Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bevin Doesn't Know What the Fuck He's Doing, Part 2

Or maybe he does.  These are exactly the lies Sam Brownback spread to justify gutting Kansas' economy to further enrich the obscenely wealthy mooching people and corporations.

Tom Loftus at the Courier:

Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he is inheriting a "financial crisis" from departing Gov. Steve Beshear.

"According to the Beshear administration, they are leaving Kentucky burdened with a projected biennial budget shortfall of more than $500 million," Bevin said in a news release naming John E. Chilton, of Louisville, as the new state budget director. "The appointment of a highly qualified budget director, therefore is of tremendous importance."

Asked to elaborate on Bevin's comment about a financial crisis, the Bevin transition office released an analysis of the state's 2016-18 budget outlook by the Beshear administration's budget office.

But Beshear said in a statement later Tuesday that there is no shortfall and that Bevin is simply confronting a problem he confronted repeatedly the past eight years of dealing with needs and requests that outstrip available revenues.

"I have had to balance and rebalance the state's budget 15 times," Beshear said. "We are leaving the state's finances in much better shape than what I was presented with my first year in office," Beshear said.


Anonymous said...

You seem to be forgetting that eight years ago, Steve Beshear inherited a healthy surplus but immediately started lying and poor-mouthing the state's budgetary condition. Of course, he had an ulterior motive: Getting casino gambling passed to reward those interests who had funded his campaign. Beshear was lying then and there's no reason to believe he's not lying now.

Yellow Dog said...

Congratulations on an impressive number of lies packed into a short comment. And before the faux-libertarian ass is even inaugurated. None of that is true, but nothing out of repugs ever is. This is your first and last warning: the next comment without accurate citations for your lies get you banned.