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Letters to the Editor

Middle class, poor need to wake up, vote

Love the way the Telegraph stated [“Rauner gets nod; Venture capitalist edges Dillard in GOP race,” The Associated Press, March 19] that “the typically left-leaning unions spent more than $6 million on the GOP primary, both in anti-Rauner and pro-Dillard ads.” Negative-sounding words.

“Rauner raised more than $14 million, including $6 million of his own money – more than any candidate seeking a gubernatorial nomination in state history.” No negativity there, just bragging, I guess, like when Rauner was asked, Was he in the 1 percent? He answered with an arrogant, No, 0.01 percent.

Is our government now just open to the millionaires who want to do something different so they decide they will run for governor, buy the office, and then proceed to pursue their own agenda?

Getting rid of unions, eliminating the minimum wage, reducing pensions or eliminating them altogether, destroying public education – no problem to the rich and powerful who have no need of any of them.

When will the middle class and poor wake up and realize they are being taken for a long ride to nowhere?

We all must be aware of who the candidates are, really listen to what they say, and then get out and vote. Apathy will destroy our way of life.

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