An outfit called the Idaho Freedom Foundation is gaining traction billing itself as a “think tank” and offering the public a variety of “reports” and op-ed pieces.
While they call themselves non-partisan, it is fair to say there probably aren’t too many liberal Democrats within the ranks. Wayne Hoffman, an able journalist and former press guy for former Congressman Bill Sali, the Idaho Agriculture Dept., and Statesman reporter heads the tank. It appears to be well funded and one of the recent results of their efforts is a document detailing government waste they call the PORK REPORT. It is a lengthy pdf file with footnotes and sources detailed.
We haven’t seen anything that is glaringly inaccurate in their material, but some of it seems aimed at pisssing off the politicos more than improving society. Mainstream media has not jumped into the IFF think tank yet, but as they become more well known, it will be hard to avoid.
DISCLAIMER–The Boise GUARDIAN is not affiliated with the Freedom Foundation. We know some of the players, but do not necessarily share their political philosophy. We DO share their desire for transparent government and protecting the rights of citizens under the state and federal constitutions.
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