Friday, August 7, 2015
Illinoisans must come to grips with need for change
BILL LONG had this letter published in the August 7 Dispatch/Argus. "Gov. Bruce Rauner has been having retired state employees contacted to see if they would be available to come back to work for a short period in the case of a strike. ..... This is a precautionary measure to assure that the state would continue to serve the public if the employee union could not come to an agreement. This was one of the promises he made when he was elected. This is good common sense and good business. ..... The people of this state need to come to grips with the fact that we can no longer continue to proceed as we have in the past. Everybody must accept some changes in the future to assure that our children and grandchildren will have a better future. Those that are the "givers" will have to give a little more than we have. There will be some adjustments to increase revenue. Those who are the "getters" will have to learn to get by on receiving a little less. They will have to live with adjusted social programs and provide more for themselves. ..... We now have a governor that is ready, willing and able to turn Illinois around and put us on the path to a sound financial future. Let's give him the needed support to accomplish this. We are in this together!"