Letters to the Editor
A News-Gazette article on Nov. 20, entitled "This State's Costly Exodus," presented some interesting but somewhat depressing facts.
Apparently, not only are more people leaving Illinois than moving in, but those moving out are making approximately $20,000 more than those who are moving in. That differential has tremendous ramifications for the economic future of Illinois.
This is in response to the article "Gambling requests proliferate." The section everyone's a winner is false.
I used to know someone who worked for the state gambling division who worked in our area. He told me that everyone who goes into these gaming rooms is addicted. He said that whatever they win, they continue to gamble until they lose it all.
As Americans give thanks for our blessings, I am especially thankful that Donald Trump defeated the most despicably corrupt politician in the history of America to become president-elect. In doing so, POTUS-elect Trump has exposed the blatant hypocrisy of the "tolerant-preaching" leftists, who are in reality the most intolerant of all citizens.
At one time, poorly paid state employees got relatively good retirements to ensure longevity and a living wage in retirement.
But super nice improvements have resulted in retirees often drawing more in retirement than they did working.
Last month, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan claimed his party was given a mandate in the election.
Mandate? His party lost two seats in the Senate. His party lost six seats in the House. His party lost the presidential popular vote by over 2 million votes. Hardly a mandate.
This responds to News-Gazette columnist Jim Dey's "Study ranks UI near top in anti-Semitic attitudes on campus" (Oct. 30), and to my friend Professor Brett Kaplan's promotion (Nov. 9) of the Program for Jewish Culture and Society as a means of countering anti-Semitism.