Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gov. Steve "Give a man a fish" Beshear speaks

Tough times have a great way of inspiring some people to see the world more clearly and sharpen their focus on things that really matter. And then there are those who send out press releases urging contributions to charity:

"In these tough economic times, we must remember those less fortunate and in need of everyday items that many of us take for granted. I encourage state employees and visitors to the Capitol to participate in our Feed a Family - Canned Goods Drive," said Gov. Steve Beshear.

If Gov. Beshear's words stir you up to donate to the needy, then more power to you. But Kentuckians are charitable people who don't need a politician telling them to help out the needy when lower corporate taxes and better schools would create more opportunities for Kentuckians than holiday charity ever could.

And better schools doesn't just mean more money for schools. Not until we make the schools accountable for the money they already have.

2 comments:

Hempy said...

"And better schools doesn't just mean more money for schools. Not until we make the schools accountable for the money they already have."

Could it be? Has BPB finally coming to its senses that when money is involved there's need for regulation and accountability?

This also holds true for the "free market."

Maybe the wisdom of our founders has sunk in. Hallelujah!

Alexander Hamilton and/or James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper 51:

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

Kentucky Progress said...

The Bluegrass Institute has been blowing the whistle on the MUNIS program for years, Hempy.