Spending

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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WaPo – DCCC Attack Ads on Ebola ‘Absurd!’

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2014
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WaPo On many levels, this line of attack is absurd. Obama’s Republican predecessor oversaw big increases in public-health sector spending, and both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have broadly supported efforts to rein in federal spending. Sequestration resulted from a bipartisan agreement. In some years, Congress has allocated more money for NIH and CDC […]

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NIH Could Have Developed an Ebola Vaccine If Not for Budget Cuts

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Democrats grew the size of government by at least 30%.  They doubled a deficit in just a handful of years with their massive government outlays.  They spent over 20Trillion dollars in just a few short years on their ‘priorities, and now the addicts are begging for more so they can keep spending your tax 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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GrokTALK! with State Senate Candidate Kathy Rago

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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NH State Senate candidate Kathy Rago (District 7) joined us this past week to talk about why she is running, about education and school choice, government spending (and governments true role), the barriers to entry and business/job creation that excessive occupational licensing presents, and a lot more. (30 min)   Listen to or Download the […]

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Senate Republican Majority PAC Spends Over $20,800.00 On Two Primaries

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2014
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The Senate Republican Majority PAC has just dumped another (nearly) $7,000.00 dollars on progressive Republican incumbents David Boutin and Nancy Stiles. That’s over $20,817.00 dollars this PAC spent in just two Republican primaries.  Donors? How do you feel about that?

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Collaboration, Support, Loyalty, Sacrifice, Concession

by Ed Naile August 31, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger Transcript, a liberal paper in the Peterborough area, has come out for slashing budgets and cutting the pay of employees of an exclusive local arts center and Franklin Pierce College. You heard that right, slash and cut budgets and salary just because the economy is soft and the schools are not taking […]

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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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