Friday, July 14, 2006

Target, Wal-Mart Play Hardball

Either someone at Target and Wal-Mart (A) read this board or (B) they just have intelligent people running their stores. We'd like to imagine it was (A) and our plan to take over the world is proceeding nicely, but in reality it's probably (B). From the Sun Times:
  • Target is putting plans to build three South Side stores "on hold" -- and making veiled threats to close existing Chicago stores -- if the City Council mandates wage and benefit standards for "big-box" retailers, African-American aldermen warned Thursday.
  • Minneapolis-based Target becomes the second retailing giant to threaten to pull out of the lucrative Chicago market in a last-ditch effort to stop an ordinance championed by organized labor that breezed through the City Council's Finance Committee 15-6 and has attracted support from 33 aldermen.
Bravo to Target and Wal-Mart and every other "Big Box" retailer. Hopefully they'll stick to their guns and break the City Council of their woeful concept of economic development. The faster these goofs lose the City jobs, the faster people will realize that voting for the same old song and dance of the democratic party handouts costs EVERYONE money.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to our city administration to scare business away. Now more than ever we need businesses here in the city, not condos.

7/14/2006 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger Sabian said...

How about specific EDUCATION and WORK QUALIFICATIONS for public office before even giving it a run and term limits. Nobody holds these politicians accountable for squat. They squeeze business and figure they will buckle. Just about everyone in Washington and all the way back to Springfield and our local pols suck. They should be working at Wal-Mart!

Whatever the politicians argument is on this one....It's weak.

7/14/2006 08:25:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

The duplicity of the city council is more than apparent in this situation. They want the appearance of backing organized labor by making the "big box" living wage ordinance a reality. Then on the other hand they also tell illegal aliens working here in the city that they won't enforce any of the immigration laws.

Illegal aliens have done more to hurt organized labor than big business could imagine. Illegals undercut every union job by doing it cheaper and with a more readily available labor pool. From a business perspective, cheaper is always better. Want proof? Go to any of these condo conversions occurring in the city and ask the contractor if the laborers are covered under a union contract. More square footage of construction is done by non-union workers than you'd imagine. A majority of these non-union workers are illegals that are Irish, Polish, and Hispanic.

Organized labor in this city is not what it used to be. They have been bought off by the city and are subject to the same dishonest contract negotiations offered by the city as we have been. Want proof? Ask yourself when was the last time a labor strike shut down a city service?

I offer this solution to resolve the impasse between the city, Wal-Mart, and Target. The big-box stores should offer to hire nothing but illegal aliens in their city stores. After-all, it's the most expedient solution to these stores history of low wages and non-existent healthcare. The Alderman in turn get to look good to every illegal walking the street and are assured a re-election at the hands of their constituants.

7/14/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boeing Corp. is headquartes here. Jobs for well qualified. Ass afro-amer. alderfucks say we want our own to earn 45.00/hr. with health benefits. Corporation says-fuck this-we'll move to another city . Perspective employee(ole' boy) say i dont give a fuck. i make mo money slingin' dope fuck u cracker i sell the shit to yo baby hunky

7/14/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is so hostile to business it amazes me. Only here will the liberals say "we don't want your tens of millions of dollars you would pump into our economy!"

Look how early the Magnificant Mile closes every afternoon while thousands of tourists could be spending millions of dollars there.

Leave it to a liberal city council to thumb their nose at tens of millions of dollars. They don't need the monmey, the get six figures for being hacks.

A quote in the article sumed it up, Chicago needs Target, Target doesn't need Chicago.

7/14/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this city govt. is going to tax, fee, fine and regulate it's self right out of business.

7/14/2006 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad the Cubs can't fire the toothpick suckink idiot Baker who has no clue how to run a big league ballclub. Th Cubs are worried about cries of RACISM! that's why you can't hire these fucks. When they fuck up and you launch them-it's racism. When ole boy Dusty was in S.F., besides having his 4-yr.old boy running all over the field during the World Series while the game was in progress, he also claimed he didn't know what was up with asshole Barry Bonds as his mellon head grew bigger every day and his penis went by the way of the turtle. Someone that fucking stupid(baker and Bonds) shoild be ousted from ML Baseball.

7/14/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boeing’s millionaires set up shop in Chicago, thanks to the tax breaks given by our mayor.

But, did we get one factory, that is, highly skilled, well paid union aerospace machinist job out of the deal.

No, we continue to turn this town into a bedroom/condo community.

Not long ago I was guarding a breakfast meeting which the mayor attended. The "community leaders" there lined up to kiss Richie's ass and pour praises on all he had done. I almost choked. The mayor spoke about closing the large inter-modal container terminal that is on Western Ave. north of Cermak and turning it over to developers. He said, "There are only fifteen jobs there." Fifteen jobs! Maybe in the office, what about all the truck drivers, crane operators, rail workers and all the commerce that this place supports.

Send all those jobs out to the suburbs and put up more condos; and put all those trucks on our streets.

7/14/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mind going to the suburbs for "my" Target, right across the border! A nice walk at that..........

7/14/2006 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I shop in Chicago, I will pay 9%, the highest sales tax in the nation.

If I go to the most western suburbs, Melrose Park for example, and the sales tax is 7.75 on most items. The sales tax on food in most western suburbs is only 2%.

Nice big parking lots and cheaper gas too.

7/14/2006 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I read about the ordeals and everyday struggles that regular folks have to endure living and working in Chicago, the more it reminds me of some third world dung heap (Picture Haiti or Rwanda with frigid winters). I must ask the obvious question-why do you stay?

7/14/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

If I shop in Chicago, I will pay 9%, the highest sales tax in the nation.

Norridge, Skokie, Harwood Heights, Park Ridge, Oak Lawn, (crook county) is between 8-9% sales tax. Can we relocate to Dupage.

7/14/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is a REPUBLICAN.

Mayor Daley is taking the threat seriously. He has challenged aldermen who oppose Wal-Mart's 20-store expansion to describe how they would replace the 8,000 lost jobs.

A politician cannot be ANTI-LOABOR/ANTI-UNION and be a Democrat.

Daley has finally casted off the cloak of lies and the demon face that is revealed is that of a Republican. We all knew it. I'm just the one saying it.

7/14/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't mind going to the suburbs for "my" Target, right across the border! A nice walk at that..........

7/14/2006 11:02:16 AM


Whats the sales tax in Chicago? Why would you buy ANYTHING here if you don't have to?

7/14/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/14/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send all those jobs out to the suburbs and put up more condos; and put all those trucks on our streets.

7/14/2006 10:55:17 AM

Cmon guys! Cant we see the forest from the trees? Anyone notice who are the big movers in the development bus here?

Sergio and Banks: (the later is a nephew of the Zoning Committee Ald. Banks)

New West Realty: (look this one up, it'll make you puke. NWR is owned and ran by a black retired Alderman)

Walsh Constrution: (THE biggest player. If you don't know who they are, get a clue. Not only are they re-doing the Dan Ryan, they did South Lake Shore Dr re-construction, milion dollar condo projects, but they also built 3510 S. Michigan!)

Condos and Construction is big business in Chicago, becasue They say it is, damnit!

7/14/2006 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/14/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas. Hillary also handled many of Wal-Mart's legal problems when she was a partner in the Rose Law Firm.

7/14/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous give me a break said...

Who cares about Walmart, here is an over massive entity that crushed small business ma/pop style stores while altering family raising neighborhood's into industrial style cement parking lots and congestion. They hired large numbers of illegal's and got Fed grants for the minority hirings, who then got the opportunity to thank them via of lawsuits. Sure Walmart was preceived as a bad parent and here lies a point they are a corporation for profit not a parental nurturing figure. Were no longer an industrial nation were a service oriented nation with low paying jobs and set asides for minority hires for grant money. It's a win, win for Global expansion Walmart anyway you look at it. Walmart supported the demanding Raza marcher's with the Mexican flag on top of our upside down flag, screw Walmart and their low wage game not really assisting American's, I don't shop Walmart! Chicago has already screwed itself into the ground along time ago with it's head tax on business, refused to cut breaks with the movie industry big bucks lost there, and they moved on to Canada where they recreate Chicago streets for shoot's. We have idiot's of personal greed running this city with bulging lined pockets. Screw um all I say.

7/14/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton had kind words for Wal-Mart as recently as 2004, when she told an audience at the convention of the National Retail Federation that her time on the board ''was a great experience in every respect."

7/14/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s chief executives' compensation skyrocketed in 2002. Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott earned $18.28 million last year, including $13.1 million in restricted stock, more than doubling his 2001 payout, according to a filing with the SEC. Scott's salary was $1.14 million, on top of which he got a $3.16 million bonus, up 77% from his bonus the previous year, when his total compensation was $8.66 million. In its annual proxy statement, Wal-Mart also said Executive Vice President Thomas Coughlin more than doubled his pay, earning $7.87 million in 2002 vs. $3.11 million in 2001.

7/14/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The math equals out:

US Wal-mart worker: $9.68 /hr

Wal-Mart CEO wage: $8,434.49 /hr

A Wal-mart subcontrator in China: $0.17 /hr

7/14/2006 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Who cares about Walmart, here is an over massive entity that crushed small business ma/pop style stores while altering family raising neighborhood's into industrial style cement parking lots and congestion. They hired large numbers of illegal's and got Fed grants for the minority hirings

Didn't Upton Sinclair write something about this years ago?

7/14/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line the Mayor, Alderman, County and State with their relative's and player's are and will be financially well off when they move on into private industry, which they set up the card playing table for. This is not about the worker those cries are for the dense voter's and those hoping to be in their food chain.

On that thought SCC may be right, we get to see them twist and turn for awhile, but guess where many of them will be next election. In their office still cutting deal's since there are always new greed player's.

Chicago is now so filled with empty headed sky high condo kids. Change may very well not be possible. Their to busy playing with mommy/daddy's investment and their Sex in the City sitcom life like games to even care.

7/14/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical minority-socialist bullshit. It makes no sense to pay unskilled labor the same as you pay people who have sacrificed to become educated and skilled. Where is the incentive for self-improvement?

7/14/2006 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things I have'nt done in Chicago for the past 20+ years,

1.Buy cigarettes

2.Buy gas

3.Go Downtown for a dinner and/or play.

4.Buy groceries.

5.Ride the CTA,even though its free.

I take all my business to the south suburbs,less taxes,a better clientel,and this city is'nt getting any of my money!2 years left and I'll be living there,screw the little midget and his alderpukes,plus crook county.

7/14/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't know, all one had to do was watch Walmart moves. I shopped there long ago and I followed other area's related to Corporation's like Walmart. You already know there will always be the well informed, who try to get the message out early but player's who control only look to their personal gain and how they can market the spin for the votes and free handouts. I've been beyond disgusted.

7/14/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no incentive, that's been removed by merging global corps and their friends the banks. All this B.S. is creative economics by the player's aka mover's and shaker's. There's a pit game going on and were not invited. Were considered to dumb to understand the economics of their games, now we can be policed by the player's. Where's the NRA poster.

7/14/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their to busy playing with mommy/daddy's investment and their Sex in the City sitcom life like games to even care.


Amen, brother! the clueless will be king.

They didn't grow up here and have no idea how this city works. They will be ran over with their lack of police protect when all their tac/gang teams are sent to the ghetto. With the ingrained notion that the 2nd Amendment is something "you don't need" they will be defenseless.

Their erver increasing tax rates will float thru their empty heads like a light breeze.

It's a good plan to have City workers priced out of the housing market so, as the few that know how the scam works, have no say in the matter--but cant leave either.

Good Luck and Good Night

7/14/2006 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys. Ron Ruffo here. Just had lunch with Pete Karl who said CRIMEWATCH ROCKS.I agree. We recommend you do too!

7/14/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend ron ruffo do us all.

7/14/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dics charged a 16 year old for the shooting of his cousin on 3100 block of Walnut.

A .45 was the proven weapon used and recovered, as well as a spent shell casing.

The P.O.'s 9mm's were NOT fired.

The Victim's relitives said the P.O.'s did NOT fire their weapons.

Yet this scumbag lawyer still charges some mysterious cover-up and sues. He is no dummy. He knows the city will still give $100,000 just to make it go away even though the City holds all the cards. Blame the Corp Counsoul for this!!

Maybe if they fought some cases and won, instead of settling them all, these frivilous lawsuits would subside!!

7/14/2006 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Shitcago, Crook County, IL., only because I have to.

7/14/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at who our leaders are: Blago, Durbin, Obama, Daley, and those Alder-crooks, no wonder this state and city is a complete shithole.

7/14/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous RedNeck Republican said...

By Goly Jee Wiz, Ah think them rich folk should be allowed to do just what they want to do. He Haw He Haw

I like that NASCAR racin'.

7/14/2006 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet this scumbag lawyer still charges some mysterious cover-up and sues. He is no dummy. He knows the city will still give $100,000 just to make it go away even though the City holds all the cards. Blame the Corp Counsoul for this!!

** No, blame Daley theis is probably another scam.

Maybe if they fought some cases and won, instead of settling them all, these frivilous lawsuits would subside!!

** Their job is to NOT fight these cases. There are plenty of kick-backs to go around!

** WHo is the plaintiff's atty? Let's do some digging....

7/14/2006 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any other dinosaurs who get a physical check rather than DD out there? If so how much did the health insurance go up---I work tommorow and try avoid the station on RDOs asmuch as possible.

7/14/2006 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police did it because the shit head said so.

They planted that gun, altered the GSR test, converted their guns to 9mm, and altered the ballistic testing all in a matter of minutes. It is all possible in the mind of a ignorant, uneducated, police hating, cess pool living, 40 oz. drinking, newport/crack/weed smoking, 22 in. riding, SSI abusing, scabie infested fool.

The coppers involved should turn around and sue them and that a**hole lawyer for "emotional distress."

Maybe suzie snowflake can give the family a ride somewhere.

7/14/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually do my shopping outside of this city and soon I'll be retired out of this city! This city does not give a shit about working people! It's all about payback, kickbacks, and backroom deals. The average joe can't compete with that shit! So as soon as I'm done with the department, I"M GONE!

7/14/2006 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Retiring and moving out of the city, maintain a city voting address so you can vote against Richie. It should be law that if you collect a city pension, you can vote for the mayor of that city no matter where you live because the mayor appoints members of the pension board. Then the politicians would have a little more reason to fear us.

As for the lawyers, I am old enough remember when they were supposed to have a sense of ethics.

One of the things that killed that is federal civil rights legislation. The lawyer in suits against the city does not collect 33.3% of what the client gets. He bills the CITY directly, for his hourly rate and the client gets the whole settlement. If the client gets $1.00, the lawyer can bill for $1,000.000.00. That is why you get outrages like this and that suit where one of the DOA North Hollywood Bank Robbery shooter’s family sues L.A., and gets an “undisclosed” settlement.

The lawyer has nothing to loose both his self respect. This is replaced by the type of
self-satisfaction that a windfall of cash brings. All he has to do is hold a news conference, draw up and file the papers, file a motions to tie everyone and everything up and stall, stall and stall. So much for all those years going to law school.

Like the story goes, a lawyer is attempting to get into heaven and St. Peter remarks that he looks very fit for a man who is 250 years old. St. Peter looks at the great book a little closer and says, "Oh, excuse me we were going by your billing hours."

7/14/2006 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes young guys or coppers from the burbs will ask me if i would reccomend a move to CPD.
i used to say yes but now days i have to say no.
- highest taxes
- worst schools
- unaffordable housing
- rigged promotional exams
- massive congestion
- gun control
if they say they want to be the real police i tell them not to worry because thanks to section 8 the burbs will soon be overrun with shitheads.

7/14/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tell everyone to become a Chicago Police Officer...come on the nothing....and cash your check...fuck em !

7/14/2006 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you would give several of your trusted friends the ability delete comments from this blog, then maybe we could get rid of the scum who keep posting their BS on here.

7/14/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog used to be pretty fun to read. Like a lot of people I cant stand reading through all the porn, lies and racisim anymore. Just have no interest in logging on here anymore.

7/14/2006 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this blog has gone down the crapper.

It's time to require registration.

If half of these people had to get other jobs, they would be in line for the Walmart open house.

This job is what you make of it.
You DON"T need a phone call to get a good spot on this department.
There are too many units/jobs/spots for all of them to go to family and friends.
The bosses, need people that CAN do the job for them. We all can spot the "clout babies" that CAN'T do the job. This is where the unknown, no clout coppers get in.
Do your job, keep your trap shut, and some boss will come to you.
However, there are people with clout that are damn good coppers.
If I was in a postion to help someone in my family I would, and so would everyone else. If you think this doesn't happen in the private sector, you don't have a clue! In the private setor it's called networking.

"Let be careful out there."

7/14/2006 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You DON"T need a phone call to get a good spot on this department"

I guess it's 5 o'clock somewhere
Who are these people?

7/14/2006 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 06:33.....I agree; I have many family members who have expressed an interest in law enforcement, in particular with the CPD. I have told each and every one: 1) get your degree; 2) do NOT apply with Chicago; 3) explore all of the opportunities in law enforcement (but NOT Chicago).....

7/14/2006 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

El objetivo, el Béisbol del Juego de Wal-Mercado o alguien en Objetivo y Wal-Mercado (UN) leyó esta tabla o (B) ellos acaban de tener personas inteligentes que corren sus tiendas. Querríamos imaginarse que era (UN) y nuestro plan para tomar el mundo avanza agradablemente, pero en la realidad que lo es probablemente (B). De los Tiempos del Sol:

* El Objetivo pone los planes para construir tres tiendas del sur del Lado "en el asidero" -- y hacer veló las amenazas para cerrar existiendo las tiendas de Chicago -- si los mandatos de ayuntamiento emprenden y benefician los estándares para detallistas de grande-caja, regidores afroamericanos advirtieron el jueves. * El Objetivo de Minneapolis-Basó llega a ser el segundo que vende al por menor el gigante para amenazar a sacar del mercado lucrativo de Chicago en un esfuerzo de último-zanja para parar una ordenanza defendió por el trabajo organizó ese breezed por el Comité de Finanzas de ayuntamiento 15-6 y ha atraído apoyo de 33 regidores.

Bravo Concentrar en y el Wal-Mercado y cada otro detallista "Grande de Caja". Optimistamente ellos se mantendrán firmes y romperán el ayuntamiento de su concepto triste del desarrollo económico. Los más rápidos estos bobos pierden los trabajos de la Ciudad, las personas más rápidas se darán cuenta de que eso votando para la misma canción viejos y el baile de las distribuciones del partido demócrata cuesta TODOS dinero.

7/14/2006 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/14/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the news...

7/15/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Ruffo last week for the first time since the academy. I forgot what a stereotype he is. He should be working in Melrose Park. I think Mr. T wants his jewelry back. What's next? A grill?

7/15/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/15/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The porn outburst are getting really annoying. The worst part of it, it's not even good porn! Reads like a 17yo who is trying to get published in Penthouse Letters.
We know you can't be devoted 24/7 to the blog, but when you get a chance please delete it.
Thank you and your team for running this blog for the other 99 percent of us.

7/15/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along those lines, SCC if you are reading this please let your readers know if you would accept volunteers to police the police blog. Your rules, your blog.

Please know there are those of us readers (some of us being retired or in other professions with long hours at work but access to the internet all day) who would be happy to help if you so desire.

I sometimes suspect that the porn and somewhat constant nonsense in the comments comes from those who have no desire in contributing to your purposes in establishing the blog.

If its not somebody threatening to expose IP addresses its someone overrunning the comments section with porn cut-n-pastes or true hate speech. I'd be happy to follow your guidelines, and I'll email you if you wish.

7/15/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true that the 010 dist. police are passing a petition so they can speak their native language of spanish on the police radio? word has it they have too much trouble learning/speaking english.

7/15/2006 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chimaganga, margarita, ole, pico de gallo.
10 4?

When squad takes a job in Mexico
squad will learn how to speak spanish. Squad has enough problems
understanding ghettoeese and the 3rd world country on zone 11
peace to all of you (even the guys and gals in 011)

7/15/2006 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good I hope Target and Walmart both pull out, serves those money grubbin, bread crumb snatchin, pension pilferin, vote themselves a raisin,pop you in bootyin, electioneerin, law breakin, nepotism believin, snakes in grass right.

Target & Walmart are just like McDonalds and Burger King, it's nothing but a step job, meaning you just go there to get some experience and supplement your income until you get a real job. it's not meant to stay there for life or make it your sole support system, if the old lady gets a job there that means the lazy absentee fathers got to get one too, thats how people survive, not on th charity of others. Target & Walmart provide jobs that get you off the street, start you off in the work force, so you the meaning of showing up for work everyday, being on time, saving money, spending wisely, responsiblity, self discpline, self control, you know all the things that mature adults take for granted.

it gets people off welfare, has them paying taxes "instead of taking ours" and has them putting money back into the local economy, that means "surprise, surprise" lower taxes, inflation goes down, unemployment goes down, crime goes down, etc, etc....

but NOOOOOOOOOOOO the city wants to FUCK it all up. Man o Man the inmates truly run the nut house in this city...

7/15/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it gets people off welfare, has them paying taxes "instead of taking ours" and has them putting money back into the local economy, that means "surprise, surprise" lower taxes, inflation goes down, unemployment goes down, crime goes down, etc, etc....


Your understanding of basic economics is faulty. The more people that have jobs the higher inflation will go. Along the same path is a higher minimun wage. That will lead to higher inflation.

Real Inflation is the enemy of rich people. It is their concern to minimize that in the utmost. Hence, the resistance to paying "living wages".

If you look above the earlier post has a Wal-mart employee earning $9.68/hr. For eight hours aday that is $77.44. 5 x a week = $387.20. x 52 wk/yr = 20,134.40.

per the 2006 HHS Poverty Guideline, for a family of 4 the official poverty line is $20,000, so, shit, atleast Wal-mart has their people $134 OVER the poverty line, right??

7/15/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reasons the aldercreatures dont want walmart and target is Campaign contributions/bribes from the unions like the ones that got a 19 year old from carpenters local 13 a city inspector job. the alderman are on the take. ginger rugai is the worst she has a ward full of city workers but pisses on them. Sure we dont need the sales tax revenue or the increased property taxes these stores would generate. my taxes went up 36% vote these pieces of shit out. I wonder what moo & oink pays there cashiers how about harolds chicken. The wal marts and target forgot to make campaign contributions/bribes to the aldercreatures so now the aldercreatures pass a law that will get struck down in court costing the taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees .

7/15/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we could create jobs in the ghetto and put some people that actually want jobs to work. but why do that it is easier to control the poor and ignorant

7/15/2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Mazzzola started and runs (used to ?) New West Reality.
New West Realty: (look this one up, it'll make you puke. NWR is owned and ran by a black retired Alderman

7/15/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did New West get money improperly from Caps funds? Money was moved around through various lines in the budget. The name rings a bell thought I saw their name 3 yrs ago. I know their clout connected.

7/15/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ted was a 1st ward alderman from taylor street. new west has a lot of the land from the jets torn down in the area worth millions.
in return, new west develops scattered sites on the far west side, verry inexpensivly, for displaced CHA residents.

7/16/2006 02:52:00 AM  

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