Friday, March 14, 2008

Doing More With Less

Unless it's our tax money - then it's paying more for less:
  • In a warning sign that Chicago's budget may be off the mark just three months in, Mayor Richard Daley announced $20 million in spending cuts Thursday, citing a "soft" economy.

    The reductions put the city "at the point" where citizens may begin to feel an impact on services, Daley said, but added he did not yet know which services might be affected.

    The mayor said he expects the national economic downturn will mean diminishing tax and fee revenues in Chicago. And city officials acknowledged they're watching to see if sales tax collections will take a hit because of a new 10.25 percent rate that threatens to push some buyers to stores outside Cook County when in full effect July 1.
So $289 million is raised taxes has led to....
  • $20 million in additional spending cuts;
  • fear of shoppers leaving the City and County to shop for lower priced goods, which of course will result in even LOWER tax revenues;
  • a hiring freeze and overtime cuts, meaning even LESS spendable income for City workers forced to live in the highest taxed municipality in the nation
That closed loop system is really paying dividends for the Daley administration, isn't it?

80 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them keep digging in their corrupt muck,eventually it will suck them down and drown them.

3/13/2008 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reductions put the city "at the point" where citizens may begin to feel an impact on services, Daley said, but added he did not yet know which services might be affected.



Wht like pot-hhole fixes??

Wht like police patrols in working class hoods??

3/13/2008 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you blame Palatine?

3/13/2008 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't totally blame Daley for this. The amount of snow removal this winter, and the associated costs with all that, wear & tear on the trucks, OT, salt, potholes, pothole repairs etc. has taken a toll as well. This warm weather can't come along quick enough. But even then, we've had two homicides tonight, and it's not even midnite yet....

3/13/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw this city I'm shopping online or in Indiana. Just went to buy a case of bottled water and some beer 14 cents for county and .66 cents taxes for liqour. A whopping $1.40 tax for water. Keep voting for democRATS

3/13/2008 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW is the PERFECT time for a slowdown! Need the $ now Mr. Mayor? Lift residency and I'll write so many tickets you can pave the streets with bronze....

3/14/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Mayor, start registering guns at $25. a pop and you'll be back in good shape in no time.

3/14/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great I guess there won't be any new recruits this year, whilethe boomers retire. Midget mack strikes again!!

3/14/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please client 10 be Daley please!!!!!!!!!

3/14/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

term limits dammit!!!

3/14/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cta is broke, the county is broke, the city is broke, recession looming on the horizon, 4 dollar a gallon gas coming soon to you. and the governments answer is to raise taxes to cover the shortfall. instead of being fiscally responsible, just put it on the tax payers. slowly but surely the middle class is starting to crack. will we see our first black or female president in november.

3/14/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you come to the Olympics one and all. Just bring your own security because the cops here can't take care of what's on our plate already, we sure can't babysit you. By the way, all the criminals know we don't really give a rats ass what they do.

3/14/2008 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep spending money on those cameras..hey ive accepted the fact they are coming and it blows we dont have them yet and i will stop working when we get them but lets allocate the funds correctly and get some bodies in the academy to fill the vaccancies brought about by retirement...and fuck off j-fed you hack tool job asshat

3/14/2008 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

company towns never survive. the people realize its a slow death spiral and leave.
sometimes the grass is greener.

3/14/2008 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets all pitch in in the crisis.
Maybe Jody could volunteer to return 100,000 of his obscene salery to the taxpayers in our time of need.

HaHa, Yeah, right!

3/14/2008 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly...where is all our money going??? If we're forced to live in this shitty city/county at least could they make it affordable with ALL the money we're giving them!!!! Get rid of Stroger please!!!!!!!!

3/14/2008 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, is it just me, or did anybody else get a creepy feeling reading the PAX 501 of March 13th?
Core Values? Courage is now defined as obeying the Ten Commandments?
WTF
Overall it read like a script for chanting in the parking lot, prior to getting in the squad and logging in the PDT.
Will Core Value or the POLICE "shareholder" lingo replace the CAPS emblem or Chicago flag on the side?
Kind of odd stuff.
During the tour, I showed the PAX 501 to a couple of citizens who were in the Quiznos over by UIC[appearing to have IQs well over the 3 digit mark]. They read it over before asking me what this was about, if I think he really authored it and handed it back with a comment about "typical FBI smoke and mirrors".
Asking a couple of trusted supervisors to explain the somewhat cryptic content, yielded only quick chuckles and changes of subject.
Anybody?

3/14/2008 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love that liberal Democrat Economic logic: raise taxes, then complain about economic downturns

It goes hand in hand with their philosophy of Police Management: destroy morale, then bemoan rising crime rates

Liberals/Democrats = F*CKING IDIOTS

3/14/2008 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are also being told we are down on movers and need to write more.We're not down.little dick is just telling J-FED to have us generate more revenue so little dicks friends can increase their wealth.WTF J-FED!!!!!

3/14/2008 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of Greek Lightning in the housing market. Who would want our houses with the high taxes???? Keep votinf Democratic. Wait till Obama gets in then there will be even more $$$ down the drain

3/14/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait...this is the precursor to another raise in fees or taxes and always convenient during contract negotiations. Daley the PIMP! Where is all money from the bottled water tax.....1.75 in taxes per 35 bottle case at costco. Tax and spend...tax and spend....it never ends.

3/14/2008 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as there is enough money for his friends to make on backroom deals all will fine

3/14/2008 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a move aimed to show his leadership and commitment to the city, Mayor Daley announced today that he is cutting his bodyguard detail in half to save money. Also, the 1st district will no longer have to sit outside his gated community. Additionally, he related he is not taking any overseass trips and has asked the people who donate the money for the trips to donate the money needed for the trips to charity.

He also said that all of the moves have been Jody's and he has had no input, he is not corrupt, and loves the police.

Sneeedless

3/14/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But we have money for pointless blue cameras and in car video?

3/14/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT WORK DALEY AND TODD. NO PROBLEM BROS I JUST SHOP IN KENOSHA COUNTY WI. SALES TAX IS 5% AND SERVICE WITH A SMILE. THREE MORE YEARS AND I OUT HERE, GRAYLAKE ,ILL HERE I COME. GO GREEN BAY PACKERS AND THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS, AND JOHN MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT

3/14/2008 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

We are also being told we are down on movers and need to write more.We're not down.little dick is just telling J-FED to have us generate more revenue so little dicks friends can increase their wealth.WTF J-FED!!!!!

3/14/2008 06:35:00 AM

Well I will ask them to put it in writing and have a signature to go along with this ticket increase, that will stop any boss real quick. I will not do one thing for this city, I havent made an arrest since early 07 and will continue to do as little as possible and still get paid.

3/14/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres an idea:
Why do alderman make over 100K a year????????

Why doesnt the media watch and foollow them around a couple od days.......ALDERMAN ARE PART TIME JOBS IN THIS CITY........most have other jobs and try and call ur alderman sometime and see where it gets you......WHY DONT THEY HAVE TO SWIPE IN AND OUT EVERYWHERE THEY GO?
ITS THE BEST PART TIME JOB IN THIS CITY........AND FOR OVER 100K ..............WHERES THE MEDIA ON THIS ONE??????????

3/14/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP GENERATING TICKETS AND REVENUE FOR THIS SHIT CITY...................................................................UNLESS YOU CAN GOTO COURT THAN I SAY SCREW IT...........OH YEAH AND CHECK THE MONEY BOX........WE'RE GONNA NICKEL AND DIME THIS CITY TO DEATH...............................................................

3/14/2008 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Late arrest,check the money box,FU AND GFY Daley

3/14/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are forced to write more movers make sure you tell citizen you would have given them a break but bosses are demanding you write tickets. if you work in a decent area im sure this will get back to mayor.

3/14/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the pieces of shit at the pension fund will get our $20 million back that the other piece of shit at the FOP forgave the city for not putting the money in. What makes FOP think they had the right to forgive the city their donations to out pension.

3/14/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about eliminating CHA? And WICK and WELFARE? We can save Billions. I see someone proposed limits in years on that. And guess who was up in arms that they might have to actually go get a job. Screw these leaches of society.

3/14/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do more with less, more cameras-less police, one man cars just like the burbs. It's comming people and our union is in bed with them.

3/14/2008 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communist Indoctrination

There is plenty of money in the city budget to open city orphanages to indoctrinate good Democrats/Communists according to Arne Duncan.

This country is finnished,the state is almost all powerful now.

3/14/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you guys are busy and don't have the time I do, but let me tell you what else is driving this.

States and municipalities are being driven out of the debt market by the credit crisis. For the first time in more than 10 years a municipality (Jefferson Co. Alabama) looks like its going into default, and there are other places standing right behind it about to do the same.

Buyers can't trust the insurance companies (Ambak and MBI) to insure the risk, so places like California are not going to provide even cursory insurance on municipal debt going forward.

Muni debt is trading well below face value, as a whole, so its very hard to issue any more new debt.

Before, Daley could just sell some debt, or a tollroad or something. Not much left to sell, and nobody will bid on his debt at the old interest rates.

So yup, much like the American consumer and the Bear Stearns and Countrywide and others, when you can't borrow any more, the end is near.

I expect this is Daley's last term, as he will be blamed for Chicago's portion of what is happening in American with the end of credit.

3/14/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You can't totally blame Daley for this.

3/13/2008 11:33:00 PM"


Yes, we can.

Fuck you.

3/14/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first legit SWAT school is going on this week. Its a shame only 10 of the 25 in the school will be allowed to stay. Many current members fail the shooting and physical fittness and are allowed time to make it up. Current members did not have to compete against citywide competition .More things change the more they stay the same. All 25 should stay they earned it.

3/14/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't totally blame Daley for this. The amount of snow removal this winter, and the associated costs with all that, wear & tear on the trucks, OT, salt, potholes, pothole repairs etc. has taken a toll as well. This warm weather can't come along quick enough. But even then, we've had two homicides tonight, and it's not even midnite yet....

I hope your kidding? If not, shut up!

3/14/2008 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly...where is all our money going??? If we're forced to live in this shitty city/county at least could they make it affordable with ALL the money we're giving them!!!! Get rid of Stroger please!!!!!!!!

Its going to "pookie", "pookie's sister" "pookie's mama", pookie's baby's mama" "pookie's baby's sister on his cousin "boo-boo's auntie side" etc. etc. etc.

3/14/2008 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUICK QUESTION FOR OUR CROOKED LIL MAYOR?

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ALL THE SALT WE BOUGHT AND DIDNT USE THE LAST THREE YEARS?

I SUPPOSE IT GOT HAULED AWAY BY SOME OF YOUR TRUCKING, OUTFIT, PALS.

THIS MAN BELONGS IN JAIL !

3/14/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIFT RESIDENCY !!!!!!!

3/14/2008 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

want to save money
close some districts

3/14/2008 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so thats why they sent the academy class home. j-fed is really going to stretch us thin. but then again he is only taking orders from daley. i guess j-fed knew which commanders to pick also.

3/14/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cut services where it should be cut.

Like not paying grown babys' daddy's babysitting money so they can watch their own kids and then not work. They want to make babies, then let them find work to support them.

And if that doesn't pay enough cuz you a high school droppout, then get a second job.

Immigrants do it all the time.

SOME OF THE BEST CITIZENS ARE THE NON-CITIZENS, they just want to make life better for their families. The same reasons the settlers first moved here. And I bet you less of them collect social services than do native born low income housing puke.

What about jail birds. Why are we paying them for locking them up?? Yeah it's a small check, but all those small checks come out to large sums of money in shitheads hands and out of peoples pensions.

Or disability checks to people who claim they are slow learners. They do bad in school because they want to hang out, gang bang, smoke weed, then get low grades and now they're slow learners??!! Give me a break.

Or disability because they was bangn' and got shot! Who gives a fuck! Every banger dead equals more tax dollors available for people who really need it.

3/14/2008 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC I THINK I SAW THE NEW PAX 501 BEFORE. IT WAS HANGING IN MY CHILDS DAYCARE CENTER.

3/14/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, we're taxing ourselves to death? No, all these taxes are for the good of the community! Yeah!

Chicago ain't ready for supply-side, sad to say. The politicians can't believe that they aren't the solution to everything.

3/14/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City and County need to be more responsible with our money and stop spending it on non-essential programs and services. $59 million on 220 more red light cameras???? I know I know..its all about the revenue it will bring.. revenue generated on the tax payers backs based on fines... well save the $59 million and put it where it needs to be...like closing the hole in the budget or shoring up our pensions! Forget the Olympics, forget the bullshit $220 million pledged to help shitheads who defaulted on mortgages that they never should have gotten in the first place on properties that were valued at 50 times their true worth and so on and so on... when you add it all up and if your "elected" officials would stop spending on bullshit programs, initiatives and what have you, we would have a budget surplus for the next 10 years!

3/14/2008 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fiscal irresponsibility practiced by this administration year after year as well as Crook County baffles even the least educated mind. Even a homeless person understands Economics 101, that being the most radical concept of spending more than what you have in your pocket. Betcha Caesar wishes he had said OK to that casino 10 years ago when the economy was rolling and money was dropped faster than Wild Bill's pants in the butler's closet of the oval office. The only thing this city has over old time Rome is better plumbing.

3/14/2008 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez; if we're that broke, why the hell is J-Fed getting 300k a year?

3/14/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about raising taxes even more so people head out of the city and county to make their purchases...dipshits.

3/14/2008 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Core Value///sounds like a cheap place to shop.

3/14/2008 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC,

I have an idea for your next crusade. There are several places in this state where you can buy cigarettes for less than half of what is charged in Chicago and Cook County. Peoria, for example, sells cigarettes at $3.50 a pack. That's a $4.00 per pack extra tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in Cook County and the city. In fact, we have the highest cigarette tax in the nation Now I don't know how many packs of cigarettes are sold in either area, but it has got to be tens of thousands every day. That's not counting the huge Blagojevich increase in taxes on casinos. All of this information is easily verifiable by either calling a gas station in a small town downstate, or by searching Google. Where is all of this extra money going? It must be that we are wasting money at a much faster rate than everyone else. Let's get the media on the "why are we still raising taxes when everything else is being taxed to death already" bandwagon.

3/14/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cta is broke, the county is broke, the city is broke, recession looming on the horizon, 4 dollar a gallon gas coming soon to you. and the governments answer is to raise taxes to cover the shortfall. instead of being fiscally responsible, just put it on the tax payers. slowly but surely the middle class is starting to crack.

3/14/2008 01:16:00 AM


It's enough to make you sick, isn't it?

3/14/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save money my ass. How about that letter we recieved today about the so called benefits we recieve. How about it Mr. Mayor. How much did it cost to:

Pay the salary of the goof who came up with the idea.

Print the worthless piece of crap and putting it in a envelope.

Have someone deliver the boxes of crap to all City Employees.

Pay for the supervisor who had to obtain signatures that each one got the f-ing thing.

Wonder what member of the Joyce or Degnan family owned the print shop that produced this crap.

ShitCago at its best.

Remember No Overtime - need to pay for crap like this.

3/14/2008 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually feel sorry for the new Command staff. J-Fed and Daley are in charge and you better follow orders or be replaced. By stock in Tums because these sacrificial lambs will be using them by the case. I gurantee that if revenue falls the shit will roll downhill and fall upon deaf ears. No contract then no tickets.

3/14/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, is it just me, or did anybody else get a creepy feeling reading the PAX 501 of March 13th?
Core Values? Courage is now defined as obeying the Ten Commandments?
WTF
Overall it read like a script for chanting in the parking lot, prior to getting in the squad and logging in the PDT.
Will Core Value or the POLICE "shareholder" lingo replace the CAPS emblem or Chicago flag on the side?
Kind of odd stuff.
During the tour, I showed the PAX 501 to a couple of citizens who were in the Quiznos over by UIC[appearing to have IQs well over the 3 digit mark]. They read it over before asking me what this was about, if I think he really authored it and handed it back with a comment about "typical FBI smoke and mirrors".
Asking a couple of trusted supervisors to explain the somewhat cryptic content, yielded only quick chuckles and changes of subject.
Anybody?

3/14/2008 04:47:00 AM

no its just not you every memo that has his picture on it i just wipe my mary mitchell w/it.

3/14/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back smoking in bars!My Chicago saloon keepers are crying because business is down 20% Fuck being politically correct,just charge more to get a smoking license,so you can smoke in the bars.How many $$$$$ are the casinos losing? It's just as far for me to Indiana as it is to Joliet,guess where I spend my money?

3/14/2008 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a coincidence the City's budget is "off the mark" every time our contract is under negotiation.

3/14/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous BLOME said...

To add to things, some downstate legislator wants to intro a bill for more infrastructure statewide, with the muni bonds to be funded by raising plate fees 20%.

This fucking blows.

This country was pretty much founded on taxpayer revolt, they better watch out....people only can take so much. And the coppers will be caught in the middle.

3/14/2008 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You can't totally blame Daley for this. The amount of snow removal this winter, and the associated costs with all that, wear & tear on the trucks, OT, salt, potholes, pothole repairs etc. has taken a toll as well."

Are you that detached from reality?

What happened to the Snow Removal Budget surplus from the last 8 years of Mild winters?

It's called piss poor mismanagement on a colossal scale. It's amazing you would even THINK to validate his malfeasance as City manager.

Can you say MINDLESS STOOP?

3/14/2008 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"will we see our first black or female president in november.

3/14/2008 01:16:00 AM"

Apparently your answer to all our ills is a decrepit bully 1 termer hell bent on running this train over the cliff. Lame Juan McSame.

3/14/2008 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO REVENUE 4 THE CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/14/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of burkes detail AKA ed burke sneeds snitch! Why does the treasuerer also have a big detail? If you read it in sneed take it to the bank burke planted it just like he did with starks!

3/14/2008 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This country was pretty much founded on taxpayer revolt, they better watch out....people only can take so much. And the coppers will be caught in the middle.

3/14/2008 10:50:00 PM"


The 'coppers' don't have to be in the middle, if they choose to be on the side of freedom from obscene taxation.

Join the revolution, dethrone the self appointed monarchs and celebrate America.

3/15/2008 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's called piss poor mismanagement on a colossal scale.

3/14/2008 10:58:00 PM"

Actually, it's criminal fraud disguised as incompetent mismanagement.

Diabolically clever, don't you think?

Criminal dishonesty disguised as stupidity and incompetence.

Fucking brilliant.

3/15/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't totally blame Daley for this. The amount of snow removal this winter, and the associated costs with all that, wear & tear on the trucks, OT, salt, potholes, pothole repairs etc. has taken a toll as well."

The city is supposed to have a contigency fund/account for those matters. An acoount that is kept for exactly those kind of matters. Matters of which might not happen but could, kind of like an extra insurance policy.

3/15/2008 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back smoking in bars!My Chicago saloon keepers are crying because business is down 20% Fuck being politically correct,just charge more to get a smoking license,so you can smoke in the bars.How many $$$$$ are the casinos losing? It's just as far for me to Indiana as it is to Joliet,guess where I spend my money?

3/14/2008 08:31:00 PM

Then smoke there too!

3/15/2008 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 years and a day retired said...

why do we need 3 captains and one D/C in every district? Plus 9 lieutenants

How about one Captain and 9 or 10lieutenants

That would save a million a year

3/15/2008 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cta is broke, the county is broke, the city is broke, recession looming on the horizon, 4 dollar a gallon gas coming soon to you. and the governments answer is to raise taxes to cover the shortfall. instead of being fiscally responsible, just put it on the tax payers. slowly but surely the middle class is starting to crack


Meanwhile the city and county bosses keep everyone scared into believing the city and county are broke and taxes go up. The money of which goes into an account for the Olympics. Its all a well rehearsed circus!

3/15/2008 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: "29 Years and a Day Retired

why do we need 3 captains and one D/C in every district? Plus 9 lieutenants

How about one Captain and 9 or 10lieutenants

That would save a million a year

3/15/2008 01:40:00 AM"

If you are the Chicago Police you would recall that is just about what we did in the late 1990's. The rank of captain was all but eliminated and watches were run by a trika of lieutenants. It did not work well and did not really save money because you have to pay the Watch Commander Out-of-Grade Captain's pay. The only money saved is the city does not pay the pension difference. The city whittled the captains down to 17, gave them a bonus for voting on a contract that gave the city everything including the right to demote to lieutenant.


Stay safe, and and learn from history, or else...

3/15/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID YOU NOTICE SOMETHING ABOUT DALEY'S BUDGET CUTS...

The cuts were all directed against the employees--us!! We have to shoulder the burden so his corrupt machine can continue to pursue the Olympics, build more flower pots and keep the campaign contributors wealthy.

The media never asks if Richie if he is going to slow down the beautification projects; or will the politicians give up their perks in premium medical plans and retirement benefits.

Keep voting democratic, so Hillary and Barrak can keep Richie screwing us!

3/15/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All politicians are selfish-especially Daley and the aldermen in Chicago.
Nice salaries all of you have. Bet if any of your kids needed extra help your insurance plan would cover the cost.

3/15/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humm...Hey SCC I hear that CAD went down for two days last week at the OEMC. Is this true? If so how much is the city paying for the up keep of this system? Why not look into this?

3/15/2008 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do we need 3 captains and one D/C in every district? Plus 9 lieutenants

How about one Captain and 9 or 10lieutenants

That would save a million a year

3/15/2008 01:40:00 AM


Hmmmmm. You must be relatively new, and a little light in the attic. First of all, the district allotment for Lt's is 7, not 9. Secondly, The Booze-Allen Report of neraly 20 years ago suggested just that. For about 6 years, Lt's ran the watches, and they went almost 10 years without promoting Capt's. That's the same report that said the E/T's should work in Districts, (done for about 10 years, then abandoned), and gang teams should be in districts instead of Areas (done, still in effect). For whatever reason, mainly jealosy amongst the Lt's on the watch and a general lack of control by the Dept over them, they went back to Capt's, this time meritorious selections that were forced to toe the line or get dumped back to Lt. Thirdly, the wastage of Lt's is not to be found in the Patrol Division, but rather in the units, most of which nobody even knows exist. I recommend that you bid back to Patrol so that you can have a more informed opinion.

3/15/2008 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the department wants to save $$, stop the "non-essential" sworn personnel (district secretaries, citation officers, activity officer, etc) from working on holidays. These are perks that the D/C's give their inside people. Require them to be carried "day-off holiday".

3/15/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know there are some coppers that are accountants so I'm throwing this out here; My daughter has just informed me that immigrant owned business's do not pay taxes for the first five years. Please tell me she's wrong.

3/15/2008 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If the department wants to save $$, stop the "non-essential" sworn personnel (district secretaries, citation officers, activity officer, etc) from working on holidays. These are perks that the D/C's give their inside people. Require them to be carried "day-off holiday".

3/15/2008 08:04:00 PM

Why are these officers inside? They are and should be civilian posiions. Why pay $65,000 a year for a PO to sort citations when a retired PO or any civilian can do the job. How many PO's are hidden inside with BS clerical jobs? The waste is appaling.

3/16/2008 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey king daley what happened to the $2 billion dollar sale of the skyway a few years ago? How come no one ever asks how that money is being stashed, i mean used?

3/16/2008 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go on all kinds of different blogs and talk about how the CPD aren't going to police the city if the Olympics come to Chicago. What a dangerous place Chicago has become and how much more dangerous it will be during the Olympics. All because the mayor is hiding their money, won't give them a contract or a raise, fudges the results of their promotional exams so only political freinds are promoted, and generally causes despair and depression amongst the rank and file.

3/17/2008 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I go on all kinds of different blogs and talk about how the CPD aren't going to police the city if the Olympics come to Chicago.

What a dangerous place Chicago has become and how much more dangerous it will be during the Olympics.

All because the mayor is hiding their money, won't give them a contract or a raise, fudges the results of their promotional exams so only political friends are promoted, and generally causes despair and depression amongst the rank and file.

3/17/2008 03:08:00 AM"


That about sums it up nicely.

As ugly a situation as ever was.

On the bright side, Richie is looking rather strained these days.

Just a few more straws might do the trick........

3/19/2008 01:08:00 AM  

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