Boise: Raising taxes is not a tax break

Lindsay Atkinson Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

Boise city officials are throwing around the idea of raising taxes on Boiseans by 2% this coming year. Officials are posing this idea as a fiscally responsible move in response to the economic stress on residents caused by COVID-19 and the shutdown of many local businesses. Comparatively, a 2% increase is lower than the tax increases the city has taken …

Lack of understanding about government puts liberty in jeopardy

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

Can Americans — who know more about a cartoon TV family than they do about our country’s history — still be counted on to defend freedom?  It’s quite possible we learned the answer when governors across the country faced little resistance and much applause for putting in place sweeping quarantine and isolation orders that forced the arbitrary closure of businesses. …

Stay-home stories: Bradley Gorringe & Indoor Kart Racing

Janae Wilkerson Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

Indoor Kart Racing owner Bradley Gorringe points out, “Rent on our building is close to $20,000 per month. With no cash flow, that’s coming out of my pocket. We could lose everything we own.” Bradley closed his go-kart racing track and laid off his 15 employees on March 19th, before the governor’s shut-down order. “We wanted to be good social citizens,” …

Stay-home stories: Evan Pruett & Hooligans

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, Coronavirus Leave a Comment

My wife and I worked as employees at Hooligans in Pocatello for 15 years. About three years ago, our dream came true of becoming business owners and we bought the bar. Since then, our business has been doing great. However, since the stay-home order, our business has been devastated. Bars were one of the first places that were shut down. …