- Jun 2014
- United States
The Extreme Positions Of Kentucky's New Tea Party Governor | ThinkProgress
Way to go, inbreds.
The silver lining to this wing nut getting control over Kentucky? No longer will Kentucky be ahead of the Indiana in ANY standard of living AGAIN!!!Here’s a rundown of some of Bevin’s extreme stances that could play a key role in his governorship:
He strongly opposes LGBT rights, warning that same-sex marriage could lead to parents marrying their children. After the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, he proposed changing Kentucky’s marriage laws to get government “out of the marriage business altogether,” to spare anti-LGBT clerks like Kim Davis from having to certify same-sex unions.
He strongly opposes labor protections and wants to enact a so-called “right to work” law to destroy collective bargaining. He wants to eliminate all prevailing wage requirements for state contracts, making it easier for the state to pay people less. He even has called the federal minimum wage “unconstitutional.”
He supports creating a system of vouchers to use public money to pay for private schools. Kentucky’s state constitution explicitly prohibits tax dollars going to “any church, sectarian or denominational school.”
He is a strong gun advocate, arguing that no gun laws could prevent attacks like the Roanoke shooting because “evil exists in the world, sadly. There is evil and we will never be able to put that in a box, we just won’t.” Instead, he suggested, more people with concealed weapons can stop mass shootings.
He has a radical view of the 10th Amendment, believing that he as governor can simply disregard the Environmental Protection Agency. He has advocated telling the federal government to “pound sand,” rather than complying with regulations on coal-fired power plants.
But perhaps Bevin’s most passionate priority in both of his 2014 and 2015 campaigns was to destroy the Affordable Care Act. “Washington politicians say they oppose Obamacare, but they continue to vote for spending bills that fund it,” Bevin wrote on his 2014 Senate campaign website. “This has to stop. Matt will not vote for any spending bills that fund Obamacare. None.” This time around, he promised that if elected he would “bring relief from Obamacare to the taxpayers of Kentucky.”
Way to go, inbreds.