Cartoon gets it exactly right

May 16, 2013 

BND cartoonist Glenn McCoy summed up the problem with Illinois bankruptcy and corruption in one picture. Just look at the cartoon from Sunday's BND and think about how everything wrong with this state revolved around this picture -- a picture that has been the same for years. When you say unions, think state, county, local, relatives of these, supervisory boards, teachers, entitlement professionals of America and probably encompassing dog petters, marshmallow roasters, paint dryer watchers of the greater metro-east.

When you think of votes, think votes for any Democrat. If not, please stay in the state trying to pay your taxes and pretend quality of life is wonderful in Illinois.

As someone who has lived in five other states, people don't know what they are missing. I feel sorry for the people of this state who would like to see some morality in government. Wait a minute! Morality and government are oxymorons.

Brent Rains

Collinsville

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