The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 21, 2013

Working for you?

The Commercial-News

---- — Working for you?

Illinois has politicians that are apparently incapable of fixing the pension problem that they caused.

They continue to spend with a lack of common sense and ignore the huge backlog of bills, raising taxes.

Did it help? No way. Expect more taxes on the horizon. House speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton dictate the agenda in Springfield so no changes in government will come about in their terms.

Then we have the Washington elite, who top the list when it comes to wasting our money. Grants and spending on the useless projects, foreign aid, leads the list.

Then we have the Social Security program where money was taken by our spendthrift politicians and never replaced. It now faces a shortfall, Medicare ($714 billion) money taken from the fund to put into Obamacare. Now Medicare is short.

Medical premiums and prescriptions are up. Obamacare is projected to have a big shortage in funding.

This ongoing nightmare seems to get worse as the months go by, and, as usual, the fix will be higher taxes for you. Is this what you expect from your governments? I think not.

Charles J. Matul

Covington, Ind.