House Republicans Helped Set The Stage for Current Budget Negotiations
In the current budget negotiations, the Kentucky Senate is taking a strong stand against reckless indebtedness and tax increases that target Kentucky's most vulnerable businesses.
One thing that helps the Senate stand strong now, is that when Democratic House leaders pushed their budget bloated with debt and tax increases, House Republicans, with the exception of Jim Stewart, made a strong effort to point out its shortcomings.
They offered amendments to repeal prevailing wage requirements, and voted en bloc against the tax increases and record debt.
House Democratic leadership were unable to handle being called out and became confused, making ridiculous speeches like "Cliches like 'You can't spend your way out of debt' do not apply to a modern economy" (actually said by Rep. John Will Stacy, the Democratic Whip)
Senate leadership's resolve is reinforced when House Republicans join them. Let's hope the one block holding-out -- House Democrats -- will finally join the rest of the legislature and do something good for Kentucky taxpayers.