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Old 03-06-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm knew to this forum and I have been considering moving to Wyoming for some time now. I have been through it once on my way to South Dakota. I stayed in a town called Chugwater (don't laugh I knew someone there so that's why we decided to stay there) and spent some time in Cheyenne. If I move there It would be in the Cheyenne area.

But enough about me. I just heard today that the state of Wyoming has a balanced budget. Is this true? If so how did they do it?

Thanks for the info, and I look forward to getting to know some of you here.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Sheridan, WY
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Yes, the budget in WY is balanced, and the state even has a $200 million cushion last I heard.

How do we do it? Cutting spending when times get tight, putting away reserves when times are fat, and maintaining a skeptical eye towards all requests for money from the government. Wyoming isn't alone in having a balanced budget - Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia all have balanced budgets too.

You'll notice that none of these are high on the list of states championed by "progressive" activists.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Yes, the budget in WY is balanced, and the state even has a $200 million cushion last I heard.

How do we do it? Cutting spending when times get tight, putting away reserves when times are fat, and maintaining a skeptical eye towards all requests for money from the government. Wyoming isn't alone in having a balanced budget - Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia all have balanced budgets too.

You'll notice that none of these are high on the list of states championed by "progressive" activists.
WOW! I'm amazed. I live in the land of the "Terminator" and the state budget is worse now then it was when he took over for "Grey out Davis"

I didn't vote for the guy, so I am not in any way fealing connected to whats going on.

I knew there was something else I liked about Wyoming. It's good to hear that there are people taking care of things on the state level.

One other thing I would like to know. What are the percentages when it come to political parties? I assume the Republicans hold a commanding lead. Have you heard of the Constitution Party?

Thanks again
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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One other thing I would like to know. What are the percentages when it come to political parties? I assume the Republicans
hold a commanding lead.
House Members: 41 Republicans, 19 Democrats
Senate Members: 23 Republicans, 7 Democrats
But be careful to not be fooled by the “party” one identifies with, we have several whom say they are Republican but their voting record identifies them as a Democrat. Too bad more folks don’t look at the candidates record when we go to the polls to vote.

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Have you heard of the Constitution Party?
Yes, I’m familiar with the Constitution Party and would identify myself with them. I believe that many here would - although the numbers are dwindling due to migration.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Up here, we look at a candidate on whether he/she can do the job. Don't much care what party they belong to. As previously mentioned we have a lot of office holders that say they are one party, but vote both ways. That's not a bad thing. Kind of balances out the extremes.

I think one of the things I've always liked about Wyoming is the candidates that run for office aren't career Polititions. For instance, a Kennedy is born and he's groomed from day one to be in office. Here, chances are that man or woman spent 30 years on a ranch before every looking at an office and then he/she looked at running cause he/she was pissed at the way things were going and wanted to do something about it.

Most all of our polititions have lived the life, not just sat in office their whole life and watched from the window.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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House Members: 41 Republicans, 19 Democrats
Senate Members: 23 Republicans, 7 Democrats
But be careful to not be fooled by the “party” one identifies with, we have several whom say they are Republican but their voting record identifies them as a Democrat. Too bad more folks don’t look at the candidates record when we go to the polls to vote.


Yes, I’m familiar with the Constitution Party and would identify myself with them. I believe that many here would - although the numbers are dwindling due to migration.
Thanks for the info. I agree an your assement of candidates. There are alot of R.I.N.O.'s here in CA and you do have to look at the record not the "R" or the "D" in front of the name.

I switched to the Constitution Party this last election cycle because I saw more of a consistent record. If you would like to connect with and talk to others who are apart of the C.P. I recomend going to www.believeinamerica.com and check out that forum. Lots of great info and there is a Wyoming thread just like in this forum.

In regards to moving, what area in Cheyenne is best and what area should I avoid?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Up here, we look at a candidate on whether he/she can do the job. Don't much care what party they belong to. As previously mentioned we have a lot of office holders that say they are one party, but vote both ways. That's not a bad thing. Kind of balances out the extremes.

I think one of the things I've always liked about Wyoming is the candidates that run for office aren't career Polititions. For instance, a Kennedy is born and he's groomed from day one to be in office. Here, chances are that man or woman spent 30 years on a ranch before every looking at an office and then he/she looked at running cause he/she was pissed at the way things were going and wanted to do something about it.

Most all of our polititions have lived the life, not just sat in office their whole life and watched from the window.
Thanks, thats great to hear
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Up here, we look at a candidate on whether he/she can do the job. Don't much care what party they belong to. As previously mentioned we have a lot of office holders that say they are one party, but vote both ways. That's not a bad thing. Kind of balances out the extremes.
Yah…Landon & Burns are keepers.
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