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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.

Weapons Ban Stands

NH House Bill 1693 was killed in the House yesterday by a vote of 191 to 167 almost entirely on party lines.  (Roll Call) Four Republicans voted with the majority of democrats that the measure was Inexpedient to legislate; DiFruscia, Messier, Pilliod, Vallincourt.  Ten democrats voted with the Republicans in their effort to move it forward.  So the …

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On Message, Off Target

Liberals hide  behind a façade of generosity erected by the federal mandates they cherish, glued together with other peoples confiscated property.   Sometimes, when they are not too busy telling each other how compassionate they are with the fruit of your labors, they peek around the facade they have erected, lift the DNC filtered-Left wing sanctioned …

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The Bradley Amendment

Not wasting any time, State Senator Jeb Bradley has already released an amendment for SB 505 to protect the people of New Hampshire from the overreach of the federal government on the matter of Health Insurance. Without further delay… -start- Floor Amendment to SB 505-FN-A  Amend the title of the bill by replacing it with the …

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ACORN Cracks

  ACRON announced yesterday that it’s national presence is no more. The State field offices and affiliates will close up shop and the national organization will shut down by April 1st.    This comes one month after ACORN announced that the national structure had dissolved into state organizations.  ACORN’s larger chapters have been spinning off for a few …

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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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