So much for Gov. Ernie Fletcher's plea for patience as he deals with the state government's shortage of money.
Judging from the protests last week by university students and presidents, the attitude has been anything but patient. They say they need more money, and they need it right now.
What they don't talk about is where the money will come from. Sure, they might talk about "tax modernization" or even a tax increase, but they don't talk much, if at all, about whose pocket the money they seek is going to come out of.
They argue that it's not fair that students at post-secondary schools should have to pay higher tuitions, but isn't it just as unfair - or perhaps even more so - for Kentuckians to have to pay higher taxes. The money's got to come out of somebody's pocket. Why shouldn't that be the person who's actually receiving the government service, instead of somebody else who's not receiving that service?