Meier has flip-flopped enough, Moore says
Don Moore, a Troy Republican candidate for the 108th House District seat, is concerned that Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) did a turnabout on tax increases.
Last summer, Meier voted for a 32 percent tax hike, though it seems he didn't fully grasp at the time what it meant for voters until they began to protest his vote, which led to Meier to vote against the increase during the veto session, Moore said in a release.
"Charlie Meier clearly can't make up his mind whether he supports raising your taxes or not, and he is using the typical disingenuous rhetoric many others on the hard left have used to justify their support for unpopular policies," Moore said in the release.
What is truly disturbing for Illinois conservatives is the fact that Meier, a Republican on paper, is exhibiting the same behavior then-U.S. Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat, did in 2004 when he voted for a nearly $90 billion supplemental appropriation for military operations in the Middle East before he voted against it, the release said.
Indeed, Meier may not have understood how it would come across, but voters across Illinois are shaken by the representative's disregard for the good of the taxpayer, an area which Moore said he refuses to compromise on.
"Now, I'm running for state representative to protect and restore your paycheck in Springfield," Moore said in the release.
Moore will face off against the incumbent Meier in the March 20 primary.