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The Truth about Medicaid Expansion

The Truth about Medicaid Expansion

The August 4, 2020 election is fast approaching. Everyone is getting bombarded by candidate mail pieces, radio, and TV advertising vying for your vote. United for Missouri doesn’t endorse candidates, but we do encourage you to go beyond the mail pieces and other “paid...

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Medicaid Expansion IP Challenged as Unconstitutional

Medicaid Expansion IP Challenged as Unconstitutional

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Missouri taxpayer Ryan Johnson filed a lawsuit against Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft to stop the unconstitutional abuse of the initiative petition process as it relates to Medicaid Expansion Initiative Petition 2020-063 (the initiative).

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The Missouri General Assembly and Lord of the Flies

The Missouri General Assembly and Lord of the Flies

When the General Assembly reconvened during the COVID-19 event, they did so under the stated intention of passing the budget by the Constitutional deadline. They also indicated they would be addressing only those things which needed to be done in consideration of the COVID-19 situation. They noted the Capitol was open but asked everyone to stay away including lobbyists and the public.

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The Testing Fallacy

The Testing Fallacy

Gone is the goal of “flattening the curve” to make sure everyone infected has a chance to be treated. The new goal seems to be to somehow “kill” the virus by continuing to lock down the country. They say we can’t re-open without expansive testing to see who is currently infected.

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America – Will We Still be Known as “the “land of the free and home of the brave?”

America – Will We Still be Known as “the “land of the free and home of the brave?”

It doesn’t matter the issue, when the “experts” are left to their own devices they will inevitably design a system that is as perfect as you can get for their specialty but isn’t necessarily the system we need, want or that works. That’s why elected officials must be held accountable for following the advice of bureaucrats without sufficiently challenging them.

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Let’s Put Missouri Back to Work!

Let’s Put Missouri Back to Work!

Governor Mike Parson is a fine man who I have known for nearly twenty years. There is no reason for me to believe that his actions during this crisis, a crisis that has been made worse by government action on all levels, have been anything but what he believes is...

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No State Shutdown!

No State Shutdown!

"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you," IF, Rudyard Kipling  Here's something you won't hear from most of the media in Missouri: Governor Mike Parson has done a good job leading during the COVID-19 issue. It...

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United for Missouri Opposes HB1858!

United for Missouri Opposes HB1858!

House Bill 1858 is a big government mandate! House Bill 1858, titled "establishes a minimum biodiesel fuel content mandate for diesel fuel sold or offered for sale in Missouri," is on the House calendar for perfection.  We at United for Missouri have no...

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Gaming – Vote NO!

Gaming – Vote NO!

The Missouri Constitution is clear when it comes to gambling. It clearly authorizes riverboat gambling on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers only, which includes artificial spaces that contain water and are within 1000 feet of waters edge. See it here.III...

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Never Forget!

Never Forget!

The television was on with the news that a plane had flown into one of the Trade Center towers. Having flown into New York area airports for several, most recently the month before, I thought that strange that a plane could be that far off course.

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UFM Sues Office of Administration

UFM Sues Office of Administration

“The state has an obligation and statutory duty to be transparent with citizens.,” said Carl Bearden. “Citizens have the right to request and access information outlined in statute. The state must deliver the requested information. They have failed to do so on several accounts.”

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When the “Rule” Becomes the “Exception”

When the “Rule” Becomes the “Exception”

As we approach the 243rd celebration of the Declaration of Independence, our country seems to be more divided than united. While many may think that the division is “new,” or caused by a political figure they don’t like, it’s not. The people in the American Colonies were also divided in the days leading up to and through the American Revolution.

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The People’s Reserved Power

The People’s Reserved Power

There is a lot of emotional turmoil within the bubble of the legislature that something should be done to “fix” the initiative petition process. There are "improvements" that can be made to the IP process but none of them require a constitutional amendment to...

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United for Missouri Releases New Poll

United for Missouri Releases New Poll

Jefferson City, MO – Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri released new polling that shows strong support for Redistricting Reform among Missouri voters.  CLICK HERE for poll results.  “My organization believes fixing redistricting reform should be a...

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URGENT: Largest Tax Cut in State History Needs Your Help!

URGENT: Largest Tax Cut in State History Needs Your Help!

It’s clear that us spending our money in our communities does far more to stimulate the economy and make us all more prosperous than any government program could ever do. So, with Republican Super Majorities in the Missouri House and Senate, bills that result in Missouri taxpayers of all income brackets keeping more money should be a no brainer!

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