State of Kentucky Archives: on Welfare & Poverty
We face a heavy sword: public pension unfunded liability
As we emerge from this recession poised to do great things, fundamental weaknesses stand in our way, weaknesses that both require substantial investments in our future and at the same time prevent us from making those investments.
What are those weaknesses?
If we solve those challenges, Kentucky will lead the nation out of this recession. If we don't, we'll begin slipping backward, and our progress will fade away. And my friends, it can go either way.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Kentucky Legislature
Feb 6, 2013
- A tax system that works against us, not for us.
- A workforce that isn't as trained and skilled as it needs to be.
- An education system that isn't as efficient and rigorous as the world demands.
A population whose health ranks among the worst in the nation.
- And a heavy sword called the public pension unfunded liability that dangles by a thread above us.
Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives
Q: You say [with your TV ad claiming that Paul worshiped Aqua Buddha] you're not attacking his faith. You're just attacking his actions. But your commercial has a series of questions, and the only link between them is faith, saying his group mocked
Christianity, made someone bow before a false idol, that he wants to end federal faith-based initiatives and deductions for religious charities. The only link between them is religion. That's not a coincidence.
CONWAY: Well, values matter.
I don't think you should ever mock faith in any way at any age. And Rand Paul has said that the federal government doesn't need to be involved in faith-based initiatives. He's come for a 23% national sales tax that would do away with charitable
Q: The sales tax has nothing to do with faith. The issues in your ad all do.
CONWAY: I take him at his word on his faith.
Q: You believe he is a Christian?
CONWAY: Sure. I'm not questioning his faith. I'm questioning his actions.
Source: CNN "360 Degrees" coverage: 2010 Kentucky Senate debate
Oct 19, 2010
Faith-based programs instead of federal money
Paul praised the Teen Challenge program, which boasts a very high success rate among participants nationally who are able to hold down jobs and avoid relapsing after leaving the program.
Paul said he liked the faith-based aspect of the program, which does not use federal money and gets most of its funding from donations and fundraising.
Source: Associated Press coverage of 2010 Kentucky Senate debate
Aug 23, 2010
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