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Which Republican will be the next Scott Walker, to take on powerful, greedy, overpaid public unions?

 

Diminishing their power not only is a huge public good, but cripples a crucial base of the corrupt Democrat Party.

 

 

 

Is This Illinois’s Scott Walker?
Bruce Rauner is running against a weak Democrat incumbent on an anti-public-union message.

By Eliana Johnson
Public-sector unions took a big hit in Illinois Tuesday evening as a gubernatorial candidate they have poured millions of dollars into defeating seized victory in the state’s Republican primary. And now, in one of the few governor’s races Republicans see as a pickup opportunity this year, private-equity millionaire Bruce Rauner is poised to give Illinois governor Pat Quinn a run for his money and has a real shot at becoming the state’s first Republican governor in over a decade.

Rauner set unions on edge during the primary campaign, criticizing their leaders and pledging to reform the state’s bankrupt pension system. “The government-union bosses are at the core of our spending problem in Illinois,” he said in a primary debate, arguing public unions create a “conflict of interest for the taxpayers” and have made a mess of the state fisc.

Rauner’s targets didn’t take it lying down: The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Democratic Governors Association spent north of $3 million attacking him and trying to divert votes to one of Rauner’s primary opponents, state senator Kirk Dillard.

That’s far more than Democrats spent — $1.2 million — trying to steer Republican votes to Todd Akin in the 2012 Senate primary in Missouri, where Akin was viewed as the weakest candidate to take on vulnerable Democrat Claire McCaskill.

 

....Almost twice as many votes were cast in the Republican primary this year than the Democratic one — though Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn was essentially unopposed, the healthier GOP turnout suggests some union members may have crossed the aisle to cast votes. Rauner beat Dillard 40 percent to 37.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/373679/illinoiss-scott-walker-eliana-johnson

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Floridians love Rick Scott

some do, what they love most about him is how he managed to steal hundreds of millions from the fed government

 

hopefully you live near water, and hopefully climate change will change your world in the very near future

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some do, what they love most about him is how he managed to steal hundreds of millions from the fed government

 

hopefully you live near water, and hopefully climate change will change your world in the very near future

 

 

If, if ,if.... Fuk the Fed government, they steal from us. In the year 2045 when Earth has warmed another .5 degrees I will be sipping a cold vodka and lemonade on the beach worrying my ass off....

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If, if ,if.... Fuk the Fed government, they steal from us. In the year 2045 when Earth has warmed another .5 degrees I will be sipping a cold vodka and lemonade on the beach worrying my ass off....

I knew you hated America, but this post proves it, I suggest you slink away from this board, as you are now a known America hating traitor, bye bye now

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Which Republican will be the next Scott Walker, to take on powerful, greedy, overpaid public unions?

 

Diminishing their power not only is a huge public good, but cripples a crucial base of the corrupt Democrat Party.

 

Illinois needs a good house cleaning.

 

 

 

An Illinois Referendum

A reform Republican wins the nomination for Governor.

There's plenty of competition for the title of worst-run state in America, but Illinois is near the top of any fair survey. The good news after Tuesday is that voters in the Land of Lincoln will now get a choice of a new direction.

 

Businessman Bruce Rauner won Tuesday's Republican primary for Governor, and he's promising a reform agenda that sets up a November referendum on the corruption and union-dominated politics that have defined Springfield for decades.

 

Government unions clearly see Mr. Rauner as a threat, which is why they spent some $5 million backing state Senator Kirk Dillard, a status quo Republican who claimed a toothless pension compromise that didn't solve the problem but gave Democrats political cover....

 

Illinois's 8.7% unemployment rate is tied with Nevada's as the nation's second highest (after Rhode Island's 9.2%) and just 0.7 percentage point lower than when Governor Pat Quinn began his second term in January 2011. Michigan's jobless rate has declined to 7.8% from 11% in the last three years. Unemployment spiked in Illinois after Democrats in 2011 raised income taxes to a flat 5% from 3% and the corporate rate to 9.5% from 7.3%. Those taxes will sunset in January, leaving a $3 billion budget hole.

 

Democrats are certain to extend the higher rates after the election, but they won't stop there. Unions are also pushing for a progressive income tax and corporate and sales tax increases to finance Chicago worker pensions. Mr. Rauner is running against another destructive tax hike.

 

A new Governor could also corral Republican and Democratic reformers in the legislature to expand school choice and improve teacher accountability. One of the main obstacles to school reform in Springfield is Republican legislators like Mr. Dillard who are beholden to the teacher unions. The GOP nominee might also be able to shepherd real pension reforms for Chicago, including defined-contribution plans that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has supported.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303802104579449322746046180?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop&mg=reno64-wsj

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