March 22, 20176min579

Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the long-awaited realization of the repeal of Obamacare — the expensive government takeover of health care that was President Obama’s signal “achievement” — which drove up health insurance premiums and deductibles, priced millions out of the health insurance market, cost taxpayers billions of dollars and instituted a Medicaid expansion that will be the fiscal undoing of several states in the nation, including Colorado, if not reversed and accompanied with serious reform.


January 20, 20176min562

Ronald Reagan once joked that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” It’s a string of words most businesses may dread even more, given the government’s make-or-break power to tax and regulate. Like many Americans, Statehouse Republicans understand that there was a serious subtext to Reagan’s quip. Government regulators too often assume an unnecessarily adversarial role vis-à-vis business, punitively enforcing fines and penalties as their default method of ensuring compliance with rules and regulations.