The only way we are going to win the fight for our state's economic future is by means of grassroots activism. There is a lot of it going on around the state, and it is having an effect. We need more of it, though; most welfare statists who say they don't want to raise taxes are just waiting for the grassroots to get tired and go do something else.
That is the last thing we can do right now.
I will gladly publish contributions from grassroots initiatives that help stop tax increases and helps advance good, sound, fiscally sustainable spending reforms. Here is one such initiative. It is from Moses Lee Hasenauer, whom I have known for several years. His heart is red, white and blue, and he is fully committed to saving our state and our country from welfare statism. I have come to respect and appreciate his relentless grassroots activism. His latest initiative is a motion to have the Central Committee of the Laramie County Republican Party send a letter to all state legislators, urging them to not raise taxes. The motion passed on October 17, and Hasenauer asked me if I wanted to publish the letter. Since this is one of the most important issues I work with, I will gladly do so. Here it is.
--- From Moses Lee Hasenauer---
The State of Wyoming and its people have long valued Liberty, self-reliance & conservative values. The Republican Party, from the National to State and to County, in their platforms and resolutions has long called for fiscal conservatism.
Whereas since 2000, Wyoming has had unprecedented growth in government, making Wyoming the #1 state in the ratio of government employees per capita; and
Whereas the current economy can no longer sustain the fiscal irresponsibility of our State Government; and
Whereas the State Legislature has recently raised fees & licenses and is discussing creating new revenue enhancements and tax increases; and
Whereas Wyoming’s economy & business climate has put a strain on the remaining citizens personal budgets; and
Whereas the State Republican Platform states: “Liberty is indivisible from economic freedom. The free market economy is the economic system most compatible with the requirements of personal freedom and constitutional government. Government’s undue interference in the market, as well as the fiscal irresponsibility of government, results in economic inequity. There exists no fundamental right to the fruits of another person’s labor”; and
Be it resolved that the Wyoming Republican Party calls upon the State Legislature and the Governor to practice fiscal restraint, reign in spending and cut unnecessary budget items rather than increasing revenue streams.
Hereby passed by the Laramie county Republican Party on Oct. 17th 2017