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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:35 AM

Bruce Rauner, GOP Il Gov Candidate, Promises Government Shutdown and Mass Firing of Public Workers

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Bruce Rauner, GOP Il Gov Candidate, Promises Government Shutdown and Mass Firing of Public Workers
http://www.ibtimes.com/bruce-rauner-gop-candidate-illinois-governor-promises-government-shutdown-mass-firing-1648244

In a newly surfaced video, Illinois' Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner suggested if elected governor, he will fire public employees and potentially shut down the government to address his state's fiscal challenges.

The video, circulated today by the Illinois Federation of Teachers, shows Rauner addressing the Tazewell County Republican dinner in March. In remarks to that group, Rauner said: "We may have to go through rough times. We may have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while. That's what we're gonna do."

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Critics of Illinois' recent move to slash pension benefits have pointed to the state's spending on tax cuts and subsidies as proof Illinois has plenty of money to address its pension obligations. For example, a New York Times analysis indicated, Illinois currently spends roughly $1.5 billion every year on taxpayer subsidies to corporations. Additionally, the state in 2011 passed a corporate tax cut bill that is estimated to cost $371 million a year. That bill was designed to award tax breaks to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Rauner is considered a top pickup opportunity for Republicans. He has been consistently leading in polls in his election matchup against incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. His rhetoric against public employees stands in contrast to his business experience as a billionaire private equity executive who made his fortune managing government workers' public pension money.

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Reply Bruce Rauner, GOP Il Gov Candidate, Promises Government Shutdown and Mass Firing of Public Workers (Original post)
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2014 OP
mikeysnot Aug 2014 #1
Rex Aug 2014 #2
MANative Aug 2014 #3
DetlefK Aug 2014 #4
FreakinDJ Aug 2014 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2014 #6
Stellar Aug 2014 #7
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2014 #8
Initech Aug 2014 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2014 #10
kelliekat44 Aug 2014 #11

Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:37 AM

1. He's is a job creator!

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:38 AM

2. All republicans know how to do is fuck up the government and other peoples lives.

 

They are the worst politicians on the planet.

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:52 AM

3. They are the worst PEOPLE on the planet, and I'm not even sure they qualify as that. n/t

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:55 AM

4. He should start with his aides, the janitors and the cleaning-personnel for his office.

It's the small guys that keep an administration running.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:08 AM

5. This is what we get until we end Corporate Tax Loop Holes

 

Look what happened to Walgreens stock when they announced they would not be moving off shore to take advantage of Federal Loop Holes - Wall St. demands it be devaluing their stock

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:38 AM

6. " a billionaire... made his fortune managing government workers' public pension money"

Repeating now:
"...a billionaire private equity executive who made his fortune managing government workers' public pension money."

Repeating again:
"...a billionaire private equity executive who made his fortune managing government workers' public pension money."

Just one more once:
"...a billionaire private equity executive who made his fortune managing government workers' public pension money."

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 11:23 AM

7. Rauner...the same s.o.b. that had his

wife, supposedly a democrat, doing a commercial for him. Why in the hell does he think that democratic women are as dumb as republic0n women, just because he married a democrat.

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Rauner, the same s.o.b. that has his $59 million moved to the Cayman Island so that he wouldn't have to pay taxes on it.

"We may have to go through rough times. We may have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while. That's what we're gonna do."


And, who the hell is this "we" that he keeps referring to?

I just hope those same few counties that helped Quinn pull it off last time are up for it again, when he so down in the polls.

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Response to Stellar (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 01:32 PM

8. "And, who the hell is this 'we' that he keeps referring to?"

I don't know who they are but I'll bet they don't know anyone like me, either.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 01:39 PM

9. Hey here's an idea - why don't we tax billionaires?

And let's tax churches while we're at it. They want t o preach politics? Fine, make 'em pay. Let's bring in revenue instead of cutting spending and firing public employees.

To quote Tyler Durden from Fight Club: "Look the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals. We pump your gas. We connect your calls, we guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us."

Seriously what an asshole.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:17 PM

10. Shameless Kick

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 11:39 PM

11. Brownback squared. nt

 

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