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Maine’s Embrace of Broad Based Taxes vs. New Hampshire NOT Doing That.

Our good friend Michael Graham, writing at NH Journal, has an article titled “Study: Maine Vs. N.H. Shows “More Government Means More Poverty.” The annual Family Prosperity Index is out and, while New Hampshire didn’t make the Top 10 (it’s ranked #16), the study’s authors did use the Granite State to make their case for more economic …

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Quick Thought: Feds Approve NH Medicaid Expansion ‘Work Requirement’

Steve beat me to the punch on the announcement that the able-bodied recipients will have to work or be bettering themselves in order to continue to get free healthcare.  The Hill added this: The waiver program will also require co-pays for Medicaid recipients who make more than 100 percent of the poverty level. “Work requirements help lift …

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The NH Legislature’s Latest Protection Racket

You’ve seen movies where a couple of Goodfellas in suits show up at a business and the proprietor, looking uncomfortable, hands them a bag of cash. New Hampshire has this too. Some nicely dressed guys (and girls) are using the state legislature to force a business to extract protection money from you. (Again.) This time around it’s …

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One of many projects to destroy America…

This from Judicial Watch: “For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it.” Meanwhile, “the nation’s food stamp program has exploded under President Obama.” Read the …

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On the dole: “A hand up or a hammock?” Let’s get back to basics

Welfare, that is.  Used to be called “charity” from private sources, and sometimes, folks stayed at the county “poor house”.  Nowadays, the dole (heck, even “welfare”)  is dressed up in smooth bureaucratise so as not to “cause undue stigmatism towards those that need assistance”.  Payments go directly from Government “dole-er outers” to those that supply …

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Cause and Effect

If exposure to violence in movies or video games is a catalyst for youth violence, is exposure to welfare and other government handouts a catalyst to generational dependency? The answer to the former is that exposure to the latter is more likely to result in youth violence as they look for the only ways left …

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Data Points – various sundry stats

Welfare (via Heritage): Over half of the US thinks we spend too much for welfare Over half thinks Govt spends too much on poverty programs Only 22% believe that poverty programs reduce poverty 84% believe work should be mandatory to receive welfare Jobs according to ADP: Revised last month’s job advance – from 162, 000 …

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Guest Post: Mike Johnson – “New Hampshire, Tear Down This Firewall”

New Hampshire, Tear Down This Firewall Mike Johnson mnosnhoj@comcast.net 10/21/12 You have a choice, New Hampshire, an important choice, a life-style choice. Like our motto says, you can “Live Free or Die,” a free self-reliant citizen of New Hampshire, proud of yourself and proud of your state and your country.  Or you can “Live Dependent …

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Quotes worthy of note: Government dependency…

“Volumes of research have shown that Great Society welfare policies—such as public housing and aid to families with dependent children—fuel family dissolution, community fragmentation, generational joblessness, and government dependency….The Obama administration [is] more adroit at excuse-making and blame-shifting that creating opportunity, and seems ideologically incapable of pursuing the policies that fulfill the moral promise of …

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