Letter: High poverty, taxes reasons R.I. needs new leadership


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 3:07 pm
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I think it is funny that Joe Murphy thinks Rock Island has fiscal sanity.

That his wife, Joy Viren Murphy, a Democrat, brags about voting for Wal-Mart and the mayor turning Rock Island into a minimum wage town and that 10.9 percent of families and 5,423 individuals in Rock Island are living in poverty.

The City Council has voted to raise the water and sewer rates , to have a garbage fee, to have a food tax, to raise the hotel tax, sales tax and gas tax.
Vote against the mayor and for new Rock Island leadership.

Glenn C. Kimbell,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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