Rauner’s office rips Rahm as ‘tax-and-spend politician’; mayor fires back telling gov to ‘stop name-calling and just do your job’

BY STEFANO ESPOSITO AND MICK DUMKE – Chicago Sun-Times

The latest flare-up actually began Thursday when Rauner’s office said the mayor needs to get serious about reforms or be “just another tax-and-spend politician who wants to blame someone else for their failures.”

Emanuel wasted no time responding.

“What Springfield needs to do is not call names to anybody. You’re 120 days and counting behind schedule, 6,000-plus kids have been thrown out of day care,” the mayor said at an unrelated event Friday morning.

“I would just say this to the governor and the governor’s office: You’re 120 days behind budget, $6 billion and counting in not paying bills. Stop name-calling and just do your job.”

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