Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Govt. run healthcare less expensive?

I took some heat for just making the very general statement that why would anyone want govt. run health care.

Somehow people think this will save us money.

But do the govt. run other entities save us money over the private pay ones? What about Social Security as a retirement plan over your private pay retirement plan?

What about education?

Public schools are funded by every taxpayer. Parents have the right to send their children to the publicly funded public school, or they can opt to send their child to a private school or home school. They of course still need to pay their share of the school tax.The state does not specifically get in the teaching game. BUT there is a large department of Instruction and a cabinet post and office of the same. Those jobs all add to our tax burden.

The tuition for public schools is generally much more expensive than many good private schools. Why is that? It is not entirely because public school administrations are irresponsible. Much of the extra costs are because of the requirements the state puts onto public schools that private schools do not need to provide.

Compare this to publicly funded health care. Under Healthy Wisconsin, the State Democrats planned for all of working people to pay about $500/month into each regardless if they wanted the coverage or not. How many new state employees will be added to our State payroll to administer a government run system?

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