Offering details in response to letter
Here’s a quick response to Sherry Kelley’s letter published on Wednesday:
The first point was on right-to-work laws passed during Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Knowing how detail-oriented liberals are when dealing with actual facts, I’d love to see the numbers justifying the statement that pay is half or less in RTW states. Probably the same source used to go on a collusion witch hunt against President Donald Trump. I’m sure, when Gov. Steve Beshear was in office, numerous economic plans never made it to fruition. That’s the nature of big business. But in the liberal mind set, Democrats can do no wrong and Republicans can do nothing right.
Gov. Bevin is using the economic revival created by Trump nationally to benefit Kentucky with low unemployment and wages rising, especially at the lower end of the spectrum.
One alarming statistic is the number of jobs available. Where are the applicants? After years of give-away programs by Barack Obama, and also here in Kentucky, too many people have no desire to make their own way in life – just sit back and let the government take care of all your needs.
Kelly’s letter said Gov. Beshear passed a bill in 2013, favored by a Republican, that fixed the pension crisis. Must be a slow fix, since Kentucky still ranks in the bottom five for pension liabilities. Prior to this “miracle cure” in 2013, the previous 25 years of Democratic control never addressed the problem. As usual, liberals ignore historical facts.
Gov. Bevin and President Trump have similar pedigrees, being self-made men. They are businessmen first, politicians second. Neither one will dazzle you with his oratorical skills. What they are, and Obama and Beshear were not, are doers. They know how to get things done and have little patience for incompetence.
Who do you want leading your state and your country? Men willing to tackle serious problems head on or milquetoast politicians coddling to their base?