Silly on Bruce’s part. He plans to run ads about “union bosses” buying influence, then accepts more from one person than Quinn has accepted from his top eight union contributors combined! He just lost one of his best ads.
you do not spend money if you do not know the plan,what do you know about rauners plans?
- Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Jul 16, 14 @ 7:41 pm:
Must be somethin’ to have that kind of dough to throw around…unbelievable.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jul 16, 14 @ 8:06 pm:
“Nothing grinds Griffin’s gears more than unions.”
I don’t know anything about him, but if this is true, how pathetic is that? Unions never stopped this guy or harmed him in his quest for wealth, yet he still hates them?
That’s the problem with Griffin’s position, and with others like him. Unions never stopped these people from becoming very wealthy, yet unions make their blood boil.
Griffin was quoted in an SJ-R editorial as asking why government workers get to retire early while the rest of “us,” as he put it, have to work longer. That’s laughable. He’s putting himself in the same class as those who have to work longer and are stuck in wage stagnation, as well as defined contribution pensions. The dude can retire 20 times over.
I believe that there is built-in liability for people like Griffin, who are super-wealthy and are funding the attacks on unions and government employees. I believe that history will judge them negatively.
===Nothing grinds Griffin’s gears more than unions===
I don’t know him that well, I’ve spoken with him only once (although for quite a long time), but I don’t think that’s true. He disagrees with Rauner on quite a few things. But he’s Bruce’s friend, and he’s all in.