Budget Reductions Would Place Financi...

Budget Reductions Would Place Financial Burden On Nurses

There are 5 comments on the www.courier-journal.com story from Mar 22, 2008, titled Budget Reductions Would Place Financial Burden On Nurses. In it, www.courier-journal.com reports that:

Many Kentucky's agencies and services face budget reductions in light of the state's severe financial crisis. The Kentucky Nurses Association may have their funding drastically reduced. Should funds be cut, the KNA would be forced to increase annual nursing license fees. Nurses are already overworked and underpaid.

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Tired and Overworked

Madisonville, KY

#1 Mar 23, 2008
NURSES..... you need to be keeping up with what is going on in Frankfort. Governor Brashear and our lawmakers are having to make some tough decisions. The state is required by law to balance the state budget. These guys have two choices to make, raise taxes or cut funding. Keep in mind, "The squeaky wheel gets the oil." We nurses have to speak up. We have already had our annual license fee raised. Now they are going to stick it to us again. Now, get this, on the front page of the Daily News it says WKU is going to get a huge boost in state funding. I don't have any problem with Western getting an increase. But, you see by this example that the loud, squeaky wheels get lots of oil. We cannot be silent. We are the backbone of the entire healthcare system. It takes special people to be nurses. Every single person, at some time trusts their life to a "nurse". We must be educated and licensed to become nurses, and we must keep up our training and our license. We do this so that we can continue to serve the community. Let our wheels squeak. Let our representatives and the Governor know we can't afford any more license fees.
jeremy stub bryant

Russellville, KY

#2 Mar 23, 2008
BRASHEAR IS A FOOL!!!!!!!BUT THEN AGAIN HE DOES HAVE A EXCUSE, HES A DEMOCRATE AND THEY ARE ALL FOOLS!!!!
Times are changing

Corydon, IN

#3 Mar 23, 2008
AMEN!!!! Democrats take the money from hard working people who made good choices with their earlier days by getting a higher education, living in yucky apartments, eating ramen noodles and bologna, and putting off work in order to get a better job in the future. The democrats feel that these people who made these choices should give their money (in taxes) to the people who didn't make that sacrifice.
jeremy stub bryant wrote:
BRASHEAR IS A FOOL!!!!!!!BUT THEN AGAIN HE DOES HAVE A EXCUSE, HES A DEMOCRATE AND THEY ARE ALL FOOLS!!!!
Working for MY money

Madisonville, KY

#4 Mar 24, 2008
Times are changing wrote:
AMEN!!!! Democrats take the money from hard working people who made good choices with their earlier days by getting a higher education, living in yucky apartments, eating ramen noodles and bologna, and putting off work in order to get a better job in the future. The democrats feel that these people who made these choices should give their money (in taxes) to the people who didn't make that sacrifice.
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You hit it on the head. How right you are!!! I am an RN. I make good money. I deserve it. I pay PLENTY tax. I DON'T need to pay any more tax. I give to my church and community. I don't need money taken from me so some Democrat can hand out my money. I can do that for myself. I don't need a Democrat governor or his cronies to tell me he needs to increase the cost of my nursing license or my taxes so he can hand it out to those that are on welfare or Medicaid.

As an RN I see people everyday that are sick and dying, directly related to their smoking habits. The smokers should carry the brunt of the tax increase because a huge percentage of the Medicaid money is to provide healthcare to smokers. I would like to see a study on how many Medicaid recipients are smokers or have smokers in their house making them sick with secondhand smoke. These smokers look 15-20 years older than they are. They are coughing, gagging, and are having strokes, heart attacks, and lung cancer.

I don't want to hear how it wouldn't be fair to charge more for cigarettes to fund Medicaid. Should any of you be against smokers paying the extra tax, back up your opinion with "why not?". I guarantee you these Medicaid people are needy and sick, sit home waiting for their checks, and whether or not their church tithe, groceries, utilities or other essentials are paid for, they will head to the store to stock up on their cigarettes. They will wear their oxygen tank to the store, but will take off their O2 just long enough to suck on a cigarette or two, then resume their oxygen lifeline.

Secondly, the sick Medicaid people that are smokers, put big signs in their yard everytime we have an election, "VOTE Democrat". Why would they do that? Duh! The Democrats have promised they are going to get hold of some more of the money of "the rich" to provide more services for them. When I think of "Rich" I think of millionaires or billionaires. A typical Democrat politician uses the word "rich" loosely. They don't want to spell it out to you what "rich" means to them. They would probably consider a family of four, with both parents working, and making 90-100 thousand dollars RICH. That would be a good income, but not RICH. And, even if the word RICH=$100,000, the money belongs to that family, not to the politicians to buy votes with. The tax burden is totally out of hand for the middle income family.
Past present future

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Apr 16, 2014
Boo hoo

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