Guest post by Lanny Vincent. Letters to the Editor are reprinted in full and may or may not reflect opinions of the Editor. Please feel free to share your opinions in the comments.
Well, break out the crying towels for the Democratic Party of Kentucky. Pity the poor Louisville Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader. It looks like the Bluegrass State Poll has credibility issues when it forecast a 5% victory for the Democrats when Matt Bevin totally demolished Jack Conway by approximately 85,000 votes. A great poll considering an error margin of + or – 15%.
No wonder Greg Stumbo was incoherently mumbling on election night saying that Democrats were Christians too. I really don’t know too many Christians that support the slaughter of 3,000 babies every day in the United States. It looks like the hard working, tax paying people of Kentucky finally got off.
Make no mistake about it though, Bevin’s got his work cut out for him. After Obama gave Steve Beshear over a quarter of a billion dollars of our tax dollars to launch a web site that could have been set up for hundreds of millions less, it’s going to be hard to DisKynect.
Think of all the people who reaped literally millions from this boondoggle and it takes another 26 million dollars a year to finance this legal graft by taxing insurance premiums. There will be a lot of people making big money off this scam that will oppose shutting it down.
Now we’ve got Beshear, the same person who blew the same quarter of a billion tax dollars setting up this pink elephant claiming that it would take 23 million dollars to simply pull the plug. Considering his incompetence blowing the quarter of a billion, it’s only logical that he would make such a statement.
The real problem here in Kentucky though is Obama’s war on coal. No wonder there are so many people on Medicaid in Eastern Kentucky. If you can’t find a job you do one of three different things. You go on government assistance, sell dope or do both.
Obama and his band of Chicken Littles have completely shut the coal industry down. Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has said that Obama’s policies are the reason that Appalachia has such a heroin problem now. It’s good to see that there’s at least one honest Democrat.
Affordable Care Act?
Right. My wife and I can certainly be considered middle class on a fixed income. In 2007, our total Health Care costs was $40.00. Our health insurance was paid by the company where I retired and we had no deductible. This year, due to the rising costs of insurance premiums caused by Obamacare, our insurance premium alone for the year will be $2040.00 and we each have a $1250.00 deductible for a total of $4540.00 before our insurance covers a dime.
In closing, if Matt Bevin disconnects DisKynect, he can use the line that Beshear used to the Kentucky General Assembly when Beshear subverted the Kentucky Constitution by enacting Kynect: “Get over it.”
People ask, “What can the governor really do?” Well, Steve Beshear showed what a governor can do when he ignores the constitutional limits on executive power and our enabling legislature (yes, including the so-called Republicans) let him get away with it. At the very least, Matt Bevin can STOP doing all of the unconstitutional things that Steve Beshear did, and that’ll be a huge improvement. We never should have had Obamacare and Common Core by executive fiat, but we don’t need more unconstitutional executive orders to undo Beshear’s blatantly illegal actions. We merely need governor Bevin not to continue these unconstitutional actions, and that’s a no brainer.
As the article mentions, it’s not quite as simple as Obamacare going away in Kentucky. The entire idea behind the unconstitutional act in the first place was to be an incubator for this socialism, knowing that it’s easier to kill kudzu once it takes root than to eliminate an entrenched big government program, but Obamacare never was popular in Kentucky, and it never was financially viable, so we should hopefully be able to “rip out Obamacare, root and branch”, as Senator McConnell disingenuously campaigned to do (and of course hasn’t done). Common Core is now entrenched policy too, but these educational fads come and go. Unfortunately, they always seem to be replaced by something even worse.
Well said on all counts. I don’t mind “helping out” but I’m tired of everything and anything being taxed for give aways. I worked hard for years for what I earned and thought I’d have a comfortable retirement. Not so; seems I’m meant to give all that away to those who “need it more than I do.”