Letters to the Editor

Letter: What is our representative doing?

To the Editor:

Illinois farmers getting hit hard.  Several countries have responded to President Donald Trump’s tariff increases with increases of their own. These retaliatory tariffs imposed by several countries are beginning to affect dairy, hog and corn farmers. 

Last week, Republicans unveiled their 2019 proposed budget that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and $4 billion in cuts to Social Security so all of us “ordinary people” can pay for the tax cuts they gave to corporations and the super wealthy. 

Our government is in the middle of an administrative nightmare trying to reunite 3,000 children with their parents.

Our president continues with his name calling and has insulted just about every demographic group.

Our president has been alienating our allies while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite his meddling in our 2016 elections and causing havoc throughout Europe. 

Has our representative in Congress, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, stood up to fight for farmers, women, senior citizens, those living in poverty or any of his other constituents? 

The answer is no. Kinzinger only shows up or says something when he wants our vote.  He hasn’t been there for us, we shouldn’t be there for him this Fall. 

Either vote for his opponent or if you don’t want to do that, do not cast a vote for either candidate.

Marilyn Spradling

Belvidere

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