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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1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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