Taxes

Dennis Miller on MSNBC Anchor’s “Tax Problems”

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2015

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” <Skip@GraniteGrok.com 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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Data Point – Obamacare Taxes are about to snooker your wallets

by Skip April 7, 2015

All the bad stuff, the costs, were backloaded by the Obama Administration when it came to Obamacare.  Get the American populace addicted to their “affordable” Obamacare premiums and THEN let the real costs drop like a lead balloon on everyone else – see, easy-peezy redistribution of wealth – a LOT of that wealth: (H/T: The Daily […]

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The outrageous falsehoods and fearmongering of taxpayers by unions in Derry

by Kimberly Morin April 2, 2015

Today the Derry News posted an editorial regarding the budget fight in the town of Derry, New Hampshire. You see, the Derry Town Council wants to do something so shocking it’s almost unheard of – they want to actually cut taxes for residents! The town of Derry has one of the highest tax rates in […]

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The Hate That Is The Collective Henniker Left

by Ed Naile March 31, 2015

Once one is labeled as anti-government, which simply means you are opposed to waste and abuse of tax dollars, the lefties lock-step up and let their hair down. At first it might be disturbing to people not familiar with moonbats but soon you can see the usual pattern. Obama shoveled a dose of it to […]

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Maybe because it is part of the NH GOP Platform, Deputy House Speaker Gene Chandler??

by Skip March 26, 2015

So yesterday, the Republican Leadership trick of stripping out most of a bill (HB 357) and make it a DOT funding bill / Gas Tax increase was severely shamed – the NH House Republicans trounced the attempt of foisting twice the level of the gas tax passed last year (yes, by Republicans, first started in the […]

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Right-to-Know inquiries help uncover corruption in Windsor, NH

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena A group of residents in Windsor, New Hampshire became suspicious of the way the tiny town of roughly 200 residents was handling its finances.  Property taxes were the primary source of income, so the best way to uncover any irregularities was to request the most recent tax records. […]

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“New” Hampshire Gas Tax Increase Today At 10am LOB 212

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2015
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Rumor has it that the Jaspercrats will be proposing an amendment to HB 357 today when the bill is exec’d by Finance at 10am (LOB212).  The amendment will be to raise the state gas tax to end years of “one-time” fixes to DOT funding. This new tax could be proposed by either a Democrat or […]

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Data Point – The Federal Government does not have a revenue problem

by Skip March 18, 2015

“Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,185,613,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2015, but the federal government still ran a $386,537,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.” (H/T: CNSNews) But Obama is eyeballing the idea that he can raise an additional $100 Billion in taxes by Executive Order […]

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Domiciles and Imbeciles

by Ed Naile March 15, 2015

A NH Legislator has come up with a brilliant idea to raise money for the government. How about this for a new law? Tax every hotel room in a municipality that adopts this proposed legislation, only occupied ones that is. That new tax to be recorded and sent to the municipality. The “hotel room” in […]

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Net Neutrality, Taxes, and Fireworks

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2015
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I was at CPAC but Skip, Mike and then Max kept things rolling with a discussion on Net Neutrality, sales and income taxes, and then–why not–trying to ban fireworks  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 […]

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What is ‘Rich’? and What is ‘Fair’?

by Steve MacDonald February 16, 2015
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UCLA Professor of Economics, Lee Ohanian, has some fascinating and unexpected answers with regards to ” what do you mean by rich? And how much is fair?”  And yes, the answer will make progressives mad.   Prager U

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After action GrokTALK! – Medicaid Expansion

by Skip February 14, 2015

During our discussion with  Greg Moore from Americans For Prosperity – NH we brought up the fact that the NH State Senate Republican passed Medicaid Expansion is already starting to see overruns and playing havoc with the budget – UNEXPECTEDLY much higher startup and on-going costs for many more people signing up for this Federal Govt […]

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Cal Coolidge on Taxation

by Skip February 10, 2015

The problem now is that Progressives believe that ANYTHING Government done is actually NECESSARY.  We all know different.  Government does too much and we have to pay the negative price for it (and not just out of our wallets).  Excessive taxation is robbery and exists ONLY because Progressives have this rather asinine attitude that Government […]

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Of course Julia Griffin loves this program – who wouldn’t when other people are paying for it??

by Skip February 9, 2015

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And yes, when Government legislates that YOU will give to SOMEONE ELSE your money, of course they’ll be happy!  But is it FAIR that a few benefit from the many?   Instead of paying for something themselves?  Why should Government be creating […]

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It wasn’t “shovel ready” then and it isn’t “shovel ready” now, either

by Skip February 3, 2015

Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure!  I am getting to the point where I hate the word.  Why?  I have come to realize that it’s only a political talking point and that for all the talk and all that money, it’s simply about political posturing (at best) and cronyism (at worst).  We were promised an ROI on that […]

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How Obama wants to spend your taxes: 2016 Federal Budget

by Skip February 2, 2015

First he wants to break “Skip Murphy’s Axiom”: Government’s spending should NEVER rise faster than the average family’s income.  Then he wishes to take $320 billion more in taxes away from others.  At what point, to quote Steve, is enough, enough?  Certainly it is clear that Progressives, Obama being chief amongst them, will NEVER answer that […]

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Governor Medicaid Maggie Hassan Tosses ‘Most Vulnerable’ Under the Budget Bus

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2015

This season on New Hampshire Democrat Governors,  last seasons only ‘legislative victory’–Medicaid Expansion–forces our “hero of the people” to make a difficult decision. The budget is a problem so what is a “fiscally responsible” governor to do?  Sell grandma down the river and hope for rain. Medicaid Maggie Hassan proposes $58 million cut from NH […]

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Fiscally unsound for WHO, Senator Jeff Woodburn?

by Skip January 24, 2015

This caught my eye earlier this week in the Union Leader (reformatted, emphasis mine): DOWN TO BUSINESS: Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn of Dalton likened a GOP effort to cut the business profits tax and business enterprise tax to “political footballs.” [Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes].   Sen. Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, touted […]

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BlogHeadline of the Day: this is what you will hear at Obama’s SOTU speech tomorrow night

by Skip January 19, 2015

“In the face of irrelevance, Obama buys attention with other people’s money” (H/T:  Washington Examiner via Betsy’s Page) Alternate title: “State of the Union is taxes” In other words, now that the election is passed, Obama is about to prove Romney’s 47% remark to be true.  Oh yes, just like the #WarOnWomen and the gender […]

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Which do you celebrate – Life, or Murder? Your tax monies used for abortion

by Skip January 10, 2015

Certainly, the innocent babies have no choice – this is a clear evidence of fact.  Their well being, their life, is in the hands of their mother.  I ran across both of these pretty much at the same time – a juxtaposition of fighting FOR Life and a celebration OF Death.  This amongst an anecdotal […]

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A Micro-proof that Federal Social Programs DON’T work!

by Skip January 5, 2015

Recounted to me this weekend by the Eldest’s girlfriend (“the EG”) who has two children.  She’s been working on getting a degree in special education and a couple of other things on the side – she really does want to better herself.  Being a vet, she is unhappy that she has to be needy on […]

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Data Point – is this what Govt should be? Taking from a few to give to others?

by Skip January 3, 2015

Question: should some exist solely by Govt taking from others?  The morality of this, that only the top 20% are legally required to pull the wagon for everyone else?  Qui bono?  If I did this out on the street, I’d be arrested.  Why is this seemingly moral when done by Govt?  Old questions, for sure, […]

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Was Gay Marriage Just A Tax Grab?

by Steve MacDonald December 31, 2014
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Democrat Robert ‘Renny’ Cushing– sorry I’m not trying to obsess over this progressive ass-hat his name just keep popping up–is the author of legislative Service Request (LSR) 837 An act to ‘Increase marriage license fees.‘ So Gay marriage was just laying the ground work to raising more revenue!  Got it. Should we gird our loins […]

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Data Point – Who pays into the Feds and who receives back

by Skip December 6, 2014

And when you hear the pro-ILLEGAL immigrant enablers say “well, they pay taxes!”, you can turn around and go “aren’t you forgetting the OTHER half of the equation?” And then smile for being able to complete the debate, for extremely few will be above the second quintile (fairly few will reach the second). (H/T: AEIdeas […]

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Teri Norelli’s Proudest Moment – Stranding NH Taxpayers With Massive Unfunded Entitlement

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2014
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Soon to be former NH House Speaker Teri Norelli’s (D- Taxenspend) greatest achievement could have been leaving New Hampshire with an $800 million dollar structural deficit.  It was a huge hole, intentionally created with irresponsible spending, budgetary gymnastics (fraud), and one-time money, meant to force consideration of a broad based tax.  But the Republican majority […]

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Meanwhile, financials that NH Choo-Choo fans from the 19th Century wish would go up in smoke

by Skip November 21, 2014

The one thing about Progressives and Big Government types – they can’t seem to want to let go of 19th century technology – trains.  They get all goose-bumply every time it seems to come up and provide yet another opportunity to spend other peoples’ money to advance their fascination to relegate the many for paying […]

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