Would Barack Obama feed the bears?

Politicians and pundits seem to have difficulty sometimes telling the difference between government budgets and the overall economy. This is apparent in two instances this weekend. First, Sen. Barack Obama’s economic “plan” has as one of its main action items a $50 billion transfer to the states to “jumpstart the economy.” Aiding and abetting is…

Big government is not a “great deal”

The Lexington Herald Leader editorial board still doesn’t understand the role of basic economics in the health insurance marketplace. This leads them to promote a conclusion they can’t justify and a solution that hasn’t worked despite its repeated application over the last half-century. “Money remains the biggest obstacle to Gov. Steve Beshear’s campaign promise to…

While they were sleeping…

KRS Executive Director Mike Burnside addressed a half-empty room of mostly sleepy-looking legislators — see the video below — and dropped a bomb that might otherwise have been big news. The changes to the public employee benefits plan in HB 1, which really do nothing to fix the financial problems of the system, caused the…