Did Don Hutchings Really Represent the People or City Hall?

I wasn't going to comment on TCW article about Don Hutchings seeking to return to the Board, but after he shared the article on his Facebook page, I decided, enough is enough and to comment my thoughts.  Although the comments were deleted from his page, I placed them again and again, each time deleted, but I feel if Don is going to run the people should know his record, so I'm posting the same comments here that have been deleted on his Facebook page, so here goes:

Sorry, but Don Hutchings says he represents the citizens, but does he really?  During the Prepared Food Tax, Don supported city administrator Ray Gosack's attempt to force this tax without a vote of the people.  Secondly, Don Hutchings sat silent when the city administrator used police in big black SUVs to deliver subpoenas to good, decent citizens, in front of their kids and neighbors, forcing these folks downtown to the city attorneys office for depositions, when the only thing these good, decent folks were guilty of, was collecting names to overturn the forced tax.  I'm sorry, but this type of force should not be allowed to take place in any American city and it is unconscionable that a preacher would allow innocent people to be intimidated and herded like sheep downtown for such an abuse of rights without standing up for the people he says he represents.

Five Star: 
Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

Comments

The Don

Jack, it was always my opinion that Don should not mix politics with religion because they don't make good partners. It should also be noted that when Don was an elected member of the BOD in the past, he failed to speak up for the people who were being abused by the system that caused the "big black SUV" harassment of people that just wanted the right to vote on the Prepared Food Tax. It must also be noted that about 70% of the voters were not in favor of the Prepared Food Tax and Don was one of the BOD members that tried to push the tax down the throats of the people.

Church And Government

are very different animals because the Church is funded by voluntary donations and good will of the people and Government can pass laws that demand that taxes be paid. Huge difference and they should not be mixed.

It's very dangerous here to go with someone new

The 1% prepared food tax was just an appetizer in front of an entire smorgasboard of wrong in Ft Smith. 70% didn't want why they had to come up with the tax either! You don't just say yes or no to the rich here you also have to say it to local high pressure political groups like the Neighborhood Coalition who now have chronically unhappy people from 29 different neighborhoods on their e-mail list and in fact this may one of the rare times in many decades that they haven't had a firm grip on city hall. I can see Hutchings standing up to these people not if but when they get out of hand with others less fortunate. Such as now.

Say NO To Don

Yep, Don failed to speak up for the people who elected him so what else needs to be said?

Add new comment

Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture.
Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.