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eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wall Street was solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp last time, pjohnf. (And assuming he's the nominee, they'll certainly be in Ryan's camp in 2016.) Why is it that you seem to think that they're Obama supporters?
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When did presidential libraries start taking this kind of funding? (I always thought they were privately funded... or at least I remember hearing that the Clinton and Bush #43 libraries were being done that way.)
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Off-topic, but just to clarify, I will say that the disabled individuals that I've worked with aren't the least bit interested in free phones or anything like that. (Many of them will never live independently in their own communities; any such "bribes" would be meaningless to them.) Of course there are opportunists who do try to take advantage of every social program under the sun, and…
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2, had libraries built with private funds. I can't believe Soros or Buffett (or the Clinton's ;P) aren't contributing to the bill for Obama. Rahm is even stumping for it, as he says it will be a big tourism money maker. Hey, I'm all for it, if it is. On a side note, I think this is the first presidential…
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I honestly couldn't care less about anybody's party affiliation. This ID issue actually has A LOT to do with poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities -- regardless of their personal politics. (There are a lot of poor people in the south who are lifelong Republicans.) Arbitrarily-enacted voter ID laws ultimately won't disenfranchise you or me... but they do have a real…

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3 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Dear Editor:

Mayor Moore’s proposal to increase the sticker price to by an extra dollar to $1.50 has caused a significant amount of dissent amongst Quincy residents. Additionally, he wants to charge people like me who have opted to use a private waste company a 5 percent city tax to cover the deficit in the city’s public waste program.  This is not a flat tax equally implemented across the board. Individuals using a private waste hauler are being unfairly singled out and forced to pay into a service we’re not utilizing.

I chose to contract with a private waste hauler because I want efficient and dependable service at a fair cost. I already help subsidize the city’s garbage collection program through the property taxes I pay – why should I have to pay an additional tax. It is my recommendation that Mayor Moore and the city council do what’s fair for all Quincy residents and drop their plan to increase fees and force another tax on their constituents.

Sincerely, 

Brian Reed

1324 Carlyle Court

Quincy, Illinois 62301


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