New Hampshire’s “Crumbs” – Federal Tax Reform Produces “Abnormal Rise” in Business Tax Revenue

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

This week the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) issued some analysis on the “abnormal rise” in New Hampshire Business tax revenue. Their conclusion? It is likely due to Federal Tax Reform. As of the end of April, the BPT and BET together are about $90.8 million (16.9 percent) above plan for the year, and […]

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Data Point – Record taxes through August 2017

by Skip September 17, 2017

Running Government beyond our means?  The kicker: “At the same time that the federal government was collecting a record $2,966,172,000,000 in tax revenues, it was spending $3,639,882,000,000—and, thus, running a deficit of $673,711,000,000.” Yet, a deal was made last week to put no limit on the Debt Ceiling – the first day after the bill was […]

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Like “charities” before it, is the Govt subsuming of healthcare insurance done?

by Skip May 4, 2017

“Here’s a nugget that encapsulates the health insurance industry, despite all the noise surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act: In the first quarter of this year, Aetna collected more premium revenue from government programs (namely Medicare and Medicaid) than it did from commercial insurance for the first time ever. Why this matters: Most […]

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NH TEA Party Republicans Better At Revenue & Spending Estimates Than Democrats…Again

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2012

I know… New Hampshire Democrats were losing sleep in hopes of some politically-beneficial revenue numbers, and guess what?  They were politically beneficial….To TEA Party Republicans. The Union Leader is reporting that New Hampshire state revenues were slightly above estimates in July, with solid performances that suggest we are budgeting wisely so that the working families […]

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The NH Democrat’s Dishonesty About Tobacco

by Steve MacDonald June 8, 2012

On 6-6-12 I provided an update on the state of tobacco tax revenue in New Hampshire.  Buried in that post were some observations about how hypocritical and dishonest Democrats in the Granite state are about tobacco and their obsession with taxing it.  A hypocrisy they themselves may not even grasp.  So I wanted to excerpt […]

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“Oh Crap” Sayeth the NH Left, Tobacco Revenue Over Projection….Again.

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2012

Nothing makes me smile like watching another left wing New Hampshire Democrat  narrative go up in smoke.  Which narrative, you ask, there are so many to choose from?   Why, the one about how irresponsible it was to cut the tobacco tax and how it would never stimulate enough other forms of cross border commerce to […]

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Left Wing “Fair Tax” In Trouble?

by Steve MacDonald October 21, 2011

Despite the GSFTCs misrepresentation of facts and the spinning of data to mislead, whatever our tax system is in New Hampshire, it continues to provide a better quality of opportunity than any other state in the Nation. The US census reports that new Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in the country.

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