Jefferson County gets less than thirty percent of the tax they pay to Frankfort back. Exactly where do you suppose it goes? Let's take a look at how many people in EKY get a government check. Where exactly do you think that money comes from. We PAY for the coal we buy to fire our plants. We buy your products and send you our tax money. How much exactly do you think is a fair amount for you to extract from Jefferson Countians? Sure, I have a pretty nice gig going. I worked two jobs, watched my money, drove old cars and was generally careful. I made it a point to live in a place where I could make a living. I didn't start with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was one of eight kids born to a factory worker. I learned early that if I wanted an education, nice house in the burbs, enough dough to educate my kids and what-not, I was going to have to work very hard, be careful with my money and make good decisions. No one gave me a damn thing. I had to overcome obstacles, so don't think for a minute it's been all skittles and beer. It has not. I'm just now reaping the rewards for a lot of delayed gratification. No offense, but if the charm of living in a particular area is great enough to offset a lack of economic opportunity it should be so valuable that you don't look to anyone else to subsidize it.