Just like the old form, but without the corrupt politicians. New York is doing it and Wisconsin must as well.
By Jack E. Lohman
Sorry Gov. Walker, I know privatization increases campaign cash, because privates can give money and publics can’t. But it adds 20% (and ultimately 50%) to our costs and causes stupid and costly spending decisions by our political leaders.
Yes, more mining “could” be in the best interest of the state, but I’d rather that decision be made by politicians NOT getting a piece of the action. I don’t know — and you don’t either, Governor — if mining causes environmental problems for future generations. Non-biased politicians would find out before passing laws.
But corruption and political redistricting (illegal redistribution of votes) will likely work to Walker’s advantage. Picking the voters to keep them re-elected has (thus far) worked.
Our voters are incredibly detached
We voters allow the current ripoff of taxpayers. We drink the Kool-Aide and then vote the old bastards back in. We are gullible and lazy and spend our time running our homes, which we should be doing. But we totally trust the Pols to do their job and we shouldn’t.
Yes, our government bureaucrats are incredibly inefficient, and private industry competing will keep them on their toes. But eventually private companies will do what private companies do best, rip off taxpayers. Fraud and overbilling will run rampant. Bloat will be common. And politicians will continue getting a piece of the action, because that’s also what they do best.
ONLY public funding of campaigns will work. If anybody is to pay for our politicians election it should be the people who elect them. But it depends on what image Walker wants to present to the people, and whether Wisconsin is to be one of the leaders!