I would like to thank Gov. Bruce Rauner for thinking of myself, my family, friends, neighbors and all middle class Illinois citizens.
Most of us are working class people, who do our best to do a good job for our employer and take care of ourselves and our families. The governor had the best interests of all of us in mind when he rejected a tax increase and was immediately blasted by Democratic politicians. Democratic leaders, Mike Madigan and John Cullerton don’t seem to care that the tax increase would have come out of our pockets, not the pockets of the upper one percent. That tax increase probably would have required us working class folks to sacrifice financially in some way.
Gov. Rauner believes that working class people are his most important constituents and he is willing to stand firm for our needs while despite vicious Democratic criticism. After taking care of the middle class, he will try to find a way to start paying the millions of dollars of unpaid debts from prior years, which the legislature has taken no steps to alleviate.
Many of us were concerned that government debt would become a serious problem for our grandkids, but it is already a serious burden on our lives. If Madigan and Cullerton get their way, it is absolutely correct that our grandchildren will be more debt-ridden than we are.
Joe Fairbanks, Fairview Heights