When the governor of Wisconsin attacked the unions, there was a majority of Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate helping. With no legislative majority for any Republican governor if elected, when you shut down the state, who are you going to turn to..to help you with these new contracts?
- Formerly Known As... - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 2:40 pm:
You have a proven track record of getting results via Stand for Children and other groups.
Why do you think you were able to get results in the arena of education reform where Quinn, Madigan, Cullerton and others have failed so miserably?
@47th Ward, EXACTLY!! he said NOTHING specific…yada, special interests are bad, yada, schools need to be improved, yada. HOW Bruce? Exactly how will you do those things?
My question and I have a hunch he won’t answer it or take the lameass route: Cubs, Sox or Cards Fan? 2nd Question: last time to went a ball game?
Explain the “shutting down” of government, how that as a hammer is going to help, and how will the Democrats, who will, more likely, run the legislature, react to that move, when you have other issues besides the budget to work with them as governor? What is the “shutting down” end game?
Same old general stuff…no specifics. Who wants to hear about “more efficient government.” What do YOU stand for that different? You have wasted 2-4 minutes saying nothing. The state of Illinois is in bad shape. What do you offer that’s the different than what the Dems have offered for the last 10 years. How do we fix the mess made by Chicago Dems. You will not win if run as care-taker of government. You need to be an agent of change…God knows we need it.
Mr. Rauner, AWillyWord Consulting $trategies LLC is at your service!
To the Post, I like the baseball question, and..how do you reconcile your posts on The Facebook about “bringing Illinois together” and “unity” with the divisive and harsh rhetoric of shutting down the government?
1. What is your definition of a political /government “outsider”?
2. How effective do you think an “outsider” would have governing all “insiders”?
3. What is your plan to deal with all the insiders when they don’t invite you to their meetings?
1) Where are you going to find money to increase education spending at the same time as you promise to cut taxes?
2) You mentioned several times that you are going to make the government work for people and not special interests at the same time you said you have been meeting with business groups and have an agenda to help business interests. You do understand that the business lobby is a special interest too, right?
Given that inspired delivery, any truth to the rumor you and Ben Stein (”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) were separated at birth?
- Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:01 pm:
Isn’t it great to have million$ at your beck and call so that even though, really Bruce, practically NO ONE in Illinois even knows who you ARE, you will be able to SPEND those millions on trying to just become the nominee of your Party for Governor, so, again, even though millions and millions of us poor and middle-class souls couldn’t even BEGIN to dream about having so many million$ of dollars to TRY to make ourselves relevant and competitive in such a Major race for such an important Elective Office in our State, you CAN, AND, even though that may only garner you enough attention to finish respectably and as history shows in Illinois almost definitely not to win, since YOU CAN run for that Office, almost exclusively because you DO have million$ of dollars, you don’t think that the majority of Republicans, to start with,(let alone the General Illinois Electorate if somehow you’d miraculously WIN the GOP Nomination) won’t feel resentful toward you for that fact alone, since otherwise they’ve never even heard of you and know that you’ve done virtually nothing in terms of serving the Public already in other noteworthy, pertinent Government-Service positions befor–and so that majority, even plurality of Republicans, would NOT vote for you that reason???
- Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:04 pm:
…Meanwhile, back at the Ranch, Illini kickin’ some Colorado back-side, up by 16…woo hoo!!!
That Romney guy claimed he had a bunch of cuts he could make that would be relatively harmless, but he had to keep them under wraps until after the election.
When the election happened, it turned out he didn’t have any cuts to offer. Mr. Rauner, are you satisfied that Gov. Romney was shooting straight with the voters when he claimed he had cuts, but wasn’t going to share until after the election?
Have you ever given money to a political organization (meaning any organization that sought to influence the outcome of elections, including media organizations) that was not required to reveal the identity of contributors?
Had to quit listening half way through….BORING, same old blah blah blah. If his education efforts are so great, then why hasn’t he been successful with the Chicago system? Talk about a self absorbed, boring, simpleton. The Effingham County Lincoln Day Dinner is the perfect venue for him though. In fact, he might win that county.