Don’t blame the unions for government policies

Before I voted in this primary, I had some questions that really bothered me. Before I went to the polls, I opened a letter from my union, supporting Gov. Pat Quinn (D), and read the Republican newsletters I subscribe to. Still finding it hard to vote Democrat again because they just seem to run more left each season, I pulled my Republican ballot. When I came to the governor race, it was a pretty easy mark. Bruce Rauner believes and campaigns that our problems in Springfield, Ill., are unions. This is a slap in the face to a union man. How nice it would have been if the Republicans had someone who saw the problem was more in line with the governor’s office and state representatives. After all, the money that has been promised for teachers and other public union employees was also promised to other people. There lies the problem, and no one seems to want to deal with that! Sorry, I pulled a Republican ballot, but will NOT vote for someone who thinks I am the problem! The reasons unions began was because the government bosses promised one thing and delivered another.

Daniel Robert Smyth

From the April 30-May 6, 2014, issue

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