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Republican Governor of Illinois SURRENDERS to Democrats - Makes Public-Funded Abortions LEGAL.

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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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My home state governor, BRUCE RAUNER Republican-Illinois, was elected because, as a successful businessman, with no political ties, he promised to "drain the state's swamp" of corruption, waste, and greed. And to bring Illinois back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Sound familiar? Well..unlike President Trump, governor Rauner was seduced to the "dark side". He started doing exactly opposite of what he promised on the campaign trail. The most recent reversal came this week, in what most state Republicans are calling "the final straw".


Illinois GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to expand taxpayer-funded abortions and ensure that the procedure stays legal in Illinois, has sparked outrage from state and congressional Republicans who say he flip-flopped on the issue and are now hinting at a primary challenge.

The backlash built last week after the first-term governor signed a bill allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions. It spread this week to Capitol Hill, where the state's entire House Republican delegation blasted the decision. 

“In a reversal of long-standing Illinois policy, Governor Rauner has let down Illinois taxpayers and the unborn by signing” the state bill, GOP Reps. Peter Roskam, John Shimkus, Randy Hultgren, Rodney Davis, Adam Kinzinger, Darin LaHood and Mike Bost said in a statement.

Illinois state GOP Rep. Peter Breen argued that Rauner, in signing the bill, double-crossed voters, GOP state legislators and even Chicago's Cardinal Blasé Cupich. Rauner reportedly had pledged earlier to oppose the measure. 

“I mean, you lied to a priest,” Breen told a local radio station. “This guy is done.”
Source: www.foxnews.com...

Chicago Sun-Times Article: chicago.suntimes.com...

Wimpy Rauner makes me appreciate President Trump's steadfast dedication to trying his very best to fulfill his most important campaign promises. Liberals and Liberal media can attack his decisions, and make up fake controversies, yet he does not waiver, unless the goal is impossible to attain.

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner just didn't have the personality for rallying the public behind him, so he eventually gave in to the corrupt swamp creatures demands. (Illinois legislature is predominantly Democrats.) Since the state's Medicaid budget is perpetually exhausted, our once fiscally conservative governor's decision to add additional burden to the program, is totally insane.

-CareWeMust




posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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Put a fork in him, he’s done.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:28 PM
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I wonder how many threats he was getting before this was signed.




posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
I wonder how many threats he was getting before this was signed.





Knowing how Chicago works, I'd say that his FAMILY was threatened. That's where Hillary got her training. Remember how her people threatened Jane Sanders, if Bernie didn't drop out and throw his support to Hillary?



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: xuenchen
I wonder how many threats he was getting before this was signed.





Knowing how Chicago works, I'd say that his FAMILY was threatened. That's where Hillary got her training. Remember how her people threatened Jane Sanders, if Bernie didn't drop out and throw his support to Hillary?

Hillary
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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

He probably didn't make that decision without some form of payment from the deranged Dems.
Watch the real estate records for vacation home purchases by this guy, just like Bernie Sanders did after he dropped out.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

So you're mad that a republican stood up for the freedom to choose, which is between a person and their doctor, even though it may not be a freedom you agree with?

Of course abortion will be upheld. The rest of the Right Wing needs to get a grip on reality and stop trying to oppress the freedoms of others when it comes to their own choices.


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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Great... more public money spent to an organization that then funnels a portion of that money to the democratic party.



dailysignal.com...




From the 2012 election cycle through the 2016 cycle so far, the political action entities, employees, and families of employees of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates devoted $33.9 million to outside spending mostly related to electing Democrats, according to data compiled by the OpenSecrets project of the Center for Responsive Politics.

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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

He promised to bring the state back from the brink of bankruptcy.

I've never been involved with an abortion and have no clue what one costs but I can safely say that it's loads cheaper than a full term birth.
This also included Medicaid so I would assume the state would be paying for raising the child too.

Seems like a sound financial decision to save taxpayers in the long run.

But he promised the opposite so I can see why voters would be upset.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Apparently the standard is anything that deviates from the orthodoxy of the GOP platform is "the swamp." That's the best I can figure because, while it might be a flip-flip in positions, it's not like being corrupt or a crony is somehow part and parcel of being pro-choice.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: carewemust

So you're mad that a republican stood up for the freedom to choose, which is between a person and their doctor, even though it may not be a freedom you agree with?

Of course abortion will be upheld. The rest of the Right Wing needs to get a grip on reality and stop trying to oppress the freedoms of others when it comes to their own choices.



Freedom to choose? Ok, how do you feel about my freedom to choose not to join a union? Is that ok? You’d vote for that wouldn’t you Mr freedom of choice.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

That election was one of those times I couldn't vote due to no suitable candidates IMO.

I liked Bruce until I really researched his character, starting with the way he ran some of his businesses, including nursing homes.

This most recent move does not shock me at all. The last thing this state needs is more political turmoil but this has revved it up a bit more.

Illinois seems to just get worse and worse. I never recommend anyone to move here.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Any republicans better hope it stays legal....


OMG. The back lash from successfully banning them would be immediate and overwhelming.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

"The swamp" is to appease both sides.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: carewemust

So you're mad that a republican stood up for the freedom to choose, which is between a person and their doctor, even though it may not be a freedom you agree with?

Of course abortion will be upheld. The rest of the Right Wing needs to get a grip on reality and stop trying to oppress the freedoms of others when it comes to their own choices.



I agree, however, Democrats are playing the same game with gun control.

I think we need to stop trying to limit each others rights.



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: carewemust

So you're mad that a republican stood up for the freedom to choose, which is between a person and their doctor, even though it may not be a freedom you agree with?

Of course abortion will be upheld. The rest of the Right Wing needs to get a grip on reality and stop trying to oppress the freedoms of others when it comes to their own choices.




Is public funding a part of freedom of choice?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: introvert

But why must the taxpayer foot the bill for other's crappy decisions? Like not making sure to be on reliable birth control and falling pregnant so the taxpayer has to pay for murdering the unwanted baby? At least that's how i understand the OP.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 05:53 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: carewemust

He promised to bring the state back from the brink of bankruptcy.

I've never been involved with an abortion and have no clue what one costs but I can safely say that it's loads cheaper than a full term birth.
This also included Medicaid so I would assume the state would be paying for raising the child too.

Seems like a sound financial decision to save taxpayers in the long run.

But he promised the opposite so I can see why voters would be upset.



Then you've got to add in the cost of that unwanted child's schooling. And medical needs as a child.

And given unwanted children often grow up with quite severe social and behavioural problems, there's likely additional costs with regards policing and social services.


So yes, if people are wanting to make an economic argument here, then it is unquestionably cheaper to abort.


But given most of the anti-abortion people on ATS don't seem to be able to construct a better argument than 'I personally hate abortion SO IT SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED BECAUSE MY OPINION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SNOWFLAKE OPINION IN THE WORLD!' I'm not sure they want to listen to economic arguments.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

First of all, I congratulate the man on his correct understanding of the rights of women to choose whether or not they will be forced to actually have children, without them being sexually repressed into the only form of one hundred percent effective contraception (abstinence), available to them. Its no ones business how a womans reproductive organs are and are not to be used, other than each individual woman herself, and penalising a woman for making choices with which one does not agree, is frankly unjustifiable, unless one wishes to bring religion in to the matter, which of course, brings up the matter of the separation of church and state, and is not recommended therefore.

However, you characterise your dislike of this man as being a result of his surrender...

I wonder, what with Trumps administration having done billions of dollars worth of arms deals with a nation which provided fifteen out of the nineteen people who destroyed the World Trade Centre, what would HE have to do, to occupy the same position in your eyes?

I mean, selling arms to a country which has more to do with terrorism than most of the nations on the "No fly list", seems like a pretty strange way to stick to ones guns, wouldn't you say?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

The majority of voters in Illinois support abortion rights. He has no choice but to bow to the will of the people. It's called "democracy," and if you don't like it you can always move to Venezuela.




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