So that’s it: term limits, workmen’s comp and right to work zones. He may get something on comp (although it’s unclear if he even knows what he wants); the rest, not so much. He really is an amateur. He seems to think he can be Scott Walker without a GA majority.
===Did he do all the things you listed in 5 months? Did he have obstructionists to deal with every step of the way?===
The one wanting things done in 5 months is Rauner, not me.
Did you miss the City/Roof Top/Cubs struggle? Theo, in the big picture aspect of the business, focused on what could be done, worked what was possible to get done, and moved on from things never going to get done.
==Demo, talk to your party leaders, they caused this situation.==
First of all it isn’t “my party.” Second of all, this blame game is pathetic. How’s that helping solve the problem? Getting anything done blaming somebody? I mean, look at the GA and the Governor right now. They are more interested in telling everyone who’s fault this is rather than actually working to fix the problem.
===OW, the rooftop deal has nothing to do with perfonance on the field. Or, from his managers.===
Mr. Epstein disagrees.
The revenue from the new scoreboards will pay for players like Price to choose Chicago, and choose Maddon as his Skipper.
Theo made it clear, he sold the idea that losing, and pain, brought draft picks and talent thrill ugh a draft 3-4 years away (2 years ago). Further, the facilities dictate choices; poor clubhouse, revenue lacking from empty seats needs boost from new signage, court costs from the roof tops and sponsors.
Theo sold that it’s going to BE bad, painful, but built from the ground up, with new revenue and favorites a big part of enhancing the field product fans will see.
Rauber sold no Union busting after March, talks sham budgets, while delivering his own sham budget, and blaming everyone, owning nothing, including choices.
Rauner has a 4 year term, Theo has a contract expiring with a singular board to decide his fate.
“Gov. Rauner says a partial state government shutdown is worth pain if it brings fundamental change to business and politics in Illinois.”
The guv clearly does not care who he hurts as long as he gets what he wants. Very sad!
Rauner is just doing what the State at large elected him to do - - Fix the State Budget - - that is why everyone (DEM’s) are crying because he won’t just raise the money through more taxes, he wants serious cuts and rained in spending. IL has the highest costs for most areas including PAY. The unions have run roughshod over the people for too long and now the reigns need to be tightened. If that means my pay needs to be cut 10% - 20% than I can live with that as opposed to a few of the other states that have declared bankruptcy and all the state workers are at risk then of just no job and rehire. is that what you all want. He is trying to make the state solvent again, something we haven’t seen in many years.
I could find a lot of people who would disagree with that statement. And they could give you a lot of legitimate reasons why.
I’m pretty sure getting rid of Prevailing Wage requirements doesn’t help everybody. In fact, I’m sure it hurts those people earning it.
I’m pretty sure seeking to have state employees increase their contributions to health insurance by 500% doesn’t help everybody. As a matter of fact, I’m sure it hurts them.
I’m pretty sure that eliminating certain collective bargaining rights doesn’t help everybody. As a matter of fact, I’m sure it will hurt those people who will probably lose pay and benefits as a result.