Gov. Matt Bevin recently outlined in a recent commentary seven policies that he thinks will help Kentuckians. They are intelligently worded and sound nice, but here’s what they actually mean:
▪ “A continuation of our Red Tape Reduction initiative:” Fewer government regulations, especially concerning environmental conservation and public health and safety.
▪ “A less oppressive tax policy that will be business friendly:” Helping businesses at the cost of consumers.
▪ “A willingness to leverage the tremendous natural resources and beauty of our state to our economic advantage:” Coal mining. Combined with red-tape reduction this means disastrous consequences.
▪ “Transparency in our state pension system and throughout all of state government:” Paint targets on the backs of public servants instead of corrupt businessmen who actually run this country.
▪ “Tort reform:” Prevent the little guy from filing lawsuits against big businesses.
▪ “The passage of right-to-work legislation:” Dismantle unions and collective bargaining so that workers cannot negotiate.
▪ “A rejection of Common Core and the opportunity for parents and students to have true school choice:” Allow for-profit charter schools, which waste money and offer questionable educations.
Sounds great, right?