Taxes

Taxes – I screwed up yesterday

by Skip April 16, 2014

That’s right.  On April 15th, I messed up big time.  Actually, I figured it out on Monday, the 14th, as I did my taxes on a vacation day.  How badly had I booted it the previous year? Yeah, I’m getting a refund.  Which means that I failed – I just gave Obama an interest free […]

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Look At the Picture And Write The Headline….

by Steve MacDonald April 16, 2014
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Guest Post – Here is the Tax Plan to save the economy, AND Social Security

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014

Guest Post by Mark Acciard Let’s get the labels out of the way FIRST; It is a FLAT TAX! Now on to the Details; A Flat 18% income tax. No loopholes, deductions, carve outs, No ways for crooked politicians to craft new tax policy specifically for their donors. Only a generous personal exemption of $10,000 […]

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The Cost of ‘Free’ Health Care

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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Vermont has embarked on a mission to create a single payer system.  They voted for it but have yet to pass a bill to pay for it.  I wonder why? “…Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 […]

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Obama’s 442 Proposed Tax Increases

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2014
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American’s for Tax Reform has released a list of 442 tax increases proposed by Barack Obama.  (These do not include the 20 taxes created by Obama Care.) -79 tax increases for FY 2010 -52 tax increases for FY 2011 -47 tax increases for FY 2012 -34 tax increases for FY 2013 -137 tax increases for […]

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Data Point – Redistribution on steroids

by Skip April 13, 2014

After all, taxes just shovels money from one set of folks to a different set of folks.  And Saul Alinsky was all about, in “hiding” Socialism, moving the stuff from the Haves to the Have Nots.  The purpose was always to obtain the power to make that happen.  Kinda looks, with the premier Alinskyite devotee […]

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Income Equality….? I Have Some Ideas.

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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I think income equality starts with the people in government, most of whom make way too much money and have far too many incentives to milk the taxpayers and the system dry without fear of repercussion.  People should not be getting rich from elected office, period. The answer (maybe) is to ensure the job of […]

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Strong Reliance on Property Taxes Still A Winner For New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2014
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I have long remarked on how the relying on property taxes keeps the total tax burden down because when you see the taxes you pay in a lump sum (or two lump sums) you are more likely to inquire as to why you are paying that much and to what end.  This ‘interest’ in the […]

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Proof – Liberals Have No Idea How To Run a Business

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'… I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX! — MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 21, 2014 Matt Drudge advertised the fact that he had to make his first NoBamaCare fine payment for not having insurance.  The left and lefty media went nuts. Premise?  Tax /Fine /Fee not due to […]

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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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If Everyone Worked for the Government Who Would Pay The Salaries?

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2014
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For those not so good at the math, if everyone ‘worked’ for the government there would be nothing to tax to pay anyone. And by ‘worked’ we can mean employed or on the payroll of–as in living off money provided solely by the state. If everyone relied on government for their means they would have […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Will Be Attacking AG ‘Uncle’ Joe Foster Any Minute Now….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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Remember when the New Hampshire legislature had a Republican Majority?  Good times.  Good times. Well, they wanted to lower the tobacco tax by .10 cents a pack and New Hampshire Democrats snapped like a twig.  It was irresponsible to lower that revenue.  There may have even been some angry cursing and insults.  In fact, I’m […]

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GrokTALK! March 8th 2014 – Can We Get Out From Under Medicaid Expansion?

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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In Segment Four (after a short bit on Bitcoin) State Senate Candidate Kevin Avard from Nashua joins us and the big questions are, why did the legislature embrace a Federal expansion based on lies, bad-faith, deception, debt, and contempt for the citizens? Who (if anyone) will have the courage to sunset Medicaid expansion in New […]

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Data Point – The welfare cliff

by Skip March 9, 2014

or: How the Government send the message to stay in the hammock instead of finding work Presented with little comment aside to note that when ‘work is punished‘ the demise of ‘opportunity’ will continue… The painful reality in America: for increasingly more it is now more lucrative – in the form of actual disposable income […]

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And Texans keep saying “Keep on acting the way you are, California”!

by Skip March 7, 2014

It is well known that the economy in Texas is going gang-busters compared to most of the country fueled (sorry, couldn’t resist) by new fossil fuel production.  I just had to laugh when TX Gov Perry made it known he had no problem in busting on New York and especially California: “low taxes and low […]

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Will Jeb Bradley Care If We All Call It “BradleyCare?”

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2014
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The Merrimack County Republican Committee has joined the ranks of Republican Committee’s scross the state that oppose the Bradley/Morse plan to expand Medicaid in New Hampshire  (SB413).  And they did it after he spoke in support of his plan at their meeting. Over on the Grok Facebook page we got an update from Susan Olsen […]

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What Some Senate Republicans Want For New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2014
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“Those arrested include operators of home care agencies, operators of nurse staffing agencies, office workers and personal care assistants. One woman is accused of bilking taxpayers out of $75 million.” Fraud is a major factor in Medicaid.  Expanding Medicaid will only expand the fraud.   The irony in this is that Medicaid expansion is part of ObamaCare […]

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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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Obligatory – UNH Had to Have 25 Million More Taxpayer Dollars For Students and Education…or Something.

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2014
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New Hampshire Democrats cried like lost children when the O’Brein legislature cut some of the public funding to UNH, as did UNH (naturally),  so one of their first priorities for teary-eyed Democrats when they took back the House was to waste 25 million dollars of our money by giving it back to UNH. The emotional […]

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Yankees Get Masahiro Tanaka New York Government Gets $90 Million

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2014

Tanaka was screwed no matter where he went but of the three cities he appeared to be considering New York will screw him the hardest. That $155 Million dollar 7 year deal with the Yankees is really only worth about $65 million after the State and city of New York get done with him. As […]

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Mario’s Motto

by Ed Naile January 19, 2014

After several decades of telling people what elite liberals and progressives are all about Governor Mario Cuomo makes my case for me. Cuomo is basically calling for “ethic cleansing” of “his” state.  If you don’t follow Mario Cuomo’s progressive agenda of preferential treatment for any sexual desire except traditional marriage between one man and one […]

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Rule#1 Entitlement Expansion Inevitably Crowds Out Other Priorities

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2014
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Still thinking about expanding Medicaid In New Hampshire?  Or maybe you are just indifferent.  Well you can’t afford to be. The bait expires and the annual stipend is not guaranteed.  In fact, given the Federal debt and deficit situation, any expectation that the Feds will not cut funding to Medicaid and other programs as debt […]

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New Year? Of course there are – New Taxes!

by Skip December 28, 2013

Low taxes are the result of low spending – former NH Gov Meldrim Thomson. Well, as it seems to be their wont, our Legislators in DC just keep forgetting about that sage advice and instead, keep their own New Year’s tradition alive – “gifting” us with new taxes.  Some big, some small. CNN / Money […]

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Ten Bucks

by Rick Olson December 11, 2013

“A libertarian presidential candidate isn’t going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn’t the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.”  —L. Neil Smith There is a bill in the legislature to implement a fee on Canoes and […]

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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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Data Point – Fair Share?

by Skip December 8, 2013

(H/T: Greg Mankiw)

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What, she’s trying to give Joe Biden and Obama a run for their money?

by Skip December 4, 2013

Charitable monies, that is.  You know, the line item on the 1040 where you get to put down how much you gave to charities?  The one that Obama and Pack of Progressive Socialists want to get rid of; after all, to them, TRUE charity can only be given by Government policies and bureaucrats.  Add another […]

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Data Point – almost half of taxpayers are over 45

by Skip December 1, 2013

(H/T: TaxProf Blog)

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Here’s a ‘Revenue’ Stream That Needs to be Tapped

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013
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Democrats can stop bitching about how TEA Party people and the grassroots don’t want to raise taxes.  I’ve got a tax we not only need, but that we should peg at 40% to start. Unions. Unions are full of rich fat cats and that’s becasue they are all rolling in dough.  As a faction they […]

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