Dr. Margo Thorning of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) speaks out on the importance of the oil and gas industry and the harmful impact that unreasonable taxes can have on the American economy. Click here to see her study that shows how taxes hurt all American energy producers, but have a disproportionally large impact on smaller independent producers like many of those is Montana.
By Sen. Fred Thomas
With the growing federal deficit and the need to raise the debt ceiling once again looming large, it has become clear to many of us that the Legislature was right to reject the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
While the debate was going on, we heard the same set of claims – put forward as if they were facts – over and over again. Obamacare Medicaid would give 70,000 Montanans health care. Obamacare Medicaid would create 12,000 new jobs.
By Rep. Doug Kary
America has a history of being known as a bastion of economic development and innovation. We have been known for what we produce, and the pride that we take in producing it. But we have veered away from being known as a producer and have instead become a nation of consumers — especially in regards to the one product that we depend on most, our energy.