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State needs businessman

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

Gov. Pat Quinn cannot tell the truth, like most governors we have had in this state.

During his last election, he promised he would not raise taxes. Six months later, he passed a bill to raise our taxes by 67 percent in the middle of a recession. Yet he still spends money like it is going out of style.

How can he justify spending six figures for revamping the state capitol when our state is in the worst financial shape it has ever been in? Quinn is your typical politician. If the temporary tax isn’t made permanent, the schools would lose benefits. Where is the money going from the Illinois lottery that was supposed to help schools financially?

The AFSCME state employee union are out floundering around, playing with the state employees’ money. I used to be a state employee. I know. They have several lawsuits against him in court now. However, they endorse him for governor. The only reason why is because if Quinn loses, they fear Rauner will start a movement to bust the union.

We need a business man to run this state, not a career politician.

Gary P. Abraham

Harvard

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