Maggie Hassan

Lame questions, better answers

by Skip October 25, 2014

I guess Pindell is having an off week – scanning through his questions of the week, I was rather disappointed with the offerings.  Oh well, c’est la – go with what’s there, laying on the street. Will Republicans come home to Scott Brown in the final week or sit on their hands? Oh sure: Will […]

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NH’s Exec Branch Does Its Impression of Dr. Carl Sagan With Your Money

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2014
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Charlie Arlinghaus Instead, right now – before the election – everyone who wants to help control the budget and our current spending problem should tell us their target for spending. Last fiscal year was $5 billion. Do you intend to increase that amount? Will the current tax rates support any increase or do you have […]

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Her Radiance THINKS

by Susan Olsen October 19, 2014

Contrast and compare…. “I think people have a Second Amendment right to own weapons and defend themselves and understand that people enjoy the recreation of hunting, and so I think it’s really important as we respect that right to also think about ways consistent with the Second Amendment rights where we can make our communities […]

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GrokTALK! – How NH Taxpayers Can Save 2 Billion Dollars

by Steve MacDonald October 15, 2014
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We do eventually get to Maggie Hassan’s proposed budget expansion, but not before Mike and I bring up Democrat Renny Cushing’s proposed sexual consent bill. We then move on to NH Democrat John White insulting low income voters, then discuss the minimum wage and the value of accumulating entry level experience on the road to […]

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Why We Need Adults In The NH House
(Or Send For Bill O’Brien!)

by Mike October 13, 2014

Even with John Lynch in the corner office, a sensible conservative legislature was able to balance the budget and set aside a little surplus – see the O’Brien years above. On the other hand, Maggie Hassan has blown through any reserves she inherited, and has encouraged her state agencies to request massive spending increases for […]

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NH AG- Union Donation to Maggie Hassan Illegal

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2014
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  NHGOP “The Attorney General’s Office has completed its review of the complaint, and we conclude that the LU 131 Committee has violated state law,” wrote Associate Attorney General Richard Head in a letter sent to Local Union 131 Volunteer PAC Chairman David Pelletier. … Over the summer, Governor Hassan was forced to return $33,000 dollars […]

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CATO Fiscal Policy Report – Maggie Hassan Gets a ‘D’

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2014
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On a positive note, there were 11 states whose governors ranked worse than Maggie Hassan. New Hampshire Maggie Hassan, Democrat Legislature: Divided Grade: D Took Office: January 2013 Governor Hassan’s tenure as New Hampshire governor is moving the state in the wrong fiscal direction. In 2013 she proposed a cigarette tax increase of 30 cents […]

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When a “Surplus” is not a surplus…

by JR Hoell October 8, 2014

Recently, “His Excellency” [NH constitution Part Second, Art 41: ] Governor Margaret Hassan proudly proclaimed that we had a budget surplus. Here She pontificates about how well her administration has done. HOWEVER, within a very short two days, the “Kool Aid® drinking binge” had completely worn off and Governor Margaret Hassan sent out this press […]

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I Thought Shaheen Opposed “Offshore” Oil Investment?

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2014
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I am a bit disappointing in the lack of interest this story attracted* given all the jokes at our disposal.  I’m referring to the news of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s off-shore investment in the fourth largest oil company in the world, S.A. Total ( Chevron, Inpex–a Japanese firm–and Weather-ford International.)  After the initial burst of news […]

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Why Are They Hiding?

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2014
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Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has a new Web Site up called, Why Are They Hiding.   If offers some introspection into the backgrounds on four New Hampshire Democrats (Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Carol-Shea Porter, and Ann Kuster), who continue to hide from the public.  Check it out…

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If “TEA Party”, “Right Wing”, and “Extremists” didn’t exists as words, the NH Democrat Party would be speechless

by Skip September 13, 2014

Oh yeah, let’s also add “Free Stater” to that list, too!  Take those words out of their lexicon, all you’d have left would be jaws going up and down.  Without those adjectives (hurled as epithats), they’d have nothing to say and no one to excoriate.  And that would suck for them.  Listen to Ray Buckley, […]

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Tom Steyer Visits Maggie Hassan But Not Shaheen?

by Steve MacDonald September 4, 2014
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Squirreled away at the bottom of a Concord Monitor article about Tom Steyer’s recent visit to NH… Steyer visited New Hampshire this week to talk about climate change with elected officials and others. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat up for re-election, is one of the people he met with, but he did not meet with […]

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Liberal PAC Stabs NH’s Maggie Hassan In The Back

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2014
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I was on my way home and heard a commercial paid for by NextGen Climate Action.   The radio ad focused on a Republican candidate for the US Senate in New Hampshire, Oil, out-of-state-energy-influence peddlers, and (oil-drum-roll) the Koch brothers. It was your typical left wing boilerplate, yes, but the ad emphasized how New Hampshire, […]

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Why Do Left Wing Union Bosses Love Michael McCarthy?

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2014
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The IBEW’s leadership tried to give our left wing Governor, Maggie Hassan, 25,000.00 dollars so you’d be right to ask what their interest is in a Republican candidate for the NH State Senate.  That same union officials have given Republican State Senate Candidate Michael McCarthy (Dist 12) $2500.00 dollars so far.  And they are not […]

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So NH Governor Maggie Hassan, where ARE those illegal immigrant kids?

by Skip August 17, 2014

This just came in over the transom, and it is a very good question.  Where IS the “Open and Transparent” Government we were promised, Governor Maggie Hassan?  Can you explain (below: emphasis mine)? Dear Governor Hassan, On August 1st, 2014 The Union Leader reported that the federal government dumped 13 unaccompanied non-citizen children in New […]

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Maggie Hassan’s On-going Culture of Corruption

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2014
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NH Governor Maggie Hassan’s may be leading one of the most unethical administrations in recent history. Before she was even elected there was a large illegal campaign contribution, happily accepted by Hassan until they were told–reluctantly I am sure–that they had to give most of it back.  She was captured on video agreeing that Democrats […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

by Susan Olsen August 2, 2014

“Gov. Maggie Hassan must return $24,000 of a contribution from a labor union’s political committee to her re-election campaign, Attorney General Joe Foster ruled yesterday. ” – Concord Monitor

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Repeat Offender Maggie Hassan Must Return Another Union Campaign Bribe…

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2014
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The NH AG’s office has ruled that Governor Maggie Hassan broke the law when she accepted a $25,000.00 dollar bribe campaign contribution from the local electrical workers union, and must return $24,000.00 dollars of that bribe contribution. Concord Fishwrap Gov. Maggie Hassan must return $24,000 of a contribution from a labor union’s political committee to […]

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Turkish Minister – ‘Women Must Not Laugh Out Loud In Public’

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2014
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Ace “A woman must keep her moral rectitude, she must not laugh out loud in public,” stated the Turkish Vice Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, sparking a controversy Tuesday in Turkey… You have to wonder what they were laughing at. Our own modern female paladin of a Governor, Maggie Hassan, did just return from a ‘Trade […]

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Clever Politicians and Tax Grab End-Arounds

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2014
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Charlie Arlinghaus in the Union leader. Some clever politicians, though, have figured out what might be called an end run. One way they can see more money but not technically vote to raise taxes is to get an administrator to “close a loophole” or “clarify the application of the tax.” Both of these things seem […]

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Hassan Tax Grab Provides An Excellent Campaign Opportunity for NH Republicans

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Her highness, Shahbanu Maggie Hassan, Freiherr of Fracking, Duchess of Philips Exeter,  Raja of Revenues, Empress of EMILY’s List, Potential Princess of Northern Pass, (and N.H.’s own ambassador to the deteriorating nation of Turkey), hath dissolved that part of the state constitution that limits her taxing powers so that she might overburden her people by expanding […]

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Is Hassan’s $25K Donation from the IBEW Illegal or Just Unethical

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2014
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If you search “Maggie Hassan” and “25,000″ you will discover that the NHGOP has asked the NH AG’s office to determine if a $25,000.00 dollar campaign contribution to the governor from the local IBEW violates New Hampshire Campaign finance laws. I think we should get an answer on that, and not because I think it […]

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Governor Maggie “Fracking” Hassan

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2014
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We are right to assume that Democrats favor subsidies for green energy projects, redistribution schemes like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), renewable energy standards that use government force to require power providers to buy more expensive wind and solar derived electricity to put it into the grid, because they supported, voted for, and defend […]

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Gov Hassan. Have You Been Asked to House Illegals in NH?

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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From Hemingway for Governor “I don’t know is not an answer.” The Concord Patch inquired with Governor Hassan’s office as to whether the state will be accepting immigrants as part of the President’s program and printed the following answer: “We are not aware of any plans for the state to provide housing support for the […]

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Governor Hassan’s Export Data More Than Faulty

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2014
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About that 22% increase in Exports from New Hampshire you’ve been bragging about, Governor Hassan…its from Bakken-Fracking Shale Oil that didn’t even stop in New Hampshire!? Business NH Magazine Export data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Commerce updated in June does show NH’s exports increased 20 percent between 2012 and 2013 […]

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Can We Cancel The NH Cell Phone Ban Now?

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2014
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The lead story on my digital copy of the New Hampshire Union Leader is…”NH Traffic Death Take Sharp Decline.” We’re on track to have a record low number of traffic related fatalities for New Hampshire for 2014.  That would be the total number of actual deaths without regard to the kinds of factors the National […]

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As always, he’s only got questions and we’ve got answers!

by Skip July 13, 2014

Dunno if I’m right, but I’m, as always, willing to play along.  And, I bet a better than .500 average to boot.  So Political Scoop’s questions (emphasis mine): When will it start to bother the major players in Washington that Scott Brown is down double digits in two polls in a row? I would think […]

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Is Terie Norelli Doing Her Impression of Harry Reid?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2014
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In the second segment of yesterday’s GrokTALK!, Matt Murphy from Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire was opining on the mysteries of SB120, the NH Incumbent protection Act.  SB120 would skew speech rights in favor of politicians (just search SB120 on the Grok for ample details if you are unfamiliar).  He was wondering why the […]

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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Sigh….Really, the NH GOP used the word “hypocritical” over Medicaid Expansion?

by Skip June 12, 2014

I listened to WMUR at 6 today as they ran a spot on Maggie’s filing for re-election for NH Governor.  What I heard for being “hypocritical” was her taking credit for implementing Medicaid Expansion and the gas tax.  Absolutely WRONG – she had nothing to do with it.  There is no way she ehould be […]

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