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GOP Promises not kept

The Republicans asked for the majority to fix things like ObamaCare and big government and when the voters gave them that majority what did they do with it? That and trimming the administrative state. (Yes, I said that last time – got my segment notes mixed up. It’s in this segment. My apologies.)  

Who Else Erases History?

The American left has manufactured another crisis and used it as an excuse to erase history. So who else does that? We also discuss the bureaucratic handmaidens of the central planners – the administrative state; must you cut off each limb or will you have more success if you starve them to death.  

IRS As Political Hammer, Not the First Time, Nor the Last, Unless…

Sometimes blogging is about creative commentary and piquing the other side while, hopefully, providing a different perspective. Other times, it’s just about spreading information. This is one of those times. I initially dressed this up with all sorts of semi-wittiness (heavy on the “semi”) reminiscent of a tired comic strip, but the length of the …

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We Warn and Warn and Warn. The Pimps Ignore. Now, the Pimps Pay!

We’ve warned and received derision and dismissal in response.  We’ve argued and received denouncements and sardonic denials. Our claims were decried and characterized as far right paranoid fantasy. We’ve been told that our observation of what happens with Big Gov are delusional scare tactics and are meant to instill a Mad Max world type fear …

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Democrat Values Vs. TEA Party Values: Technocrats or elected officials – who should actually govern?

Is rule by an unelected, unaccountable, and unasailable Administrative State elite a NH Value, or a Democrat one?  The history of NH is one of local control by locally elected officials, one shared by TEA Party folks.  They WANT to elected their officials that would then govern – and via their votes, the electorate would …

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature?

Increasingly, we see NH State Agencies setting their own level of taxation (fees, fines, et al) outside of authorization of the Legislature.  It is the Executive Branch to self-fund and making itself independent of the taxation authority of the Legislature.  And of course, it goes without saying that while Legislators are accountable to the voters, …

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