Tag: Bruce Rauner

Obama's hypocritical endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Rep. Ken Dunkin

Barack Obama’s endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Illinois Rep. Ken Dunkin couldn’t be a more obvious demonstration of the president’s hypocrisy. In his Springfield speech last month, Obama spoke about the need for political cooperation with such passion that one might have even believed that he meant it. As NBC News reported: Bemoaning a... Read more »

Hillary Clinton overlooks Illinois' robber barons of the 21st Century

“Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton delivered a surprising critique of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, accusing him of pushing an agenda that would return Illinois to ‘the robber barons of the 19th century.'”–Chicago Tribune One thing you can say about Hillary Clinton: She sure has balls. She overlooks who the actual robber barons are... Read more »

Should Illinois take over Chicago Public Schools?

Gov. Bruce Rauner thinks it’s a good idea. Here’s his logic, according to Mark Litton,of the Illinois News Network: Still, Rauner insists that when the true costs of keeping CPS afloat without a state intervention becomes clear, citizens will pressure state lawmakers to intervene on their behalf rather than see their taxes go up. “You... Read more »
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Rauner moves to cut $400 million from the Madigan-Cullerton unbalanced budget

It didn’t take Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to respond to the irresponsible $3-billion-short budget put forward by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Rainier’s office announced today that it will be slashing $400 million in state expenses, including halting preparation for the controversial Illiana Expressway. Also to be put on hold are incentives... Read more »

Democrats plan to blame Illinois Gov. Rauner

There’s one thing that we should be able to agree on about the Illinois and Chicago financial crises: It’s not the fault of students wanting an education, poor people seeking medical care, drivers wanting decent roads, transit riders yearning for reliable service, battered children and women desperately needing help, the hungry looking for a nutritious... Read more »

The cure for Illinois' financial ills

As long as the candidates are talking about amending the Illinois Constitution, let’s toss out this Article XIII, Section 5: PENSION AND RETIREMENT RIGHTS Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the... Read more »
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Illinois should tax retirement income

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner created headlines on Friday when he said in a debate that he wouldn’t rule out taxing retirement income as part of an overhaul of Illinois’ tax system. He said he doesn’t have a position on that right now, but he should. And that position–as with all other candidates–is that all... Read more »

Unions back Dillard to stop Rauner and to punish Quinn and Madigan?

Is it possible that the public employe union lobbies are backing Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor and, if he wins, they’ll sit out the general election to let the “chips fall where they may?” That’s the thrust of the story in Illinois Review. Strange bedfellow they’d make, but stranger things have happened... Read more »
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