Rauner Refuses to Criticize Trump Policies that Target Illinoisans
At a Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board meeting yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner once again showed Illinois voters he will not stand up to President Trump and his policies. Rauner told the board that his “biggest concern” with Trump was the “the rhetoric, the tone, the words.” Not the policies.
Rauner’s statement rings true – he has either been supportive or silent in the face of Trump’s presidency, so policy does not appear to be a “concern” for Rauner. Illinois residents, however, are suffering under Trump’s dangerous agenda:
- 42,000 Facing Deportation: President Trump’s decision to end DACA threatens 42,000 Illinoisans and Rauner’s done nothing to protect them.
- Higher Taxes for Middle Class Residents: Rauner is officially supporting Trump’s tax plan that will raise taxes on those making less than $75,000 and hurt home values in the Chicagoland.
- Higher Health Premiums for Families: Illinois families could see a $1,940 premium increase thanks to the new tax bill Rauner’s pushing.
The Sun-Times reported he “noted there are ‘things’ Trump does that he agrees with and others that he doesn’t.” If he actually disagreed with any of Trump’s policies, shouldn’t he name them?
“If Bruce Rauner’s only problem with President Trump is his bad-mouth, he’s not paying attention,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “President Trump policies are threating Illinois families’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, but all Rauner wants Trump to do is tone down his language. Rauner’s admission comes as no surprise – he’s been silently supportive of Trump’s agenda despite the damage done to the state. Rauner is failing Illinois by giving Trump a free pass.”