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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, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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