Jobs, education, and more jobs are the issues in the gubernatorial campaign of Bruce Rauner. Rauner says his background as a private equity manager and successful businessman makes him qualified to become Illinois’ next governor.
“The state is broke and I can fix it,” says Rauner. “Our politicians are the ones to blame, not voters.”
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When pressed on how he would address the state’s financial problems, Rauner says there will be plenty of time to provide those details. He would provide nothing concrete. He says public employee unions -- SEIU and AFSCME -- are the main problems in the state’s financial crises – referring to state workers as “overpaid.”
Rauner says if elected, he’ll take only $1 a year in salary and will “fire himself” after two terms. He also won’t accept a state pension.