GovRaunerTaken directly from his website:

Illinois has one of the most expensive state governments in America, yet we have the worst run government bar none.


Illinois has been completely taken over by special interest groups that get money from government. The lobbyists write the bills for special interests, the career politicians in both parties let it happen – and we, the taxpayers, get left with the bill. It’s time to make government work for us, not the other way around.

Government union bosses and trial lawyers run this state. They wholly own the Democrat Party, but they also own parts of the Republican Party, too. We don’t like to talk about it, but it’s true.

I’m not interested in a political career and don’t need money from the special interests. As governor, I will take them on directly and bring accountability back to state government. To do that, we can:

  • Push for term limits. No governor should be allowed to serve for more than 8 years, and the legislature should be term limited as well.
  • Allow state workers to choose whether they want to join a government employees union, instead of being forced to do so.
  • Control spending, because bigger government means more corruption.

*The highlighted portion in red is a direct attack on collective bargaining. This is the first step in walking over the working class. In fairness this could be campaign retoric that was left on his page, but today during his inaguration speech he said, “They see government union bosses negotiating sweetheart deals across the table from governors they’ve spent tens of millions to help elect.”

You can’t ignore what was said on the campaign trail and what was said during his speech today. We may have a serious fight on our hands when it comes to negotiations, hopefully it’s just rhetoric, but in any case we should be prepared.