Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state has the best people, the best agriculture, best location and best transportation. But, after four years in office, he is frustrated.
“We should be thriving. But, we have these self-inflicted problems of taxes and corruption and job losses. It’s been strangling us for decades,” Rauner said.
Rauner tells WMBD’s Greg and Dan that the powerful political machine in Chicago, run by Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, keeps pushing back against efforts to fix Illinois’ financial problems.
“We’ve grown 210,000 jobs, cut taxes for families who adopt and disabled veterans. We’ve got historic education funding, made great improvements to Medicaid and criminal justice reform. We’ve made progress, but, there still so much to do,” Rauner said.
Does Bruce Rauner deserve another four years? The short answer is no. That’s why newspapers across Illinois have endorsed JB Pritzker for governor, calling Pritzker a no-nonsense problem solver who has a record of job creation. JB has the best plan to put Illinois back on its feet, easing property taxes, boosting education and growing jobs. Hope for change rests only with JB Pritzker.
Rauner calls Pat Quin a failure for growing mores job in a worse economy, then touts his job growth. Which, by the way, was outpaced by every neighboring state. The hopes hopes desperately that the electorate has not been paying attention.
For 3.5 years Rauner kept telling us all the reasons that companies didn’t want to come here. They were all lined up but for Madigan and their desire for term limits. Now he wants us to count fewer jobs added than his predecessor as one of Hollis “accomplishments”?
- Almost the weekend - Wednesday, Oct 31, 18 @ 1:55 pm:
Two narrators LOL, consultants know election day is approaching, and the cash cow is closing up shop for the campaign cycle.
Unless the ice cube survives in the netherworld, Rauner will be a duck in 6 days. He claims he wasn’t in charge before the election, nothing will change as he becomes a duck. State government will start work on transition papers. Rauner will be looking for a villa, and state watchers will be playing the traditional game of guessing who the new guy will appoint to critical positions.