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Don’t fall for lies

Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Republican candidate for state representative Steve Reick is off to a really bad start.

In two recent posts on his website, he claimed that his opponent’s position on changing Illinois’ Constitution to allow for the implementation of a progressive income tax is somehow unclear, substantiating this with a link to a primary election candidate survey to which his opponent did not even respond.

This kind of spurious claim can only be called one thing: a lie. And the person making the claim is by definition a liar. Reick’s opponent, state Rep. Jack Franks, is not only on record as opposing a graduated income tax, but is the only Democrat in the entire House to have signed on as a co-sponsor of House Resolution 241 – legislation that specifically indicates opposition to this type of change to our state’s tax code.

Mr. Reick is already attempting to resort to distortion and trickery. That is a really bad sign and should make us all very skeptical of any claims he makes and his candidacy in general. Rep. Franks has always shown himself to be an honest, diligent public servant.

I won’t be fooled by Reick’s lies.

Sharon Gustafson


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