Stupid is as stupid subsidizes

Hard to miss the irony of this past week when a Kentucky Senate committee had a hearing on government spending transparency just as twin legislative secrecy bills were offered by the leaders of each chamber (here and here). By the same token, our lawmakers seem increasingly determined to give taxpayer money to motion picture productions…

Obamulus for Kentucky won’t touch this

When billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks, people usually listen. Politicians at every level of government in Kentucky should hear this, from his annual letter to shareholders sent out yesterday: “Local governments are going to face far tougher fiscal problems in the future than they have to date.”“The pension liabilities I talked about in last year’s…

Kentucky Fried Teeth

Kentucky blogger Cyberhillbilly picked up on an effort to stop subsidizing purchases of soft drinks with food stamp money: “Maybe it’s time Kentucky looked at banning the soda from being purchased via food stamps. The American Dental Association has already proposed a ban nationwide. Apparently such an effort would require a federal waiver, but we…