Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rep. Roskam doesn't care about us

To the Editor:

Last Thursday’s article, “Rep. Peter Roskam makes 6th Congressional District campaign stop in Marengo” demonstrates (again) that Rep. Roskam doesn’t care about the middle class people he represents.

Even putting aside the fact that Roskam’s district doesn’t include Marengo, Roskam’s comments show that he’s out of touch with his constituents. Roskam says that more people will participate in the job market when companies have lower taxes, but that’s not true. 

Everyone I know has seen companies lay off workers and move manufacturing overseas, while CEOs and higher-ups pay themselves more and more.

I don’t want to have to hope and pray that my company will give me a holiday bonus this year – I want it to pay its fair share of taxes that will provide my family with health care, pay my kids’ public school teachers fairly, and make sure there are police in my neighborhood when we need them.

Roskam obviously cares only for the CEO class, and that’s why I can’t vote for him. 

Sherrie Marchi

Palatine

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.