Keep both hands on your wallet

On Gov. Beshear calling Kentucky’s general assembly into action on June 15, Mark Twain (1835-1910) had this to say, “No one’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” Why does Beshear wants more of your money this time? * Preserving SEEK funding for Tier 5 public schools (no improvement six…

Is your Grandma an “inefficiency?”

A health care report out today from President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says Medicare costs could be lowered by about one-third by leveling the differences in costs per patient between the states and between the U.S. and other nations.Looks like they are talking about little more than rationing care to me. In fact,…

It’s not a billion

The Frankfort tax increase brigade is on the offensive this morning with an editorial repeating the silly claim that the state has a $1 billion revenue shortfall. This is nothing more than a marketing scheme for bigger government. If it were a real emergency, far more would be done to reduce wasteful spending. Indeed, the…

Quit whining and shrink government

Wondering what’s behind all the noise about the supposed $996 million budget shortfall in Kentucky? It’s really not that complicated. The General Assembly wants to spend $9.296 billion in the year beginning July 1. Economists estimate they will only have $8.3 billion. So Gov. Beshear says there is a $996 million shortfall. The revised budget…