I was actually being charitable
Monday, Jan 25, 2016
* From my intervew with Gov. Bruce Rauner…
* As you already know, I asked for proof of this. He had his staff send me a memo and chart that he distributed to legislators last September. I quoted from his own documentation that he projected increased revenues of $510 million.
That came from this particular page…
* But then on the very next page, the governor’s own analysis only used one of those numbers…
So, $220+ million in “net” revenues from economic growth.
Those are the governor’s own numbers that he sent to legislators last fall to justify holding out for a better deal and shutting down part of the government in the process.
Hey, maybe the numbers are very conservative. Maybe they’re even wrong. But they’re not my numbers, they’re Rauner’s numbers.
The point is, why send this to legislators if it was a wild low-ball? Why then send those very same numbers to me? And then after sending it to me, why whine that I got the numbers wrong when they were his own numbers?