The proposed health care bill hasn’t been read by many lawmakers. What other potentially harmful, long-winded legislation is overlooked due to length? Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary.
“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” — former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm
“If you have insurance, you get taxed. If you don’t have insurance, you get taxed. If you need a life-saving medical device, you get taxed. If you need prescription medicines, you get taxed.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on the Senate Democrats’ health care bill
Kentuckians stood their ground and won against the governor’s “holiday tree.” What other Grinch-like policies with far-greater consequence would change with the same kind of vocal involvement of a passionate citizenry? Click here to read the latest Bluegrass Beacon column.
The transparency train has left the station with a few lawmakers, but more are needed before Kentucky catches up with other states. Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary.
Dear University of Kentucky Students, Staff, and Vistors: RE: Your status as a competent, independent adult This letter is to inform you that in light of recently enacted policies you will soon be treated as children. UK has decided that you are not capable of exercising your rights as a free-thinking, independent, and responsible person.…
“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that, if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too.” — William Somerset Maugham 
“Medicare was 10 times more expensive than first forecast and a part of Medicaid cost 17 times more than taxpayers were led to believe. No wonder the American people do not trust Congress and its supposed forecasting experts.” Andrew Quinlan, president, Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, in a new report claiming government-run health care…
A recent article in the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that another cigarette tax being passed in the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly is not likely. The idea apparently has been tossed around in light of the $161 million shortfall for the current fiscal year. Avoiding another tobacco tax is a good thing. Why, you ask? Because Kentucky doesn’t…
The fine print in the proposed health care bill reveals that this legislation could be dangerous to our health and economic liberty. Perhaps Washington’s politicians would know that … if they had bothered to read it themselves. Click here to read the latest column from Jim Waters.