Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ain't too proud to beg

Can't help thinking this morning that if we were going to start a country or a state from scratch we probably wouldn't base it on an unsustainable system of unemployment benefits, retirement benefits, health benefits, cash stimulus payments, corporate welfare, and bank bailouts.

Nor would we write laws to give exorbitant powers to nameless, faceless, unelected, or possibly even nonexistent bureaucrats.

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian has filed a bill giving serious control of private business practices to the Executive Director of Kentucky's Office of Workplace Standards. After several phone calls this morning, I still can't find out who holds that office.