The following ads are being released the morning of February 27th in light of the Idaho Senate’s passing of SB1042 to create a State Insurance Exchange. The bill is due in the House this week. You can play each of the ads by clicking on the filename below. For the Treasure Valley: For North Idaho [...]
The following was recently seen on the Idaho Business Alliance website: by Steve Washam based on a telling by George Gordon Some years ago, about 1900, an old trapper from North Dakota hitchedup some horses to his Studebaker wagon, packed a few possessions–especially his traps–and drove south. Several weeks later he stopped in a small town [...]
In its 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the Heritage Foundation analysts and economists spoke to the current double jeopardy facing the US Economy: The increase in the debt to GDP ratio, and the resulting restriction of economic freedom in enterprise. The permanent increase in the ratio of public debt to GDP…is prima facie evidence of policy failure. [...]
(republished from the IdahoReporter.com) In a lengthy and at times contentious session, the Idaho Senate considered two efforts to stall Gov. Butch Otter’s insurance exchange legislation, a plan he has put forth to bring Idaho into compliance with federal mandates and to implement Obamacare in the state. But, in the end, the bill passed with [...]
(Republished from MoneyNews.com) The United States is losing the global economic competition battle and the American middle class is fading, says Michael Porter, a professor of economy at Harvard. The decline of the American middle class is due to increasing regulatory costs, deteriorating infrastructure and declining skills of workers, Porter told CNBC. “America used to [...]
(republished from the IdahoReporter.com) I’ve always said that the lawmaking process in the Idaho Legislature is a billion times better than the process in Congress. But as proponents advance Gov. Butch Otter’s bill to implement Obamacare, they’re ready to throw out our commendable process at great expense to our state. And for what? Sen. Monty [...]
Governors from around the country are meeting in Washington this week with a sense of urgency. On the table? President Obama’s current sequestration issue, which will according to a recent article at MoneyNews, “lead to dismissal of teachers and firefighters, and reduce projected spending by $1.2 trillion over the next nine years, with half in defense [...]
Idahoans remain strongly opposed to Obamacare and want the governor and Legislature to reject its big government ideas, including the expansion of Medicaid and creation of a state health insurance exchange. That’s according to the results of a new statewide public opinion study commissioned by three prominent Idaho organizations – the Free Enterprise PAC, Idaho [...]
The following is reprinted from a more comprehensive blog post at the Lord Acton Power Institute Blog.
According to the US Chamber of Commerce, there were over 7 million jobs lost in the downturn of the economy over the last two years. As a forecast to the future, they have issued a “20 Million Job Challenge”, urging politicians to create the less restrictive (less government, more freedom) environment needed to replace these 7 million lost, while adding the approximately 13 million more that will be needed as America grows over the next decade.