In the ongoing saga that is Speaker Jody Richards’ reign as the most effective and creative leader in the Kentucky Democratic Party ever, the Dear Speaker has taken it upon himself to make yet another inconclusive statement to the press!
This time it’s about– what else?– raising taxes.
And Jody’s making it clear that he isn’t clear on what he is and isn’t clear on. But he knows the cigarette tax isn’t going to cut it. You know, the tax he was against before he was supportive of it.
We know, we know. It’s rare for Jody Richards to be unclear on what’s unclear to him. We digress.
House Speaker Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, has also mentioned the likelihood of additional tax boosts in recent days, saying he isn’t willing to cut the state’s education budget.
Like Moberly, he declined to offer any specifics.
Richards said a cigarette tax increase “won’t do it all. We’ve got to do some other things, too.”
Richards said he is still discovering “some surprises” in Beshear’s budget proposal, so he isn’t sure yet how much new money the House will need to generate.
Way to lead, Jody! So fearless and original. We love you!