Letters To The Editor
Updated: January 23, 2012 10:03AM
Natasha Wasinski’s article on the 57th state House contest (Pioneer Press Dec. 8, 2011) unfairly slights challenger Jonathan Greenberg as “dabbling” in politics, yet (laughably) seems to suggest that incumbent Elaine Nekritz has already set Illinois on the path of economic recovery. That was surely news to a lot of readers, Democrats and Republicans alike.
Greenberg is a respected member of the community. His professional experience in political advocacy demonstrates that he is no novice to the political process and is not shy about taking a position. Someone who can stand up to the powers that be in Springfield and follow his own conscience in voting for reasonable, responsible and fiscally sound government is needed; in other words, someone who will be part of the solution, not who is currently part of the problem. Too many Illinois politicians are simply dependable “yes” votes for the political bosses who have caused the mess we’re in.
Nekritz may be a “five-term veteran of Springfield” (as the article gushes), but with Illinois broke and drowning in debt this isn’t saying too much. Taxpayers simply cannot afford more of the same “go along, get along” politics as usual.