Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Do Your Job, Inc. slams Rauner in robocall as a “bully with an extreme agenda”
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Do Your Job, Inc. slams Rauner in robocall as a “bully with an extreme agenda”

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

* Press release…

Do Your Job, Inc. is calling voters across the state and asking them to tell Governor Rauner to do his job.

The call can be heard here:


    Every year for decades the state of Illinois has passed a budget. For the three years under Bruce Rauner, Illinois had failed to pass a budget due to Rauner’s refusal to compromise. Governor Rauner is a bully with an extreme agenda who is destroying our state. The consequences will be grave if we don’t pass a budget right away. Call Governor Rauner at 217.782.0244. Encourage him to sit down, pass a budget and do his job. Paid for by Do Your Job, Inc.

The robocall comes on the heels of a mailer paid for by Bruce Rauner’s Republican Party distorting the budget crisis. The mailer attempts to solely blame the legislature for the budget crisis and abdicate the state’s chief executive of his responsibility to govern.

The robocalls will also begin on a day when Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno – who often worked on a bipartisan basis for the good of the state - announced that she will be vacating her post at the start of the fiscal year. In a statement, Radogno expresses her “sadness and some disappointment” and joins Illinoisans who “hope and pray that the Governor, other legislative leaders, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House can find a path to solve the state’s problems.”

Do Your Job, Inc. is currently on air with an advertisement entitled “The Brink” encouraging Governor Rauner to secure a budget. In the ad, which began airing yesterday, Edgar declares that Illinois is in the worst condition he can ever remember including the state’s tenure during disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich. That ad can be viewed here:

Do Your Job, Inc. is led by IL Sen. Michael E. Hastings of South Suburban Cook County, IL Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie and Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael T. Carrigan. “The Brink” will run in conjunction with the legislature’s special session schedule in hopes of helping to secure a budget.

* The call…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:03 pm:

    Another good reason to have a Call Blocker.

  2. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    “Proportional respose”

  3. - Wow - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:08 pm:

  4. - Nieva - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    Just got mine. Caller ID showed it to be from Chicago.

  5. - DoYourJobGovernor - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:24 pm:

    Its about time he shows up and lays his cards on the table.

  6. - No $$$ Here - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:26 pm:

    This call has already decided that there will be no budget. So I guess the news is in??? They have to already know if this call is going out. No $$$ Here

  7. - 360 Degree Turnaround - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 3:29 pm:

    Need a scarier voice.

  8. - PaysIllinoistaxes - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 4:53 pm:

    The budget problem has being going on for over 30 years it’s a state problem, both parties and public employee promises that just aren’t sustainable

  9. - RNUG - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 5:52 pm:

    == public employee promises that just aren’t sustainable ==

    Only when you fail to properly fund them

  10. - Fish - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 6:31 pm:

    Really…The state has been going downhill for more than 2 years. Now the Democrats have a Republican Governor to blame. Madigan and his buddies should have been doing even half a job. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad now.

  11. - DuPage Dave - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 7:20 pm:

    Please remember that none of this craziness existed before Rauner came to town. Sure, we had bad budget bills, but at least we had real budgets passed and signed into law.

    Since Rauner, nothing. He’s the one, peoples.

  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 7:27 pm:

    Wasn’t it Jim Edgar who “stole” from the pension funds in the 1990’s that started this mess. Isn’t Jim Edgar currently engaged in a private business to provide something like the infamous “pay day loans” to help organizations in the mean time, I am sure at a high cost. Finally, Jim Edgar did nothing to repay the pension funds he “stole” from….
    I cite all this Edgar comments in reference to TV commercial being run by democrats in conjunction with their phone call. Talk about garbage…..

  13. - RNUG - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 9:54 pm:

    == Wasn’t it Jim Edgar who “stole” from the pension funds in the 1990’s that started this mess. ==

    Not really. After the 1970 Con-Con, the first Governor to short the pension funding was Dan Walker - D, in FY75.

    == Finally, Jim Edgar did nothing to repay the pension funds he “stole” from…. ==

    Actually, Edgar was the FIRST Governor to get a multi-year (actually, multi-decade) pension funding plan in place. Prior to that, it was pretty much the Gov and GA just picking a number out of the air for that year’s pension funding. Yes, the Edgar ramp was flawed with it’s back-end loading … but it was better than the previous no plan. Edgar did what was “doable” at the time.

  14. - Anon - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 10:20 pm:

    This has been in development for decades, The Book, the Sun also rises, there is a question asked–”how did you go bankrupt, slowly at first, then suddenly.”

    If the state has a problem they should have been fixing them all along-rather they raise tax rates and add new taxes.

    Rauner took the job thinking erroneouslly and probably foolishly he could turn it around.

    It took Theo epstein several years to build a winner, and 50 years ago it was Jim Finks and Jerry Vainisi.

    Whats happening today is the responsibility, on the backs of Governors and Legislators for 30 years.

  15. - BGump - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 10:49 pm:

    Madigan has had the state by the short and curlies for over forty years. Rauner has been in office for a little over two and suddenly everything is his fault. We actually have legislators showing up and working ten minute days instead of attempting to work with the Governor because they are afraid of Madigan. Recently, on one of the rare days that they hung around for an hour or two, several of them actually had the nerve to propose new programs to spend money on. The Exodus out of the state is gaining momentum and they think they can replace that lost revenue with higher taxes, which in turn is just making more people exit. The people that are leaving aren’t retirees heading for Florida. They are prime working age young adults heading for Texas. We will be able to start throwing the dirt on the box very soon.

  16. - I Live in Madigan's District - Saturday, Jul 1, 17 @ 11:03 am:

    Partisan tomfoolery. Doyourjob at best is only a response to Rauner’s robocalls. Perhaps Rauner is a horrible Governor. Illinois still needs to be reformed. I don’t think my State Rep will help much.

  17. - Cate - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 9:14 am:

    It’s obvious both sides have blame in this crisis. As the leader of the state, Rauner needs to lead and get a budget passed.

  18. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    Everyone with a brain knows Madigan is the bad guy here.

  19. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:09 pm:

    Is it just a coincidence that not only can the Governor not be willing to negotiate a contract with his workers, that he has also been unwilling to negotiate with the lawmakers on a budget. Appears we have a Governor who does not represent the people of Illinios, but represents his own personal agenda. How did we let this happen?

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Quinn's Obama ad shenanigan prompts rebuke: "Black voters won’t be bamboozled by him again"
* HRC does GOTV robo for JB
* Rauner says he will "work hard" to unify party after primary
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...








* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....
* The Latest: Polls opening across Illinois for p.....

* New safety system will change schedule in BNSF Line trains
* Brother of murder suspect charged with gun trafficking
* Trial begins for man accused in shooting death of teacher
* Southern Illinois man pleads guilty to bank fraud charges
* Rockford proposing new video gaming fees
* Couple dies after crash into suburban Chicago retention pond
* Benedictine University seeks selling campus as 1 parcel
* For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone
* Illinois seeks plans for closed Lake Shelbyville resort
* Hikers find crashed car in suburban Chicago with body inside

* Candidates scramble to finish line as Election Day arrives
* Candidates for Illinois governor spend $65.7 million on TV ads –– just for the primaries
* Security of state voter rolls a concern as primaries begin
* As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back
* Pritzker defends putting $69.5 million of his fortune into campaign
* Illinois governor race more fierce, costly as primary nears
* Madigan backs Dem central committee incumbent in 13th
* Trump factor looms large in Illinois governor primary campaigns
* Ray LaHood brokers deal for O'Hare expansion

* Farewell to the meter reader as ComEd's union workforce declines
* Tour the fully restored Theater on the Lake
* Lemonis of 'The Profit' sued by Bentley's Pet Stuff investor
* U of C's Booth school No. 1 for first time in U.S. News ranking
* Ferro accused of sexual misconduct: report

* Officials: Package bomb explodes at San Antonio FedEx; tied to Austin bombings
* Drunk driver threatens police after arrest in Riverside
* St. Patrick’s Day sober driving campaign leads to 194 citations in Evanston
* Dear Abby: Man makes a habit of raping his wife
* Police involved in SWAT incident in Rogers Park
* Jon Lester pitches into seventh in spring win, looks ready for opener
* Horoscope for March 20, 2018
* Persons of interest being questioned about armed-robbery spree on Northwest Side
* Police warn of recent Belmont Central robberies
* Trial begins for man accused in shooting death of teacher

* Package believed to be bound for Austin explodes at Texas FedEx facility, police say
* Morning Spin: 8 things to watch when primary election results come in Tuesday night
* Granddaughter's middle name leaves gram out
* Lack of exciting Democratic candidates could give us another four years of Rauner
* A break from politics after Tuesday? Get real. Rahm needs to find some votes
* Hourslong SWAT incident ongoing in Rogers Park
* Winter storm forces altered travel plans for NCAA Tournament
* Go Away With ... Alex and Maia Shibutani
* Jon Lester on Cubs' outlook as spring training winds down: 'I like where we're at'
* US alliance with Turkey is worth preserving

» March 19, 2018 - Full Show
» Two Woman Accuse Former Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro Of Sexual Misconduct
» Two Women Accuse Former Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro Of Sexual Misconduct
» New Book Highlights Important African American Women In Chicago History
» What’s A Democratic Ward Organization?
» Primary Day Is Tomorrow: The Gubernatorial Candidates, Fact-Checking, And Your Voting Rights
» A Feisty Debate, Offshore Accounts — And Some Side-Eye
» WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: March 16, 2018
» The Week in Review: Pritzker Slammed Over Offshore Holdings
» Web Extra, The Week in Review: American Airlines Changes Stance

* Candidates scramble to finish line as Election Day arrives
* EJ Dionne: The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism
* Candidates for Illinois governor spend $65.7 million on TV ads –– just for the primaries
* George Will: Freedom of speech includes the right to remain silent
* Security of state voter rolls a concern as primaries begin
* As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back
* Pritzker defends putting $69.5 million of his fortune into campaign
* Statehouse Insider: Sadly, the primary campaign is coming to an end
* Bernard Schoenburg: My predictions for Tuesday's primary election
* Our View: A recap of The State Journal-Register’s endorsements

* Decatur and Macon County Neighbors: Obituaries published today
* Mental health funding proposals sought
* Rick's Six: Island restoration, Election Day in Illinois, and I-74 bridge update
* Area Calendar 3/20/18
* Reginal William Barrett
* Orvel Dean Layne
* Dennis Ray Serena
* Edith Adair Minckler
* Herbert Korando
* Mary Ellen Dare

* Chicago Cubs have their closer, but rest of bullpen will continue evolving
* Downtown Arlington Heights apartment project rejected again
* 10 Things to Know for Today
* Spring-themed cake for Prince Harry, Meghan's spring wedding
* Does the pope own the Vatican brand? Spain, so far, says yes

* Democrats say Trump associate may have mis...
* Democrats say Trump associate may have mis...
* Aurora-area voters to decide on referendum...
* ELECTIONS US Congress 6th Dist. candidate ...
* Race Between Lipinski, Newman Gaining Nati...
* GOP candidates in 9th Congressional Distri...
* Primary Election Endorsements
* Panic buttons to increase school security?
* Former congressional aide Ram Villivalam r...
* Judge duns US Rep. Bobby Rush for delinque...

* 'Chain Migration' Used to Be a Benign Term......
* Shutdown looming, Congress and White House......
* Congress and White House seek budget deal ......
* Sens. Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham Warn Tru......
* Sens. Dick Durbin, Lindsay Graham Warn Tru......

* Sen. Tammy Duckworth on being the first se......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth on being 1st senator ......
* Zinke defends use of Japanese word: How co......
* Congolese mother and child finally reunite......
* Schatz to convene field hearing on false m......

* Let’s make Pritzker and Rauner pay more—a lot more—in state income taxes
* In honor of Pi(e) Day, here's a true, crusty classic
* A Reader guide to the 2018 primary: Just hold your nose and vote already
* Dayton electronic experimentalist Seth Graham combines the materials of musique concrete with the jumbled flow of glitch
* Event | Celebrating And Contextualizing Queer Fashion
* The Man Who Made March Madness A Monster Moneymaker
* Chicago's King Of Bar Mitzvahs
* Windy City Rollers Season Opener!
* What's going on in Austin, Texas
* Next election cycles already begun, even though this one ain’t over yet!

* February Flooding Information
* IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
* Governor issues state disaster proclamation for flooding in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermilion Counties
* Winter Storm Warnings for Areas Along and North of I-80
* IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

* Sniffer drones: The answer to Poland's suffocating smog problem?
* Huawei P20 Pro stops by Geekbench
* How immersive technology will change the way we learn
* Official Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s photos: where’s the selfie camera?
* T-Mobile’s parent company lets customers opt-out of bloatware
* HTC Desire 12 comes with 2:1 5.5-inch screen, larger Desire 12+ also features dual cameras
* HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ debut with tall screens, attractive prices

* Fulmer brimming with confidence
* White Sox pummel Diamondbacks just one day after, well, getting pum...
* Abreu embracing grind of Spring Training
* Fulmer's gem leads top prospects
* White Sox special event uniforms unveiled
* Spring Stats Glance
* Sox outclassed, 14-0, in howlingly bad effort at A’s

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller