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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
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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