Rauner outsources jobs

The 2014 gubernatorial election will potentially be monumental for Illinois working families. While Pat Quinn isn’t perfect, at least he is attempting to help the average people of our state. If Bruce Rauner becomes governor, Illinoisans in general could stand to lose. Rauner, the businessman, has a history of outsourcing jobs through the companies he owns or sits on the boards of (H-Cube, Polymer Group, VeriFone). He also has had a negative impact on working people in Illinois, laying off employees (Zefer, DB Aviation) without offering severance packages while selling the company in the name of profit. Rauner’s company, GTCR, also created Forefront Education, which scammed students attending the Illinois School of Health Careers into believing they could become CNAs upon graduation, even though the program never received certification from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The assumption that could be made is that Bruce Rauner isn’t concerned about working class Illinoisans; he is concerned about the wealthiest 1 percent making even more money.

Paul Everding
Region 19 GPA
Freeport, Illinois

From the Sept. 10-16, 2014, issue

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