Letter: Don't sell your soul to company store; back Bustos


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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 31, 2012, 2:57 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 31, 2012, 11:28 pm
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The businesses of the 17th Congressional District will be better off no matter who wins the district election.
If Rep. Bobby Schilling wins, their taxes will be lowered and they will keep more of their profits. Very little will trickle down to anyone else.
If Cheri Bustos wins, the middle class taxes will be lowered and they will have more money to consume. That increased consumption will increase the sales and profits of the 17th District businesses.
The required production increase needed to meet the increased demand will put more to work thus decreasing unemployment and the deficit from the larger tax base.
If Cheri Bustos wins, everyone wins. We should not sell our soul to the company store.
Richard W. Turek,
Orion



















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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