Category Archives: Elected Officials

Fire the Right Officials and You Can Save a Pile of Funds

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.” — Thomas Jefferson, “Notes on Virginia,” 1782 —

A few weeks back, I observed that “Wyoming, additionally, has the highest per-capita proportion of government workers as well, with fully 22.4 percent of its population in 2015 employed by government at all levels (the national average was 14.2 percent).” (“Red-ink budgets rooted in our red-ink thinking,” WTE, Feb. 11.) read more

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Assessor’s Office and Property Taxes

Editor,

We recently had our home appraised, and the appraiser was shocked when the appraisal came in $150,000 below the assessed value of our home! If that sounds like a big leap, imagine the property owner who contested his assessment last spring and again at the hearing in October whose property was appraised for $31,000 and assessed at almost $800,000!

When it got down to $100,000, the Assessor’s Office acted like he should be grateful! Not one employee of the County Assessor’s office came to his (or anyone else who was at the hearing) defense including the current Assessor, who was at the time Deputy Assessor. read more

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“Tax the Rich” Philosophy Cuts Into All of Our Wealth

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“Tax the rich / Feed the poor / ‘Till there are no rich no more …” — “I’d love to change the world,” Alvin Lee, 1971 —

There are a large number of factors that can impact the manner in which an economy grows, or has its growth hindered — but the one thing no economy anywhere can live without, the one element that has to be present for it to even function, is: Investment capital.

“Investment capital,” in essence, is privately-owned surplus wealth that has been infused into particular economic enterprises in order to generate profits — and, as the financial engine that creates such development, it is the vehicle that drives all new production. read more

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Easy Venture Capital


As part of almost $4 million in grants, the second funding request in Wyoming was received in a ‘$2.25 million Managed Data Center Cost Reduction grant’ for the company expansion of Green House Data, the very same company that Sam Galeotos is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

This enabled Green House Data to expand outside of Wyoming, and do so on the backs of Wyoming taxpayers.

Green House Data now operates 3 locations in Washington state, 1 in Oregon, 1 in Texas, 1 in Colorado, 1 in New York, and 1 in Georgia; and I bet you, the taxpayer, thought this corporate welfare money was only going to help Wyoming. read more

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Sam Galeotos: A Look at his Company’s Record Speaks Volumes

As part of a 5th generation family of Wyomingites I believe it is important to be honest about who we are electing to move our state forward. In 2016, I and many others witnessed and were part of families that experienced massive layoffs. I went to many functions to advocate for the hardworking families of Wyoming all over our state. While doing so, I witnessed people from the Sierra Club and other “green” organizations lie about the coal, oil, and gas industries, painting the positive work of our legacy industries in a dark light. I witnessed people who claimed to be members of these same groups project their cognitive distortions to elected officials in order to sway the making of public policy. Wyoming currently has two candidates in the Republican governor’s race that have affiliated themselves with these very organizations. I don’t want anyone to be fooled about who they are voting for in Wyoming and what that means for families like mine. read more

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