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posted: 3/29/2014 5:01 AM

The problem with Illinois is Madigan

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Voters select candidates we feel will represent our ideas. No voter (I know) feels any candidate's ability includes thinking for me. Our current elected officials have negatively impacted the morale of teachers and have the other dedicated public employees in their sight. The poor make $7.25, and our leaders continue to vote as if our nation of immigrants ceased with their generation. Millionaires are listening to threats, and the mass exodus from Illinois continues. Other states are boasting mega-financial turnarounds, even New York, and our leadership describes a deepening debt crisis.

The economy is much improved, more houses are occupied and the stock market is lining the pockets of big business with record highs. The leadership has taxed the middle class of Illinois to one of the highest levels in the country.

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Governors and legislators have come and gone for over 40 years, but King Madigan has done the thinking for Illinoisans for over 40 years. Party politics blame the governor -- why? He is totally ineffective, no matter the party. Madigan is the master of illusion: He does not interview, keeps legislation secret and bullies the General Assembly to vote his way or be voted out.

Change requires a change; do the same thing for 44 years you get the same result for 44 years -- a King Madigan Titanic.

We voters should be embarrassed as we thought we would be represented. Those elected should be ashamed; they kneel before their "leader" with complete disrespect for Illinoisans. General Assembly, do your job. Represent us! Madigan is what is wrong with Illinois. Have you learned nothing in 44 years?

Alan P. Murdoch

Arlington Heights

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