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Blogline of Day – the stereotype is reinforced every time the Progressives open their mouths

by Skip July 16, 2017

And summed up perfectly by this: If you want to know what smug liberal superiority and self-righteousness is all about, this is the piece for you. That would be a piece in Pravda on the Merrimac by Rep. Mary Jane Wallner and Sen. Dan Feltes – both Progressive Democrats – which basically tells the rest of us […]

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Data Point – Private America is rather rich but….

by Skip June 12, 2017

Americans’ Net Worth Hits $94.8 Trillion, Up 1.4% in First Quarter of 2017 In the first quarter of 2017, Americans’ net worth hit $94.8 trillion, which was up 1.4 percent, the Associated Press reported. According to the Federal Reserve, stock and mutual fund portfolios increased by $1.3 trillion in value and home values were up $499 […]

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This proves two things about Socialism and Environmentalism

by Skip February 12, 2017

Venezuela is a basket case from every view you can take – except if you are a Socialist.  Those folks don’t even want to look in that direction and do you EVER hear them talking about how GREAT Venezuela is?  This headline and article doesn’t help and it should give both Socialists and Environmentalists (but […]

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There’s that word again; it does not mean what you think it does

by Skip May 6, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump set his sights on conservative critics who condemn his positions on trade during a rally in West Virginia Thursday. “I’m a conservative, but the conservatives hate me for suggesting I would dare tax somebody,” Trump said after promising he would punish companies that move overseas with high tariffs when […]

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Data Point: Europe poor than most US States

by Skip April 4, 2016

“Most European countries (including Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium) if they joined the US, would rank among the poorest one-third of US states on a per-capita GDP basis, and the UK, France, Japan and New Zealand would all rank among America’s very poorest states, below No. 47 West Virginia, and not too far above No. […]

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When Freedom reigns – even here in America

by Skip February 23, 2016

…Looking around the country, we find huge gaps in major metropolitan areas’ economic fortunes — for every booming Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s a sclerotic Detroit. Adam Smith’s principles, put forth more than two centuries ago, go a long way toward explaining why some areas do so much better than others. In “The Wealth of Nations,” the […]

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Capitalism: Mankind’s Golden Goose

by Don November 4, 2015

One of the negative results of the wealth created by capitalism is that ignorant, lazy, and/or jealous people have time to complain about capitalism.  Typically they do this from comfortable homes filled with indoor plumbing, labor-saving and entertaining appliances; eat good food; drive their car(s) on public roads; receive public education; and keep in touch […]

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Where NH State Rep Barbara French (D-Henniker) gets it completely wrong, language and meaning wise

by Skip April 5, 2015

NH State Rep Barbara French (D-Henniker) had an Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor stating why she was not going to vote for the NH Budget.  Certainly and true to the Democrat form whereupon ANY lessening of a proposed budget calls for shrieks of death, damnation, and falsehoods (“Our state agencies have been severely cut over the […]

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Data Point – US Household Net Worth

by Skip March 7, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas)

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Progressive – “Misallocation of wealth”

by Skip February 14, 2013

We’ve oft heard the plaint  of folks that say “How can this be?  We are the richest nation in the world!” and rush to spend others people money to make themselves feel like they are “doing something”.  Yup, we used to be able say that: we were the richest nation in the world – the […]

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Data Point – So, is the top 1% gaining more wealth at the expense of the rest of us?

by Skip November 28, 2012

Much to the dismay of Occupiers and Socialists on the Left… (H/T: NewsBusters)

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Media Millions

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2012

While the 99% and the Democrats are bashing bankers for not sharing their wealth, take a look at the people running media and entertainment.  (Just to give you a baseline, the most well paid “banker” had 21 million in compensation in the same year.) Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp. (CBS), was paid $69.9 […]

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For Repeal of RGGI

by Don May 5, 2011

If energy efficiency is beneficial to people, governments, businesses, etc., then why do the rest of us have to subsidize their usage?
I believe the savings claims from energy efficiency are BOGUS.
CFLs contain mercury, a known poison, especially harmful to children. CFLs will put mercury into tens of millions of homes most of which will never know how to treat breakage safely causing untold negative consequences to people, our environment, and our water supply.
Governments around the world have been subsidizing the investigation into global warming to the tune of billions of dollars every year for many years. Yet, the global warming advocates can’t prove man-made global warming, the best they have done so far is to publish lies, and to try to prevent people who disagree from being heard.

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