Wyoming Liberty Group
For those who don’t follow British politics, Britons went to the polls on May 6 and elected a new Parliament and a new government. No party got a clear majority. The Conservatives took the most seats, followed by Labour, then the Liberal Democrats. After much bargaining, the almost inevitable happened: the new government is a coalition between the Tories and the Lib Dems.
Politico reports that threats against Congress are up some 300% in the first few months of 2010 over a year ago. Some of those threats are quite personal and specific. Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan was out walking with his daughter when a black sport utility vehicle pulled up. “You’ve got a bull’s-eye on your head,” the driver allegedly told Ryan. “You’re gonna die, motherf—er.” The driver was opposed to the war in Iraq.
We are five years short of the eight hundredth anniversary of Magna Carta, June 15, 1215. On the field of Runnymede, English barons exercised their right to keep and bear arms and their right to rebel against tyranny and in doing so they won not only their own rights but the rights of all Englishmen and eventually, all Americans.
When politicians do bad things to the rich, it has ramifications for all of us. Taxing the rich out of the state is one such bad thing: when the wealthy leave there is less money to go around for investments in private businesses. Wyoming’s state legislators do not always do the right thing, but they deserve kudos for generally keeping their hands off wealth-generating activities in the state.
The Tax Foundation has updated its 2010 issue of the annual Tax Freedom Day study. By assuming that the government actually paid for all its expenses with tax revenues, Tax Foundation expert Kail Padgitt, Ph.D., reports that the national Tax Freedom Day would be pushed from April 9 to May 17:
By Wyoming Speaker of the House Colin Simpson
It’s no surprise there have been economic impacts to Wyoming communities and unacceptable impacts to Wyoming’s elk herds caused by the Federal “reintroduction” of Wolves into the Yellowstone Ecosystem.