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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