Republican Candidate For Illinois Governor Says Shutting Down State An Option
From the party who brought you the shutdown of the federal government comes a gubernatorial candidate who is promoting the idea of shutting down his state.
“I apologize but we may have to go through a little rough times and we have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers,” Rauner said referencing Reagan’s decision in 1981 to fire 11,000 striking air traffic controllers.
“We sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while, that’s what we’re going to do,” Rauner said.
Rauner, a millionaire businessman and first-time candidate from the wealthy suburb of Winnetka on Chicago’s North Shore, beat out three state lawmakers in the March GOP primary, and will go on to face Quinn in November’s general election.