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Our own Rush Limbaugh wannabe

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Our own Rush Limbaugh wannabe

We've all seen the great work the Tea Party is doing shutting down the government in Washington, but it was good to see them at work right here in our own community. On the front page of the Oct. 15 edition of the local Daily Herald we have the story of Allen Skillcorn.

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Mr. Skillcorn is described in the article as "an East Dundee village trustee and conservative radio host." According to the article, Mr. Skillcorn and his group "Vote NO to the Kane County 377 Tax Hike" are trying to stop a proposed tax increase which was triggered by an approved referendum question and would be used exclusively to improve services for Illinois residents with serious disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, etc. Again, according to the article, some of these disabled people have waited 10 years or longer for services they are entitled to by law but do not receive due to a shortage of funds.

So here we have our local hero, Mr. Skillcorn, who gets paid with taxpayer dollars as a village trustee, then gets paid again to spread Tea Party anti-government ideology on the radio and then makes it his personal calling to stop funding of programs which the law says disabled people are entitled to but don't get because there is no money to pay for them.

So congratulations, Mr. Skillcorn; You got your picture on Page 1 of the newspaper for trying to take money away from handicapped citizens. It's nice to know we have our own Rush Limbaugh wannabe village trustee right here in our own community working tirelessly to ensure that none of our tax dollars actually go to people that need and deserve help.

David Mitchel

Carpentersville

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