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Rauner's comments portray him as bystander in Illinois budget impasse; Jim Edgar doesn't buy it

Oct 18, 2015

Here is Gov. Bruce Rauner discussing the Illinois budget impasse last week at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago:

Here is Rauner three days later at a town hall meeting in Decatur:

Notice a recurring theme?

In recent appearances around Illinois, Rauner’s perspective on the Illinois budget standoff has become that of the victim. He consistently has portrayed himself as being in the same boat as, for example, the  4,700 low-income working parents who have lost the state day-care assistance that allowed them to keep working.

“I’m very upset because…

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