xCan we trust any elected officials?
Tameika Isaac Devine thinks that Columbia City Council members should now get retirement benefits, insurance for their whole family and then a raise also. She wants the retirement benefits for those who have served at least three terms.
Guess what: She qualifies.
Ms. Devine had to campaign three times for the job, and she was well aware of the salary. I don’t remember any part of her platform being that she would need all these extra perks for working 12 years at a part-time job. Perhaps she is tiring, and now she has decided the city owes her a lot more retroactively and should keep supporting her forever.
Get elected and then give yourself a bonanza. This is even more egregious than members of the Lexington-Richland District 5 school board tripling their pay after the election.