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Steve MacDonald

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Editor at Large and a co-owner of; a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire; and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

Three Steps To Freedom

Now that the democrat congressional majority has finally found a way to convince members of their own party to vote for the Leaderships agenda, you may be wondering what to do next.  Fair question. It seems obvious that the federal system could take years to repeal this nightmare, and there is no guarantee they ever …

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Back in 2007 after a veto override of SCHIP failed Paul Hodes had this to say about the actions of those in congress who prevented passage. 1) There is a huge difference between what the President values and what the American people value. To the President and his allies in Congress, $190 billion this year for the …

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What Cost For Free Speech

Dear Leader has been at odds with the Supreme Court over campaign finance rules.  His reasoning is simple.  The old rules work to the advantage of incumbents, and entrenched bureaucrats.  The new rules make it easier for anyone to compete.  They actually level the field a bit.  But being ‘in power’ and being as corrupt …

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Good Kool Aid Or What?

  You have to wonder what the House democrats in Washington are drinking?  They actually believe that passing the Senate bill without actually voting on it is less of a risk to their political futures. And then there’s Obama.  He thinks that his signing the Senate bill without it having had an up or down …

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J.U. Hey!

The JUA money grab is back in the news.  A group is blasting Kelly Ayotte and John Lynch for trying to balance the budget with 110 million from a fund created by the state but filled with money from the pockets of doctors who were forced by law to contribute to it.  The thinking goes …

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Creative Destruction

What was once a mainstay of the home entertainment zeitgeist is about to be altered, perhaps forever.  Blockbuster has announced that it may have to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  Apparently the once mighty rental giant does not fall into the too big to fail category nor does it qualify for some kind of …

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Ambassadors To The Deficit

The Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (CFRR?) has been appointed by President Obama to deal with the deficit.  And in keeping with his commitment to partisanship it’s members are all pro-stimulus, big spending supporters of Dear Leader.  First up is SEIU President Andy Stern.  I think we all kow Mr. Stern. Next, we have …

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Doing The Right Thing?

  Majorie Smith cutting the budget reads like a prisoner forced to read a prepared statement just prior to their execution, that impugns their home country of ills for which they are about to be executed. Then there is this. "There are a lot of people who would not have believed the people in this room …

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