Below is an Alliance for Retired Americans video featuring long-term care expert and registered Republican Margaret Niederer explaining why she feels strongly that GOP front-runner and millionaire Bruce Rauner is "wrong for seniors and wrong for the state of Illinois." She is one of many seniors and Illinois residents who hope that Rauner doesn't make it out as the GOP primary pick tomorrow.
Niederer doesn't buy Rauner's defense that he did not know what was happening at his company. She has encountered many nursing home organizations who manage to shift blame and ultimately avoid taking accountability for their actions. Niederer also noted that a couple proven instances of abuse and neglect usually indicate many more. If this is the way that Rauner's business works, Niederer does not feel his plan to run the state of Illinois like his business is a good one.
The theme of profit over people plays out time and again. It will be a problem if Rauner wins this primary and even ends up in the Illinois Governor's seat. Corporate interests and the bottom line at any cost must not take precedence over the people of Illinois.