01/07/2014 04:51 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Bruce Rauner Proposes Lowering State Minimum Wage


GOP gubernatorial hopeful and well-known hammerer and shaker Bruce Rauner’s latest idea for economic development in Illinois is to lower the minimum wage, because economic competition means racing fastest to the bottom.

The Alton Daily News reports that while all four GOP hopefuls are against raising the state’s wage, business mogul turned would-be politician Rauner wants to use his "Shake Up Express" to kick things in reverse.

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