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Letter: 14th District cannot afford Bill Foster

Does Rep. Bill Foster think we should believe his flurry of government paid advertisements (three in the last two weeks) touting his fiscal responsibility?

He has voted with Nancy Pelosi 93 percent of the time. Foster not only threw our tax dollars at big banks and auto companies, but paid for iPods for people as part of a study he supported in his position on the Budget and Oversight Committee.

His vote for the failed $800 billion stimulus resulted in over $70,000 to study how monkeys react on cocaine, and nearly $1 million to study exotic ants. And let’s not even get started on the health care bill, which is looking worse and worse with each passing day.

With unemployment well above the promised 8 percent ceiling if the stimulus passed (it’s currently 10.4 percent in Illinois), the 14th District cannot afford Bill Foster to use our tax dollars with callous disregard.

Rep. Foster and the Democratic leaders in Washington have done nothing to produce jobs in our country, and there are even calls for a second stimulus by high-ranking members of Congress. With that type of recklessness occurring, Bill Foster is clearly part of the problem and not the solution.

The people of the 14th District need to vote for Randy Hultgren to go to Washington and put an end to the piles of debt already left in the wake of these last two years.

Brian J. Russell