NH House Votes to Expand Medicaid – Here are the Ugly Details

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2016
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By a vote of 207 to 136 the NH House advanced Obama Care Medicaid Expansion legislation that will inevitably lead to a broad-based income or sales tax in the Granite State. We’ve talked about the expansion, the effects, consequences, and costs already, so let’s get down to the votes. Who, in the NH House, just […]

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Perverse Tax Incentives

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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In part II of our conversation with Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen we discuss the perverse tax incentives behind expanding Medicaid in NH, like how it will favor residents who work outside the state over those who stay and work in New Hampshire. (Part I) (Full broadcast)

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January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2016
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This week we are introduced to the NH Income Tax Calculator. We also welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing,  Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and Obama energy policy, and our guest co-host this week is […]

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Data Point – Bernie Sanders will hoover up your money

by Skip January 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders, like all Socialists / Statists, believes your money is really the State’s money.  After all, if you believe in Warrenism, “you didn’t build that” and apparently, Bernie believes that the State is only lending you your money, and now he wants it back.  After all, like all Statists, he believes his spending your […]

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Data Point – Hillary’s campaign promises would increase Fed Govt spending by 30%

by Skip December 12, 2015

It’s not enough that we’re $18+ Trillion in the hole as a nation – Hillary’s proposed new spending would hike the approximate $4 Trillion yearly by spending by an additional $1.2 Trillion (image). And not once has she willing said, in detail, where this new money would come from.  And she has ducked every question […]

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The Democrat debate was an embarrassment to voters, the country and the world

by Kimberly Morin November 15, 2015

Last night CBS held the second Democrat debate between Presidential candidates for the 2016 election. Not only have the Democrats finally pulled off their faux ‘moderate’ masks, they have come out and honestly claimed what many have believed all along. Democrats are for increasing taxes to redistribute other people’s money; increasing welfare programs and taking […]

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Data Point – illegal aliens, taxes paid, welfare taken

by Skip November 12, 2015

“According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, approximately 11.4 million individuals in the U.S. illegally paid $11.84 billion in state and local taxes in 2012. The conservative Heritage Foundationestimated unlawful immigrant households paid $39.2 billion in 2010, but received $93.7 billion in government services.” (H/T: The Blaze)

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And when taxes go over 50%….

by Skip November 11, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101) Who works for who in the “Land of the Free”? If I am working such that most of my money is going to the Government, am I a citizen or a serf? Emphasis mine: Thank the Democrats for dropping their mask in showing (and legislating) you that they truly believe your […]

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“Tax me! Tax the **** out of me!”

by Skip September 30, 2015

Dave Matthews would be happy with being called a socialist and would be most happy if Bernie Sanders was elected President and folks like him would be forced to pay more in taxes. “Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, ‘Thank you.’ Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish […]

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Data Point – Are the rich paying their “fair” share?

by Skip September 17, 2015

According to the Left, never.  Nothing is ever enough for the Hard Left, Socialists, and Democrats.  Why else would they keep aping the Marxist mantra of “Each according to their need, each according to their ability” in everything (re: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz unwilling to make the argument that there is a difference between Democrats […]

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Planned Parenthood Prioritizes Politics Before “Women’s Health.”

by Steve MacDonald August 31, 2015
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Alternate headline: Abortion Cult Cuts Hours at New Hampshire Shrines – Blame Taxpayers who Oppose Government Enforced Tithing. Life News | Planned Parenthood cuts its hours… As a result of losing some New Hampshire tax funding, Planned Parenthood has announced fewer hours of operation.  They say this will hurt women, but New Hampshire Right to […]

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Charity is not charity when it is collected as taxes

by Skip August 27, 2015

Socialists / Statists believe that charity begins and ends with Government; if Government doesn’t do it, it’s not worth it nor is it charity.  If you have examined, oh say Joe Biden’s tax return, you see how miserly he is (even as he and his wife are part of the 1%).  We’ve blogged about many […]

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Government – so nice you NEVER have to see your kids!

by Skip August 27, 2015

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Like I have said for years, the Left has been arguing for almost any reason why parents should leave their offspring with government institutions: half-day kindergarden to full day mandatory kindergarden, Pre-school,  before and after school daycare, breakfast, lunch and dinner – […]

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Is ‘Free Solar’ A Trap?

by Steve MacDonald August 24, 2015

Every week there is another offer in the mail box for a free solar installation. Power your own home. Pay zero to the power companies. Sell power back. It’s a Win-win-win (win-win…win). Or is it? Columnist Sam Asano, writing in the Manchester Union Leader, pointed his flashlight at the offers and discovered something nasty. The first and […]

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Hassan’s Budget Con-promise.

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2015
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Governor Hassan opposed a reduction in New Hampshire business taxes. No tax cuts for those big out-of-state companies, she said. That’s not fair. I won’t sign that budget. She did not. Thursday she, and a gaggle of Democrats, went public with an alternative. In exchange for the proposed reduction in business taxes from the legislature’s […]

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Donor State

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2015
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New Hampshire is a donor state. Ask anyone in the political class and they will tell you. New Hampshire pays more in federal taxes than it gets back. These same ‘experts’ are the ones convinced that Medicaid Expansion is a great deal. The Feds will pick up the tab at 100% for the states that sign […]

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New Ad from Citizens for a Strong NH nails Hassan for ‘climbing’ over Granite Staters

by Kimberly Morin July 23, 2015

Speculation over Governor Hassan running against Kelly Ayotte for the senate seat is still floating around the state house. In the meantime, it’s the perfect time to expose Hassan’s dismal record as governor. And this only scratches the surface!

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“Go GOP, right?”

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

Again, I wish I could write stuff like this. “We’re Living In The United States Of Calvinball. It’s Time The Right Got In The Game. —DrewM. “Other kids’ games are all such a bore! They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre! […]

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What ‘Bottom’ Is Senator Jeff Woodburn Suggesting We “Pinch.”

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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The New Hampshire State Senate has proposed language to lower the Business Enterprise Tax and the Business profits Tax beginning in 2017.  The proposed change would reduce the BPT by 0.4% and the BET by 0.075% (in total) by the end of 2019, but can we even call this “flirting” with tax reform? Don’t get […]

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Gov. Huckabee’s Tax Record Part II

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015
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We continue with Doug Sachletben on Governor Mike Huckabee’s many taxes and taxing priorities as governor. We also discuss government spending increases and how that is not charity but effects charitable giving. Listen to part I of this interview here or Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and […]

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Gov. Huckabee’s Tax Record

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2015
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Doug Sachletben (SACK-lay-ben), the communications director for Club for Growth, joins us to discuss Governor Mike Huckabee’s real record on taxes and spending. Listen to the entire podcast here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.

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Not So Welcome To New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2015
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If New Hampshire is to continue relying so heavily on businesses for state revenue, they need to make the business climate more inviting in the state. New Hampshire, because it has neither a sales tax or income tax, relies heavily on business owners to generate revenue for the state. Given that model, you would expect legislators […]

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Quote of the Day – Steven Hayward

by Susan Olsen May 19, 2015

‘Remember: when leftists say they want a “conversation about race,” they mean – you shut up and confess your white guilt. Oh, and raise taxes.‘  

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GrokTALK! – David Bozell From ForAmerica

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2015
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David Bozell from ForAmerica joins us, to talk tax policy, Republican Primaries and DC politics. David Bozell: “The president can declare whatever the heck he wants. He can declare that they sky is green and grass is blue. And it is up to the congress to determine whether or not they are going to appropriate […]

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GrokTALK! April 25th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald April 25, 2015
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Despite a host of unusual technical challenges this week (including losing 5 1/2 minutes mid-show), we salvaged a great program for you. David Bozell from ForAmerica joined us to talk about bad tax policy and how almost everyone in Washington is to blame; Ed Naile updates us on the complete lack of ballot integrity in […]

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Dennis Miller on MSNBC Anchor’s “Tax Problems”

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015
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If you had not heard, MSNBC anchors don’t pay their taxes.  Sharpton owes Millions, Toure’ tens of thousands, while others just a few grand, but there is a trend there and given their ranting it is hilarious hypocrisy.  So… There are only two things certain in life (at MSNBC)…death and not paying taxes. — Dennis […]

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Concord Monitor drops their curtain: whose money is it really?

by Skip April 16, 2015

Yes, yesterday was Tax Day – the day that Progressives celebrate as the epitome of their philosophy of “it’s ours, stupid” (and give thanks to its sub-holiday, the  Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 which allowed the Feds to automatically take your money).  Your money?  The Feds’ money?  So, the Concord Monitor; where do YOU think it stands […]

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EMail Doodlings – Taxes, Pataki, and Bolton

by Skip April 13, 2015

Really, it’s about the taxes.  Federal taxes – I finished doing mine last night.  Since I haven’t posted since last Thursday, I let my fellow Groksters know I’m back in action: From: “skipdcm” < To: Groksters Sent: 4/13/2015 1:09:57 PM Subject: Re: [GrokCrew] Fwd: Weirs 27 Sure!  Will start posting again tonite. I failed in […]

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GrokTALK! – Hot Sauce, Uber, Trees, and Taxes!

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2015
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We start this weeks program with California vs. Sriracha sauce, Uber vs. Taxi Medallions, Seeing the Forest for the Socialist Trees, and keeping your tax dollars from leaving your state in the first place. You can listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you […]

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Katherine Rogers (D – Revenue)

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2015
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UL “I don’t have a passion for gambling,” said Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, and a bill sponsor. “I have a passion for revenue.” For clarification, Democrat House Rep Katherine Roger’s passion is not to earn money by her own efforts but to take it from other people by whatever means are at her disposal (so […]

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