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The Fair Shares Act

We frequently hear about how each of us should pay or receive ‘our fair share’ of taxes.  Whether that’s the state Department of Labor claiming to ‘ensure the NH businesses pay their fair share’, or the federal Census Bureau arguing that it ‘helps each community get its fair share’ of tax funds, or some other …

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Idiocrats

In the movie Idiocracy, people in the future experience massive crop failures.  Why?  Because the government has convinced farmers that ‘electrolytes are what plants crave’, so farmers start watering their fields with the sports drink Brawndo (which is basically Gatorade). I couldn’t help thinking of this the other day when someone forwarded me the latest …

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Prager U: New York Students want Free College For All

Embarrassing questions with ridiculous answers – until almost the very last student being question: That last student?  Yeah, college math – not so much. Even below “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez standard” – that MUST take a lot of college courses to reach that level. (H/T: The Blaze)

Death Penalty

I’ll give up the Death Penalty for the convicted if you Democrats give up the death penalty for innocent babies

HB455 – “This bill changes the penalty for capital murder to life imprisonment without the possibility for parole.” The Democrats have been pushing for this for years. I guess they believe that convicted murderers (pretty much the only crime that would receive a death penalty but only for a very few situations – like shooting a …

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Daddy, What are taxes for?

Function: The proper function of taxation is to raise money for core functions of government. It is not the function of taxes to direct the behavior of citizens. Closing the budget gaps created by overspending too is a misuse of taxation. This is true regardless of the size or level of government. Taxation always imposes …

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Educational Funding – You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Part 4)

At the Northwood Community Center, Ian Underwood gave a presentation on educational funding that basically told the audience that we were thinking about the wrong thing. Much of the debate in NH (and elsewhere) always has money at the forefront – instead, we ought to be mindful of student achievement first and then what is …

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Educational Funding – You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Part 3)

As I said in the past, Ian makes my head ache.  How? By making me think from and in different directions.  Now, normally people hate having headaches but this is of a different kind – and trust me, it is good for you to think outside one’s normal patters.  And that’s again, what Ian started …

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Education Funding? You’re all concentrating on the wrong thing (Parts 1 & 2)

“Taxpayers should be funding public benefits and not private enrichment. At the Northwood Community Center, Ian Underwood gave a presentation on educational funding that basically told the audience that we were thinking about the wrong thing. Much of the debate in NH (and elsewhere) always has money at the forefront – instead, we ought to …

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