Reports are coming in from all over the country about state and local governments cutting back on holiday celebration expenditures such as July 4th fireworks and Christmas lights.
The shame of it is that it took so long. So many years of wasteful spending practices, debt build up, tax increases, and creative financing before we started questioning why we need to spend money we don’t have for public holdiday celebrations.
Kentucky governments at every level should embrace a new austerity by making a point of cutting way back on expenditures for holiday observances. And then keep it that way.
Enjoying the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come will be so much sweeter when it no longer means going further into hock.