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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a New Hampshire resident, blogger, and activist; A member of the board of the 603 Alliance, NHCMP, NHRVC, LFGC, and the host of GrokTALK! Please Note: My opinions are my own and not those of my Family, employers, politicians, campaigns, or other contributors or commenters at GraniteGrok

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People need to re-think how they think about progressives.  For example, the Buffett rule, which is already dead in the water because even Democrats won’t support it, would only generate enough tax revenue to pay 0.375% of the 1.2 Trillion dollar estimated annual deficit.  That’s for this year.  (0.375%) Using history as a guide, even …

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What could go wrong? LA Set to Ban Paper and Plastic

Democrats don’t think things through.  (Progressive Republicans are no different, to be fair.)  They enact policies in response to the echo chamber of voices in their ideologically isolationist heads, all the things Edmund Burke warned us against centuries ago.  The result is almost always bureaucratic nonsense, another small loss of freedom, massive expense with little …

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Juliana Bergeron – One Term Committeewoman?

I won’t waste time listing the dramatis personae of ‘Conservative-esque’ and ‘Libertarian-ish’ Republicans who probably fell for whatever passed as Juliana Bergeron’s Faustian bargain to earn their vote.   I’ll just say, “we-told-you-so” instead.  I know, that sounds divisive.  So let’s see what your new Committeewoman has to say about that. Keene Sentinel; Juliana is …

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HB 1607 – Public Schools Could See Buckets of Free Money

Skip just posted a nice letter from the Londonderry Superintendent of schools in which the Super appears to lobby the state Senate in opposition to HB1607.  This bill establishes an education tax credit for businesses or groups that set up scholarship programs to help offset the costs of non-public school tuition.  This could allow more …

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The War on Women Is Not Over

How do you know when a Democrat is lying?  Their lips are moving.  And Rosengate, the shooting star calamity set off by Hilary Rosen’s orchestrated  remarks about Ann Romney and how stay at home mom’s don’t work, provides that much more proof that the adage is true. Brad Woodhouse from the Democrat National Committee, from …

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What If You Held an Election and No One Showed Up?

Merrimack held it’s local town elections yesterday.  A town of roughly 25,000, with (I’m guessing) close to 18,000 people of voting age, that typically sees 4000-6000 ballots in the average Town election, produced only 2500 ballots yesterday. A bit of advice? When you let one third of the voters decide tax and spending policy for …

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The Divine Right of Democrats

From DaTecguy’s blog, an excellent post on Neo-crats–my word not his. He compares the Old Democrats to the new with a little help from some other great sources… When Democrats lose, that’s not a coup, that just means you lost this years elections. Don’t blame it on the Koch brothers, Halliburton or anyone else, sometimes …

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