Letter: Majority state's problem; elect Anderson, Albracht


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 2:53 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:21 pm
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The Argus/Dispatch endorsed both Rep. Pat Verschoore and Sen. Mike Jacobs for reelection, majority party members, who are incumbents. If incumbency is such an important reason, how else might one become a legislator other than death or retirement?

You also stated challengers Neil Anderson and Bill Albracht would have little say as members of the minority parties.

Did they forget what effect on the county board the only member of the minority party made by objecting to raises proposed for several county positions?

The Democrats hold a 10-seat majority in the House and 11-seat majority in the Illinois Senate.

It is not inconceivable that one or both of the chambers could change hands this year because of the magnitude of the problems the state has which have accumulated over the past many years of control by the Democrat Party. Then, one or both of the incumbents would be members of the minority party, with little or no influence.

The financial status of Illinois is critical, insolvency or bankruptcy looms in the future. Does anyone in this area remember a time when either Rep. Verschoore or Sen. Jacobs has proposed and "fought for" solutions to this economic nightmare?

Seems they wait until the majority leaders of the House and Senate present their ideas, which are then loyally supported.

No better time than the present to elect leaders who have other ideas and no allegiance to Speaker Michael Madigan and President John Cullerton.
Vote for Anderson and Albracht Tuesday.

Richard L "Bud" Phillis, MD
Milan

















 




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