Author Archive | mevansnh

School choice. Another rightwing con.

Although we’ve known all along that the teapartiers and libertarians want nothing more them to take down the public schools and labor unions in New Hampshire and America, I thought this quote was worth sharing: “On the surface, School Choice is purportedly about increasing opportunities for inner city and rural youth. The all-important subtext, however, […]

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Senator Ayotte on the subject of debt and spending.

I recently wrote to our junior senator, Kelly Ayotte, and asked if she agreed with Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska that Congress must raise the debt ceiling and pay the bills that it has obligated itself to pay.  Today, I received a long rather wordy reply about all the great things she has done in […]

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Guns in New Hampshire

Just a few simple questions: Could the event in Aurora, CO, happen in New Hampshire?  Since guns can be carried openly or concealed in the NH State House, can the also be carried into public spaces like theaters, malls or churches? What, if anything, will be done to prevent another Aurora?  Before one can purchase […]

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What happened to me on the way to the bank.

An interesting side effect of marriage equality happened to me this last week.  In applying to a major bank to refinance the mortgage on the house by phone, I was told that to begin the process my spouse would need to be on the call as well, until I mentioned that we were legally married […]

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Really? I didn’t know that!!!

From HB:  437, we read the following: 457:1 Purpose. The legislature finds and declares that: I. Marriage is not a creature of statute but rather a social institution which predates organized government. As the United States Supreme Court has noted, marriage has roots that are “older than the Bill of Rights – older than our […]

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Kelly Ayotte, Extremist NH Senator

Our esteemed Senator Ayotte is one of 19 Republican co-sponsors of the Blunt Amendment that would pretty much destroy the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare. Senator Roy Blunt’s Amendment (S.AMEND 1520 to S.1813) is clear in that it allows Employers to Deny Health “Services” to anyone they please so long as the Denier (Employer) of […]

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Do we really need these Constitutional Amendments?

From Granite State Priorities: Wednesday, February 8, the Senate will vote on two constitutional amendments that Granite State Priorities opposes, CACR 6 and CACR 12 (see January 31 for committee details).  CACR 6, requiring a 3/5 supermajority vote on taxes, fees and borrowing, would freeze our outdated revenue structure in place, forever.  Senator Prescott believes […]

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Hypocrisy by any other name.

The Mitt Romney campaign sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s recent decision to require most religiously affiliated employers to offer their employees birth control coverage in an email to The New York Times Sunday, calling it a “direct attack on religious liberty.” But in 2005, Romney made an almost identical decision as governor of Massachusetts. Additional […]

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