Kentucky's Cutbacks – Assigning the Blame (6/15/10) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky's Cutbacks – Assigning the Blame (6/15/10)

A lot of people are understandably upset that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has sliced about 16 million dollars in annual state aid to University Hospital in Louisville. 

But a lot of the anger is misdirected toward the person forced to deliver the bad news instead of the irresponsible culprits who made such a move necessary in the first place. 

That would be the Kentucky legislature, which – even after going into overtime to produce a budget for the coming year – failed to come up with any reliable ways of funding many of the functions people depend upon government to deliver. 

Of course, while everyone else was told to do without, Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo still continued to feed their insatiable gluttony, increasing the already-bloated road funding in their respective districts by a combined 219 million dollars!

That makes sense – cut 16 million dollars in essential health care in the state's largest city while lavishing hundreds of millions on roads to nowhere just to glorify and buy more votes for a pair of arrogant egomaniacs. 

When Kentuckians realize that responsibility for each new cutback they're forced to endure lies directly at the feet of their lawmakers – and vote accordingly – the Commonwealth will return to fiscal sanity. But not until. 

What do you think? Call and let us know. 

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my…Point of View.

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