Wyoming Liberty Group
Cheyenne has a housing supply and affordability problem. Housing is scarce and expensive relative to household incomes in the area, but current regulations force developers to add unnecessary costs in the name of “aesthetics” to satisfy the architectural taste preferences of regulators. Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall of KGAB discuss the City Council's rejection of a deregulation proposal that would have saved money for families on a 5-5 vote—even though the regulatory costs are ultimately passed along to the lower-income families that are struggling to find housing that fits within their budgets.
Boyd Wiggam and Chuck Gray of KVOC in Casper discuss the Cheyenne City Council’s refusal to ease the economic burden that aesthetic design regulations for new apartment buildings impose on working families in Cheyenne, even in the face of the significant shortage of affordable, unsubsidized housing in the community.
Some sign regulations make driving more dangerous, not safer.
We are accustomed to obnoxious traffic laws and regulations government leaders claim will make us safer. Some overused examples are seatbelt laws and the prohibition against driving under the influence of alcohol. But Cheyenne’s local ordinance prohibiting drivers from receiving driving directions via cell phone while driving shows how just far local governments are willing to go to supposedly promote traffic safety—even when the laws make it harder for drivers to find and get to their destinations. But an emerging trend in sign regulation goes beyond obnoxiousness and actually makes driving more dangerous.
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, constantly chastises America’s healthcare system for being too expensive. But rather than improve our healthcare through greater choice and competition, Senator Sanders calls for imposing a one-size-fits-all government-run system across the entire industry.
In March of 2010, Congress rushed to pass a massive unread bill titled, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," aka Obamacare. Now at the sixth anniversary of Obamacare we ask, "Has this legislation in fact protected patients, and has it proved to be affordable?" Here are six examples of promises Obamacare has broken: