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Sharp tax contrast

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

State representative candidate Steve Reick’s recent guest column claimed he was for lower taxes.

This new sentiment is in sharp contrast to his answers in a candidate questionnaire to a newspaper where he said he favored extending Gov. Pat Quinn’s tax increase.

Mr. Reick, on his own website, also stated his opposition to reducing gasoline taxes. He is, however, in favor of lowering the minimum wage in some instances to 1963 levels.

More troubling is the fact that Mr. Reick has a history of failing to pay his own tax obligations. He has received multiple state and federal tax liens for not paying his taxes. He now believes he should be giving advice on tax issues.

Mr. Reick’s recent conversation to lower tax burdens should be received with a healthy does of skepticism.

His hypocrisy is thick enough to cut with a knife.

Jeff Lichte

McHenry

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