Spending

Jeanne Shaheen Spends Over 20 Trillion in Six Years – Needs More Or Else!

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen and more than half a decade of Democrat majority Government have spent more than 20 trillion dollars on that government.  We’ve had plenty of advertised stimulus, some of it sold as specific to the very thing that now motivates the US Senate to ask for a raise in the Federal gas tax. Failure […]

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The IRS Hockey Stick

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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The IRS Hockey Stick is very real.

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You Might Be A New Hampshire Democrat If…. (updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2014
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If you think your neighbors are not a better judge of how to spend their own money than their Congressman or some bureaucrat down in Washington DC…. …Yooooou,  Might be a New Hampshire Democrat.   If you think the 69 billion dollars per year spent on the Dept of Education does a whole lot more […]

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Kelly Ayotte: “Here to support Thad!”

by Skip June 12, 2014

Big Government reports on US Senators banding together to support, not the best candidate possible, but to keep their collective butts in those high paying seats in the US Senate.  Our very own Jr. US Senator Kelly Ayotte seemingly is on board with this. I guess this means that she’s gone DC – the “business as […]

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Remember, NH State Senator Dave Boutin voted for Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

by Skip June 9, 2014

Ask NH State Senator Dave Boutin these questions about his  Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion vote: Why did you put people ONTO the public dole at taxpayer expense when they already were paying for their own insurance? What are you going to TELL them when Doctors say “I’m not taking any more Medicaid patients”? What are you […]

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Terie Norelli Could Have Remodeled Another State House Bathroom For That Kind Of Money

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2014
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The New Hampshire State House will soon be able to take the “people’s business” out a whole new door.  A door that will cost $79,000.00.  Democrat Terie Norelli could remodel a state house bathroom for that kind of money. The decision to spend 79K$ on a door, whether or not based on sound reasoning or […]

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Guess Gretchen Gardner never met Mel Thomson: “Low taxes is the result of Low Spending”

by Skip June 5, 2014

“I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8,500 this year.“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for […]

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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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Best Interest – for who?

by Skip April 30, 2014

From the Union Leader concerning the MET / Hospital tax ruled unconstitutional (emphasis mine, reformatted): CONCORD — Senate President Chuck Morse says a short-term fix is needed to address a recent court ruling that the state’s tax on hospitals is unconstitutional.  Speaking Tuesday at a Senate Ways and Means Committee meeting, the Salem Republican said […]

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Aggregate Limits On Campaign Contributions

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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Tom Steyer must be ecstatic.  He can now donate the max limit to every Democrat from here to his Environmental Nirvana and it’s not illegal.  But then so can everyone else.  That would be because SCOTUS just struck down the aggregate limit on total donations by an individual to all candidates on free speech grounds. […]

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Meanwhile, In New Hampshire, We’re Growing Government And Raising Taxes

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2014
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You could do a lot of good with a growing economy that results in a state with a nearly Billion Dollar Surplus.  Meanwhile, here in New Hampshire, Democrats are already spending that Medicaid Money and looking for new taxes. Limbaugh cited an Associated Press report run Wednesday on page A14 of the New York Times […]

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NH Democrats Open Up Budget and Spend Another 11 Million – “It’s not their money, right?”

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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It must be tax and spend day in Concord.  New Hampshire Democrats are passing new taxes, new spending, violating the State Constitution…..I’m having flashbacks to 2009 – 2010. William O’Brien 1:03pm Mar 20 The Liberals in the House just voted to break open Gov. Hassan’s “perfect” budget to spend more money on welfare. HB 1635. […]

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Data Point – Price of Public vs Private employees

by Skip March 13, 2014

From Big Government: The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector. For the month of December 2013, employers in private industry spent an average of $29.63 per employee […]

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Only the people change….plus some more

by Skip February 7, 2014

After all, some who were self-reliant and were paying for their own health insurance will now be put on the Public Dole (H/T: NetRightDaily with extra visages owned by their owners)

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Limited Government, State sovereignty, lower spending, lower taxes, self-responsibility, Welfare State….

by Skip February 6, 2014

Jr. Partners of the Democrats.  Lesser Keepers of the Welfare State.  Politics over Principles.  “Looking out for our Own Political Asses since we lost our way back in 2000′s”.  And with the news of the tremendous expansion of the Welfare State by Chuck Morse with Democrat leader Larson, what are we in the grassroots to […]

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I got little tonite ‘cept a quick thought on the DC Republicans returning a victory to Customer Service

by Skip December 10, 2013

…and seeing a beaming Harry Reid and Obama on the other side of the counter.  After all, by not fighting hard and not throwing sand into the gear works, Democrats have now flipped the ideological bent of the DC Court of Appeals with Reid’s nuking of the filibuster – Obama will probably not have to […]

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Row, Row, Row your boat – but only after you pay the Republican “Dinghy Tax”

by Skip December 9, 2013

Yup, just like the New Gas tax (get it – New Coke!  New Gas Tax?  Hopefully suffers the same death by embarrassment), now we get a new tax on the boats that “Every Man” can afford.  I certainly can’t afford a 45 foot cruiser for whiling away lazy summer days – but I can afford […]

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Demokrat Diktionary – ‘Welfare’

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2013
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Welfare – 1. A program that spends $84,000.00 per year per family of four ($21,000.00 per eligible man woman and child) and still can’t manage to end poverty.  2. effort to empower Democrat voters in unelected and unaccountable public sector union jobs under the guise of helping people in need.

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A Reason To Not Expand Any Government Program – ‘The Mystery of Why We Still Have Poverty’

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2013
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This is not a tale about Medicaid Expansion but then it is.   We are spending so much taxpayer money nationally to eliminate poverty (with Welfare) that if we were to skip the middle men (national agencies, bureaucrats, pencil pushers and so on), poverty would not longer exist. According to a Cato Institute study published last […]

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Anybody else see the line that screams “Jr. Partners”?

by Skip December 5, 2013

From Roll Call, on an impending deal between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Budget: Budget negotiators are nearing a deal that could ease the way for leaders to avert another government shutdown before the 2014 elections, but only if rank and file — particularly in the House — buy into the agreement. Senate Budget […]

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Jeanne Shaheen – Right Back At You!

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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Why We Should Pass On An Even Bigger Glass of Medic-Ade

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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We’ve already given you plenty to chew on when it comes to the wild abandon with which New Hampshire’s progressives are clamoring for billions in Federal buy-offs. The Republican Senate is happily negotiating out surrender to DC with some spin, but at the end of the day Billions come with strings, which become webs that […]

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Looking For Money In the Federal Budget For Programs?

by Steve MacDonald November 11, 2013
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For the Democrats in any state clamoring for more revenue and crying out to “help those in need™”; to those Democrats who insist we send it to DC before your representatives-to-the-state-from-the-federal government horse-trade (our horses) to get it back; to those Democrats who still think spending over $70 billion a year on the Federal Department […]

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Could Two Simple Questions Put Us On A Path To A More Responsive And Responsible (Even More Affordable) Government?

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2013

There are mobs of rank and file Democrats (moderates, independents, and so on) whose only grasp of what the TEA Party represents comes from the professional left and their media allies.   (Lucky for them the socialist progressives own the education and media industrial complex, with only a few exceptions, so their PR campaigns get […]

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Tell Me Again who the Domestic Extremists and Terrorist Are?

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2013
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If it is not “terrorism, or extremism” for the government to “reduce” our Household budgets when they come to take their taxes why is it “terrorism or extremism” when we simply ask the government to stop reducing our budgets by reducing theirs? It is our property first.   If we do not earn it so that […]

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Under Democrats Debt Doubles v. Growth

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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Remember when 9 trillion was irresponsible and unsustainable debt? Democrats have had a majority control of Government…since January 2007. (That’s six years for the math-challenged.) Since then we have added almost 8 trillion in additional debt on top of the 9 trillion that was so irresponsible back in 2007-2008, B.O.E. (Before the Obama ERA). Same […]

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More on NH Budgets, Surpluses, and Left-Handed Spending

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2013
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I wanted to start with a snippet from Charlie Arlinghaus’ recent Column on the State Budget and surplus.  This clears up a few things I got wrong here about which budget the surplus came from that Hassan is taking credit for.  It was the First O’Brien Budget–the one that was to usher in the apocalypse.    […]

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Carol Shea-Porter’s Little Elf

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2013
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From Seacoast Online – Letter to the Editor Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s op-ed last week left me incredulous that someone who has been in Congress four out of the last six years would point out deficiencies in today’s America as though it was not a reflection on her and her party. The Democrat Party has held […]

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Hey, Let’s Threaten to Double the price of Milk.

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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You don’t think the Federal governed is too big? Too powerful? That it isn’t more interested in what it wants than what you want? Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said he called Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack this week suggesting that the agency begin the process of implementing the 1949-era dairy policies that would take effect […]

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