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October 20, 2014, 9:11 pm
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Rauner Campaigns In Springfield, Says Government Workers Are Overpaid


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW’-ner) brings his campaign to Springfield with a daring message in the Capitol City… government workers are getting paid too much.

 

The wealthy Chicago businessman is vowing to bring a more businesslike approach to government… and he says that means getting spending under control.  And in an interview for the 970 WMAY “News Feed,” Rauner points to one specific area where he says Illinois needs to spend much less.  He says government workers are overpaid by 23% compared to public sector workers in neighboring states, and contends the disparity is even worse compared to the private sector.  Rauner calls that unfair.

 

And he says that, and other, spending has to be reduced because taxes also must come down.  He promises a comprehensive review of the state’s entire tax structure… from income to sales to property… with an eye toward cutting it as much as possible.

 

Rauner says the big problem is that Illinois politicians are being controlled by public sector unions, in a system that he calls a corrupt conflict of interest.  Rauner is vowing to end the union influence if he’s elected.

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