WHEREAS, the State of Wyoming and its people have long valued Liberty, self-reliance & conservative values. The Republican Party, from the National to the State and to the County levels, in their platforms and resolutions has long called for fiscal conservatism; and
WHEREAS since 2000, Wyoming has had unprecedented growth in its public sector, making Wyoming the #1(worst) state in the ratio of public employees to private sector employees, and #50 (worst) in the number of public employees per 10,000 of population; and
WHEREAS the current state economy can no longer sustain the fiscal irresponsibility of our State Government and other facets of the Public Sector; and
WHEREAS the State Legislature has recently, and in 2021, raised fees & license costs, and is still discussing creating new revenue enhancements and tax increases; and
WHEREAS Wyoming’s economy and business climate has put a strain on the personal budgets of the remaining citizens; and
WHEREAS the State Republican Platform states: “Liberty is indivisible from economic freedom. The free-market economy is the economic system most compatible with the requirements of personal freedom and constitutional government. Government’s undue interference in the market, as well as the fiscal irresponsibility of government, results in economic inequity. There exists no fundamental right to the fruits of another person’s labor”; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Wyoming Republican Party calls upon the State Legislature and the Governor to practice fiscal restraint, reign in spending, and cut bureaucrats and unnecessary budget items rather than work to increase revenue streams.
Wyoming Republican Party, 21 May 15