VA blows more money on unused TVs

by Skip August 10, 2016

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009) Well, since Steve beat me to the VA malfeasance on […]

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How DO People Get to Work Without “Government?”

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2016
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Executive Councilor Dave Wheeler got a thank you from the Amherst GOP on Twitter yesterday. Wheeler spoke against rubber-stamping another $250,000.00 in taxpayer money for a program that already had $1.7 million allocated to it through 2017. (I just fisked the crap out of that here, if you need details.) The program pays to fix up cars […]

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University of New Hampshire Spends $17,570 Dollars on One Table

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2016
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The University of New Hampshire has a reputation…they constantly beg for more taxpayer money while blowing vast sums of cash on trivial crap. Case in point, the $17,570.00 custom table they just added to the Holloway Commons. This architectural wonder is the newest addition to a $10.5-million-dollar renovation of a single dining hall on their Durham, New Hampshire campus. […]

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How Taxes Work

by Scott Morales March 4, 2016

One gets paid, But only gets a little taste, Because the Tax Man comes And scarfs the remaining sum, Leaving in his place The waste. How taxes work pic.twitter.com/3VNoTXCimz — Fascinating Videos (@FascinatingVids) March 1, 2016  

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Joe Biden’s Political Joy Ride to NH Costs Taxpayers

by Steve MacDonald May 11, 2015
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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Department of the Air Force revealing that Vice President Joe Biden’s September 3, 2014, trip to the Portsmouth, NH, Naval Shipyard, where he campaigned for Democrat Senate and House candidates, cost taxpayers $17,025 in flight expenses alone. Shaheen, who was running for re-election, accompanied […]

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ECO Group Spent $25K of Your Money On Their Christmas Party

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2014
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A recent audit of funds dispersed by the Federal government’s  National Science Foundation revealed, wait for it…waste, fraud, and abuse. The audit, conducted by the National Science Foundation inspector general and the Defense Contract Audit Agency, detailed spending by the Colorado-based National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The nonprofit, designed to operate a network of ecological […]

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Or We Could Have Had A Cure For Ebola?

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2014
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‘Or we Could have had a cure for Ebola‘ might have to ask ‘If you like your plan you can keep your plan’ to slide over a bit so it can sit next to it on the Democrat bench of all time classic talking-point blunders.  We are referring to that Democrat rhetoric by which Republican […]

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“but whether it works” – Part “TV Trucks in Kabul” – Obama Federal Govt “working”?

by Skip October 25, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Works means it accomplished something worthwhile with little waste and […]

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Who knew Shaheen was for brown. Not Brown, brown.

by Scott Morales October 24, 2014
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After I read the report I’m about to cite, I was going to steal its headline: “Jeanne Shaheen: Onetime Sludge Queen” It’s a good one isn’t it?  It’s from TheDailyCaller report by Patrick Howley.  The “Onetime” refers to sludge, literally.  But to those who have observed the political machinations of Senator/Governor Shaheen, the figurative “sludge” […]

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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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Medicaid Expansion – State Policy Challenges Discussed

by Steve MacDonald December 9, 2013
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Early on in this audio Dr. Garboyes, talking about Medicaid and the effort to expand it, brings up an essential point.  The assumption by ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion advocates is that their solution will give you health care you both want and need.   And wheter you are paying or think you are getting a […]

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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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Could Two Simple Questions Put Us On A Path To A More Responsive And Responsible (Even More Affordable) Government?

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2013

There are mobs of rank and file Democrats (moderates, independents, and so on) whose only grasp of what the TEA Party represents comes from the professional left and their media allies.   (Lucky for them the socialist progressives own the education and media industrial complex, with only a few exceptions, so their PR campaigns get […]

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Mule Trading

by Steve MacDonald April 11, 2013

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville , MS. and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said,”Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.” Curtis & Leroy replied,”Well, then […]

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Cutting Costs at UNH: AFP-NH Has a Suggestion, and So Do I…

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2013

AFP-NH Director Greg Moore fills the “Another View” slot in today’s Union leader with the question, “If you were running a business, how much would you pay your employees not to show up for work?” He then proceeds to ask, how, in this economic environment, the same University system that cannot control costs, that begs for more and more taxpayer bailouts, […]

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Where Glen Reynolds tries a Drudge technique – on the Police

by Skip March 6, 2013

Which is to poke fun at someone declaring “Truth” by linking to their story and then linking to a story which, pretty much, destroy’s the first one: So, we all have seen how well “armored up” our local police have become over the past few years, and the ACLU story even mentions a town in […]

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Why Isn’t Anyone Asking This Question?

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2013

Massa Obama gave a speech the other day in which he cried wolf over the sequester.  It’s twice as amusing because it was his sequester in the first place.  But now that the Republicans in congress are not falling into his evil trap he’s got to back off and blame them for letting him intimidate them into agreeing to […]

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Obamaphones – free for “the indigent” but man, are we paying the sales folks well!

by Skip February 20, 2013

It isn’t enough that the FCC decided that the Rural Telephone Fee was going to be switched paying for landlines and now to cellphones.  It isn’t enough that costs have skyrocketed well beyond even the most “liberal” estimates and that millions have received them that aren’t supposed to (sure, just like with Medicaid, fraud costs […]

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Obama Couldn’t Run A Lemonade Stand (Nor could a NH Democrat) And Here’s Why?

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2012

When the economy got rough my employer had to cut back staffing.  By the time they were done we had dropped about 70% of our staff, down to the bare minimum needed to operate each department.   We kept the best people and asked them to do a lot more for the same money, and sometimes […]

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Terrie Norelli and Sylvia Larsen: Jealous!?

by Steve MacDonald September 28, 2012

Late in the 2007 session, when Democrats controlled the the entire New Hampshire State Government for the first time in 95 years,  then House Speaker Terri “Billion Dollar Deficit’ Norelli and Senate President Sylvia Larsen, figured the beginning of a recession was a great time to add a $72,000.00 bathroom remodel on to the backs […]

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Obama Fail Spotlight: I Will Go Line By Line to Remove Wasteful Earmarks…

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2012

If you missed this post, there is a link to a blog that is compiling 1001 reasons to vote against Obama. There are at least 600 reasons so far.  But as I reviewed the first 100, which I included in my linked post, I came across a classic Obamaism that deserved special attention. The promise […]

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GSA, Clowns, Mindreaders and Sushi

by Rick Olson April 3, 2012

 “I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.”  —Richard J. Needham You cannot make this stuff up. The U.S. Office of Inspector General Released a  16-page report detailing the gross abuse and excesses in the use of taxpayer monies of […]

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Another NH State Employee Wasting Your Time And Money?

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

Have you been following the tragic tale? It’s a dog bites man story.  State agency appears to have an IT policy it can’t or wont enforce, the result of which is that people who blog for a hobby are the only ones with any hope of keeping public employees from wasting your time and tax […]

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Roll Call-palooza – Another Democrat Taxpayer Swindle

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2011

New Hampshire Democrats, who benefit from taxpayer money laundered through public employee union dues into their campaign, are spending taxpayer dollars in the legislature to make sure they have sound bites and talking points to give to their union buddies to ensure the Aztec gold continues to flow moving forward.

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Money Not So Well Spent

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2010

Dr. Edward Larkin gave a pair of women at the Milford Market Basket More for their Dollar last November when he approached them in the Supermarket parking lot with his “franks and beans” exposed. It turned out to be an unadvertised special, but one that New Hampshire taxpayers continue to pay for. The UNH professor, placed on leave after the incident, is still on the University payroll, collecting $87,375 per year while we wait for the bureaucracy to remember how it is exactly that you fire a State university professor doing nothing on the taxpayer dole.

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Can You See The Signs?

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2010

The Shahodesheaporter New Hampshicrat trio gave us the stimulus, all the waste and crony handouts buried inside it, the stupid rules that knee-capped job regular creation as only bureaucracy can, and the debt. Oh yeah–they spent 20 million on signs to tell us they were spending billions on…nothing.

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by Steve MacDonald March 9, 2010

I got a letter today from the US Census.  As a joke, I mockingly said to my wife, "I bet this is a letter telling me about how I’m going to be getting a letter." She laughed. That’s exactly what it was.   Dear Resident: About one week from now. you will receive a 2010 […]

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