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Updated: March 5, 2013 6:24AM



In the days before U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to Congress, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) spoke of all the help that he had given to Sen. Kirk to help him return to Congress.

The American taxpayers have spent millions on Sen. Kirk’s rehab, and he can be thankful that he did not fall under the voucher plan that his Republican colleague, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin had planned for the average taxpayer.

Sen. Kirk came out of his stroke, and his mind and heart did not change one bit. He announced that if he could have voted on the “fiscal cliff,” which would have increased taxes on the very people who supplied the funds for his rehab, he would have voted to let the economy go over the cliff.

Sen. Durbin, Sen Kirk may be a friend of yours, but he is no friend of the middle class and mine.

James G. Clinnin

Lansing



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