Letters to the Editor

Where is money for Democrats’ budget?

Most Democrats out there want to claim Gov. Rauner is no good, he is the worst governor ever and all that.

Just some food for thought (so to speak). What has Michael Madigan done for us over the last 30 years. Put us deeper in debt, doing budget plans that cost more money then what the state has to spend, and wanting to have a tax hike at every turn, believing that it’s the only way to get things done.

Well at least partly because of Madigan we are millions and millions in debt. He has done nothing over the past 30 years to bring debt down at all, just put us deeper in. If he is just going to do a budget that has us spend more money then what we have, and do a tax hike around every turn, how is he such a good speaker?

Along with most Democrats, we have this last budget proposal of $7 billion over, and where is all this money going to come from? Since we didn’t have a budget last year and last year he did one for $4 billion, when we only had $3.6 million, how is that doing this state any good? Shouldn’t we live within our means? Would you all do a budget for your house that goes over a bunch, or would you live within your means?

If you all want to keep the taxes going higher every year, then by all means, let’s keep spending money we don’t have. It’s time to have Mike Madigan and John to retire.

Lori Felts, Worden