Rauner: Well, I’ll tell ya, you know, it’s touching. Like a lot of things in life, we laugh because it’s funny and we laugh because it’s true. Now, some people, like me, will say - reformers, we say, ‘Take on the Bad Legislators!’ People are going to say about me?…’What does he think he is doing?’ Well, what I hope I’m doing, and here’s where the newspaper I own now have got to point out, is - I’m responding to the will of the people.
Yes, there’s going to be shaking up here in Springfield, and it’s going to be done by me, and by people who work for me, because I’m going to stop business as usual.
“Hey did I tell you about my service tax plan? You will get nicked pretty good and now you will have to file a bunch of forms”
BTW you don’t mind if I use my government flacks to push out some ‘everyman’ p.r. mush do you?
“Pretty impressive operation here, own your own business, have a skill, contribute something of value to society. I could never do any of that, but I’m going to tell the boys back at the firm to look into the margins. I’m thinking we replace you with a recent grad on minimum wage, use our increased buying power to squeeze the suppliers, pocket the savings and bust the place out when the bad hair riots start. Boy I’m smart.”
I’m thinking of buying up all the barber shops in Springfield, fire everyone but one barber at each place, pull out all of the profits through management fees, sell it off for an inflated amount and then tell everyone how I grew companies…hahaha