Author Archives: Maureen Bader

Leave Risky Business to Private Investors

The Minerals to Value Added program is a boondoggle that threatens to leave Wyoming families with a legacy of debt and higher taxes Continue reading

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Tax Reform a Better Alternative to Corporate Welfare

A lower, simpler tax system that treats each taxpayer equitably is preferable to government picking winners for special handouts while making losers out of taxpayers. Continue reading

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Wyoming Becomes an Alternative Energy Producer

It is not for state legislators to force Wyoming taxpayers to go on risky adventures with unproven projects people are unwilling to put their own money towards. If legislators were interested in doing more than just appearing to do something, they would get out of the way by reducing regulation and lowering taxes so people are freed to make real investment decisions. Continue reading

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Coal Alchemy and Corporate Welfare

A Wyoming love story For thousands of years, alchemists tried to change base metals into gold. Today, this lofty goal rests unachieved, but its legacy remains. Now, instead of changing lead to gold, crafty alchemists look to change money from … Continue reading

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How Other Spending Obscures Wyoming’s Fiscal Cliff

Wyoming’s budgeting process is extremely complicated and these complications could lead us blindly off the fiscal cliff. It is time for Wyoming to bring its spending in line with taxpayer’s ability to pay. Continue reading

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The 2015 Supplemental Budget – A Wrap Up

If Governor Mead continues pushing for a rainy day fund raid instead of bringing the size of government down to a level citizens can afford to fund, he will leave our children and grandchildren with a legacy of debt and higher taxes. Continue reading

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Government-Sponsored Development—Less Than Meets the Eye

Handouts to companies who may have come anyway because of Wyoming’s natural advantages are a colossal waste of money. Picking favorites is an ineffective job-creation tool with elusive tax revenue promises. Corporate welfare schemes continue for appearance’s sake. Continue reading

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The Black Market – In Milk?

When it comes to the food you eat, the person in the best position to choose food for your family is you. Continue reading

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Tax and Gouge Task Force Terminated

Government must shrink down to a level people are willing to fund. It must not entrench the old guard; it must not raid the rainy day fund; and it must not shift the burden of bad spending policies to the pocketbooks of Wyoming families. Continue reading

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Myths Feed Hopes, Dreams and Spending Scams

Mythical animals and revenue aren’t the only myths jumping hoops the Wyoming legislature. A more serious myth threatens the financial future of the state — one-time spending myth. Continue reading

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