A day after GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner qualified his position on the minimum wage, a new video has surfaced in which Rauner, addressing the Ford County Republicans last September, says he “adamantly, adamantly” opposes raising the income bar for Illinois’ working poor.
“I am adamantly, adamantly against raising the minimum wage. My view is we already have the second highest unemployment in America. We already have an outrageously high unemployment rate among low-income, poor minority kids in Chicago, in Rockford, in Peoria and East St. Louis. And raising the minimum wage is just going to blow them out and take away their jobs. We cannot do this,” Rauner said in the video.
“Let’s be clear: The right answer to raised wages is a booming economy with employers competing to hire people and having our young people well educated and well trained,” Rauner said.
The video came from the Democratic-funded Super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, and can be viewed HERE