Under Otter's leadership, Idaho continues to move away from free markets, choosing instead to prop up the economy through government programs and spending. Programs such as Project 60, the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) and the Workforce Development Fund take taxpayer dollars and redistribute them. These programs have a track record of failure. Idaho needs less government involvement and more free market solutions. Attracting and expanding businesses to Idaho will not come through handouts, but with real solutions, such as taxes that are low and fair.
Idaho’s dependence on federal money has nearly doubled during Otter's terms in office. More than one-third of Idaho’s government is now funded through the federal government.
Otter flip-flopped and became one of the few Republican governors to create a health care exchange in his state. Watch this clip to learn more about what happened.
After Idaho shelled out big money, Hoku declared bankruptcy owing creditors $1 billion.