It is indisputable that government is a self-perpetuating entity, and if not reigned in, those representing us with a tax-and-spend ideology will grow programs, payroll and entitlements well-into budget-busting, annual deficit territory. Having watched the debate between the two candidates for Selectman, I am troubled by the comments made by candidate Barrett, who despite his claims of success and experience, has presided over twelve of the most turbulent years in Lynnfield’s history: our town’s evolution from a pastoral oasis, to an overbuilt, traffic congested quasi metropolis.
The question I have for the voters of Lynnfield is: do we want more of the same? Mr. Barrett is a public employee and union member, who has never run a business, nor dealt with any of the issues constantly being addressed by those in the private sector. Public employees are very good at spending money—yours and mine.
I suggest we need a fresh start: Katy Shea. Katy Shea has worked successfully for large and small corporations, as well as startup companies, and she continues to achieve in private business. It is time for an independent voice as a Selectman. From what I can discern, Mr. Barrett has been or is a member of almost all the Committees that comprise Lynnfield government.
While he touts this as an achievement, I ask you to look around. Are you happy with the results of his twelve years of “experience?” Or, are you ready for someone to put the brakes on our runaway government; to step back and let we voters have the final say in whether and when we should be asked to dig ever deeper into our pockets, to shell out more and more money be asked to dig ever deeper into our pockets, to shell out more and more money be asked to dig ever deeper into our pockets, to shell out more and more money more of Mr. Barrett’s experience. I am voting for Katy Shea, because I want a nonpolitician with a business person’s eye to oversee managed, responsible growth, with fiscal and tax stability.
PAID FOR BY: BRADFORD KEENE, LYNNFIELD
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