Following up with my previous diary about 2014 Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R. IL) backtracking his remark about lowering the minimum wage, Governor Pat Quinn (D. IL) shot back at Rauner and my fellow Simpsons fans are going to appreciate this:
I only have this response to Quinn's remark:Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) used Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's proposal to lower the state minimum wage to compare the GOP candidate to Montgomery Burns, the evil wealthy nuclear power plant owner in the cartoon The Simpsons.
In a fundraising email sent out by Quinn's reelection campaign on Thursday, Quinn said Rauner, a private equity executive, and the rest of the GOP gubernatorial primary field "have all the compassion of C. Montgomery Burns."
"Putting more money into the pockets of those who are living paycheck to paycheck is not only the right and decent thing to do, it's good for the economy," Quinn said. "Everyday people don't admire the extra money they earn in the bank - they spend it in the local community, creating more jobs." - TPM, 1/9/14