Illinois needs term limits for elected officials

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z Illinois needs term limits for elected officials nwitimes.com
May 12, 2013 12:00 am

The governor of Illinois has the best of both worlds. He accepts lobbying money and campaign donations from people who want casinos and riverboats and from those who don't.

Why not legalize gambling with all profits going to subsidize education, law enforcement and infrastructure repairs?

As far as their pensions go, they didn't put the money in, so why do we have to suffer for it? They voted themselves these unsustainable benefits.

One solution to this problem is term limits. If it is good enough for the president of the United States, it should be good enough for them. Or are they better than the president?

The politicians have driven this state to the point of bankruptcy. The longer they stay in office, the worse it gets.

- Mark Jaworski, Calumet City

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