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Speak Out: Teacher strike threat is about the money

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Updated: December 14, 2012 6:07AM

Striking for money: Teachers are again threatening to go out on strike. Community Unit School District 300 claims it’s not about the money. Who are you kidding? I thought it was the children you were concerned about. Let’s start telling the truth. You are going out on strike for money.

Fed up with fees: I’d like to know where we got this (Elgin) city council and city manager. All they can think about is that because they are going to receive less property taxes, they’re going to give us more user fees. They print the garbage fee on our water bills. Our property taxes did not go down, so now we’re paying the same property tax plus $13 a month for garbage. Now they want to raise the garbage fee up to $15. What world are these people living in? Don’t they know that people have no money? It’s about time we get rid of everyone and start with a new government here.

Pay for the plane: Now that all the chasing around the country is over, maybe President Obama will finally try to the job that is so undone in Washington. Now, I expect — no, I demand — that the United States taxpayer who has lost a good-paying job, house or is in poverty should not be expected to bear the cost of flying Air Force Once all over the country on non-presidential duties. OK, I’ll give him the trip to the East Coast to get his picture taken and leaving those poor people cold and hungry (after Hurricane Sandy). Either Obama or the Democratic National Committee should do the right thing and pick up the bill for flying Air Force One.

Money down the drain: Elgin is considering charging residents for the rain water that runs down the sewer. Charging us for the rain? What’s next? Charging us for breathing Elgin air? This is ridiculous.

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