By: Randy Siddoway With a budget surplus and massive Federal tax changes, the Governor and Legislator had the opportunity to implement major tax deductions - but instead, decided to protect the status quo and dupe taxpayers into believing that they were getting tax cuts. Politicians continue … [Read more...] about Politicians Bragging About a Mediocre Tax Cut?
In 2012, Kansas implemented a major tax cut on individual wage earners and pass-through businesses that purportedly led to a fiscal crisis in the State. This example is being touted as an argument against the strategy of lowering taxes as a means to spur economic growth. There is overwhelming … [Read more...] about WHAT ABOUT KANSAS???
This past December, the National Review published an article about the trials and tribulations experience by a family run apple orchard in upstate New York. As with most family farms, most of the real work lands in the fall, when the orchard is consumed with harvesting, as well as product sale and … [Read more...] about One Apple Orchard and 5,000 Government Rules
The federal government established Medicaid in 1965 to deliver medical services to impoverished, vulnerable Americans. These people, those living at the margins who, because of chronic disease processes, cannot work or afford medical care, should always be our top priority. On Nov. 6, Idahoans … [Read more...] about Medicaid Should Serve the Truly Needy, Not Able-Bodied, Childless Adults
In a recent article posted Idaho Politics Weekly otherwise known as the “Zions Bank Weekly,” Mr. Jim Jones took on the task of justifying Medicaid expansion. He tried his best to tell his readership how it is unfair that everyone else’s insurance is paid for by the government, so why shouldn’t we … [Read more...] about Medicaid Expansion? Bad Medicine for Idaho
Retired Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones is trying to have it both ways. On the one hand, Jones worries about the ballooning national debt, which now sits at a staggering $21 trillion. He complained in a recent article that there’s an insufficient flock of Republican deficit hawks in the … [Read more...] about Jim Jones Criticizes the National Debt—but Supports Billions More in Obamacare Spending
Data from numerous ObamaCare expansion states reveal that, if new enrollees are not required to work, they will not work—at all. Based on recent research, this conclusion bodes ill for Idaho should Medicaid expansion pass in November. A new report authored by the nonpartisan Foundation for … [Read more...] about New Research – More Than Half of Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Don’t Work
Online Only “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Thomas Jefferson What Thomas Jefferson said more than 200 years ago still rings true today. At The Idahoan, we believe that it is imperative to … [Read more...] about Reach All of your Constituents via The Idahoan
Idaho’s high Capital Gains tax is the problem! Traditionally, Idaho has been one of the most economically and socially conservative states in the country. It is currently ranked as the seventh freest state in the nation by the CATO Institute. It has attracted substantial out-migration from other … [Read more...] about HOW MUCH DOES IDAHO LOSE YEAR AFTER YEAR?
AN INITIATIVE AUTHORIZING HISTORICAL HORSE RACING AT CERTAIN LOCATIONS WHERE LIVE OR SIMULCAST HORSE RACING OCCURS AND ALLOCATION REVENUE THEREFROM. We are neutral on Proposition One. If you, as a voter, are in favor of horse racing and/or gambling, vote YES; or, if you are against horse … [Read more...] about Proposition One