Gov. Brewer is on the right track in looking for ways to save money by establishing her Privatization Commission (announced Dec. 21). I hope that the targets for this commission will not be limited, since there is virtually no function of state government that cannot be privatized. We may choose to keep the courts and police as government employees, but even they could be private, albeit as a government granted monopoly.
The easy targets should be functions like managing the state parks, running the departments of Commerce and Tourism, running all the state’s post secondary education, building and maintaining roads, distribution of welfare payments, etc, etc. Thank you Gov. Brewer. Now let’s make this a meaningful effort.
- Roy Miller, Phoenix