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, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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