Wyoming Liberty Group
Governor Mead announced he will cut approximately $200 million from the current fiscal year’s spending. This apparent burst of fiscal conservatism came as a result of a clause in the 2014 budget bill directing the governor to review agency budgets and reduce them if it looks like the fall in tax revenue will result in a deficit. Revenue has been on a downswing for a year now, but Governor Mead’s main solutions will only dig a deeper fiscal hole.
Maureen Bader and John Birbari talk about why corporate welfare impoverishes the state, and some of the poor choices made by government in their attempt to pick winners, on KVOW Riverton Radio. October 10, 2015
No single provision of Obamacare has been more disastrous than Medicaid Expansion. It’s cost taxpayers billions more than promised and hurt the very people it was intended to help. Now Governor Mead wants to try yet again to expand this ruinous government program in Wyoming.
Following an event at an oil recovery facility in Riverton, Mead commented:
“I think it’s appropriate for members of [the Joint Appropriations Committee] and the Legislature, as a whole, to take a look at [Medicaid Expansion] and see if we want to again forgo that money during these tough budget times.”
Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman talk about Governor Mead’s $200 million budget cut the revenue shortfall and one area to cut from government that appeals to potential voters, corporate welfare. October 9, 2015
Listen as Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray from KVOC talk about the revenue shortfall and the governor’s non solutions to the problems facing Wyoming. October 8, 2015
Craft beer production is booming, but the big players in brewing, Coors and Anheuser Busch for example, tie up much of beer making’s key ingredient – malting barley. This would seem to create a niche for small malting companies to fill. One would think, if this truly were such a great opportunity, entrepreneurs would be falling over each other to supply this niche.
But if they aren’t, taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to either.