Skip to comments.Rand Paul: We have 700,000 people out of work in KY thanks to 'Socialist' Gov. Beshear
Posted on 05/21/2020 11:53:23 PM PDT by RandFan
Sen. Paul spoke with the 13 News from his Washington D.C. office Thursday.
"He shut down the economy and he's not being very open about letting us get back to work. So, the 700,000 people out of work should call Gov. Beshear and say 'Thanks a lot, but we don't want to continue to be out of work, you've got to let us get back to work.' It is a mistake to let one person run the economy. It is what we always objected to in the Soviet Union and what we objected to as socialism or what is called a command economy, where one person rules the economy." Sen. Paul said. "This is a huge mistake and we need to strip him of his emergency power as soon as possible and we need to let private businesses get back to making their own decisions on their private business."
He said the state legislature needs to go in and change those emergency statutes so all the power doesnt go to one person. The states legislative session has ended for the year and they cannot come back unless called into session by the governor.
"I've talked to some people in the state legislature and I think, number one - it should be a super majority. You should have to have like a two thirds vote of the Senate and the House and the emergency power I think should be shared between the Governor, the leader of the Senate, the leader of the House and then you'd have to have a majority vote of those three, but really even that should be limited to thirty days and then you should have to re-vote again and do the whole process because emergency powers are basically allowing dictatorial powers and that's not capitalism, that is not the American tradition and it has devastating results because this one person has become confused about this. Governor Beshear has allowed 700,000 people to be unemployed. This is a great tragedy and could have been avoided, but the tragedy is letting the concentration of power accumulate to one person and by all means we have to get the state legislature to fix this emergency statute," Sen. Paul said.
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Every Governor should be limited by their state constitution to have emergency powers for 30 days and must be approved by legislature if they want to extend their authority beyond the deadline.
Only a few million more to go huh Beshear? Suicides have already outnumbered covid deaths but Trumps number are still too good. These ass hole governors are no different than serial killers. Worse really.
Governors are now dictators. There are people now so scared, and full of fear, they will probably never come out of their homes.
Yes, we have our own Governor Millstone.
KY reaping what it has sown, Rand...I mean, geez, apparently KY is filled with progressive libtard socialists who voted for the idiot, yes? /s
Democrat Governors are ruining their states more quickly now that they have more power. NO fed funds for these states.
The guy only won by a few thousand votes of mostly p*ssed off teachers because the GOP guy tried to reform their pensions.
Ah, kk, thank you for that.
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