Opinion

I-1033 would limit what government can do

Initiative 1033 will hobble the elected representatives you elected.

It is like going to your doctor and telling him to maintain your health but not cost more then last year inflation plus 3 percent.

If you do not own property, you will get nothing but reduced services and more fees.

If you are a normal house owner, you may get back a few bucks but you too will get reduced services and more fees.

If, however, you are a real big property owner, this initiative is like winning the lottery.

The property tax refund is a percentage of what you paid, so the little guys get peanuts and the big guys the jackpot.

Tim Eyman’s job is selling tax initiative to voters.

He gets to be the center of attention and it keeps food on his table and he does not have to worry about his long-term effect.

Tim’s premise is that all elected representatives are crooks and need to be controlled.

If you truly feel that way you need to get involved and let them know what you want them to do.

My experience is that elected representatives work very hard to do a good job and are also very happy to talk to you about what they are doing.

Please do not hobble them with this bad initiative.

Larry Sukut is a Port Orchard resident.

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