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Get rid of tax-and-spend incumbent

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Get rid of tax-and-spend incumbent

I read that our Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is working with the owner of the old Wheaton Grand movie theater on a rehab project to the tune of $5 million and that our Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 has approved borrowing $9.5 million to fix school buildings. That's a lot of money.

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I'm not going to complain about either of these expenditures but I am going to say that we need to be very careful about who we put in charge of the purse strings. Illinois ranks dead last out of all 50 states in unfunded pension liabilities. The current Illinois House Representative for District 48 did not support the Illinois pension reform bill. Unbelievable.

Illinois' malpractice insurance rates are so extreme doctors are fleeing the state. Small businesses are being taxed and regulated right out of operation. Unemployment is disastrously high. We need votes in Springfield that will stop the bleeding and cut unnecessary spending.

Peter Breen is running against a six-term incumbent in the GOP primary on March 18. He is campaigning on pension reform, fiscal responsibility and the idea that reigning in Illinois' hemorrhagic spending habits will be good for the people of Illinois. I say, "Amen." Over the last decade plus, Illinois has sunk to new lows and our current representative has stood by and watched it happen. Get that tax-and-spend incumbent out of there and let's vote this common sense, money-minded Peter Breen into office. I am more than ready to give him a shot.

Vincent J. Heaton Jr.

Wheaton

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