Gonna, shoulda, woulda, wanta… Rauner has had his opportunities since he was elected, but he elected not to be in charge. A Capital Bill is not done by one, and it isn’t as easy as rebuilding a shelter house. A re-election is not a chance to finish your homework assignments in grad school you should have finished in your undergrad freshman year.
JB is going to pay for rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges through the progressive income tax (along with paying for every promise he has made from free day care (aka PreK education) to universal health care and everything in between the same way), and Rauner is going to pay for it…….uh, by passing a balanced budget is what he told me! Ah, pennies from heaven from pot smokers gambling on the Sox to win the WS by 2030! I hope is motorcycle is equipped with radar to avoid potholes.
He is lying. When in the last 3 1/2 years has he not been lying? He lies on helping our vets, he lies on introducing balanced budgets, he lies about being involved in the current budget. He lies. He lied to get into office and he has been lying ever since.
- Jake From Elwood - Tuesday, Jun 12, 18 @ 4:06 pm:
Please not another Illinois First financed by delaying pension payments. I would rather drive on a poor roadway for another year or two…
- The Dude Abides - Tuesday, Jun 12, 18 @ 4:39 pm:
If you believe that the Governor is really going to do this you are naive. I’ve watched this man stand in front of microphones for three and a half years and what I see is a man dodging questions and outright lying.
- Small town taxpayer - Tuesday, Jun 12, 18 @ 5:13 pm:
How will the capital program be financed? Will Rauner suggest: 1) not paying the current backlog of unpaid bills? or 2) having yet another pension ‘holiday’? or 3) floating another bond issue with the states very bad bond rating?
By my math six months from now is December 12, one month after Rauner is going to be voted out of office. Whatever state he intends to do his “big capital bill” in, it ain’t going to be Illinois. Maybe one of the other eight states he owns houses in?