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Sunday
Dec162012

TheCanKicksBack - Young Americans & Fiscal Cliff Tele-Conference 

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Media Alert


Press Teleconference to Hear Young Americans’ Concerns About Fiscal Cliff


When:  Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET

What: The co-founders of The Can Kicks Back, which recently released the wildly popular video of former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) dancing “Gangnam Style,” will detail the ways in which young Americans would be affected by Congress going over the fiscal cliff.

Why: Young Americans have the most to lose if we go over the fiscal cliff, as a new recession would make it harder for them to find a job, finance an education and invest in the future. With over 60 chapters in 25 states, The Can Kicks Back is mobilizing young Americans to pressure Congress for a long-term solution. 
 
Details: On the call, college students and young professionals will share their personal stories about how the current economy is affecting them and why going over the cliff would negatively impact their lives. Relevant data and polling will be shared. Reporters can be put in touch with these young leaders for follow-up interviews.
 
Contact: Max Marcucci: press@thecankicksback.org or 301-848-2234.
 
About: The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) is a non-partisan, Millennial-driven campaign to fix the national debt and reclaim our American Dream. TCKB is the Millennial outreach partner of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. More info: www.TheCanKicksBack.org.

Saturday
Nov032012

Josiah Bartlett Center - State Debt and the Upcoming Elections 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire


Starting in 2008, the governor and Legislature adopted a series of unusual practices that obscured spending decisions. As a result, the two gubernatorial candidates this year fight over what the facts really are.

Republican Ovide Lamontagne claims that Democrat Maggie Hassan raised spending when she was Senate majority leader and left the state with an $800 million deficit. She claims she balanced the budget and spending went down. A careful look behind the curtain shows that significant spending increases without the money to pay for them caused a huge deficit that forced the most recent Legislature to pass a significant correction... Click here to keep reading.

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Crash Course at the Electoral College

Grant Bosse and Paul Westcott look behind the numbers in the last ten days of the 2012 Presidential Election, including which swing states are in play, how early voting could impact the race, whether the “Incumbent Rule” actually exists, and what happens in the case of an Electoral College tie... Click here to Listen

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JBC Report


NH's Growing Debt Problem

Charlie Arlinghaus talks to Jack Heath about New Hampshire’s increased reliance on debt to finance its budget, and why it’s important in next week’s election. Click here to listen.
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Taxpayer Investment in Cannon Mountain tops $9.2 Million


Lost roughly 250k in FY12

State-owned Cannon Mountain Ski Area will more than a quarter million in Fiscal Year 2012, after turning a profit for the first time in a decade in FY11. And that doesn’t include large capital construction subsidies provided by New Hampshire taxpayers. In all, New Hampshire taxpayers have put over $9.2 million into Cannon Mountain since the state began leasing out Mount Sunapee in 1999. Click here to keep reading.

Wednesday
Oct242012

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama: 'debt a significant national security concern' 

Oct. 24, 2012

Obama admits his debt 'a significant national security concern'

If Obama's own budget proposal were adopted - or even if we change nothing about current baseline spending - the nation will add another $10 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years, rising to $26 trillion. Does that threaten national security?

Cartoon: What happens in Benghazi.

Move over Vegas!

Should the dead vote?  Voter integrity takes center stage

States move to take the voting dead off the rolls.

Video: How Obama's Rudeness At The Debates Hurt His Campaign

The interrupting, display of arrogance and snide remarks by Barack Obama at the debates did a lot to help his opponent out.

Obama's crowd shrinkage

If the Great and Wonderful "O" cannot get young people to come see him in person in a targeted electoral state, it bodes ill for his hopes for another four years of occupancy in the White House.

Tuesday
Oct092012

ALG's Daily Grind - Why are U.S., Japan borrowing costs lower than Spain, Greece?

Oct. 8, 2012

Why are U.S., Japan borrowing costs lower than Spain, Greece?

With debts to GDP of 103 and 208 percent respectively, how are the U.S. and Japan only paying 1.7 and 0.7 percent interest rates on government borrowing?

Obama's Blunders: Manipulated Unemployment Numbers

Team Obama wants you to believe unemployment is below eight percent. Ha! Yeah right! Look around you, America is still in a world of hurt.

Magical unemployment rate of 7.8 percent

.3 percent drops in the unemployment rate are not that unusual, and defenders of the data are quick to point this out.  In order to get this drop, the report shows that a huge number of additional people became employed in the month of September - 873,000 to be exact. 

Samuelson: The $5 trillion tax-cut myth

"It's a powerful argument, marred only by the fact that the $5 trillion tax cut is a fiction."

Wednesday
Oct032012

ALG's Daily Grind - $60 trillion funding gap greets next president

Oct. 3, 2012

$60 trillion funding gap greets next president

Pimco's Bill Gross: "[The U.S. is] an addict whose habit extends beyond weed or cocaine and who frequently pleasures itself with budgetary crystal meth."

Cartoon: Obama covers his.

Did a video really set the Middle East aflame or is that just an excuse?

Lindsey Graham stands up against Obama lawlessness

Sen. Graham: "I will do everything in my power to make sure not one taxpayer dollar is spent reimbursing companies for failure to comply with WARN Act."

Grice: >From Currency Debasement To Social Collapse-4 Case Studies

"History is replete with Great Disorders in which currency debasement has coincided with social infighting and scapegoating. This debasement of currency also coincided with a debasement of society."