Big Government

Data Point – Tax Freedom Day

That’s according to the Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report for 2019. In total, the report estimates, Americans will work for 105 days of the year to pay their collective $5.42 trillion tax bill—a figure equal to about 29% of Americans’ incomes. On a per-worker basis, that $5.42 trillion works out to an average tax bill of $34,578, …

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Blogline of the Day – I know this is right!

Liberty is not possible for an unarmed society. Since lawmakers believe they must be seen to be doing something and bureaucrats must justify their existance, they always do more than they should and, thus, cross over at some point from Governance to Ruling (and yes, there’s a yuge difference between the two). Comments? (H/T: Instapundit)

Quotes

Notable Quote: “Americans no longer breathe the fresh air of freedom but the stale air of bureaucracy.”

Emphasis mine: For years now, angry Americans have been lashing back at Washington overreach. That is the genesis of the Tea Party movement. But it’s even worse than we thought. The ultimate evil of the bureaucratic state, Howard argues, is that Americans no longer feel free. Americans no longer breathe the fresh air of freedom …

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Government now controls 50% of all our goods & services

When our nation was founded, we the people allowed the government, all forms of government combined; municipal, county, state and federal, to control about 10 percent of all of the goods and services produced in the American economy, our economy. That status remained true, more or less, for about 150 years. During that period America …

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It isn’t just about the marijuana tax revenue Democrats desire…

As Steve posted, the reason why the Democrats decided to go all out on legalizing marijuana was not that they treasure Liberty (they don’t) but that they want YOUR money in their Treasury.  It’s one of the reasons I’m against legalization and against casinos here in NH: both do nothing more than act as an …

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Molly-Kelly Clintons

I feel real sorry for financial advisor Molly Kelly’s (running for NH Governor) clients…

One of the ads Molly Kelly was running during the primary was this gem of Cognitive Dissonance / Political double dealing (emphasis mine) We’re getting slammed by ever higher electric bills. Eversource is making huge profits. The Governor?  He collected more than $50K from Eversource and vetoed two renewable energy bills. I’m Molly Kelly and …

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Jonathan Mackie – candidate for NH State House, Belknap 2 (Gilford/Meredith)

I am Jonathan Mackie, a Republican seeking to represent Meredith and Gilford in Belknap District 2. I am a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and have lived in Meredith since 1984. My wife Sue and I own and operate Clearwater Campground and Meredith Woods Four Season Camping Area in Meredith. Although I have not previously …

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Funny, I never heard back from US Senator Elizabeth Warren when I emailed her back

333.  275.  185.  290.  124.  210. That’s my latest sampling of how many days it took the National Guard to federally recognize the promotions of its servicemembers after those promotions had already been fully approved by their state command.   Just to be clear: these officers start doing the work of their new rank the day …

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