Wyoming Liberty Group
CHEYENNE, WY: The Wyoming Liberty Group released its Taxpayer Protection poll question results today, showing that 65 percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who has signed a pledge promising to not raise state taxes.
Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman discuss the need for a Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Can you family afford to pay an additional $27,000 per year to support a supersized government?
We often point to the third-party payer problem as the cause of the explosion in health care costs. Insurers pay doctors who provide services to patients. This separation of payer and patient means the patient has little incentive to question the cost or even the quality of service.
Now imagine what would happen if a big part of a state’s spending is funded that way.