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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Trump Economy Shows More Strength

And the Trump economy keeps churning out more jobs...

Should Taxpayers Have A Say on Taxes?

It sounds good that taxpayers should have a say on whether or not taxes should go up, right? Well, not every proposal for a taxpayer voice is what it looks like.

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Tax Hiker's Last Stand

Beware of these tax-grabbing three bills, which are still alive and kicking in the legislature. Be especially aware of HB186.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Budget, Part 1: Foresight 2020

We need to change the long-term conversation about the state budget. Specifically, we need more accountability on how our dollars are being spent.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

A Note on Excess Government Compensation

One of the problems with big government is that it slows down the growth in the very tax base that pays for that same big governments. Here is an example of how this "boomerang" effect works.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Leftist Group Supports Case Against Higher Taxes

Isn't it nice to see that even the left is getting worried about what taxes can do to low-income families?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Why Medicaid Work Mandates Don't Work

It would be great to put work mandates into Medicaid. The problem is that to do so, Congress first needs to give Medicaid a new ideological purpose.

That Rural State Myth Again

For the umpteenth time, we do not need a bigger government because we are a rural state. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why the Left Is Winning

America is in an ideological battle for her life, and she is not winning. Her ideological enemies, the socialists, are making strides like never before, and we on the right have only ourselves to blame.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

From Trump's Budget to Wyoming Tax Hikes

There are more ties between Trump's new budget and our legislative budget session than many people realize:

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Tax Alert: Leadership Clears Path for Income Tax

The fight over taxes this session is going to be tougher than it has been thus far. And don't forget: even if the tax bills are defeated this time, history tells us they will rise from the grave as soon as the session is over. Only an unrelenting no from voters and taxpayers will bury the corporate income tax.

Friday, February 7, 2020

How Much More Did Our State Spend in 2019?

Forget everything you have heard about our government being cut to bare bones. The state of Wyoming keeps spending more. And more.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tax Base in Wyoming Getting Weaker

In this video I explain how our tax base is getting weaker over time, making tax hikes a very costly endeavor:

These are the charts referenced in the video:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rand Paul Is A Neocon

Rand Paul, self-proclaimed libertarian and slayer of all things neocon, has come out in full force as a dyed-in-the-wool neoconservative. Stranger things have happened. Or have they?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Corporate Income Tax: A National Context

Here is the first in a series of new videos on various issues facing Wyoming today. This one puts the corporate income tax in a context that its proponents will not tell you about:

This chart is referenced in the video. It reports the shares of total tax revenue from top to bottom:

Monday, February 3, 2020

Session 2020: Bills to Keep an Eye On

We are a week away now from Governor Gordon's State of the State Address, which marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. It is time to take inventory of the bills that have been filed so far.