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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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