Check this out about ‘Card Check’

Most people concerned about “Card Check” understand the proposed bill represents an assault on the sacred American tradition of casting secret ballots. What business owners must know: the law removes the requirement that labor unions tell employers about organizing drives. It also forces businesses to accept decisions by federal-government arbitrators. According to the Kentucky Chamber…

Gov. Beshear, your web site stinks!

Here is the latest data on Gov. Steve Beshear’s phoney baloney “eTransparency” web site he put up with much fanfare in January and to the delight of the Lexington Herald Leader:House Democrats killed off an effort to mandate meaningful government spending transparency again this session. Senate Republicans didn’t do much better, though there is some…

‘Enough’

In his recent letter published by LEO Weekly, Louisville’s alternative publication, St. Matthews’ resident Paul L. Whiteley Sr. makes a weak, but deceptively empty, case against a free-market economic system. Whiteley suggests “combin(ing) the best ideas” from socialism and capitalism to “forge a system in which compassion is abundant and greed is rare.” He adds:…

With accomplishments like these…

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said this evening “I am proud of the important work accomplished by the legislature, as shown by the following partial list of new laws.” His list of “accomplishments” includes: HB 143, the pension raid billHB 144, the tax increase billHB 117, the pension payment deferral billHB 153, the milk regulation bill…

What to do next

The Kentucky Tea Party this past weekend seemed to inspire many of those in attendance. In fact, the most common question heard afterwards was “what’s next?” One good answer is Bluegrass Tax Liberation Day, the April 18 follow-up event to the Tea Party. Everyone is invited to Applebee’s Park from 11 am to 2 pm.…

Government transparency takes another hit

Fresh of breaking his campaign promise about making Congressional bills publicly available for five days before a vote, President Barack Obama’s blue-ribbon economic committee is now meeting in secrecy.This sentiment is firmly entrenched in Kentucky as well, where Gov. Steve Beshear repeatedly promised more spending transparency and an efficiency study of state government without any…