Tag Archives | State of the Union

Granite State Rumblings: Federal Contractors Get Raise, NH Pushes Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Just hours before the President delivered his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that President Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. The action will cover all workers employed under future government contracts, ensuring that none is paid less than $10.10 an […]

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#SOTU Reax Open Thread

Have at it. “In his speech tonight, President Obama focused on what remains our nation’s top priority: bringing Republicans and Democrats together in a bipartisan fashion to help create jobs and economic opportunity for middle class families across the country. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster “Strengthening the economy in New Hampshire and the United States is […]

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On Done Deals, Or, Sometimes Losing Is How You Win

We have been talking a lot about Social Security these past few weeks, even to the point where I’ve missed out on talking about things that I also wanted to bring to the table, particularly the effort to reform Senate rules. We’ll make up for that today with a conversation that bears upon both of […]

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NHYD in 2011

As you may have seen in Doug’s post, our elections yesterday were very successful. We’ve elected a talented and diverse board and we’re full of energy. 2011 is going to be a very important year and we are ready to hit the ground running! Our first event following Saturday’s election is a State of the […]

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On Contradiction, Or, Will Obama Lose An Argument With Himself?

There have been many unlikely things that have happened this past month or so: some of them appearing as legislation, some of them appearing in the form of Republicans who set new records for running away from the words they used to get elected-and some of them appearing in the markets, where, believe it or […]

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Happy Anniversary

It was one year ago this week that my employer, a software firm in Manchester, told me I no longer had a job. Major customers had canceled their pending purchase orders because of the deteriorating economy. My employer could no longer pay my princely salary which was already 25% less than what I was earning […]

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