Public servants should heed lessons

It’s good to have The Herald print Tim Eyman’s view of Initiative 747 (“Lessons for Politicians: Eyman’s vies of I-747,” Nov. 18 Forum page). His “lessons for politicians” is a clear statement of why I-747 passed in spite of the enormous sums of money and frantic effort expended by its opponents.

It’s interesting and worth noting that most of that money and effort came from public employee unions. It’s too much to believe that those crocodile tears stem from a deep concern for the welfare of the people. Much more likely it is the sure knowledge in their minds, that the more money that flows into the treasury the better their chance of reaping a larger share of it.

Time was when public employees were known, even referred to themselves as public servants. Now, it seems that more and more of them think of themselves as shepherds watching over the sheep – that’s us. And just remember, Mr. Taxpayer, what happens to the sheep each year. They get sheared.

Snohomish

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