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TexasTowelie

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Tue Dec 5, 2017, 03:11 AM Dec 2017

Rauner repeatedly lashes out at reporters over Madigan: You're playing games and you're not

Rauner repeatedly lashes out at reporters over Madigan: “You’re playing games and you’re not reporting the truth to the people of Illinois”

From the end of the governor’s press conference this morning…

Reporter: Governor, how long will you continue to blame Mike Madigan for the state’s problems?

Gov. Rauner: ‘Til he’s gone. I mean, I mean, he’s been in charge for 35 years. The guy’s become a millionaire off of high property taxes in this state. It’s not a coincidence that we have the worst property taxes in America. He’s become a millionaire by making them high, and having a tax appeals law firm on the side. And he holds businesses in Chicago hostage to use his law firm. The system is broken.

He controls, he’s rigged his primary. He has rigged his Democratic primary. He has rigged it, ladies and gentlemen. If you guys won’t report it, shame on you. He has rigged the system, he controls it. It’s a Mafia protection racket. And until he’s gone, we aren’t going to fix Illinois and we aren’t going to have a good future.

Reporter: So, who do you think his candidate for governor is?

Rauner: [Laughs] Oh, c’mon. You know what? If you guys are asking that question you’re playing games and you’re not reporting the truth to the people of Illinois. You’d better answer that question yourself. You’ve been around, you know the answer to that question.

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Rauner repeatedly lashes out at reporters over Madigan: You're playing games and you're not (Original Post) TexasTowelie Dec 2017 OP
Yeppers, we in Illinois trust the mafia over the ruling class... pbmus Dec 2017 #1
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