Letter: Look at what Schilling, GOP have done to nation


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:07 pm
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People are concerned about the high price of health care. Republicans and Bobby Schilling will not let Medicare bargain for lower drug costs. There are groups that only pay 25 percent what Medicare pays.

People are complaining about high gas prices. All of the oil companies are owned by Republicans.

High unemployment is a concern. Factories are paying unprecedented overtime to avoid hiring new employees. President Obama had a jobs bill that would have put millions to work repairing roads, bridges, and railroads. Schilling and the Republicans stopped that.

Schilling and the Republicans oppose government regulations. The lack of regulations caused the coal mine disaster in West Virginia, the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the banking fiasco. Mitt Romney has come down on both sides of abortion, contraceptives, the General Motors bailout and FEMA.

Romney was caught on tape calling 47 percent of Americans useless.
Republicans claim Obama had the power in 2009 to pass bills but that is false. He had the votes in the house but not in the Senate. At one time he had 58 Democrats and two independents, but six of those were blue dog Democrats.

Blue dog Democrats are conservatives. You need 60 votes in the Senate because of the outdated and previously seldom used filibuster rule.
Republicans put making Obama look like a do-nothing president ahead of the needs of our country. They use it on almost all business. Shame on them.

Lee Beardsley,
Coal Valley

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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