For Immediate Release
March 22, 2013
Contact: Chip Englander
Chicago IL — Bruce Rauner released the following statement about Illinois’ increasing unemployment rate.
“Yesterday we learned that Illinois unemployment rose to 9.5% as national unemployment fell to 7.7%. Clearly what Springfield is doing is not working.
“For the past four years Governor Quinn and Speaker Madigan have crippled our economy. We have seen tax hikes, record debt levels, the worst pension crisis in America, and 11 credit downgrades.
“What has this all led to? Businesses are fleeing the state for more business friendly environments. Illinois has all the resources to be a leading state; instead we are struggling to survive.
“People are ready to transform Illinois. Everywhere I go on my Listening Tour people tell me how we need somebody new, not a career politician to get this done.”
Bruce Rauner is a businessman considering running for Governor of Illinois. He is currently on a Listening Tour across Illinois, and has made stops in Cumberland, Coles, DuPage, Effingham, Shelby, Tazewell, and Washington counties. His next Listening Tour stops are in Mason and McDonough counties and Winnetka.