Speak Out: East Dundee & C’ville to become Roeserville?
May 30, 2012 7:16PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 12:44PM
On East Dundee: I see the East Dundee board is going to drink the Kool-Aid. Now you have Mr. Roeser coming there to spend a bunch of money, and I don’t blame you for liking it. But you’re going to bend over backwards to give him zoning variances and every other thing just like Carpentersville did because of the prize at the end. As for him not doing it for himself, give me a break. When this is all over and if his property goes up in value, he makes the gain. He’s got enough cash to wait until then to do it. Maybe Carpentersville and East Dundee can consolidate all of their services and just have Mr. Roeser take over, redo both towns, and rename it Roeserville. That’s the answer.
Disagree with Afghan plan: The Republicans and Democrats have different ways of dealing with the debt problem in this country. If the Republicans want to cut spending, they cut services to the poor, the middle class, and even themselves. Democrats want to increase taxes in order to take money from the rich. President Obama said we are committed to Afghanistan even after we leave with our forces at the end of 2014. We will be with them for many years at $4 billion a year. That’s wrong. They attacked us. They don’t deserve anything.
Comparing countries: Somebody called about my Speak Out about a college graduate making a million more in their lifetime. I suggested it might behoove them to pay for their education because they will make more money. Now this liberal wants to bring up what teachers make and how other countries provide education, which had nothing to do with my point. I do have a suggestion. If it’s so much better in China or somewhere else, why don’t you move there? Everybody always brings it up that it’s better somewhere else. Go there. If doesn’t mean we should have to pay for it here. I do agree that teachers do not make what they should be making. By the same token, I have a friend who taught for 29 years in School District 300. He makes just shy of $100,000 a year now that he’s retired. That’s a pretty good perk. But I do think in general teachers are underpaid.
Whistle stop?: Wasn’t it just a few years ago that people were complaining because trains weren’t blowing their whistles at crossings for safety? Now they are complaining because they are.