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Democrats lash out at Rauner ahead of veto vote

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 - Posted by Rich Miller

* DGA…

Yesterday, Rauner staged a dramatic press conference called for lawmakers to sustain his veto. The Sun-Times Mark Brown described the scene:

    “The governor could barely contain his phony outrage on the eve of an Illinois House effort to override his vetoes of a state budget that gifts him with both a functioning government and a re-election platform.”

In his most serious voice, Governor Rauner unequivocally said he was doing “everything possible” to prevent an override. NPR’s Brian Mackey continues:

    “Here’s the thing: At least two Republicans who voted yes say neither the governor nor his office have been in touch.”

Oh.

Governor Rauner, as always, is putting on a show. He desperately needs the legislature to successfully override his veto, or else the state will be reduced to junk bond status, schools may not open in the fall, and universities may close. Even while Rauner recklessly calls for a veto, he does not offer up a viable alternative solution to prevent the fiscal collapse sustaining the veto would cause.

Rauner will play the role of tax crusader, but his own support for higher taxes was so real that traditional allies like the Illinois Policy Institute and the Wall Street Journal lashed out at him. Rauner’s own “Capitol Compromise” included higher taxes.

Finally, Bruce Rauner wants to make this deal about Democrats. The fact is this bill would never have passed if Republicans were not willing to break with Rauner and sign a deal before his demanded-reforms were addressed.

For three weeks, Rauner posted pictures of him sitting at his desk “waiting” for a budget deal. If he really wanted a different deal, maybe there should have been a picture of him calling someone.

“Bruce Rauner needs to explain to the people of Illinois why he was willing sacrifice their future and let the two-year budget impasse continue,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “Lawmakers came together in a bipartisan fashion to end Rauner’s self-inflicted budget crisis and put their state back on track, but Rauner called for the impasse to continue. His veto without a follow-up plan was reckless and would only result in fiscal ruin for Illinois, and shows he is too busy setting up his reelection campaign than govern responsibly. Illinois can no longer afford failed leadership that puts politics ahead of people.”

* Pritzker campaign…

As Illinois hit day 735 without a budget, Bruce Rauner held a press conference expressing his “concern” for creating jobs in Illinois. But Rauner’s concern likely came as a surprise to the 20,000 Illinoisans he was responsible for laying off this week.

Just a few days before Rauner held his press conference, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) suspended all roadwork operations due to Rauner’s budget crisis. The IDOT laid off 20,000 people until a budget is passed into law and suspended 900 transportation projects totaling $3.3 billion. This could cause an estimated $35 million in lost economic activity in just the first week.

“Bruce Rauner held a press conference yesterday threatening to do ‘everything possible’ to prolong the suffering of Illinois families,” said Pritzker campaign communications director Galia Slayen. “Governor Junk expressed concern about creating jobs, but the only thing he has created is a crisis that has already done unfathomable damage to this state.”

* This, however, is a bit much, coming from the Rahminator…


Yeah. OK. Remember when he threatened to torch Rep. Greg Harris’ house? Dude, know thyself.

       

47 Comments
  1. - Not Rich - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:46 pm:

    when Rauner loses next year, he can rebound and run against Rahm in 2019… POT MEET KETTLE!!!!!


  2. - cool - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:47 pm:

    Ironic. Is that Jason Chaffetz with him? Wow he switched parties quickly.


  3. - Mama - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:47 pm:

    “Even while Rauner recklessly calls for a veto, he does not offer up a viable alternative solution to prevent the fiscal collapse sustaining the veto would cause.”

    That is because Wall Street & Rauner will profit from IL’s junk bond status.


  4. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:49 pm:

    last night myself and others were robocalled from 630 area code in DuPage. We could get transferred to Rep Jimenez to tell her to stand with Rauner and uphold his veto. He did work it. Just like when CPS was issuing bonds, he worked it.


  5. - just sayin' - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:51 pm:

    “Here’s the thing: At least two Republicans who voted yes say neither the governor nor his office have been in touch.”

    There you go. There’s the confirmation that this entire little Rauner show is a scam. The reality is no one wants an override of the Rauner veto more than Rauner. Why would Dems reward Rauner for his dishonest game?


  6. - Montrose - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:51 pm:

    “Everything possible, including trying to figure out how to use the Google machine so we can find the phone numbers of the House Republicans.”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:53 pm:

    ===few days before Rauner held his press conference, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) suspended all roadwork operations due to Rauner’s budget crisis. The IDOT laid off 20,000 people until a budget is passed into law and suspended 900 transportation projects totaling $3.3 billion. This could cause an estimated $35 million in lost economic activity in just the first week.===

    Let’s be very clear. Crystal clear.

    Rauner vetoed the budget.

    If there’s a road project, thank the General Assembly.

    If your school gets its funding, thank the GA

    If state universities keep accreditation, thank the GA.

    You, a governor, get no reaping of the rewards of a budget you, Gov. Rauner, refused to sign.

    This whole next year…

    … any and every project, agency accomplishment, any program that started with budgetary monies…

    … Rauner didn’t sign the budget.

    Anytime Rauner goes out and “touts” anything that received budgetary funding, keep this in mind, Rauner vetoed it.


  8. - Three-Finger Brown - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:54 pm:

    I like Rahm, but he’s not going to win a civility contest against Rauner, even if you strip away the latter’s “aw shucks” veneer.


  9. - Robert the 1st - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:55 pm:

    =You, a governor, get no reaping of the rewards of a budget you, Gov. Rauner, refused to sign.=

    Something tells me team Rauner will be saying the same thing about the tax hike.


  10. - Jack Kemp - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:55 pm:

    One has to wonder when the DGA plans to hire a competent proofreader. The last two or three of these press releases have had typos in the very first sentence.


  11. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:56 pm:

    Rahm’s entire brand is being a jerk and threatening people. He should have made fun of Rauner for not being effectively intimidating.


  12. - Annonin' - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:57 pm:

    The reportin’ sez he was at a tavern ,…does mean he day drinkin’ at places other than the winery?
    Witrh money to spend we bet he finds a lot more warehouses to lease too.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 12:58 pm:

    ===Something tells me team Rauner will be saying the same thing about the tax hike.===

    So, Rauner’s only accomplishment is vetoing a tax hike.

    That’s “the list”?

    I dunno, a governor now without a signed budget for 3 fiscal years isn’t what could be called “accomplished”


  14. - Rocky Rosi - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:01 pm:

    The Dems have no plan to fix the state. Raising taxes and insider jobs for insider people is not helping the hard working families of IL.


  15. - Robert the 1st - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:02 pm:

    Makes for a simple commercial though… Rauner’s chance of re-election just improved.


  16. - AC - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:04 pm:

    So, tax increase purity test aside, how could this possibly be better for Rauner, politically or in terms of meeting his political objectives, than having closed the deal on the grand bargain in the senate earlier this year?


  17. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:05 pm:

    I thought Emanuel was busy pontificating to New Yorkers on how to run their affairs.

    Did he ask them how it is that NYC has less than half the homicides of Chicago with three times the population?


  18. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:05 pm:

    ===So, Rauner’s only accomplishment is vetoing a tax hike.===

    Vetoing a tax hike that still went into effect, mind you. It is hard to say that you can effectively accomplish your agenda when you had four years and you not only could not get your agenda passed, but Mike Madigan got his passed vis a vis the tax hike. Because that is all Mike Madigan wanted to do, right? Raise your taxes. Well he accomplished his mission then didn’t he? Good luck with that.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:05 pm:

    ===Makes for a simple commercial though… Rauner’s chance of re-election just improved.===

    That’s up to the Democrats and the Dem’s Nominee for Governor.

    Right now, Rauner continues to win the messaging, but sits at 58% disapproval… 35% approval.

    Dunno if this single act moves Rauner out from under water.

    Hard to ignore 3 years, no signed budget.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:08 pm:

    === It is hard to say that you can effectively accomplish your agenda when you had four years and you not only could not get your agenda passed, but Mike Madigan got his passed vis a vis the tax hike. Because that is all Mike Madigan wanted to do, right?===

    Rauner’s right flank can easily say…

    “Bruce Rauner failed to keep our taxes low”

    That’s fun.


  21. - Johnny Tractor - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:08 pm:

    The Governor’s approach to governing is like a friend who borrows your car. He brings it back out of gas, with a busted window, a slipping transmission and with the engine knocking. You ask what happened, and he tells you that you bought a piece of junk car.

    You take it to the mechanic, and tell the friend how much it’ll cost to fix what he tore up. His reaction is the mechanic is ripping you off, and that he can find you a better mechanic at a cheaper price.

    We had a decent state and state government. We loaned it to the Governor believing that we would get it back in at least as good of shape as when we let him drive off. He’s played THE key role in turning it into junk, and his response is that the legislators who are trying to prevent the state from being almost irretrievably damaged are simply trying to rip us off.

    What’s sad is he could have been effective had he just understood what it takes to be governor, and how different it is than being the CEO of a company that has your name in it. He had leverage just based on being governor and being “clean” of the causes of our financial challenges. He squandered all the moral high ground by not understanding that a scorched earth victory isn’t victory in politics. So, all he has left is money, which is still a significant cudgel, but so much less than he could and should have had.


  22. - Robert the 1st - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:09 pm:

    =Hard to ignore 3 years, no signed budget.=

    Not everyone pays that much attention to state politics. They do notice how much money their paychecks clear for though.


  23. - Fax Machine - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:11 pm:

    Its not Jason Chaffetz, it’s 15th ward Alderman Ray Lopez


  24. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:12 pm:

    ===“Bruce Rauner failed to keep our taxes low”===

    “Not only that, but 16 Republican members of the legislature sided with Mike Madigan over Bruce Rauner. How can we expect Bruce Rauner to pass our agenda if his members are siding with the liberal Democrats?!” Man, if a daring Republican wanted to take up a primary challenge, they’d be armed.


  25. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    ===Not everyone pays that much attention to state politics.===

    If Democrats flat out shame Rauner, embarrass Rauner, point out every single time “Rauner attended (blank) that Rauner vetoed in the budget”

    If it’s about the gross incompetence of Rauner…

    You still haven’t addressed Rauner being under water and still no signed budgets.


  26. - Sue - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:13 pm:

    If I were Rahm- I might try a lower profile after 100 people were shot last weekend/ 50 in 12 hours. But then again Chicago’s trains run on time. Give me a break!


  27. - Generic Drone - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    Rocky Rosi. “The dems have no plan to fix the state. Raising taxes and insider jobs for insider people wont fix the state”

    Does the name Munger ring a bell among others. I dunno. How bout Yaminez or Borne.


  28. - Rod - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    The Democratic Governors Association’s Sam Salustro could easily get the answer to his own question by just going back to what Governor Rauner campaigned on. The Governor totally believes in the idea that lower taxes, less regulation, and an ever smaller State Government will result ultimately in a massive increase in business activity, job creation, and tax revenues. It’s really that simple, Rauner like Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, and Vice President Mike Pence fully believes in this theory regardless of the fiscal consequences to the functioning of State governments. It’s a fundamental tenet of supply-side economics that is repeated time and again, I suspect Mr. Salustro knows this.


  29. - GLG - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:15 pm:

    After a record number of people shot and murdered over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago. Rahm is the last person that should be talking “Leadership” He has shown very little especially with his police dept.


  30. - Curl of the Burl - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:17 pm:

    Ducky - given the massive chasm between presidential and gubernatorial election year turnout I would say that messaging may just work. If the income tax rate does in fact go up then Goveror Rauner, the ILGOP and the HRO can do their best to make that case. And it just might work. But what happens the rest of the summer and next spring will also matter.


  31. - Pundent - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:18 pm:

    It sounds like Rauner’s singular accomplishment may be I almost stopped something from happening.


  32. - anon2 - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:18 pm:

    === a state budget that gifts him with both a functioning government and a re-election platform. ===

    He does get to spend new revenues that he fought against raising. As far as a re-election platform, however, he promised before his first election to lower the income tax rate back to 3% within four years. It’s pretty apparent that’s a promise he won’t be keeping. So why should voters believe the same promise again? Once burned, twice shy.


  33. - GOP Extremist - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:19 pm:

    =he’s working it=

    I think Rauner wants the override and I definitely don’t believe that Rep. Jimenez, has suddenly found her independence. If I’m wrong, Rauner’s hand picked legislator and his wife’s former assistant could have “a f’n problem” next March.


  34. - Fixer - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:20 pm:

    Rocky, speaking of insider jobs, how’s Deputy Governor Munger still have a position in state government after losing last year?

    Oh, right… appointed.


  35. - The Captain - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    What’s the story about torching Greg Harris’ house? I don’t remember that one.


  36. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    ===They do notice how much money their paychecks clear for though.

    If someone is paid monthly on $50,000 this will be $50 a month. Of course that is $50,000 after adjusted gross income is calculated and then exemptions for Illinois. Noticeable, but not the catastrophe some are trying to present this as.


  37. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:25 pm:

    ===It sounds like Rauner’s singular accomplishment may be I almost stopped something from happening.

    But delayed it long enough to make everything even worse.


  38. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    @Curl

    It absolutely could work, no doubt. Not going to argue that point. Yes, the next spring is so important for both sides. At this point, it is all a coin flip. And if there is no primary challenge, and the democrats can’t find then keep a solid message, Rauner could win. As we have seen before, it is about turnout. If the dems can’t get their people out to vote, and Rauner can, he wins.


  39. - GLG - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:32 pm:

    - The Captain - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    What’s the story about torching Greg Harris’ house? I don’t remember that one.

    http://chicagoist.com/2011/09/20/emanuel_maybe_threatened_to_burn_le.php


  40. - RNUG - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 1:46 pm:

    == “Bruce Rauner failed to keep our taxes low” ==

    The counter for the True Believers is “But I stopped a progressive income tax that would have been worse”.


  41. - Lucky Pierre - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 2:13 pm:

    At least the Governor is fully clothed when threatening people unlike Rahm.

    Lectures about civility and financial responsibility from democrats are a bit much

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/departing-rep-eric-massa-swinging-rahm-emanuel-threatened-nude-article-1.170278


  42. - MrMarty - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 3:16 pm:

    Is it not a fact that IDOT is really an off-budget agency, with most of its work paid from the gas-tax road fund plus federal dollars even for in-house personnel? So, is the “layoff” a show?


  43. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 3:23 pm:

    “Bruce Rauner held a press conference yesterday threatening to do ‘everything possible’ to prolong the suffering of Illinois families,” said Pritzker campaign communications director Galia Slayen. “Governor Junk expressed concern about creating jobs, but the only thing he has created is a crisis that has already done unfathomable damage to this state.”

    THIS ^^^^ . Exactly this ^^^^.


  44. - RNUG - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 3:33 pm:

    == So, is the “laiyoff” a show? ==

    You can have the money in the bank, but you still need an appropriation, either annual or continuing, to spend it.


  45. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 7:20 pm:

    –At least the Governor is fully clothed when threatening people unlike Rahm.–

    Lucky Pierre, you surprise me.

    Given your chosen handle, I would think you would be into naked aggression in the locker room.

    For those who are confused, google “Lucky Pierre urban dictionary.”

    Content may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.


  46. - tobias846 - Thursday, Jul 6, 17 @ 7:26 pm:

    I don’t know why people are claiming that Rauner’s going to cruise to an easy reelection on this veto.

    Trying to stop a tax increase, and FAILING, isn’t much of an accomplishment.


  47. - Ron - Friday, Jul 7, 17 @ 12:06 am:

    Rahms biggest fault is caving to CTU and allowing CPS to become insolvent. The fact that 100 ganbanger shoot each other is of little consequence toost people other than the fact 100 didn’t die.


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