No More Fooling Around (1/5/10)
To no one's surprise, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams are arguing again. Beshear says the state's budget shortfall is 1.4 billion dollars, while Williams claims it's really only around 900 million.
But to me, that's like arguing about whether you'd rather be run over by a train or a tractor trailer.
If your household faced the same kind of financial imbalance, you'd have two choices: bring in a lot more money or spend a lot less. There'd be no "borrowing more and worrying about it later" because no lender with an ounce of sense would go for it. You'd fix the problem or you'd lose everything.
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say Kentucky is in the same boat. That's why the 2010 legislative session – which begins this week in Frankfort – is one of the most important in history.
Somehow, some way, this time around Kentucky's lawmakers need to turn their backs on the divisive, non-constructive status quo of the past and agree on one thing:
Solutions are mandatory.
These are the people who claimed to have the answers at election time. They need to stop fighting. Stop the politics. We don't want any of that. What we want is what they promised: solutions that entail us living within our means.
What actions do you think our legislators should take? Call and let us know.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.