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posted: 10/30/2012 5:00 AM

Time for a change -- vote Greenberg

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Illinois has been in financial chaos for as long as I can remember. No, our problems didn't happen overnight, but they are not changing, even slowly. We'll have $90 billion in unfunded liabilities by the end of this year -- but Springfield managed to make it through the summer without making a single step in pension reform, and so every day we falling farther into debt with no resolution.

Our spending is more than inefficient; it's absurdly disproportionate to our means, and completely unsustainable. Quinn, Nekritz and the rest in Springfield put a two-year Band-Aid on pension payments and landed us exponentially farther in debt.

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If they are so incapable of progress, we have to change. We have to get new faces in office who are more experienced with budgeting and who will prepare well for our coming generations.

This year I'll be voting for Jonathan Greenberg. I'll be looking for him to cut spending, to create jobs, to lower taxes, and to fight for financial responsibility. He's a husband and a father, and understands the importance of creating a state today that can sustain us all tomorrow. He brings real world financial experience which will look for resolution that is more than temporary, and bring much-needed balance to Springfield.

I've had enough of the same people making the same bad decisions and allowing our state to go deeper and deeper into crisis. It's time for change -- support Greenberg on Nov. 6 to help him restore Illinois.

Mark Sawyer

Northbrook

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