The Commonwealth's greatest financial problems aren't from not having enough revenue as much as they are from spending what revenue we have unwisely. Instead of raising taxes and building casinos that cruelly take money from our poorest neighbors, the General Assembly should cut spending that is out of control in the legislative, executive and judicial branches. A perfect example would be the social support systems of the Commonwealth as mentioned above. Instead of supporting those who refuse to exercise personal responsibility, we should redirect those funds to our schools, students and teachers, emergency service professionals, and to those neighbors who genuinely have a need.
The Commonwealth should also make this state more attractive to big business by implementing Right-To-Work laws. New businesses that have recently ventured into neighboring states, creating jobs and tax revenue, would be willing to consider the Commonwealth as a suitable home. The mega-site in Christian County would not sit unoccupied much longer, bringing jobs and revenue with a new corporate tenant. How many places in Todd and Logan could also benefit from new businesses?