ILGOP Releases Digital Video – “Get Back to Work”
Madigan and Cullerton Holding Schoolchildren Hostage
Mike Madigan and John Cullerton are holding school funding hostage by refusing to send Governor Rauner the education funding bill they passed two months ago.
It’s a perversion of the democratic process in order to force through their $500 million Chicago bailout.
Today, the Illinois Republican Party is releasing a digital video highlighting the Madigan machine’s refusal to honor the Illinois Constitution and send the education funding bill to the Governor’s desk.
For those who don’t like to read fine print in the GOP…Look at Senate Rule 7-15, pages 88-90 of SR 2. Motion to reconsider. Then look at the roll call, all Republicans voted for it. If it was good enough then, what has changed?
Attacks, threats, lies, rambling obfuscations, war chests of hate, diminishing competence (at fevered pace), shrinking support, fleeing population, - and Rauner could win another term. What does that say about Illinois politics?
The situation can be spun many ways. But, in the end, the triggering event for the inevitable school opening crisis will be the Governor’s AV. He will “own” the crisis as school officials explain the situation they find themselves in as: “Everything was on track until the Governor vetoed the bill. He wanted to politically punish CPS so much that he didn’t care if he also took down every other school district to do it.”
A reasonable amendatory AV which would still allow schools to open and changes the pension language, and is not acted upon or rejected by the Dems will volley it back to their court and they will own the not opening label
Archiesmom- It’s another reporter’s hand holding a recorder. Not Madigan’s. But when you just glance at it, it does appear to be Madigan holding gun to Cullerton’s head. Intentional or not by the IPIes… hard to say. I think they just wanted the “mug” shot, and the implication was a fluke.
Sen. Cullerton should hold his ground. He and Sen. Radogno got stabbed in the back by Rauner this year when they tried to end the impasse. Sen. Cullerton is giving Rauner and his crew a lesson. Hold the bill till the last moment and force the Govs. hand. Repeal with 90% of what you want with no chance of an override and you own it. See how that flies across the state when schools close. Send it to the House and it’s Madigan’s to deal with. Nice job actually.