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John Livingston

Legalized Corruption in Government Sponsored Medical Care

Who will Stop the Corruption, Malfeasance and Complicity? Two items crossed my computer screen this morning within minutes of each other. One was an e-mail from an Idaho State Legislator complaining about my use of the word “corruption”. He believed by my describing many of the processes that occur in our state government in the […]

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Official Idaho Republican Party Statement on Constitutional Amendment SJR 102

In Great Britain, the king could control when Parliament could meet and when it could be dissolved. Our Founding Fathers knew British history, and they knew that no king or executive should be able to choose when the People’s representatives could meet. They gave Congress the power to meet without the President’s consent. Unfortunately, Idaho […]

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What SJR 102 would do for Idaho and why it’s on your ballot

If Idaho’s framers wanted the governor to write laws and spend Idahoans’ money, they would have written those responsibilities into the Idaho Constitution—but they didn’t. Indeed, a major virtue of Idaho’s government is how it separates the executive and legislative branches with the principle of the Legislature as the law-writing and appropriating branch, and the […]

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OP-ED from Idaho Freedom PAC – Protect freedom: Vote yes on SJR 102

Imagine for a moment that an emergency comes up in Idaho. The governor of the state decides to wield unilateral power — to shut down the state’s economy, change laws with the stroke of a pen, and even appropriate millions of dollars from the federal government.  Imagine also that some local government agencies — cities, […]

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Medicaid quagmire is costing Idaho dearly

“War is hell,” as the saying goes. Every war comes with costs on and off the battlefield, especially wars fought when there is no intention of ever winning. President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” is such a war. It’s a welfare monstrosity with a 57-year history of collateral damage including families it was supposed to […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Bend over Taxpayers, Here it comes Again

So once again Governor Little and his puppet masters at IACI have screwed the taxpayers of Idaho. As I had said a couple of weeks ago, this was a done deal lame-duck session of the legislature and there was no changing it. If the citizens of our state don’t realize after this special session that […]

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John Livingston

The Fix was in and Idaho Lost

I watched with interest and even anticipation the debates regarding the Governor’s “Education and Tax Bill”. Once again, the insiders—the “Idaho Swamp”, controlled the process. There was a hint of vindictiveness by Senators that lost long standing seats in the primary election. One Senator who I consider to be a friend and a reasonable man […]

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John Livingston

Conservatives are Silenced once again in the Special Session

(We get no Respect) After the special legislative session that passed the Governor’s Education, and Tax Rebate Bill I received phone calls from three legislators—two from the House and one Senator. All three I consider to be good friends and all three are looked upon by conservatives as being moderate. The Senator had watched the […]

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Little Proposes more spending for Education in Special Session

This surplus should be returned to Idahoans for Tax Relief Greetings Idaho State Legislator: CC: Governor Little and Lt. Governor McGeachin: Idaho’s Education Dept. received a 29% increase in spending in the past two years including taxpayer funded health care. Unfortunately test scores in our schools do not seem to be improving in relationship to […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Little’s Bait and Switch Special Legislative Session

As if it wasn’t bad enough the problems that Governor Little and his advisors caused during his State of Emergency taking away our constitutional rights now, we are betting that he is going to call a special legislative session to try and buy Idahoans votes in November by giving you back a small portion of […]

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Gem State Patriot 2022 GOP Primary Endorsements

We are now down to just TWO DAYS until the 2022 Idaho GOP Primary Election! Here are our endorsements. Federal Office United States Senator: Brenda Bourn OR Scott TrotterUnited States Representative—District 1: Russ Fulcher (Unopposed in GOP Primary)United States Representative—District 2: Bryan Smith State Constitutional Officers Governor: Janice McGeachinLieutenant Governor: Priscilla GiddingsSecretary of State: Dorothy […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Taking out Idaho’s Political Trash

When I moved to Idaho 30 years ago from N.Y.C. I was looking for a place to settle with my family and get away from the high taxes and crooked politicians who were firmly in control of most east coast states including N.Y. and N.J. In 1992 Idaho was still a bastion of conservatism and […]

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