This is how things get fixed

The hand-wringing about the economy wouldn’t be nearly so frenetic if more people just looked at the gasoline market. There, demand went down and prices followed. Producers who overextended on the way up (think Venezuela) will get hit hard by gravity. Those who kept their wits about them when demand was high (like Exxon) have…

This is sick

Kentucky officials aren’t going to see the natural consequences from decades of overspending as soon as they should. Below is the federal “stimulus” bailout coming their way. The crazy thing is that this only delays the inevitable. And probably not for very long as the biggest thing we will stimulate with this move is irresponsibility…

Taking notes: South Carolina’s two-fer

South Carolina State Representative Eric Bedingfield filed a resolution Tuesday urging defeat of federal union card check legislation and mentioning another worker protection policy Kentuckians would do well to notice (click the image to expand it):Rep. Bedingfield added, “In addition to being anti-worker, this federal legislation is also anti-business. In an economy that is on…

Cig tax spin gets sillier

The Lexington Herald Leader has shifted its full-court press on a cigarette tax increase by suggesting we should do it because other states are doing it. Today’s spin involves South Carolina:It’s interesting that the South Carolina news story linked to in the Herald Leader item doesn’t mention Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed a cigarette tax increase…