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A warning for NH…

Our friend BDP at AnkleBitingPundits weighs in with another great piece on failing public employee pension funds. This time it’s New Jersey: I know that many of your eyes glaze over when I talk about the coming financial disaster due to the bill coming due for public employee pensions. But the fact is that it’s …

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Failure to learn

I recently posted on Washington State trying to surpass the "San Fran values" in a big way.  Well, Betsy’s Page has another story about socialism…and its failure.  Once again, socialism that supposedly was started "the right way".  Once again, the inevitable failure of such, no matter how good the intentions. Why?  The lack of not …

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Hugo Chavez economics writ small

Venezuela’s economy is headed for a train wreck.  No matter what your politics are (and I certainly do NOT agree with Chavez AT ALL), every time government decides to stick its ham-fist into the marketplace, bad things happen. Especially when emotions get wrapped up into it all – in this case, Vermont family dairies. Farmers …

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A secret well kept: the good economy. Bush on the radio this week.

This week President Bush talks about the biggest untold story of the Bush II era: the robust economy. It’s a good thing he mentions it, because Lord knows the MainStreamMedia won’t. Why, that might reflect well on the Bush Administration, and we can’t have that now, can we… THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. . This week …

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Jealous of… Massachusetts?

Here in central NH, most residents are held "hostage" by a single cable company that offers TV and broadband services. While they try as hard as any monopoly would to provide good service at a good price, they sometimes fall short. Friends and co-workers living to the south in NH, while still serviced by a …

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NOW he targets “earmarks”

President Bush discussed the economy and the topic of so-called federal "earmarks" in this week’s radio address. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Christmas is fast approaching, and I know many of you are busy trying to finish up your holiday shopping. This week, we received good news about the economy that should brighten the season and …

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