Speaking of Benefits

by Mike Pyatt Years ago in Corporate America, in the world or recruitment, rarely did one inquire about salary in the early stages of the interview process. At some point, salary range was discussed and the array of benefits commensurate with the position. Today the importance of benefits are elevated …

Who Is Running Our City?

(Aurthor’s Note) The City of Cheyenne seeks to plunder the pockets of its Sanitation customers … While they throw a $76,000 study into the trash that gives them an honest way (as honest as it can get in a mixed economy, at any rate) to raise millions of dollars to …

City Budget Shenanigans

By Bradley Harrington “I realize this presents a challenge to you … But this gives us all some time to get our heads wrapped around the very rapidly increasing bond payment we’ve discovered on the Spiker parking garage.” — Cheyenne City Councilman Dicky Shanor, Speaking to Mayor Marian Orr, City …

Instruments of Tyranny

By Bradley Harrington “A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny.” — Calvin Coolidge, “Memorial Continental Hall Speech,” 1924 — For anyone who has an honest interest in what …

Belong To Yesterday?

by Mike Pyatt Rear view mirrors serve a function. However, one’s obligated to spend more time looking through the windshield to navigate the circuitous roads ahead. Threescore and ten generation members have been criticized for our “rear-view mirror syndrome.” That’s valid. Few phrases aggravate younger generations more than “In my …