Last Friday on “She’s Right” my guest was former State Representative Frank Mazur of South Burlington. You can listen to the podcast here.
The topic was affordability. Frank outlined five areas affecting affordability from Governor Douglas’ State of the State Address.
Containing/lowering health insurance costs
Keeping property taxes down
Making housing more affordable
Funding higher education
Creating more good paying jobs
We touched upon a few things, but we focused our discussion on property taxes and Frank discussed some of the things that we could do to lower property taxes. It all boils down to containing education spending.
I was disappointed that we didn’t have more time. The half-hour went by quickly.
We skipped over the healthcare cost issue because Frank had been on channel 17 the Friday before on “Ideas Have Consequences” discussing that issue. You can listed to that broadcast here.
Frank also has a really interesting piece on his website, www.frankmazur.com, about consumer-driven healthcare, which is a move away from excessive government regulation toward a free-market healthcare system.
Take a read. I would be interested in all your thoughts on that.