In the 2009 General Assembly, Kentucky has not just one but two bills that would require all movie theaters with five screens or more to install closed captioning technology for deaf or hard of hearing people.
Sounds like a nice thing to do. Surely it is good business if there are enough people nearby who need the service. But do we really need a law and a team of bureaucrats picking out equipment and making private business owners buy it?
This raises an important point about how we are managing the current budget deficit situation. Instead of cutting budgets straight across the board, shouldn’t we take this opportunity for a little prioritization?
Uniform cuts make little sense when it means equally fewer resources for rooting out mad case disease as it does for harassing movie theater owners.