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Enough obstruction

Updated: February 7, 2013 6:24AM

Enough obstruction

Vote out the ones who obstruct the government. First, Mitch McConnell, because he was the one who told the speaker of the House, “Don’t pass any of the president’s bills because we want him to be a one-term president.”

And second, vote out Speaker Boehner because he and his Republican congressmen obstructed the president’s jobs bills, which would have put more than 1.5 million back to work.

Vote those Republicans out of office so we can get this country back to work again. If we would have voted the right people in Congress, you would not see any of this “fiscal cliff” talk.

Ernie Gehrke, Jefferson Park

Time to compare

Let me get this right: One year ago, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a debilitating stroke, fought his way back, all while keeping in touch with his constituents, returned to work and climbed the steps of the U.S. Capitol. And Jesse Jackson Jr. has a little bipolar disorder and we haven’t heard from him. Happy New Year to the 2nd Congressional District!

Linda Hudson, Avalon Park

Highway bill would make all safer

I support SB 957, the Highway Safety and Mandatory Insurance for all in Illinois. The bill has already been approved by the Illinois Senate and will be coming up for vote in the House of Representatives in January. Don’t you think it would be better if all Illinois residents were driving with a license AND insurance?

This bill would protect us from uninsured drivers. Offering drivers licenses to all immigrants would have many other benefits:

† Police will be able to check on people during stops and check their traffic records.

† If there is a car accident, first responders and health-care providers would be able to identify patients under their care.

† Fewer hit-and-runs because people are not so scared, since they’d be driving legally and would have insurance.

† More people driving legally, fewer people who have to go to court just because they do not have a license or insurance.

† Hopefully, with more drivers insured, our rates would go down.

† Because immigrants could now get a license, they would have to be tested by the state, which means they will have to learn the rules of the road.

Additionally, this bill will lessen fraud, decrease the fake licenses and promote highway safety.

Rosalinda Argueta, Franklin Park

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