Letter: Questions to ask before you vote in November

Posted Online: April 24, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Moral: conforming to a standard of right behavior. Basically don't lie, cheat, steal, sleep with your neighbor's wife, and if you are given a responsibility, do it the best way you know how.

If you think the Democrats who have been elected in the past few years have done their job in a moral manner answer the following questions.

-- Why is the national debt going up every year by over a trillion dollars?

-- Why is unemployment over 8 percent? If your answer is Bush, ask yourself why under President Obama the nation keeps going backwards. He has had over five years and has just made things worse.

-- Why can't the state pay its bills?

-- Why do they want to make the largest tax increase in the states history permanent, when they told us it would be temporary and solve all of the states money problems?

-- Why is Rock Island County having to replace two buildings when they had the responsibility to maintain them?

-- Why is the county asking for a tax for Hope Creek Care Center so soon after they moved from Oak Glen Home?

Why doesn't the county fix the board compensation so it is in line with the private sector? I never got paid for driving to a part-time job.

It is time for the people of this state and county to give the Republicans a chance. It is a cinch the Democrats don't know what they are doing. I am not a Republican or a Democrat, I am a conservative who is sick of what's happening to this country.

Jim Brooks,
East Moline


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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