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Speak Out for April 18, 2014

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Updated: May 19, 2014 2:26PM



The Affordable Care Act, besides insuring a lot of uninsured people, has also made coverage cheaper for the people that had coverage. The prescription drug problem is going down, George W. Bush’s doughnut hole is closing and your cost is going down everywhere. So it will be good, I think, if the Koch brothers keep lying about it. Maybe the Republican voters will realize they are being taken down the garden path.

Anonymous

Grandma hasn’t fallen off the cliff, yet the Republicans state the first thing they are going to do when they take over the Senate is repeal the health care law. These are conservatives, people who insist on spending the taxpayers’ money. Why? They don’t want President Obama to go down in history and this is the bottom line.

V.J., Hazel Crest

I’m tired of hearing about pension reform. If these cronies hadn’t touched the pension, the money would be there. Just like Santos told them. Now, they want to hurt the taxpayers, they want to hurt the workers. Well you know what? Let’s hurt it where it hurts the most. Let’s get rid of 50 aldermen. We do not need 50 aldermen. You go to the suburbs, you go to New York. Do they have 50? No. There’s a big savings there.

Anonymous

Yeah, the mayor was following these crews around patching the streets. Well, Mr. Mayor, you missed 103rd and Kedzie, 115th and Kedzie. You also missed 112th and Whipple. Check those streets out if you’re so concerned, instead of worrying about the North Side.

Chicago

It sure don’t seem like the strategy is working. A lot of shootings over the weekend, at nighttime and in broad daylight. And the warm weather isn’t even here yet. Somebody better start believing their strategy isn’t even working.

Anonymous

The deputies at the Bridgeview Courthouse are still waiting for Phil Kadner’s written apology when he called us bailiffs in the newspaper. We are hoping Mr. Kadner will make that apology in the paper soon. We’ve been waiting.

Anonymous

I think from now on when there is a problem with Metra people should call Michael Madigan to complain. And anytime you are stopped for a train for any period of time you should call Michael Madigan’s office.

Anonymous

In regard to your Janson’s Drive-In: Back in the ’50s, it was named Snyder’s and it was on the northwest corner of 99th and Western. It was a great place at night to stop off and get a hot dog. Just a little background information.

John, Bridgeport

You go through these neighborhoods; you see a lot of for sale signs up now. And if they come in with this new property tax, you’ll see more houses. Just like everything else, they say they need revenue. They put a tax on this; they put a tax on that. And where do people go? To the suburbs. It’s time to back up the truck; we need new people in there.

Taxpayer

All I want to say is that these gangbangers that go around killing innocent people, I think they should get the death penalty. Execute them within six months and maybe they might stop killing people. This is not right that we put them in prison for years and then let them out.

Anonymous

Isn’t it funny how the state is broke, the county is broke, the city of Chicago is broke, but they got multimillions for pet projects or raises. Figure that one out, suckers.

R.C., Oak Lawn



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