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TAXES: Officials elected to make tough decisions

Letter by Todd Iverson, Gig Harbor on March 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 1 Comment »
March 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Pierce County Councilman Roger Bush’s proposal (TNT, 3-18) to give voters tax control demonstrates what is lacking with many of our elected officials: a spine to make tough decisions.

We elect leaders to make tough decisions, take responsibility and not kick the can down the road. Members of the Pierce County Council are paid six figures and expected to work full time to do what is right for our county.

The council has found ways to keep our county afloat in this tough economy without raising taxes and should continue to exhaust every option before it does. However, if the situation arises that we have to, this is why we elect leaders to do what is best. This is what a representative democracy is about.

If Bush and his colleagues don’t want to make difficult decisions, the voters need to elect someone who will.


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