Tax Increase

Is Increased ‘Tobacco Tourism’ on the New Hampshire Horizon?

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2013

New Hampshire Democrats, in their race to the bottom with other New England States, like to raise taxes here–on items like tobacco–so they can grow government but still claim to have a slightly lower tax than those other Democrat run cesspools. This, of course, does not work. Three or four years ago, after NH Democrats […]

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How About A “Little” Tax Increase Scarecrow?

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2013

The motion to suspend rules and introduce an amendment that would require funds raised for highways and bridges to be spent on Highways and bridges failed, with 51 Republicans voting with the Democrats against the motion. The following vote to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax 83% which includes funding things other than roads and bridges, passed 207-163, […]

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It’s Only a 25% Increase, Who Cares?

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2013

By  vote of 186 to 165 the Democrat controlled New Hampshire House passed a 25% increase in New Hampshire’s fuel oil tax.  As numbers go the tax itself is not a large number, but the sum it extracts from the state economy–on the backs of families and business owners who will end up paying it–is.  […]

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How The Deal Went Down, And Some Charts From Heritage

by Mike January 2, 2013

Official photos can be funny – this was snapped shortly after the deal went down… My colleagues have already covered some of the numbers, but Heritage has a nice digest, and some charts showing the pain caused by Obamacare taxes starting today – Happy New Year! Unless you slept through the entire day, you probably […]

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Ask A NH Democrat: About Having “A Conversation About Taxes”

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2012

Back in 2010 Barack Obama’s excuse for not allowing taxes to rise (by letting inherited tax cuts expire) was that despite Democrats four year grip on congress and their parties complete control of government for two years, it wasn’t time to let that happen.   But not to worry.  He’d let taxes go back up at […]

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