Letters to the Editor

Letter: We're now deep blue

To the Editor:

The election is over, and Illinois is now a deep blue state. Interesting, because the blues have been in charge for most of the past 50 years, led by our friend Mike Madigan.

A majority of the voters must have been distracted or on their iPhones, because they failed to remember that Illinois has billions of dollars of debt, the highest rate in real estate taxes and is last or near last in every category of any state.

People are leaving the state, with 43,000 going between July 2017 and July 2018.
Sears is in bankruptcy, but is better off than Illinois or Chicago. It has more assets.

Too bad the state and city cannot file for bankruptcy.

Many are waiting to see if our new governor will be a pawn chauffeur or butler to Madigan.

If you think it is bad now, just wait. The seeds have been planted with a proposed 30-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike.

The tax will be the highest of any state, then millions more can be diverted to the state over the years.

They have spent millions in road money on friends and family, also proposed a surcharge on every property to pay down pensions, many not earned, with no plan on pension reform.

Maybe the French yellow vest will come.

John Mayerhofer 


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