Now that we have passed Medicaid expansion, we really need to fix some of the issues that expansion brings with it. For some NH families, the expansion disrupts existing coverage, and may subject families to huge and unexpected bills further along the line. Right now, anyone making 100% of the poverty level has been able […]
Apparently, the NHGOP is not the only party having to seek pretty far afield to find candidates of plausible stature to run for high elective office. While most would agree candidates generally should come from the place they hope to represent, sometimes weak political parties are forced to outsource their candidacies. For example, this week […]
like me, who have to have things spelled out, I present an image that’s running in the Wall Street Journal along with an op-ed by Mr. Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries. Obviously, the graphic artist was inspired by Kos, or “the great orange satan” as it is jocularly called.
The US MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE. The manufactured crisis that is being used to destroy the postal service is taking a new turn this spring. As ongoing efforts to eliminate Saturday mail delivery have come to a standstill in our deadlocked Congress. The USPS is moving forward with a plan to place postal counters, without postal employees in 8o Staples stores. In time they want to expand this misguided plan to over 1500 stores … Continue reading →
It will make you laugh, and not just on April 1st. Thank AFSCME.
Now that crossover has come and gone both chambers will start working on each other’s bills. Both chambers have till May 15th to act on these bills. I would like to thank all the representatives that supported us on the following bills: AFT-NH supported the recommendation of Ought To Pass as amended on HB 1494-FN, relative to administration of the New Hampshire retirement system and authority of the board of trustees. The amended version ensures … Continue reading →
Here’s the thing: my friend Matt Murray runs New Hampshire Labor News on a strictly volunteer basis. All the hours he puts in – on the blog site, on the Facebook page, the Twitter Feed, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pintrest – all his time is donated. And he usually ends up paying costs out-of-pocket. Matt does this because he believes in the Labor Movement. He saw a communication gap and decided to fill it: all of New … Continue reading →
The problem with the TEA party people is that they are easily suckered. That the lower income people are taxed too much is a valid grievance. However, these people let themselves be co-opted by the very people whose hoarding depresses and destabilizes the economy for everyone else.
That’s where the difference lies. Liberals delight in other people’s success; the Cons turn green with envy. So, the neighborly thing to do is help the good folks in Maine send Shenna to stand side by side with Shaheen. Two strong Democrats from the northern kingdoms, standing together with Elizabeth Warren will help turn the […]
Walt Havenstein Between a Rock and a Hard Place with Ballot Eligibility Questions Candidate Pushed by Washington Republicans Either Ineligible to Run in NH or Committed Tax Fraud in MD Concord, NH–Yesterday, a front-page Nashua Telegraph expose outlined how potential NHGOP gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein took Maryland property tax breaks that required his principal residence to be in that state, raising a host of questions and putting his potential candidacy in doubt. But this much is clear: Havenstein … Continue reading →