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2016
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Beginning in April of last year employment numbers in the city of Seattle began to drop as unemployment rose. The AEI study, worked up from Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly surveys, shows that, between April and December last year, Seattle saw the biggest employment drop in any nine-month period since 2009 — a full year […]

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Data Point – Guns and State economies

by Skip February 2, 2016

How much does your state depend on the gun industry? WalletHub assessed the arms and ammunitions industry in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to determine which states depend the most on the gun industry for jobs, political contributions and firearm ownership.  The five states that most dependent on the gun industry are […]

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Granite Status – Dem NH CD-1 Candidate Wants to Raise Min. Wage to $15/Hour

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2015
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Will Carol Shea-Porter try to out bid him? SHAWN O’CONNOR, a Democratic congressional candidate in the 1st District, plans to announce today that he supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2021, and indexing it to inflation. His proposal would give small businesses a tax credit equal to 50 percent of the increase […]

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You Can’t Separate Labor Force Participation From The Unemployment Rate

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2015
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America’s national unemployment rate is 5.1 percent. The country added 173,000 jobs in August. The press is trumpeting our economic success. Happy days are here again, or are they? A record 94,031,000 people have left the US work force. But 5.1 percent unemployment, you croon. Sure, it sounds great if you have a job or if […]

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GrokTALK! – Meet Gov. Boon Doggle

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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Maggs Hassan signed the Boondoggle bill this week, establishing a culture of taxpayer backed greed amongst the elected class–and anyone looking for a few bucks to tie a boon to a doggle. So Kimberly Morin joins us to discuss this new nail in the coffin of the New Hampshire economy.  We also visit the lousy […]

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Union Admits 15$ Min Wage Will Cost Jobs

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2015
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Union Admits 15$ Min Wage Will Cost Jobs, but they are OK with that. @jasonahart will some people lose their jobs? yes, but the work still needs to get done — IBEW Local 570 (@IBEW570) May 13, 2015 Jason Hart | Watchdog.org

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Will NH Democrats Follow Obama’s Lead on Occupational Licensing?

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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There is an overlooked paragraph in president Obama’s 2016 budget fact sheet that might actually prove useful to real people trying to find work in the real world. Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing. The Budget seeks to reduce occupational licensing barriers that keep people from doing the jobs they have the skills to do by putting […]

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They Took My Joooooob….In San Frannnn-cisco.

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2015
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San Francisco recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 an hour with incremental increases to $15/hour by 2018.  At least one small business owner is shuttering a business as a result. (Yahoo! Finance) “Borderlands Books as it exists is not a financially viable business if subject to that minimum wage.” … The blog […]

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Senate Passes Keystone XL 62-36

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2015
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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 29, 2015 Contact: Greg Moore, 603-303-9297 or GMoore@afphq.org                                AFP-NH on Keystone XL Senate Passage CONCORD — Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire State Director Greg Moore released this statement following the Senate’s final passage of […]

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Are Stay At Home Parents Robbing the Government of Revenue?

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2015
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Democrats may not admit this but they believe it all belongs to the government.  All of it. “You didn’t build that” is the bumper-sticker slogan of Marxists everywhere.  You can’t do it without them, you didn’t do it, to which we could add ‘How dare you do it.”  And for the record, any little bit […]

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Democrat War On Work – Forward is Backward

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2014
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On December 5th the Department of Labor (BLS – or should we say BS) continued the unemployment charade by posting a rate of 5.8%.  But they might as well have said it was 5% or 3% because that number no longer means anything. Almost 12 million people have given up looking for work since Obama […]

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The Democrat War on Work…

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2014
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Figure this one out. The official U.S. unemployment rate has indeed fallen steadily during the past few years, but the economic recovery has created the fewest jobs relative to the previous employment peak of any prior recovery. The labor-force participation rate recently touched a 36-year low of 62.7%. The number of Americans not in the […]

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Shea-Porter Votes NO on Jobs And Cheap Energy Again…

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2014
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Soon to be former congressperchild (can’t use ‘man’ or ‘son’ that would be sexist) Carol Shea-Porter, had an opportunity to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline this past week. She was not one of the 31 House Democrats to reach across the aisle in search of a solution to create jobs or lower energy prices.  […]

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Ask Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan – Do NH Businesses Create Jobs?

by Steve MacDonald October 27, 2014
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The Shaheen’s are HUGE Clinton family values fans.  They were all-in for Hillary in 2008 when Clinton Campaign co-chair Bill “We vote like a village”  Shaheen took a hit for the party by making generalizations about Barack Obama and his relationship with illegal drugs.  (Racist of him, right?) And now Hillary (Mrs. Bill “Hide he […]

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GrokTALK! With House Candidate Josh Moore

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Josh Moore joins us to talk about his race for the NH House.  We start with unions (he defeated a pro-union Republican in the primary), economy and jobs, School choice, second amendment, favorite committee assignments, Josh’s cable access show, the social value of personal responsibility, and more…   Listen to or Download this segment on […]

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GrokTALK! with State Senate Candidate Kathy Rago

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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NH State Senate candidate Kathy Rago (District 7) joined us this past week to talk about why she is running, about education and school choice, government spending (and governments true role), the barriers to entry and business/job creation that excessive occupational licensing presents, and a lot more. (30 min)   Listen to or Download the […]

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Meanwhile, In ‘Utopia’ …

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2014
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Illinois Policy.org Illinois’ sluggish jobs recovery is coming at a tremendous cost. For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In the recession era, the number of Illinoisans dependent on food stamps has risen by 745,000. … There are nearly […]

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Hope? When Obama Is Done You Won’t Have Any

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2014
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Hope (and change) were the promise of the Obama Presidency.  We’ll change things until you have no hope.  That’s what happened.  And that is the plan going ‘Forward.’ Democrats all across the nation are embracing 1.9% total growth in 2013 and 0.1% in the first quarter of 2014.  And they should.  This is what they […]

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Democrat War On Work – Are You Pivoting From ObamaCare to Jobs Because ObamaCare Kills Jobs?

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2014
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Yesterday I observed what has been observed rightly, from the right, for years.  ObamaCare can’t help but kill jobs. I know, wasn’t ObamaCare a jobs Bill?  Sure.  Everything Democrats passed in 2009 and 2010 was a jobs bill.  Commemorating post offices was a jobs bill.  Defunding abstinence education to pay for more abortions was a […]

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Pelosi Pivots From ObamaCare to Jobs…

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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“..while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.” … “Well let me just say, those of us who fought for this (ObamaCare) knew what we believed in and really don’t think we needed any vindication,” she responded. “We just had to protect it from those ideological anti-government people who didn’t […]

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Minimum Wage Hike = Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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We’ve talked about this.  Obama wants to kill jobs.  NH Democrats want to kill some jobs.  Make prices go up.  Reduce full-time opportunities.  Make it harder for new or unskilled people to find work.  Everyone knows what will happen, and still the Democrats persist.  They are willing to harm New Hampshire families to pad their […]

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