Who would have thunk it! A local government project that was sold as a good “investment” into the future of downtown development can not pay the bills. The Owensboro Riverpark is seeking a local government bailout. The best part is this gem from WFIE…
Riverpark board member David Scott says becoming financially stable is a must in order to continue it’s vital role in downtown development.
Maybe it would have been better to leave the businesses there that had been forcibly removed in the early 1990’s. If a business can’t pay the bills then they go out of business. Not the Riverpark. My guess is that the Riverpork will get their dirty money. All the while the politicians will lecture the public on the need for this boondoggle and in the same breath tout their “leadership” in this crisis.
Just the same old game…
The latest Rasmussen polling report on the 2010 Senate race in Kentucky shows that Rand Paul’s campaign has only been gaining steam. This can be attributed to Dr. Rand Paul’s tireless efforts to meet the voters in Kentucky. Rasmussen says that:
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Rand Paul, an opthamologist and the son of Congressman Ron Paul, remain ahead of Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo. Now, however, the GOP hopefuls also are beating state Attorney General Jack Conway.
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LewRockwell.com — Rand Paul Will Beat Any Democratic Opponent
Rand For Senate — Rand Paul leading Trey Grayson in Democrat Head to Head polls
Politics Daily — GOP Has Edge in Kentucky Senate Race
Bluegrass Politics — Rasmussen: GOP contenders lead Democrats in U.S. Senate race
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This post over at Red State is a bit lengthy but contains many gems:
He only became a Republican during graduate school after supporting the big government Clinton and, conveniently, after the 1994 Republican Revolution. Rand Paul of course set up the anti-tax “Taxpayers United” at the time and was voting in Republican primaries.
Most troubling: “Grayson went on to attend Harvard, majoring in government and becoming involved almost immediately in Harvard’s prestigious Institute of Politics. There, Grayson developed his conviction that government’s role should be to help solve society’s problems and that it often takes stepping across party lines to do it.” Emphasis mine.
What kind of conservative proclaims “his conviction it’s government’s role to solve society’s problems and that it often takes stepping across party lines to do it”???
More evidence of his liberalism is the undisputed fact that he recently keynoted a Global Warming Presentation. The presentation by definition assumed that Global Warming is happening and that humans could do something about reversing it i.e. “how Kentucky can respond to the challenge of global warming and climate change.” Wherever you stand on the debate there’s no question such a presentation was geared toward intervention of some form by the government. The hosts of the event were campus environmental activists and the event itself was part of a national effort coordinated by the hard left advocacy group Focus the Nation.
There is a world of difference between Rand Paul and Trey Grayson. Dr. Paul has built his private medical practice and pays taxes. Grayson’s weaved a political career that is based on consuming Dr. Paul’s and other’s taxes. Grayson will be another Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul will be a Jim DeMint. Rand Paul will bring in an army of activists to overturn the special interests while Grayson/McConnell will only further entrench them.
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It seems that Kentucky was to be the field of the usual political games. I say was because Dr. Rand Paul has thrown a punch for liberty and is carrying the call that “business as usual” is over. Writes CQPolitics:
Another Cornyn tactic paid off in July when Jim Bunning announced that he would retire: He was shown polling by Cornyn that made clear a third term would be tough to get. Cornyn ceded the job of anointing a GOP candidate to his close friend and boss, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , who settled on an ally back home, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. But Grayson’s moderation — he conceded that he cast his first presidential vote for Bill Clinton in 1992 — is forcing him to fight for the nomination against a well-funded conservative, Rand Paul.
As a doctor I have had first-hand experience with the vast problems facing health care in America. Like other areas of the economy where the federal government wields its heavy hand, health care is over-regulated and in need of serious market reforms. As Senator, I would ensure that real free market principles are applied to fix this problem.acing health care in America. Like other areas of the economy where the federal government wields its heavy hand, health care is over-regulated and in need of serious market reforms. As Senator, I would ensure that real free market principles are applied to fix this problem.
Few realize that Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), the companies that drive a wedge between the patient and his doctor, were a product of federal legislation and special interests. The HMO Act of 1973 essentially granted unfair privileges to certain sorts of companies and led to a distortion of the market. This has caused higher prices, less coverage, and more bureaucracy.
This is what happens when Washington manages health care.
By driving up costs the government makes it virtually impossible for the needy in this country to buy coverage. But this was not the case before government intervention. Just as very few in this country go without shoes or food so too would few go without health care if it weren’t for the government.
The HMO Act arose from big businesses unfairly seeking to use government power to solidify their profits. Government should not have this power.
But many see bigger government as the solution to this problem. As if more regulation and more bureaucracy is going to solve it. Socialist medicine does not work because socialism does not work. When people blame the current crisis on the free market they are making a grave intellectual error. Simply because these large companies are benefiting does not mean we currently have a free market. When the government passes legislation, regulations, and mandates, this can hardly be called a “free” market.
It is well known that socialism leads to long lines, rationing, and a lack of choice. But more importantly, socialized medicine stifles innovation. We might not have the best coverage in this country (as a result of government intervention), but we do have the best health care. That is because we are the only country that rewards innovation on the market place. The answer therefore is more and not less freedom.
I therefore support:
- Making all medical expenses tax deductible.
- Eliminating federal regulations that discourage small businesses from providing coverage.
- Giving doctors the freedom to collectively negotiate with insurance companies and drive down the cost of medical care.
- Making every American eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA), and removing the requirement that individuals must obtain a high-deductible insurance policy before opening an HSA.
More freedom to choose and innovate will once again make our health care the best in the world.
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