Letter: Don't listen to half-truths, lies; Illinois needs Rauner


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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 12:01 am
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Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner wants to lead Illinois down the path that was forged by Mitch Daniels in Indiana. The path that Republican governors Chris Christie, Rick Snyder, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker and others took to bring their states into financial solvency.

Bruce is a lifelong Illinois resident who understands that Illinois is a pro-labor, pro-union state. Our workforce is our most valuable asset. But, even the most adamant union supporter owes it to his children, his community and himself to consider what the government employee's union leadership has done to our democratic processes.

We elect officials to do what is in our best interests, or at least we're supposed to. When the special interests, such as the union bosses subvert our governmental processes, we lose our rights as citizens. "We the people" has lost its meaning. Illinois is a cesspool of patronage and corruption -- all because of government employee union bosses.

Between now and November, we will hear all kinds of negative ads about Bruce Rauner. Perhaps paid for with your union dues, whether you approve of that or not. Don't let the half truths and outright lies effect your decision. Bruce is absolutely pro-worker but, that is something quite different from being pro-government employee union boss.

If you are a taxpayer, a parent, an American who believes in fairness, consider how far down Illinois has to go before you say enough and vote for Bruce Rauner. Vote according to your best judgment and not union dogma. Vote Bruce Rauner.

Mike Brugger,
East Moline

















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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