Recent campaign fodder offered by Sue Maki suggests that she is opposed to increased “taxes,” but her campaign rhetoric hopes that we never find out that she really stands for “hitting people in their wallet.”
Ms. Maki presents herself as a candidate for county council, which is the county’s fiscal body and primary point of controlling taxes. Ms. Maki is also an employee of Carmel Utilities, which has raised its rates consistently and significantly during her tenure.
As an employee of Carmel Utilities, Ms. Maki was interviewed by “Water Efficiency Magazine” (ForesterNetwork.com), and in that article she stated, “(Carmel Utilities) went to an inclining rate structure. Hit people in their wallet and that produces change.”
Ms. Maki’s words need no clarification. Her track record is clear. She feels entitled to demand more of our money, and frankly, she seems somewhat proud of it. I cannot conceive of any words that more starkly disqualify a candidate for a position on a budget-making body. I have no need to elect people who feel comfortable telling a national publication that she is justified in “hitting me in my wallet.”
Michael R. Shaver, Carmel