What to do with Beshear’s tax increases

In his weekly column, the Bluegrass Institute’s always-edgy Jim Waters chases Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest big idea up a tree:
“While campaigning for office, Gov. Steve Beshear promised to consider tax increases “only as a last resort.””
“Yet, Beshear now plans to waste costly fuel traveling around the state to try and soften opposition toward raising taxes and manipulating the hardworking residents of Kentucky into approving the distasteful idea of expanding casino gambling.
“As a last resort” means after exhausting all other options.”
“However, the governor offers no suggestions for meaningful reform of the state workers’ pension system. So far, Kentucky’s “tax-islature” has avoided tough, cost saving choices, including addressing elements of the pension system that line their pockets.”

Jim concludes that eliminating prevailing wage and corporate welfare would be far better solutions than merely raising taxes again. Good stuff.

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  1. Clueless Jim Waters “concludes that eliminating prevailing wage and corporate welfare would be far better solutions than merely raising taxes again.”

    Another Bluegrass Institute lackey who afraid to address the $270 million a year Kentucky spends incarcerating non-violent marijuana users. That would be $140 million more than eliminating prevailing wage laws.

    Maybe the Bluegrass Institute should change its name to the Gutless Wonder Institute (GWI). You can pronounce that “gwee,” which would rhyme with whee!

    GWI still doesn’t seem to understand that for an economy to prosper money has to circulate. Too, better paid workers help grow the middle class. GWI (and Republicans in general) are hell-bent on destroying the middle class.

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