Letter: Don't sell your soul to company store; back Bustos


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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 31, 2012, 2:57 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 31, 2012, 11:28 pm
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The businesses of the 17th Congressional District will be better off no matter who wins the district election.
If Rep. Bobby Schilling wins, their taxes will be lowered and they will keep more of their profits. Very little will trickle down to anyone else.
If Cheri Bustos wins, the middle class taxes will be lowered and they will have more money to consume. That increased consumption will increase the sales and profits of the 17th District businesses.
The required production increase needed to meet the increased demand will put more to work thus decreasing unemployment and the deficit from the larger tax base.
If Cheri Bustos wins, everyone wins. We should not sell our soul to the company store.
Richard W. Turek,
Orion

















 



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