Daley Lies - And Gets Re-Elected
See what happens when you get to pick the people who run against you? And you have a former convicted governor who helped you destroy the entire Illinois Republican party?
- Mayor Daley said Tuesday he knew "at the beginning" that city tax dollars would have to guarantee Chicago's Olympic operating budget, but he didn't fess up about it because "we're not putting any actual money up."
- In a stuttering response to a reporter's question, Daley said he knew "at the beginning" of the bidding process that city money would have to be put on the table. Daley said he kept it quiet -- not because he wanted to get past the mayoral election -- but because "we're not putting any direct money into it."
- Despite overruns that nearly tripled the cost of $475 million Millennium Park and $400 million in overruns at O'Hare Airport, Daley said he is confident Chicago taxpayers will not be left holding the bag.
Uh huh. And we've got some swamp land in Florida some people might be interested in. Any contract awarded in Chicago is almost 100% guaranteed to come in late, over budget and under some form of federal scrutiny lately. Now if only Fran and company (Hi Frank!) would bring some of their high powered investigative reporting to the fact that city and state taxpayers are either (A) going to be screwed over the next few years with a massive pension crisis or (B) pensioners are going be screwed by Springfield changing the pension laws so the city can default on contractual obligations.