You know it is nothing new but it is getting ridiculous watching Larry Clark. Seriously. Here is just one more example of why he needs to go: Bill that would tax advanced wagering moves to House : Bluegrass Politics
While many would say "hey that isn't much money so why worry about it" I say any amount of new tax money by these guys is an insult to all of us. Larry Clark is truly showing the new tax mentality he has always had and that is the problem.
The old saying is that there are two things you can count on in this world. Death and taxes.
We cannot tax our way into prosperity no more than we can avoid dying. But with the logic our out of date leaders like Larry Clark continues using they will try to kill us off with taxes and that is unacceptable. At a time when the economy is in a free fall, there are no living wage jobs, and people cannot afford to eat are new taxes the answer?
Definitely not. Until spending is reigned in, political appointed jobs that are unnecessary, and pork barrel spending under control that cost us millions each and every year how in the hell can Clark justify ANY new taxes?
For those 23 others that passed it they must be held accountable as well.
Finally, does anyone think that the approximately $267,000 Clark says this will raise in the first year will help purses or horsemen in any meaningful way? Of course not. The KEEP project has said the horsemen need millions not pennies according to their reports so what exactly is the intent here by Clark?
This is exactly the same kind of shortsightedness we have come to expect from our so called "leaders" in Frankfort and one of the biggest examples of why they need to go. Until we rid ourselves of the old tax and spend mentality of folks like Clark we cannot move forward.
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