New Hampshire Democrats Will Be Attacking AG ‘Uncle’ Joe Foster Any Minute Now….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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Remember when the New Hampshire legislature had a Republican Majority?  Good times.  Good times. Well, they wanted to lower the tobacco tax by .10 cents a pack and New Hampshire Democrats snapped like a twig.  It was irresponsible to lower that revenue.  There may have even been some angry cursing and insults.  In fact, I’m […]

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Really “Fixing” Health Care Coverage Could Be the “New” New Hampshire Advantage

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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If you want to keep people off Medicaid, or food stamps, or welfare, you need to improve their employment prospects.   This works best with little or no public money or political interference.   Business flourishes in the sun, so the shadow of the bureaucracy must be as small as possible. We also know that the more […]

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Here’s a ‘Revenue’ Stream That Needs to be Tapped

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013
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Democrats can stop bitching about how TEA Party people and the grassroots don’t want to raise taxes.  I’ve got a tax we not only need, but that we should peg at 40% to start. Unions. Unions are full of rich fat cats and that’s becasue they are all rolling in dough.  As a faction they […]

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Guest Post: Did the Democrats just embrace ‘Tea Party’ principles?

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

By Reps. Al Baldasaro, Carol McGuire, Pam Tucker, co-chairs of the N.H. House Republican Alliance Did the Democrats just embrace ‘Tea Party’ principles? Just one month ago, the New Hampshire Democratic Party called the Senate version of the state budget “reckless” because it was based on a “Tea Party ideology;” namely, that state spending should […]

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Guest Segment – Pam Tucker

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Pam Tucker, New Hampshire House Rep (R-Greenland NH), and co-chair of the New Hampshire House Republican Alliance, stops in to talk about the continuation of the O’Brien Budget for the next two years…(grind your teeth Democrats, you know it to be true), taxes, marriage, and a few other topics as well. Listen Here Download This […]

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Ray Buckly Budget Genius- Only Off by $80 Million

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2013

Just last week wasn’t New Hampshire Democrat Chair Ray Buckley quoted in a local paper as saying something about what New Hampshire residents were really interested in… like how the ‘Republican Budget’ was coming in short around 30-40 million or something? Today! (scraped off facebook) Kevin Landrigan NH finishes state fiscal year with $39.6 mil […]

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Beware New Hampshire House Committees Bearing Revenue Estimates

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2013

Beware Democrat Majority New Hampshire House Committees Bearing Revenue Estimates. The Union Leader headline says it all; “Committee ups revenue estimates as budget talks start” The House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday upped its revenue estimate for the next two fiscal years before House and Senate budget writers sit down Friday to begin negotiations over […]

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Notable Quote – Democrats Are A Spending And A Revenue Problem

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2013

“Ask a democrat and they will tell you “we have a revenue problem.”  But the only reason you could ever have a revenue problem is if you first have a spending problem.   But if you have elected Democrats, you will always have a spending problem.   And you will always have a spending problem because […]

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Extinguishing Tobacco Revenue In Our Lifetimes

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2013

I told them.  If you want people to quit smoking, you had best not get used to the revenue from tobacco taxes.   Don’t count on it for anything if you want to extinguish smoking in our lifetime.  You know, make it history?  But what did New Hampshire Democrats do when Republicans tried to back away […]

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MYTH 3: We have a “revenue” problem

by Steve MacDonald December 14, 2012

You can read Myth’s 1, 2 and 4 here should you care to; my purpose for the moment is to mug and pummel the idea that spending is not the problem and this helps illustrate that. The revenue problem refers to the notion that revenues are too low. Typically, special attention is drawn to the […]

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Smoke Em After You Buy Em…In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2011

First the basics. Wyler thinks cutting the tax by a buck a carton will actually increase revenue by attracting more out of state traffic. Ken is correct. A larger cut would be better, but I guess we can crawl before we walk. And with that in mind, lets review why it will raise more revenue. And I’m not even going to have to go very far for a decent flashback.

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