My local paper, Foster's Daily Democrat, ran an editorial
accusing current New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli of
taking a bit too much personal credit for a less contentious atmosphere
in the body this season. I got a chuckle out of this:
But we would suggest that Norelli's gentile approach to squeezing more from taxpayers has little to do with bipartisanship.
Although I guess Speaker Norelli is a gentile, I'd bet that's not what they meant to say. (Not corrected yet online as I type, but I left a comment.)
Despite the best efforts of Speaker Norelli and her crew,
New Hampshire is still in the top 5 in the ranking of
Freedom in the Fifty
States. But the bad news:
it's dropped two spots since the last ranking in 2009. And it's in
a dismal 27th place for its regulatory climate.
David Harsanyi quotes the right person:
P.J. O'Rourke once remarked, "Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there." With all the doom and gloom free-market advocates must be feeling these days, there's one truth that should bolster their resolve about the future: The catastrophe will still be there.
The catastrophe Harsanyi looks at is Obamacare, and remembers when Obama promised that the legislation would "lower premiums by $2,500 per family per year." Even Politifact rates that "promise broken."
Why aren't people madder?