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• Tax vs. spending letter – question to the Mayor
Tax vs. spending letter – question to the Mayor
While I continue to believe you are doing a good job as mayor, I must also say that the recent viewpoint on county spending raises a darn good question or two.
What the letter writer does not say in the viewpoint, but I will in my opinion, is that you have proposed a 25 1242632ncrease in the budget because you are rest assured that the vast majority of the locals on this island, whether educated and sophisticated, or not, either don’t know, don’t care, or are too afraid or wary to speak up in protest. These people don’t want to stand out or question authority. They would rather go with the flow and “eat it” rather than speak out. It’s traditional here – and considered good form. You know that.
Still, a few, and more so than ever, are speaking out. We are fed up with a primarily self-serving government (the state government is far worse than the county) competing and winning against the people of Kaua‘i that produce most of the income and do most of the hard work in order to support government’s “elite” membership.
What is a shame in my opinion is that you are educated and sophisticated (formally and otherwise) and you grew up here and you know these people, and yet you attempt to do this to them.
In comparison, the old time haole elite that ran this island in the old days were never so brazenly bad. In fact, they were good.
If our paths should cross and time permits, I would politely and respectfully tell you what I have written and a few other things in the same vein.
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