Political Accountability

Write the remaining 70% of Healthcare.gov in two weeks? Progressive Govt at its best!

by Skip November 19, 2013

This should be done in a SNAP (oh wait, that’s “Food Stamps”).  We have been told, over and over, that PROGRESSIVE Govt (activist govt that runs everything and everybody for our own good) is best!  Run by all kinds of experts and technocrats that know how to make things run perfectly in perfectly non-partisan fashions.  […]

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“The night before a jobless Christmas”

by Skip December 24, 2012

By Brent Budowsky at The Hill: It was a jobless Christmas, throughout our American house. Many people are suffering, while politicians play mouse. Unemployment is high, jobless benefits run out. “Tough luck,” said our leaders, as invective they spout. The workers now fear, new taxes will crush. “Don’t bother me,” say our leaders, to the […]

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by Rick Olson October 18, 2011

“In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.”  —Larry Niven How does one become an Occupy Wall Street Protestor? A quest for understanding in a somewhat complicated topic. Why? Because there are some who seem to demonstrate a modicum of intelligence and articulate usage […]

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by Rick Olson October 2, 2011

        &nbsp  &nbsp “Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater This week’s Rino of the Week Report is two days overdue. We have now moved into that area of RINO-dom where we are now looking at “RINO-esque” house votes versus […]

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by Rick Olson September 23, 2011

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”—Mark Twain Reading Steve MacDonald’s entry, “You Can’t Be A Republican And Vote Against Right To Work“…caused me to once again step back and reevaluate the public debate about Right-to-Work. I opened House Bill 474 and carefully read it again…and […]

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by Rick Olson September 10, 2011

“There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville The Senate has now voted to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 88. The Bill next will come to the full house for concurrence, allowing “Stand your Ground” to become […]

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by Rick Olson September 6, 2011


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by Rick Olson August 12, 2011

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” ~Barry Goldwater THE RINO OF THE WEEK is four term House Representative William J. Remick.  Representative Remick’s voting record reveals a demonstrated pursuit of the moderate label by voting with his liberal pals […]

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Executive Council’s Defunding of Planned Parenthood Is Sinister

by Rick Olson August 1, 2011

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” ~Margaret Sanger, founder, Planned Parenthood Kate Lancor, former Moultonborough welfare director decries the Executive council’s recent vote to defund Planned Parenthood. In her Union Leader Opposite Editorial entitled, Women need the services Planned Parenthood provides, Ms. Lancor […]

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AFP New Hampshire Legislative Score Card is Out!

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2011

Americans For Prosperity has released its 2011 Score card for New Hampshire Legislators in the House, and the NH State Senate. The tally is based on eleven bills AFP focused on in 2011 and whether the New Hampshire Representative or Senator took AFP’s position.

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How Much Is Enough? (And Other Problems With Left Wing Policy)

by Tim Condon June 27, 2011

Taxation is a legalized theft with no limit; Ask Mark Fernald, the current titular class-warfare mouthpiece of the left in New Hampshire, how much property he needs the state to confiscate to end the class warfare he wages? What are the terms of peace Mark, or are they terms of surrender? Every month you go on and on with your class warfare but tell us, how long and how much? At what point is government large enough to solve all the problems you imagine it must confront?

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We Should Thank Our House and Senate For The Veto Override

by Mike June 23, 2011

“By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren’t…” ~Sen. Mitch McConnell  I join with other citizens in expressing my humblest gratitutude to the New Hampshire House and Senate for overriding […]

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by Rick Olson May 13, 2011

Continue Reading, House Bill 474: The “Nays and the “No-Shows”

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Quick Note To Those Seeking A Reasoned Political Debate

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2011

The first step would be to advance a theory where government didn’t have its fingers in every single pie. If the state left more decisions to local and individual control there would be a lot less to debate, and less heated rhetoric, because it would be none of the political classes damn business.

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Republicans Now Use ‘The Template’

by Rick Olson March 16, 2011

Marty Harty of Barrington resigned his house seat after making remarks that were both insensitive and inappropriate. The resignation was appropriate because to be a lawmaker in Concord, one must represent ones’ constituency with fairness and judiciousness. Comments made by Representative Harty fell short of that.  But it’s not enough that Jim Splaine, writing on […]

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The Invertebrate Jeanne Shaheen?

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2010

So did Jeanne Shaheen vote for cloture on the Reid’s Frankenstein tax compromise and will she vote to pass it? I ask because it includes Billions for a one year extension of ethanol subsidies that Senator Shaheen just insisted we could not afford.

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“In most states, the budget process is dysfunctional. In New Hampshire it has turned into a farce”

by Skip November 24, 2010

Charlie Arlinghous is the head of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and is one of the most respected authorities on NH’s budgets and the process by which it is assembled ("crafted"?  No, we shall not sully that word here).  Over at NH Watchdog, he has let loose: In most states, the budget process […]

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by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2010

Someone has just performed what appears to be a great service to the People of New Hampshire. (I just have not figured out who they are yet.) It’s called VoteCrier.com. It’s premise is to provide a database where New Hampshire legislators can explain how and why they voted for particular bills, and a method by which voters can sort and read these responses.
In the words of the Guinness guys. “It’s Brilliant!”

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Accountability – it begins now. Hi Kelly!

by Skip November 9, 2010

Filed under a new category: Political Accountability. Yup, now that the elections are over, NONE of us are done (and you thought it was time to go back to the couch)!  We put them into their office – now it is time to hold them accountable.  We should not, we can not, go back to […]

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