Former Bluegrass Institute staffer Caleb Brown recently received a letter requesting his support for a Kentucky state government program. He didn’t just say no. He said this:
“I no longer live in Kentucky. Most of the people I went to GSP with no longer live in Kentucky. They found opportunities elsewhere. Why? Because Kentucky is not competitive. Kentucky has a bloated government, a punitive tax system, looming pension crises that threaten to crowd out future state infrastructure spending and a regimented, bureaucratic education system that – at every turn – has chosen to serve the needs of its employees over the needs of students and parents.”
The rest of his thoughts are worth reading and can be found here.
It would helpful if some of our politically powerful citizens could take time away from congratulating themselves for their bravery in raising taxes and raiding pension funds to notice what their handiwork is accomplishing.