Rauner complains about the press, brags about “blocking ol’ Madigan’s bad behavior”
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
* If you click here and go to about the ten-minute mark, you’ll hear Gov. Rauner say this to a friendly GOP fundraiser audience last night…
* Four points:
1) The dude gets pretty good media coverage, considering his lousy poll numbers. But, whatevs. Every politician complains about the media.
2) Blocking Madigan’s budget proposal almost a year ago is the action he’s the “proudest of?” Sure, the proposal was out of balance. Way out of balance. But our current bill payment backlog is $13.4 billion. At the time he blocked Madigan’s budget, the backlog was $7.7 billion.
3) Not having a budget isn’t saving anybody anything because those bills are going to have to be paid one day, so taxes are going to go up one way or another at one time or another.
4) That Madigan budget was defeated last year mainly because a large number of rank and file Senate Democrats refused to support it. Click here for the roll call.
* By the way, the Pritzker campaign sent out a video before that Rauner fundraiser last night…
Not exactly the best vid I’ve ever seen.