Fifth best at what?

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff is all atwitter with the news that Site Selection Magazine has named Kentucky’s corporate welfare scheming as the fifth most prolific in the nation for 2008. “Kentucky has been very aggressive in its economic development strategy under the leadership of Gov. Beshear, and this ranking demonstrates our work is…

Really? Is that it?

A pro-federal stimulus group in Virginia has put up at tv attack ad against a gubernatorial candidate there who opposed borrowing money to prop up the state’s unemployment fund. And increase benefits. And cause taxpayers to dig deeper in their pockets to pay back those borrowed funds. Seriously, is this all they’ve got? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQSMh0k793I] Kentucky…

How far can we be from this?

A southeastern Chinese province has set up a smoking mandate for its public employees. In the not-too-distant past, we would laugh something like this off without a second thought. As we earmark funds from ever-increasing sin taxes to generate an ever-increasing government doing other things unimaginable only months ago, though, we now have to wonder.