Wyoming Liberty Group
Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods on Boldrepublic.com discuss Medicaid Expansion's defeat in Wyoming and why it's wrong for the Cowboy state.
Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest government-run health insurance programs in the United States, and arguably the world. Combined, they cover an estimated 120 million Americans and spend a quarter of the federal government’s budget. And without major reforms, these entitlements threaten to bankrupt taxpayers and hang patients out to dry.
With Wyoming’s traditional funds falling faster than a brakeless coal car on an oily rail, the Joint Appropriations Committee has been scrambling to find money to continue spending on building construction. Then, like pennies from heaven, the state’s federal delegation managed to get the federal government to return the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds it slipped into its pocket to fuel its own runaway spending.
During Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s visit to Wyoming in November 2015, he discussed his strategy to put Louisiana’s fiscal house in order. His basic philosophy of government is that we can grow the American economy or we can grow the government economy, we can’t do both. If we want to grow the American economy we must shrink the government economy. This economic growth strategy worked in Louisiana and it will work in the Wyoming too, if given the chance.
Maureen Bader and KGAB’s Gary Freeman discuss the sin tax grab, Wyoming’s economic outlook and what to expect in the upcoming Wyoming budget session. Hold onto your wallet! November 20, 2015
Maureen participated on the panel with UW economist Anne Alexander, Hart and Hart Lawyer Isaac Sutphin and Senator Chris Rothfuss. November 12, 2015