Picture Missoula in a giant pan of water sitting on a stove burner. Remember the story of the frog placed in a pan of cold water? He is OK, floating around, enjoying his surroundings. Then the chef, Mayor John Engen, turns the heat (taxes) up a bit. After many heat raises, the frog is still comfortable. After many small heat (tax) increases, he is cooked.
This is Missoula citizens' predicament. We are somewhat comfortable in our lives, floating around, but the taxes keep getting raised.
Now is the time when we finally need to realize that we are close to being cooked and need to turn down the heat.
We would be wise to listen to Lisa Triepke’s campaign slogan, “had enough,” closely.
It is time to kick the old chef to the curb and take a long look toward Triepke. She is new and fresh and willing to listen. Unlike her opponent, she is in favor of the city building an environment where private business can flourish — not have the city purchase them.
Join me in supporting her in the upcoming election and contributing to her effort. Let’s elect someone we will be proud to see dress for success and show some regard for the taxpayers.