Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's Not All Bad
Andy Barr won; that's a good thing. I found him to be smart yet humble, and he is a true conservative. He will be a great addition to the Congress. And the House of Representatives has never been more important; it will save us from God knows what.
Republicans picked up five seats in the State House. That, plus the exit of David Williams, give us an opportunity to accomplish some things that could really improve the standard of living for Kentuckians. We can revisit gaming, and perhaps stop losing out on tax revenue that now flows to every state surrounding us. We can simplify the tax code so that we stop missing out on companies relocating here. We can reform state pensions before it's too late.
Kentucky Democrats, meanwhile, are on the ropes. It's hard to see how they can survive another four years with Obama as their titular head.