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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