Wyoming Liberty Group
Would you be willing to give 39.7 percent of your paycheck to the federal government? That is what it would cost to fully fund the federal government at its current spending levels if everyone in the U.S. paid at a flat tax rate.1
Stop to consider that for a second: 39.7 percent; if your home earns the median household income in Wyoming, $56,573 as of 2013, you would pay roughly $22,450 in taxes and have $34,123 left to live on.
On November 26, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Health presented its SHARE report, a 32-page long argument for Medicaid expansion. The report makes a pro-expansion case that appears to sprawl in all directions, but perhaps the biggest selling point is that Medicaid expansion will create hundreds of new jobs and add millions of dollars to the state’s GDP.
I recently reported that some old, ugly and perverted forms of medicine are on their way back into our health care system. While health care as we know it is entirely devoted to curing people and saving their lives, there is a dark side to medicine that has been used for much more sinister purposes. Under Nazi Germany one of those practices, called eugenics, was elevated to the same level as normal health care, with the purpose of cleansing the German population from individuals whose lives, according to government, were unworthy of living.
In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare - was constitutional. This was not surprising: after all, since the 1930s the federal government has mandated that Americans buy retirement benefits through Social Security.
Regina also clarified why Medicaid does not save money. It was a heated discussion you’ll want to hear. March 21, 2014 – KGAB Radio in Cheyenne.
Sometimes it is important to take a step back and review the “big picture” of big government. The battle currently unfolding in America between the statists who want more government and conservatives, libertarians and others who want less government, is in many ways a repetition of a battle fought early in the last century in Europe.
As we know, friends of limited government lost on almost all fronts in the Old World. The only silver lining in that, from an American perspective, is that we can take a look at Europe from time to time and see what is coming down the pike for us – unless we ramp up our efforts and succeed in reversing the growth of the American welfare state.