Letter: In race for Illinois governor, Aaron Schock not answer


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Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 6:00 am
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Apparently Aaron Schock believes he should be handed the Republican nomination for governor of Illinois and that all other GOP contenders should just get out of the way.

Avoiding a primary battle would indeed help Schock hide his spendthrift voting record in Congress and his support for wasteful pork barrel spending such as his proposal to create a New Philadelphia National Park. Schock claims to be a fiscal conservative at Tea Party rallies but his record doesn't match his rhetoric.

Illinois needs a governor who will cut spending. Illinois cannot continue its current path of constantly raising taxes while recklessly increasing spending.
Schock has not shown how he would be part of the solution but has shown that he is part of the problem.

Reform is not replacing a pork barrel Chicago Democrat with a pork barrel downstate Republican, reform is replacing a pork barrel politician with a true fiscal conservative.

Lawrence Bay,
Port Byron















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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