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posted: 7/14/2012 5:00 AM

Democrats' policies hurt middle class

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After reading Mr. Anthony Nelson's comments of June 16, some of his comments needed a rebuttal. I contributed to Gov. Scott Walker's recall election in the liberal state of Wisconsin. He has already demonstrated the interest of the Wisconsin taxpayer is paramount over the interests of unions and government employees. What I admired of Gov. Walker is his installing policies to retire a $6 billion debt of the state of Wisconsin, creating a likelihood of a $200 million surplus by June 2013, reducing unemployment to 6.7 percent, and also reducing property taxes for citizens of Wisconsin without laying off government employees and cutting public services.

Unfortunately Illinois, through its liberal Democratic Party-controlled government, continues to increase state of Illinois' debt to $11 billion, institute job-killing policies that result in higher unemployment, and now wants to increase property taxes with the likelihood of cutting services to Illinois residents.

The liberal Democrats and their union allies say they are for the middle class, but their actions continue to result in a lower standard of living for middle class working in the private sector so the government workers at all levels continue to receive wages, insurance benefits and pension benefits at unaffordable and unsustainable levels.

Raymond Jagert

Buffalo Grove

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