Self-interests before Scott Air Force Base

May 5, 2013 

I recently wrote a letter to your paper about the value we get from our senators and congressmen in the defense of Scott Air Force Base. As expected, the subject has arisen again and their value will be evident again.

However, if the senator could get some of the lost funds (a huge amount) directed to his main constituents (East St. Louis, Alorton, Washington Park, Brooklyn, Cahokia, Dupo) he would surely see the value in the loss of Scott. Our congressman (Mr. what's-his-name) would surely go along if funds could be directed to St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern and Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert to solve some of the problems in Belleville like the big hole on East Main Street.

Face it, the majority in the county are getting what they voted for and so richly deserve.

James A. Crosby

Freeburg

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