In the vernacular of Scott Walker's administration, government is all about the customers.
School choice? Expand it, to serve the parents.
Entrepreneurs? Here's $25 million for venture capitalists to pass around.
Truckers and commuters? Build more roads. Sell off public assets to come up with the money if need be, but customers first!
Anglers and hunters? Government is here to help. Heck, you don't have to waste your time and money driving downtown to get yourself a license anymore, the agency says:
To purchase a license online, use the (cart icon) in the "Buy Online" column to go to our Wisconsin Licensing Services Center, for hunting and fishing sales. For online purchases, the "Delivery Method" column indicates how you receive your license: by printing your license using your home computer or receiving the license via mail .But female customers, particularly those in rural areas where there are fewer health-care options, particularly for lower-income women who need medical tests and procedures for, say, cancer?
Well, hold on, missy. Don't get all dependent on Big Government.
Who said it's the state's job to keep supporting a long-standing Planned Parenthood clinic in your small community.
The centers in Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek, Chippewa Falls and Shawano don't get enough private funding to stay financially viable without the state support, which the Legislature eliminated in the 2011-'13 state budget. The locations are the only reproductive health care providers in their communities, officials said during a conference call from Madison.Out-of-state media takes note of our Governor's compassionate conservatism:
“Women are going to have to drive even longer distances just to get basic health care like wellness exams, cancer screenings and birth control,” said Deb Bonilla, vice president of patient services for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. “We are doing all we can to ensure that women get the care they need, but in some instances the resulting barriers to care will make health care access very difficult.”