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Pants on fire

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick has wasted no time in his brief political career in winning the “Pants on Fire Award.”

Reick has the dubious distinction of misrepresenting his opponent’s position on an issue and then doubling down on the misinformation.

First, in February, Reick wrote on his website that his opponent, state Rep. Jack Franks, was in favor of amending Illinois’ Constitution to allow for a progressive income tax. Numerous public statements by Franks and his being a chief co-sponsor of legislation to stop that very tax throw a wrench in the wheels of Mr. Reick’s assertion. Then, Mr. Reick recently issued a statement published on a local blog restating that same falsehood.

It is clear to me from this that Steve Reick will say anything for a vote, no matter how untrue. For this, he wins the “Pants on Fire Award.”

Enjoy the award, Steve, it’s the only thing you will ever win.

Rodney Townsend


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