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Rauner in newly surfaced video: ‘adamantly, adamantly’ against raising the minimum wageVoices | Voices

In his introductory campaign ad, this man running for governor tells us he is not a politician. Sorry, Mr. Rauner… the moment you run for office, you are a politician. Perhaps you are a very inexperienced or untalented politician but you are in the game. Bruce Rauner, apparently, is learning hack political behavior on the fly. The GOP front-runner for the Illinois governor’s race, after virtually handing a potential general election showdown to the Democrats with his opposition to a minimum wage hike including the idea of rolling the $8.25 Illinois minimum back to the $7.25 Federal level. In the aftermath of that statement, we’ve heard the classic hack apology/denial combination with a flip-flop finishing move. Rauner says he supports a possible minimum wage increase—with strings attached to more subsidies or loopholes for business. Presumably, under Rauner’s plan, more fast food jobs and big box stores will be on the way to alleviate the suffering of some of us at the bottom. Thanks, dude.

Rauner in newly surfaced video: ‘adamantly, adamantly’ against raising the minimum wageVoices | Voices.