Rep. Wheeler concerned about public funding of presidential library

Illinois has the honor of claiming home to three United State’s Presidents.  Illinois also has the dubious honor of having over $7 billion in unpaid bills, a woefully underfunded pension system, and a culture of taxing and spending at the state capitol bringing State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) to the conclusion that we cannot afford a $100 million library in honor of President Barack Obama.

“We as lawmakers have an obligation to prioritize and responsibly allocate taxpayer money,” said Wheeler.  “Being elected President of the United States is a great honor and should be remembered, but if we have an extra $100 million to spend, which we don’t, why not invest in our crumbling infrastructure?  Why not invest in our underfunded pension system?  Why not invest in education?  Why not pay our bills?”  More of the story.