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March 22, 20176min465

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.


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January 20, 20176min507

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.