I get it, we cant put a price on the things we need to function properly in society. But if the significant costs are open in their analysis then instead of say getting rid of the service we can come up with improvements that keep the same quality of service if not better and cut down the cost. Yes, i get it cost should not be an issue but it is an important factor. Especially since the typical argument that comes from every taxpayers mouth is 'who's going to pay for that'. I work in sales, sometimes it helps to open up the cost of things and the budgeting to those who are paying. It helps them understand the financial cost of it and it opens up trust. People are more often then not willing to agree with the cost of things if you explain how the total cost is broken down.