State Solutions, an issue-advocacy organization affiliated with the Republican Governors Association, released a new television advertisement today in Illinois, highlighting Governor Bruce Rauner’s push to balance the budget, reform government and grow jobs.
“The broken ideas of the ‘Duct Tape Dynasty’ - higher taxes and more spending – got Illinois into this mess, but Governor Rauner’s budget plan offers real reforms to fix Illinois now,” said State Solutions spokesman Jon Thompson. “Governor Rauner is working hard to enact a balanced budget that grows jobs and supports the middle class, not the political class.”
Duct tape is better than Rauner’s obstruct scrape.
- Memo From Turner - Wednesday, May 17, 17 @ 1:51 pm:
That is a nice ad because it plays to peoples’ perceptions of Springfield and politicians in general. Also works because it plays off of the JB/Madigan corruption ad over property taxes. A because it is effective.
Rippin’ off Duck Dynasty, Tool Time, and Red Green??? OK ad, but when the “portraits” came up, all that came to mind was the current news about no official portrait for Blago. After that it was all “blah,blah,blah” See and Say Rauner.
I don’t understand how anyone with eyes and half a brain can’t see the destruction going on under Rauner. He only won the last election because of disaffected Dems not happy with Quinn. That’s not going to happen in 2018. At this point, he’s only preaching to the partisan faithful. Solid “D”.
It’s hard to know what lens to judge this ad through without seeing where the “grand bargain” goes. If the grand bargain should happen then Rauner will have to explain how he can attach his name to the higher taxes that go along with it. With no grand bargain Rauner will be left to explain how he’s unable to, after two years, implement his budget plan.
My instincts continue to tell me that Rauner does not expect to have a budget during his tenure. On that basis I have to give this no better than a “D”. He can have the best plan in the world but if he’s unable to implement it or unwilling to compromise on alternatives he will be judged a failure.
I am with Wordslinger. Who on this earth has a workshop that is spotless and full of tools that have never, ever been used? People who make almost $200 million a year, I guess.
- Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, May 17, 17 @ 3:45 pm:
Every time Rauner/RGA says the “Rauner Balanced Budget Plan” someone should kick the living crap of them. Civic Federation and others provides the path.
- Henry Francis - Wednesday, May 17, 17 @ 4:04 pm:
You gotta really respect guys like Griffin. He has long called out the injustice of rich people not having enough of a voice in our country, and he is doing something about it. Guys like him and Bruce have so many barriers to success and we just need to listen.