Who pays? We do
One key question that isn’t often asked and is less often answered is: Who pays?
There are flawed and common reactions: “The government will pay” and “They’ll find the money somewhere.”
Understand this: We fund government, and when the government pays, that means we pay, in higher taxes or loss of services.
And that “somewhere” the government will find the money is from our pockets.
Please keep that in mind when you read the headlines — whatever is proposed, whether free college or free health care — in the long run, it’s going to cost you.
— Pat Seibert, Des Plaines