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 Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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