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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: Dec. 4-10

Taxes, taxes, taxes

Downers Grove taxpayers will get a large jump in property taxation this year, and all Illinois residents will pay 4.9 percent instead of the old 3 percent Illinois state income tax. And just when we need it, we will lose the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes. While this has been going on, U.S. congressmen have been using our income taxes to pay hush money to the women they grope. But wait, there's more. School District 99 wants to tax us more to pay for lavish architectural improvements to North and South high schools, including air-conditioned commons for students. Well, at least we no longer have to pay for Air Force One to make special flights to pick up and deliver the Obama family dog to Hawaii when that first family vacationed there.

Get over it

To the person "Reluctant to let Trump rule," all I can say is to get over it already. The election is over and based on the rules at the time, Trump won. I'd suggest waiting until next election to work getting better results if the rules don't change. One other point – [Hillary Clinton] may have had 4 million more votes than Trump, but where was that majority? Of course highly populace and liberal states of California, New York and Illinois. Until the Dems start expanding beyond those states, you may see similar results.

Electoral college voting is law of the land

In the matter of a presidential candidate in the last election getting more of the popular vote but still losing the election due to a lower electoral college vote total, keep this in mind. Electoral college voting is how the U.S. president is elected. Like it or not, that's the process, specified in the United States constitution. That's the law, until such time that the constitution is amended. This has been the law for 2.25 centuries. If you want things to be different, work to amend the constitution or move to a country that uses the direct popular vote process.

Thoughts on sexual harassment

Political and Hollywood sexual harassment. Think a minute. Had Hillary [Clinton] been elected, these [women] would be in fear of coming forward. Remember, they destroyed [women] that attacked her husband, politicians and movie stars in the past. Just think for a minute. Thank God Trump's in office. These [women] now have the courage to come forward from being sexually abused by predators.

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