State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
As Dean Martin used to sing, “Ain’t that a kick in the head!”
The White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress have embraced and approved government health care at time when our neighbors to the north are reconsidering their government health care delivery system.
Reuters reports, “Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits,
Concerns include an inability of economic growth to keep pace with spiraling health care costs, and government health care squeezing out other government programs. Cost is the killer.
All of this is occurring as specifics about the federal rules governing health care have yet to be worked out, polls show most Americans oppose the federal health care law, Governor Doyle is in his final months in office, and the Legislature is out of session.
Expediency, in this case, is unwarranted.