The Wonderful Wizard of Woz suddenly appears!
“Madigan ‘I’m not here for employers, I’m here for workers.’ At least he had confirmed what we all suspected about him.” Link
This is about Madigan’s hokey “non-binding” ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $10.00 and beyond! Some people say Mike Madigan is James Bond, but he is increasingly morphing into Austin Powers. How can you have “workers”without “employers”? Evidently it’s doable in Mike’s Springfield Bubble World.
But Establishment Party mouthpiece Rich Miller gives away the game with this quote:
“As we’ve discussed before, this is a ‘win-win’ for Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. They avoid a fight-to-the-death showdown with groups like the Illinois Retail Merchants Association put Bruce Rauner on the spot by making this a campaign issue and maybe gin up a little turnout in November.”
So to Miller and his Establishment cronies, it doesn’t matter that raising the minimum wage is bad policy—no! All that matters is putting the hurt on Rauner, avoiding a fight with special interests and grab a few more votes for The Establishment.
I can’t imagine why anyone would want to leave Illinois when the Establishment is focused on what is good for their re-election prospects rather than what is good for the entire State O’ Illinois