Letter: Look at wages, taxes, elect GOP in Moline Township


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Regarding the Moline Township election Tuesday, there is some disturbing information regarding how the salaries of Don Johnston, the elected supervisor, and Moline Township Clerk Jan Vroman have increased.

In the real world where you cannot give yourself raises, most working class people are lucky to see a 2 percent or 3 percent increase in salary on a yearly basis.

These elected politicians are giving themselves unsustainable raises and I cannot figure out how they can legally get away with this. They have increased Moline Township taxes.

The figures are public information and can easily be located online. They are putting the Moline Township Activity Center in jeopardy along with taking money from our pocket's to fill theirs.

I encourage everyone to vote for the Republican candidates for the Moline Township positions who have pledged to fix this financial mess and work on giving the hard earned money back to the working class people of the Moline Township. Without financially responsible people in elected positions, Illinois will keep falling apart.

Politics is local and your vote matters!

Gene Clark,
Moline















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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