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Rage in N.H. as House makes deep cuts, limits union powers
Associated Press ^ | 4/1/11 | Norma Love

Posted on 04/01/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT by Nachum

CONCORD, N.H. -- Amid chants from the gallery and thousands of demonstrators in the Statehouse plaza, New Hampshire's Republican-dominated House approved a $10.2 billion budget yesterday that makes deep cuts to social programs and strips public unions of much of their bargaining power. The House debated the budget for five hours before Republicans pushed it through, 243-124.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: collectivebargaining; deep; house; makes; rage; unions
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To: Redleg Duke

LOL, how did you come to that silly conclusion??? Id love to see them prevail BUT...their track record says otherwise mostly. You seem not so politically savvy or realistic.

41 posted on 04/01/2011 11:52:35 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Oratam
The framers expected a representative to know his constituents because his job was to vote based on a general 'sense' he got about their position on a any given issue.

Exactly right. Of course this was back in the day when the term "representative" actually had meaning.

Do they need to be in Washington?

Absolutely not.

They all gathered in one place because there was no alternative at the time; no telegraph, no phones, no instant means of communication. It's absurd that they all have to gather at the temple these days.

They can work part-time from home which is reasonable with only 30,000 people to answer to. Also, imagine how response they'd be if they acutally had to live, work, shop, attend ballgames, church, etc. with the people they represented.

No kidding. Imagine their horror at having to actually interact with the great unwashed at the coffee shop. They'd all be stricken with agoraphobia.

Also, while there will always be plenty of money to buy votes, just imagine the logistics involved in paying off 1000, 2000 or 5001 critters. The paperwork involved. The travel.

Bingo. After all, People for the Ethical Treatment of Insects and the The Coalition for Living in Cold, Dark, Unheated Caves only have so much money to throw around.

42 posted on 04/01/2011 11:53:26 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Graybeard58
Sorry, I misunderstood your point.

Maine's always had a pretty high voter participation rate and, as far as I can figure, this may be a legacy of the state's once being rock-ribbed Republican and having an early understanding of the importance of actual representation.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

43 posted on 04/01/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Graybeard58; Madame Dufarge

The Closer government is to the people the better they can judge and evaluate it. Damn Woman stay from Frog stuff.

44 posted on 04/01/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Nachum

What the heck is a state the size of New Hampshire doing with 347 people in it’s House? Illinois has got to be at least 5 times their size and we only have 118.

46 posted on 04/01/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT by RonF
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To: Madame Dufarge

Our betters will never allow this as the present system affords so many . . . perks. I like the way you think!

47 posted on 04/01/2011 5:24:23 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Little Bill
I know all 8 of my State Reps, face to face, two of them live down the street from me. If I have a problem with them they can not hide.

If only this was true in the other 49 . . . or 56 if you use Obamaccounting.

48 posted on 04/01/2011 5:31:13 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: TShaunK

I heard last week that 1100 Fidelity employees are being relocated to NH and RI.
That is good for us , bad for you.
The Merrimack, NH Fidelity already has 4000 people there.
That means there potentially be another 500+ folks looking for a house/apt./condo in my area.

49 posted on 04/04/2011 10:41:34 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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