Wyoming Liberty Group
Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods discuss Governor Mead's 8-percent budget cuts, how they do little to shrink the size of government to a level remaining taxpayers can afford, and how citizens can hold candidates accountable in the next election.
Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss a recent survey by the University of Wyoming and why it falsly concludes that Wyomingites support Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion.
During the minerals boom politicians competed to see who could spend more to give voters “free stuff.” The free spending Freudenthal administration partied on with a state spending spree that doubled the cost of government—free stuff is expensive after all. Of course, buying votes with free stuff means convincing voters they can get something for nothing. That wasn’t difficult when the minerals industry picked up the tab; every spending request seemed to get knee-jerk approval.
For those who want to spend millions of dollars for elite athletics, hey - give your own money to the Cowboy Joe club. Don’t try to force the taxpayer to pay more for elite athletics. They have other priorities.
Obamacare’s supporters seem to believe that if you give patients insurance, doctors will treat them. But greater access to health insurance doesn’t mean greater access to healthcare. As patients scour Obamacare’s insurance exchange for coverage, they’re finding fewer doctors accepting Obamacare’s insurance as payment. And those that can are spending less time with patients, possibly compromising their care.
Local government promoters continually discuss how to use tax dollars to revive downtowns. Cheyenne is no different. During the run-up to the 2014 Cheyenne City Council elections, the local newspaper asked candidates what they would do to improve Cheyenne’s downtown. The paper even published a series of articles analyzing Cheyenne’s downtown issues and invited readers to support candidates that promised to do something, such as spend money, to resuscitate downtown Cheyenne. However, Cheyenne does not fit the demographic and economic profile to support the revival envisioned by the local newspaper.