I don’t watch Fox, but what little I know, Bair is no Hannity wannabe. If he poses questions fair and unbiased, leave it to Rauner to repeat his campaign dot points. If he’s forced to use his own brain, the other states will see how lucky they are they don’t have this guy. Lol
“It’s been said your ‘Tournaround Agenda’ has no real measurable, monetary value in budgets and governing. Would you like to dispel that by giving some real, monetary numbers that show your ‘Turnaround Agenda’ has that monetary value?”
“When you point to ending prevailing wage, collective bargaining, are you anti-Labor, and if you’re not anti-organized Labor, how do you reconcile Right to Work or Right to Work Zones as pro organized Labor?”
“You wanted to join in a lawsuit, that will get to the United States Supreme Court, that really targets overturning Supreme Court precedent. Is the sole goal to take on organized Labor and dismantle it?”
1. How many votes does it take to pass a bill in the Illinois Legislature?
2. What is the longest period of time you’ve been able to speak without blaming Speaker Madigan for something?
3. You’ve been Governor for 2-1/2 years. What is your greatest accomplishment?
4. Conservative Republicans usually talk about encouraging personal responsibility. So do you think it is a good thing or bad thing to sign a contract and then not pay it?
“Gov. Kasich has been a loud critic of President Trump these 200 plus days of his presidency, be it health care, foreign policy, tweeting, as a Republican governor in a Midwest state, do you agree with any of Gov. Kasich criticisms, especially policy criticisms that effect states like your own?”
- charles in charge - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 9:49 am:
“Today 13 bills automatically became law without your signature, after sitting on your desk for 60 days. Did you read any of those bills? Did your staff review them? Do you approve of all of the bills? If so, why didn’t you just go ahead and sign them?”
You and Gov Walker of Wisconsin have similar aspirations regarding organized Labor. Where do you think you went wrong? Should have waited to destroy the trades in your second term? Or was it that Illinoisans don’t see how the destruction of labor and the subsequent destruction of the private/public social safety net, education, and state contracts to achieve that aim, is beneficial to them, instead of the owner/investor class?
“Your wife, Diana Rauner, has done ads for you, even doing a web ad touting your education record. She is also President of a Social Service organization that has sued you, and your administration, even calling for an override of your vetoes. How do you both reconcile her support of you on the one hand, and her organization’s actions that run counter to her own support?”
IIt’s been said your ‘Tournaround Agenda’ has no real measurable, monetary value in budgets and governing. Would you like to dispel that by giving some real, monetary numbers that show your ‘Turnaround Agenda’ has that monetary value?”
That has been said by partisan Democrats who use smoke and mirrors to pass “balanced budgets” and resist any changes to Illinois Government or our business environment because they think both are just fine as is.
Senator Cullerton’s pension reform that passed the Senate and is sitting in a file cabinet in the House would save 1 billion dollars a year.
Only in Springfield would that be “no measurable monetary value”
I don’t see how fostering confidence among Illinois employers so they can expand in Illinois and create middle class jobs for Illinois residents would be so controversial.
>Do you support President Trump’s call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? What does the replacement part look like?
Definitely this. It’s a national issue. The ACA continues to have a big impact. Repeal of the Medicaid expansion, in particular, would dramatically transform our state budget and services. Governors, especially Republican Governors, are having a huge impact on the process. Whether they support these actions or oppose them, people want to know what Governor Rauner is doing.
===That has been said by partisan Democrats who use smoke and mirrors to pass “balanced budgets” and resist any changes to Illinois Government or our business environment because they think both are just fine as is.===
- Lucky Pierre -
Raunerism, not a Republican thing, has yet to quantify anything beyond 1.4% or $500+ million a year in “growth”
For your ignorance to make sense that it’s rhetoric, your own rhetoric needs monetary values to disprove the reality of 1.4% or $500+ million in value.
If you’d like to show the real value, have at it, I won’t stop you.
The prension savings isn’t a real savings until the bill passes constitutional muster, so…
… I mean it’s all rhetoric, so outside the alleged pension savings, you should be able to quantify all the other real dollar savings.
When it was announced that Illinois is in the running for a Toyota/Mazda manufacturing plant, along with 10 other states, why did you have your spokesperson bad-mouth Illinois by saying the following: “We should be an economic power, but unfortunately years of mismanagement, red tape and tax increases have hurt the state’s business climate,” Rauner spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said in an email. “… We need fewer regulations, lower workers’ compensation costs and lower property taxes in order to attract more jobs to our state.” Would you prfer for the plant to be built in another state?
As governor, you repeatedly claimed that the speaker of the house committed crimes in order to gain wealth and power. If true, what have you done to see justice done? If untrue, why would you use your office to spread those lies?
Your wife, Diana campaigned for you in tv commercials, claiming she was a Democrat and that you had no social agenda, how do you reconcile the fact, she has given millions to the ILGOP and her non-profit that helped those in need oppose your agenda?
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 10:52 am:
What are your plans to help 200 people of Cairo who are in the midst of a public housing crisis? Two large public housing projects are being torn down.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 10:56 am:
Are you looking into moving Guantanamo detainees to Thomson prison? Now that we have Republicans dominance in all branches of the government is this more doable?
Same regurgitated nonsense from one article several years ago OW
1 billion in pension just pension savings annual is double your $500 million number.
Pension bill has to pass the House before it passes constitutional muster. The Speaker agree pensions are unsustainable but does not move legislation that affects current employees. The Speaker who more than anyone else enabled in 130 billion in debt that will be paid by the next generation will only modify pensions for future workers, not those currently employed
Rauner has proposed true compromise by supporting Senator Cullerton’s bill. What has the Speaker done in the way of compromise in the past two and half years?
Democrats will have to run on their platform of record tax increases and no reform of our business environment or state government.
Should be fun to watch them explain how all we need to solve Illinois problems is more tax revenue and zero reforms.
You regularly use your personal donations as evidence of supporting education or social services. Yet you have systematically dismantled higher education and social services in pursuit of a failed agenda. How do you justify your willful destruction of such important functions of government?
You and your administration are being stymied at every turn by a diminutive septuagenarian. Is Speaker Michael Madigan the strongest Democrat in the country or are you simply incapable of neutralizing him?
- Today's Pick 4 are 3671 - Friday, Aug 11, 17 @ 11:11 am:
Bruce, Can you where your flood make up, flannel shirt, Timex watch, Cowboy hat, Biker vest festooned wth pins, Carhart jacket and drive up in the old van and drop the G’s so the folks watching can see it to believe it.
== Senator Cullerton’s pension reform that passed the Senate and is sitting in a file cabinet in the House would save 1 billion dollars a year. ==
Given the Kanerva and SB-1 pension decisions by the IL SC, please explain how the Cullerton/Rauner involuntary choice pension bill will be found legal under the IL Pension Clause, and both IL send US Contract Law.
If you can’t explain it, there is no $1B in pension savings. thanks
== A majority of the supermajority Democratic Senate disagrees with you ==
And the GA is 0 for 2 on the IL SC pension decisions.
== Not for me to explain RNUG, I am not on the Supreme Court. ==
You are the one making the argument $1B in savings exist … so explain why. If you can’t take the trouble to at least argue “police powers”, Sidney-Austin “unearned” theory, or something similar, you have no basis for your savings argument.
“You are a Republican governor in a state that Hillary won by 17 points, 2 Democrats in the US Senate, and a Republican President in his midterm, do you feel the overwhelming odds you face in winning re-election?”