Quinn for Illinois Launches Rauner Watch to Track Number of Days that Rauner Continues to Hide
After Running for Governor for More Than a Year, Billionaire Bruce Rauner Refuses to Provide Answers About His Irresponsible Budget Schemes
CHICAGO - Quinn for Illinois today launched Rauner Watch - a new Timex watch to help the public keep track of the number of days that billionaire Bruce Rauner continues to hide behind expensive TV ads and refuse to answer any questions from the media about his reckless budget schemes.
Although he's been running for governor for more than a year and spent more than seven million dollars on his own campaign, Rauner says he has not had time to put together a budget plan. Instead, he's worked to mislead voters into thinking he is not the out of touch billionaire he is by wearing an $18 watch and Carhartt jacket.
"If Bruce Rauner thinks people will be fooled into thinking someone with nine mansions is 'cheap,' he is vastly underestimating the intelligence of the people of Illinois," Quinn for Illinois Deputy Press Secretary Izabela Miltko said. "The only thing Rauner is cheap about is funding our children's education. Rauner still hasn't said one peep about his irresponsible scheme to slash education and the people of Illinois deserve answers.”
By contrast Governor Pat Quinn has laid out a specific concrete budget plan to provide unprecedented property tax relief and invest in education like never before. Meanwhile it has been 396 days since Bruce Rauner has set up his exploratory committee on March 5, 2013 and he has continued to keep the people of Illinois in the dark about his dishonest scheme to slash education ever since.
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“Rauner says now is not the time to talk about specifics and what he would do to bring fiscal discipline to the state.” (WTAX Radio. 6/19/13.) http://wtax.com/local/rauner-says-his-experience-is-needed-to-control-state-expenses/#sthash.PXbVw0GP.dpuf)
“Asked by a reporter if he was saying government unions should be eliminated in Illinois, Rauner said, “We need to modify their power.” Asked how, he said, “I won’t go into it today. We’ve got a detailed plan.” (State Journal-Register, 6/20/13 http://www.sj-r.com/article/20130620/News/306209895#ixzz2xtcISz9q)
“He didn’t say, when asked, if such vouchers would be allowed to pay for education at parochial schools. We’ll get to that plan later,” he said.”(State Journal-Register, 6/20/13 http://www.sj-r.com/article/20130620/News/306209895#ixzz2xtcISz9q)
“Later, though, while talking to reporters, Rauner declined to offer specifics, saying "we don't have details on it yet," but that an announcement was forthcoming.” (Champaign News-Gazette, 7/16/13 http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-07-16/rauner-wants-term-limits.html)
“We are working on a plan now and that will be developed in the coming months.” (Reboot Illinois. 1/17/14. http://rebootillinois.com/2014/rauner-illinois-needs-a-political-outsider-to-get-it-working-again-4820)
“Bernard Schoenburg: Still waiting for some ‘detailed plans’ from Rauner” (State Journal-Register, 2/27/14. http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140227/OPINION/140229413/2011/OPINION?template=printart)
“He said his campaign is ‘in the mid-stage of that and we hope that in the coming few weeks we come with a comprehensive plan recommending how we should overhaul the tax code.” (Champaign News-Gazette, 4/2/14) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-04-02/rauner-reduce-number-governments-illinois.html
“I am going to be releasing detailed plans in the coming months, but in the meantime I'll share with you a few priorities.” (Bruce Rauner via Facebook post dated 3/21/13. Accessed 4/3/14) https://www.facebook.com/BruceRauner/posts/222811084528639?stream_ref=5)
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