I see the pandering redneck micro-managers are back once more in the General Assembly. This time the charge is being led by two so called Democrats.
Instead of actually addressing some of the major issues facing the Commonwealth, like the Medicaid crisis, the problems at Kentucky Retirement Systems, or comprehensive tax reform, Ancel Smith and Richard Henderson need to bash some gays for the home folks.
From the Herald Leader:
Democratic Reps. Ancel Smith of Leburn along with Richard Henderson of Jeffersonville are dredging up a controversial proposal to block public universities in Kentucky from extending health benefits to unmarried, live-in partners of employees………
Both Henderson and Smith said they've received pressure from constituents to block universities that receive public funding from offering such domestic partnership benefits.
"I live in an ultraconservative district with 150 churches," Henderson said. "Between 1,200 and 1,500 of my constituents have called, not requesting but directing me to do this."……
"Whether or not we're subsidizing directly their health care plans, we are, in fact, subsidizing their construction and overall operations of the universities," said Henderson. "I am not out for political gain, I just feel like a public institution that draws money from the state coffers is at the will of the people.
Between 1,200 and 1,500 people have called Henderson telling him to do this ---- bullshit.
According to the Board of Elections in the 2006 general election Henderson received 8,868 votes in Montgomery, Powell, and Wolfe counties. Henderson expects us to believe that between 14% to 17% of all the people that voted him, called him on this one issue.
Again ----- bullshit.
These two guys are self serving, pandering political hacks.
And let’s not forget the other self-serving politicians that have signed on to this bill:
Representative Royce W. Adams
Representative John A. Arnold Jr.
Representative Eddie Ballard
Representative Larry Belcher
Representative Mike Cherry
Representative Hubert Collins
Representative Leslie Combs
Representative Robert R. Damron
Representative Jim Gooch Jr.
Representative J. R. Gray
Representative Keith Hall
Representative Melvin B. Henley
Representative Rick G. Nelson
Representative Fred Nesler
Representative Rick Rand
Representative Dottie Sims
Representative Brandon Spencer
Representative Tommy Thompson
Representative Brent Yonts
I remember an album I listened to in college, I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus, it certainly applies to this group.