<small><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/5071992.htm">said by article</a></small> Consider this a rant. Kentucky, after a couple of years awash in revenue, finds itself fallen on hard times, with budget cuts looming. To rectify this problem, it appears the plan is to target specific segments, such as with the increased telecom taxes and a proposed corporate paid payroll type tax. I suppose politically this is the right thing to do, since it minimizes the impact that any particular sector can have on future elections. But I find myself growing weary of this nickel and diming, with a tax on everything but personal greenhouse gas emissions. I would much rather have these shortages addressed with plans that provide real increases in revenue through income tax or sales tax increases, rather than only for the specialized segments, which seem to never quite generate the revenue promised. Alas, I suppose this divide and conquor approach is too entrenched to change, since many seem to have never met a tax they didn't like, as long as they don't have to pay it.