Saturday, March 27, 2010

Surprise! Shortshanks Unhappy

  • Mayor Daley warned Friday that Chicago would kiss its middle class goodbye by allowing teachers — or any other public employees — to live outside the city.

    One day after the state Senate voted 40-to-7 to lift the residency requirement for teachers in the Chicago Public Schools, Daley lambasted the idea as the beginning of the end.

    "Go to Detroit, St. Louis, the rest of ‘em. When they allow government employees to live outside the city, they lose all their middle-class," the mayor told reporters after a City Council meeting.

Shrtshanks discounts the entire auto industry collapsing in Detroit and the aircraft builders leaving St. Louis as primary motivators for the middle class to abandon those cities. Where there are no jobs, there will be no middle class. And as Chicago continues to lose its manufacturing base, decent paying jobs are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Combine that with the business-and-middle-class unfriendly tax rates, you can see why Chicago is caught in a Detroit-like death spiral.

Government jobs shouldn't be the only middle class jobs in a healthy economy. And in an economy like this one? It's a slow death sentence.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got 5 years to go until I'm KMA. I'll be too young to collect a pension but young enough to have a second career. Can't wait to get the hell out of this city/county/state.

3/27/2010 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Government jobs shouldn't be the only middle class jobs in a healthy economy. And in an economy like this one? It's a slow death sentence.

You couldn't be anymore correct on this!

The only jobs that the USA is producing are government jobs. Our manufacturing and industry is all abroad in third world countries.

Until we bring manufacturing and industry back to the United States of America the downward spiral will continue unabated.

The failed Socialist "Big Government" experiment is a joke. I blame both parties for this sellout of our nation.

Ron Paul 2012!

3/27/2010 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUMP DALEY, before Chicago really becomes Detroit!

3/27/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then do something that would make city employees want to live here you stupid fucking dumb-ass!!!

3/27/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then pay the workers to live here.

3/27/2010 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But no mention on what the city will do to try to keep the middle class, like lower taxes and get rid of shitheads.

Let's see, bend over backwards for shitheads and illegals and saturate the middle class with taxes. I don't understand why anyone would leave.

3/27/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The downfall of Industry in these Cities aside, albeit one of the largest factors in the doom of Detroit and St. Louis, what is the residency requirement for PO's there?

First the teachers, and maybe...a Big maybe, Coppers and Firemen?

This shit-hole would burn worse than 08OCT1871. And shorty knows it.

3/27/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Shanks, you pud! What about every other major city in the country (aside from Milwaukee)? Your greed and stupidity is what has killed this once great city you retarded fucking troll.

3/27/2010 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you say anymore? People want to live in peace and have fun. Not live in a city filled with thugs having a free for all because the police have their hands tied with all the bs politics. You think people want to move out of Chicago? No, but now they have got no choice. Chicago is messed up. Really messed up.

3/27/2010 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should I pay $10,000.00 per year for my kids to go to high school, when they can get a better education in the suburbs... and low and behold, my property taxes actually BENEFIT me and mine!!!!! See Ya!!!

3/27/2010 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful when you cant sell your house then what? Nobody will want to live here except the out of state yuppies

3/27/2010 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that the state can just say "we're broke" and then walk away from all their obligations. I mean it's not like Daley is in charge state wide.

3/26/2010 10:01:00 AM


Surely you jest.

3/27/2010 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This arrogant mayor of ours really believes his own lies.

If he knew how to treat the middle class like his father did, this city would still be the greatest city in the country.

This lying pos actually expects the middle class to stay after the way he treats us.

Maybe if he didn't let his family and friends steal so many millions of tax payers money the city wouldn't be broke.

This pos should rot in hell for what he did to this once great city. He is a total lunatic.

Its simple , he kept pandering to the poor indigent and the by choice unempoyed people just to get the votes, but he kept shitting on the working class people for 20 years. The working class are tired of being raped with out even getting kissed first.

Rich stop your lies you know every thing that happens in this city becuase you are a lunatic and a controlling ego maniac. Your patented statement that i didn't know is a total lie and your mad because everyone else finally sees you for what you are. A LYING CHEATING THIEF.

3/27/2010 04:35:00 AM  
Blogger Stopthepresses2 said...

I got a brilliant idea how about having a city where middle class people want to live, not are forced to live.

3/27/2010 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous John Q. Public-former middle class said...

The middle class disappears when you tax the shit out of them. They either leave the crumbling city (if allowed), or die on the vine. Both scenarios lead to the same conclusion: the death of the middle class!

3/27/2010 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very soon I will leave this miserable festering shithole. I will affix a photo of richard m. daley to the side of my car. when I get to a nice state where no one knows who that photo is I will settle there. I will hope to never again hear names like madigan, cullerton, burke, vrdolyak, banks, reyes stroger and the rest.

I will circle chicago on a map and teach my grandchildren it is an evil place and they should never go there.

3/27/2010 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT HE STEALS FROM AND FUCKS OVER TO GENERATE REVENUE AND NOW HE'S ABOUT TO LOSE THEIR MONEY.THAT'S ALL HE'S WORRIED ABOUT.
WE'RE NEXT,I HOPE.
FUCK HIM!!!!

3/27/2010 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Daley Sir you are a fucking Idiot.

Lost In Fillmore

3/27/2010 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous NO CPS DRUG TESTING said...

If the bill passes, will this mean all CPS employees, not just teachers, will not have to live in the city?

The reason I say this is what about all the other jobs in CPS?

Though, one thing CPS employees already are exempted from taking before getting hired is a DRUG TEST..

If the city gave CPS employees a DRUG TEST, CPS would lose 40% of their employees

3/27/2010 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful when you cant sell your house then what? Nobody will want to live here except the out of state yuppies

3/27/2010 03:03:00 AM

Then sell to the yuppies and get the fuck out while you still can. This place will not get better.

Once you feed the shitheads who don't work and they grow accustomed to the handouts, those who work to provide the handouts will only have to spend more time working to provide them.

Add to that Shortshanks, Madigan, Durkin and crew stealing and you have a recipe for disaster.

3/27/2010 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's bad now? Wait until you get the health care bill taxes taken out of your checks.

But you should feel good knowing that you're helping other people like illegal aliens and the non-working welfare collectors get theirs for free.

Now let's hold hands and sing "Kumbaya."

3/27/2010 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until we bring manufacturing and industry back to the United States of America the downward spiral will continue unabated.

The failed Socialist "Big Government" experiment is a joke. I blame both parties for this sellout of our nation.

I totally agree with above poster. I am hard put to find anything actually made in America. Even our food sources now come from other countries. Check the labels on hamburger from Jewel or Dominicks. It comes from all over the world. Heaven help us figure out a source of disease if we eat tainted meat. The stores won't have a clue to where it came from.

3/27/2010 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how Daley tries to rely on forcing city employees to stay in his corrption infested shithole while at the same time reverse layoff(ing) police & fire, laying off over a thousand middle class taxpaying CTA employees, threatening to lay off thousands of middle class taxpaying CPS teachers, and then jacking up the fines, fees and tax rates on everything else against those few city employees left in his shithole.

Everything Daley takes a personal shit on doesn't make a dent in his dying career in chicago. For every positive abuse of the suntimes he tries to get the stupid to believe in this city, there are 10 more financial, criminal and moral disasters being foist upon him.

IF THIS COCKSUCKER GETS REELECTED YOU CAN BLAME NO ONE OTHER THAN THOSE WHO REFUSE TO REGISTER AND GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND VOTE!

3/27/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you tell that Shortshanks is an lying, delusional dumbass? Easy. Every time he opens his mouth.

3/27/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Saying . . said...

OT ***

House: No Public Money For Any Blagojevich Portrait
March 26, 2010 6:10 PM

SPRINGFIELD--House lawmakers who impeached Rod Blagojevich more than a year ago added some insult to the injury today when they voted against using public money to pay for a portrait of the indicted and ousted chief executive--in case anyone ever moves to add his image alongside his predecessors in the Capitol.

_________________________________


Hmmmm? Is Gov. Ryan's portrait there?

That gallery where those portraits are hanging must look like the lobby of a Post Office with the FBI's 10 Most Wanted posters all around !

Here's a thought ! Considering the integrity of our Governors, why not just use their intake photo from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as their official portrait?

~

3/27/2010 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We look forward to having all of the wonderful middle class working people move out to our communities. We have good schools, good services, and a lot less politics! Come on over!!!

3/27/2010 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley lambasted the idea as the beginning of the end.

Sorry, but that started back when you first got elected.

3/27/2010 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that the state can just say "we're broke" and then walk away from all their obligations. I mean it's not like Daley is in charge state wide.

3/26/2010 10:01:00 AM

Surely you jest.



Yes I do. And don't call me Shirley.

3/27/2010 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what. He'll just impose a new "head tax" on anyone who who lives outside the city limits but works here.

3/27/2010 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor dick, you lost this middle class family years ago. Other than living in Shitcago, we spend our
money outside of the city limits. Sure I pay property tax, but food, cloths, gas, entertainment, are all bought outside of your fifedom.

3/27/2010 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serfs!

3/27/2010 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck in the suburbs boys and girls. First of all, nobody's going anywhere because we can't sell our houses if we wanted to. If you have school age kids the suburbs are great, unless of course their school district buses low income kids in(especially if they make that decision after you have moved in). And by the way, Will County taxes are 2.5 %. If you buy a $300,000 house your taxes are at least $7,500. Most suburban taxes in Cook County are far more than Chicago's. Where have all the project and section 8 people gone? To the suburbs with their massive apartment complexes, and no resources or clue on how to deal with them. If your kids are out of school and you're retired, you're paying for everyone else's kids to go to school. The grass is not always greener on the other side. But when you have a "the sky is falling and the world is about to come to an end" mentality, (as seems to be the common thread here) it's nice to dream. Quit beefn' and get back to work!

3/27/2010 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

OT - I heard something interesting from a local businessman yesterday that is apparently some additional parts of Tommy Byrnes street sweeper realignment program.

This guy tells me that the city wants to start charging the businesses for sweeping their street, particularly in areas that have neighborhood festivals. Their logic is that those businesses, particularly ones like carry out restaurants, are the source of a lot of the trash being cleaned up to begin with, and should foot the bill for clean-up.

This looks like it may be another concept in the arsenal of the Daley administration's bid to stave off bankruptcy. First, privatize city services, and then force everyone else to pay for the services that are SUPPOSED TO BE PAID FOR through business licence fees and permits, taxes and the parking meter sale.

Of course, those clean-up fees will only be floated out there for fests mostly on the North side because Bud Billikin is an imaginary character anyway, so how can he pay for it?

And, by the way, does anyone think that maybe some short little dude in the Mayor's office might be thinking about selling the street cleaning business to Vanecko Street Cleaning, Inc.???
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3/27/2010 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

born and raised here in chicago--- most of the people from the old neighborhood saw the writing on the wall and now live outside the city limits--- daley and the rest of the politicians just phone a friend to get their kids into the best public schools or college--- daley doesn't live in a neighborhood loaded with gangbangers and thieving junkies who steal everything that isn't nailed down--- if residency was lifted not everyone would leave--- you have to watch your kids like a hawk or they will come home acting like eminem, the ultimate white trash hillbilly--- BYE BYE DALEY IN 2011......

3/27/2010 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

based on what daley said this should be enough to overturn the residency rule. entirely different reason than what he has said in the past.

3/27/2010 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$10.00 CITY STICKERS ,CAN U IMAGINE THAT.NO MORE $1.00 TAX ON WATER ,CAR TAXES,PERMIT PARKING,IM SO OUTA HERE IF THEY LIFT THAT 4 US.MY BUDDY JUST BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL 4 BDRM 3500 SQUARE FEET HOME, HUGE YARD ,EXCELLENT SCHOOL SYSTEM ,THEY ACTUALLY HAD A WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY FOR HIS FAMILY.DALEY CANT IMAGINE NOT HAVING US BY THE BALLS ,ILL DRIVE AN EXTRA 45 MINIUTES, IM SURE A GOOD SUBURBAM MAYOR WOULD HAVE ALL KINDS OF TAX BREAKS FOR COPS WILLING TO BUY IN THEIR SUBURB.HERE SHORTSHANKS STEALS ALL THE MONEY AND THEN RAISES A TAX ON SOMETHING THE MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE NEED.HOW ABOUT PAYING A TAX FOR CPS WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ISNT THAT SWELL

3/27/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They shoot horses don't they.

3/27/2010 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe lifting residency for the teachers is our first stepping stone!

3/27/2010 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle class.....shortshanks treats us all like red headed step children!

3/27/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until we bring manufacturing and industry back to the United States of America the downward spiral will continue unabated.

--So true but Obama doesn't care about jobs. He wants healthcare reform.
When people HAD jobs they HAD insurance but he has plenty of stupid-asses thinking he's doing the right thing. Bring back the jobs so people can have the insurance.

3/27/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit giving all the money away to low lifes who are sponges of the system!

3/27/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple more bone-headed moves by Obama and there will be no middle class. Just an elite class composed of Obama and his thug buds, a working class consisting of those of us just scraping by, and a growing unemployed class.

3/27/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,you and him are both correct.

Yes, there should be other decent jobs in a city besides the public sector. Unfortunately, the train left that station long ago. All thats left is us, some yuppies/gays, and a huge majority of parasitic Obama supporters who require ass-wiping from cradle to grave.

Daley is correct in stating that we are needed here. If it makes you feel better, call it an admission of failure. If they change the residency rule, we're all fucked because the city will go bankrupt. Bankrupt parties don't pay well....and your Georgian in Mt. Greenwood will be valued at about $18,000.

We have to stay here, fight for your rights, neighborhood, your contract, etc....

The grass always looks greener guys.....

3/27/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to talk about the death of the middle class?? The Illinois state senate just passed SB 2494: school vouchers. This allows the worse CPS thugs to get taxpayer money to go to private schools! So YOU have to slave away on a 2nd job to get ur kids out of CPS, but some ghetto mutt will get it for free. F u very much!!

3/27/2010 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got 5 years to go until I'm KMA. I'll be too young to collect a pension but young enough to have a second career. Can't wait to get the hell out of this city/county/state.

3/27/2010 12:10:00 AM
You're lucky! Most people can't even think of retiring young and having a second career. For those of you w/o a house to sell, and grown kids (you divorced ones) then you have a won win situation.

3/27/2010 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

These are ALL great comments. Daley is and will be solely responsible for the fall of OUR once great city!!

3/27/2010 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one will be able to sell their house anyway and the market isnt getting any better with obama fucking things up.

3/27/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, just got a letter from the State of Illinois saying there was a discrepancy on my tax return and that I will not be getting my money owed from the state at this time. Furthermore, I have to pay a $5.00 fee to say I do not agree. The problem (the state says) lies within the property tax portion - incorrect PIN number.

Well, the PIN number IS CORRECT ON MY FILING! My tax lady told me that she and many other CPAs are scurrying to correct this BULLSHIT LIE with their clients because the state is using this tactic to stall returns as the STATE IS BROKE! Anyone else run into this problem?

3/27/2010 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have news for you all. You are NOT the middle class. You are hourly union employees. Most of who live paycheck to paycheck.

3/27/2010 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Revere said...

Forbes magazine reported that the top five employers in the city are government jobs.

The democrats keep going after buisness which makes them leave.

When you keep squeezing buisness who pays the government salaries?

We are growing government and shrinking buisness. The working people are getting pushed. The push back is coming.

3/27/2010 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Revere said...

The retires may want to worry the pensions are going broke. Look whats going on with AT&T. The new health care bill is making them repeal the pensions on 2 million retires. They can't afford Obama care. Maybe the government will take them over too. Push back is coming.

3/27/2010 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit = "Mo Town"

Chicago = "No Mo Town"

It's way on the way out !
Daley is selling it out from under the taxpayers.

3/27/2010 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Shrtshanks discounts the entire auto industry collapsing in Detroit and the aircraft builders leaving St. Louis as primary motivators for the middle class to abandon those cities.<<<

Chicago has been chaseing jobs and industry out of state out of the country ever since that crook took over. The Head Tax, the handouts under the table to politcians and all the rest make it insane to do business here.

3/27/2010 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the teachers live anywhere they want, just make them send their children to CPS Schools so that they reap what they sow.

3/27/2010 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, hasn't Daley been running the middle class out of Chicago for years? I know that's why I left.

3/27/2010 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley you GOOF. You think this city is going to crumble if we all get residency struck down? Maybe meybe not. If residency ended next week, the housing market will dictate who goes and who stays. If you are so concerned about the health of the city, quit killing us with taxes. Try making this a place where businesses want to build and grow, like it was in years gone by. End the corruption, hire some police so the people who live here can feel secure. Quit looking for ways to take services away from the taxpayers, like this goofy street cleaning realignment. You need 17 more garbage truck drivers? HIRE THEM. Use the money that you were going to use for the olympics. Or slide some of the 60 million that you want to pay parents to walk their kids to school over to streets and san. Ease up on the flower pots and decorations for a while.

Do you watch the news Rich? Standard and Poors is lowering our bond rating. Basic knowledge of economics will tell you that that will raise the interest on any money that you have to borrow, which means that we all have to kick more of our tax money to meet the higher obligations. Add that to the money that I pay for buses I can't ride because of the crime on them, because there aren't enough police to properly patrol them. Add that to the money that I pay for schools that I can't send my kids to because they are really zoos where there is, with a few exceptions, no learning going on. I live in Mt. greenwood, so maybe I will send my kids to CHAS, oh no wait, neighborhood kids only get about 20% of the slots so the kids who have ruined schools in other neighborhoods can ride the bus over here.

Rich, if you think the biggest problem that you face is the potential for city workers to move out, then you are really more delusional than I previously thought.

Mr. Mayor, if you want to find the reason that this once great city is foundering, look in the mirror.

And make that mirror be in a barber shop. Your hair looks like shit.

3/27/2010 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anything made in Chicago? Years ago everthing from shoes to steel was made here.

3/27/2010 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is our house worth? How can I move if I cant sell my devalued home???? What a disaster.

3/27/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to keep the city strong is by increaseing gover. jobs that require them to live here. That's a fucked up philosphy. Especially when hiring is not only at a stand still, but big cuts are underway.

How about lowering city fees? How about cleaning up the waste and corruption? HOW ABOUT NOT CHARGING 20+ fucking dollars to park when shopping downtown? How about not charging 1,600.00 dollars for a piece of fucking carpeting at McCormick if you have a booth? Why would anyone do buisness in Shitago when you can do it outside for a fraction of the price? I haven't gone shopping downtown since I was a kid. Why bother? Go to Oakbrook and pay nothing for parking and a huge plus is NO fucking piss bum bothering the family. Liberalism and Chicago's Daley has destroyed Chicago.

3/27/2010 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

So by his own admission shorty is saying that the only middle class left in Chicago are the captive middle class city employees who are required to live here?

Muthafuckah you're crazy! This shit is a fucking Potemkin(sp?) Village!

Daley Inc. has stolen EVERYTHING there is to steal and there ain't much left. They figure It's ok to artificially prop up the property tax base on the backs of captive workers. They HAVE TO!

The "catered to constituency" (sanctuary city people, the LINK card holders, the mouth-breathing breeders, gang-banging shitheads and their supporters like the alder-fools, runnin'-dog rev'runs & steal-the-stank-off-dogshit politicos) isn't going to contribute SHIT but somebody HAS TO PAY FOR THEIR SHIT AND EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN OTHER THAN SAYING,
"well, i do live in chicago?"

42 extra-short is certifiably insane! ANY other politician confronted with the above reality and is worth the ink on their paper would be doing a back-bend and kissing the asses of EVERY TAX PAYER every fuckin' day and would tell the "catered to constituency" & their supporters to kiss HIS ASS and the tax payers asses too!

If shorty was so fuckin' concerned about the middle class turning their backs on Chicago he would do everything to make this place an attractive, safe and affordable place for the middle class to live and raise a family!

This city is FUCKED-UP!

Cooked crime stats so as not to REALLY alarm and appall the sheeple...

Fudged graduation rates to hide how truly fucked-up public education is...

Constantly picking the pockets and shitting/pissing on the middle class, especially "the captives."

Taking a long leisurely shit on the Police Department and making sure both of our hands are tied so we can't even put up an umbrella.

(thanks to weis-hole & co. you'll confess with joy before your father, satan that you did all you could to ruin this job.)

But hey! Chicago (from 2400N. to 1800S. Lake Michigan to Clark St.) is sooooo clean and beautiful and safe!

Just wait until the districts in Area 3 are in a RAP when the burglary & stick-up crews from 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 011 and 015 start jumping off the Red Line and really start tearing the lining out of yuppie asses while every other able body is shipped off to where these dogs are from.

shortshanks... The equivalent of the medieval village idiot hiding down the communal privy hole giggling & clutching a handful of burning twigs to burn the ass of all who come to take a shit.

This crown wearing ass-clown calls himself unhappy??

Muthafuckah! Your ass STOLE $12 Billion to $15 BILLION FUCKIN' DOLLARS OF MUNICIPAL AND OTHER FUNDS OVER THE LAST 21 YEARS!

Fuck you and your fiscal mismanagement! You want the WORKERS to feel some pain and take furlough days?

You want to divorce the city from pension and medical obligations won by organized labor?

YOU FUCKED IT UP!

Nah, you're a coward and a bitch. Better to run a media campaign against "greedy union members" to get the civilian/sheeple shit-talkers going. ANYTHING other than admitting you're wholly responsible for the financial mess this city is in.

OK shit-talkers... Still have a grudge against city employees and labor union members because your 401K took a flaming shit?

"Fire 'em all, we'll work for half with no pension or medical. Any trained chimp can be a cop/fireman/bus driver etc."

Step right the fuck up and sign up then. When dude & co. are gnawing on your ass just take it cuz jody & co. said they'll have your ass if you fight back. Don't bitch if you make it out of the hospital with a 6 figure bill, collectors in your ass like tissue and no job because weis-hole says no room at the table for you if you've been hurt and dude is suing you because he cut his hand knocking your teeth out... What now shit-talkers?

Remember Haymakergate! Cozzi Was Railroaded! Free CPD!

3/27/2010 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Government jobs shouldn't be the only middle class jobs in a healthy economy.

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!! In ANY type of economy!

3/27/2010 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What can you say anymore? People want to live in peace and have fun. Not live in a city filled with thugs having a free for all because the police have their hands tied with all the bs politics. You think people want to move out of Chicago? No, but now they have got no choice. Chicago is messed up. Really messed up.

3/27/2010 01:51:00 AM
Could not have said it better myself. My family generation has lived in the city for the past 130 years through thick and thin. What is hard to fathom is how the police got to be the bad guys so quick with our department to be the last guys to be gotten a contract. What the hell did I do to deserve the treatment I get from both the city and the FOP? All I ever did was work hard at my job and pay my taxes. Everything took a 180 degree turn for the worse since 1990 on this job. I am leaving the city for good in April. I wanted to stick around for my grandkids but they will enjoy the flight to see grandma in Arizona. What a bunch of putzes that are in control.

3/27/2010 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a brilliant idea how about having a city where middle class people want to live, not are forced to live.

3/27/2010 05:18:00 AM What comes to mind is how GEORGE PULLMAN kept his workers in check with keeping all the workers in one area with all the subsidised housing and then raising the taxes sky high. History lesson 101

3/27/2010 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got 5 years to go until I'm KMA. I'll be too young to collect a pension but young enough to have a second career. Can't wait to get the hell out of this city/county/state.

3/27/2010 12:10:00 AM

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I'm right behind you. At age 55, I'm out of here and they can all kees me magic muffin.

The little crab midget I work for from Edison Park can be first.

3/27/2010 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks is responsible for the middle class leaving, he himself has privatized thousands of jobs, city workers. One example is the Custodial workers in the police station they use to be city workers, now they are Illegal workers working for the private company that shortshanks is receiving a kickback from.

3/27/2010 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until the quality of life improves, no sane person will want to voluntarily live in certain parts of this city. The public school system is a joke. This is one reason many non government workers fled the city for the burbs. Would you really want your child to grow up in this city? Da'Mayor just doesn't get it. Holding us hostage here won't keep the city solvent. Good schools,thriving bussinesses and jobs for all is the only chance this or any other city has of attracting or keeping middle class residents.(The few of us that are left.)

3/27/2010 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually shortshanks is responsible for the middle class city worker leaving because he has privatized in order to receive kickbacks. For example the Custodial worker use to be under property management CPD. So now they are Illegal workers making less then minimum wages no benefits, being exploited by greedy Corporate America who is taking jobs away from Americans. Yet their contract cost the city more then it did when we had our own custodial worker.

3/27/2010 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By 2014, the city will discontinue the 55 and out retirement insurance. Anyone after that will be dumped into Obamacare. The city will save millions. Also, I was told that the 55 retirement insurance option was a ploy by the Mayor to shrink the size of the CPD. The mayor was quoted yesterday that pension reform is coming soon to city employees just like the state did. So all you that think ur protected because it doesn't effect police and fire think again. The pension gravytrain is over for all of us.

3/27/2010 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weel, CTA employees have been able to live outside the city for years, Teachers did for years, but then they clamped down on them, and for years many many firemen lived openly outside the city with no punishment, once again the luck of the IRISH I suppose, but when a copper tried to make a better life for his family, BAM. he gets caught and fired, go figure, We will never be able to live outside of this fine city called CHICAGO.

3/27/2010 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former 60+ years "MIDDLE CLASS" resident of that once great city known as Chicago,I want to thank shortshanks for forcing me to live in another county.Thanks to you I am now surrounded by English speaking white people,the children around here (are you ready for this?)not only know who their father is,but the father actually "LIVES" in the same house as the kids,with a mother thrown in to boot!And the houses have only "ONE" family living in them.
I was forced to move my family 3
times while I lived in your city because your real estate pals and reverends made a pocketful of money destroying the neighborhoods I lived in.Now they are wastelands where YOU sink money into them because everyone is on welfare.My parish and parochial grade and high school are gone now. Their just billboards for the gang graffiti.My taxes are lower,the biggest crime in my town this past month was a DUI (was'nt me)and if it was'nt for certain family obligations I'd be out of this state.Sortshanks you've got the Midas touch in reverse,everything you touch turns to shit!
Retired and loving..............it

3/27/2010 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

He, the others & their family/friends don't care because THEY still have their jobs, fringe benfits, etc.

Daley is so clueless that he stated no middle class people would want to live near Midway. Really? That's kind of ironic because many city workers have resided here since I was little. So apparently they are poor as I highly doubt they're rich. Dumbass.

We need to start cutting their jobs such as Aldermen and limiting them for having paid vehicles, etc

3/27/2010 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they lifted residency for Police today....I would be gone yesterday.I pray it happens someday.

3/27/2010 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While he makes a fair point about Detroit, the mayor of Chicago is in no position to accuse St Louis of being a failed city...

3/27/2010 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you, you cannot live in Chicago when you retire. I moved to a place that is quiet, calm and pleasant. A brand new home over 3,000 sq ft. My property tax is the same as I was paying in Chicago on a 1,000 sq ft home. There are very few (if any) parking meters. When visiting friends or relative at a major hospital - parking is FREE. Rush hour traffic on the Interstate is 60mph. I never have to wait in line at the bank, supermarket, license bureau, Best Buy, McDonalds (the true meaning of fast food), gas pumps (gas is always 10-20 cents cheaper), electricity is cheaper (I'm in a warmer climate - we have 9 months of summer and 3 months of winter), and you wonder why I left violent, unsafe, high taxes, high utilities, high gasoline, gang ridden neighborhoods, project people (the majority of them) living around middleclass people who still exercise being project people, because thats all they know. And you wonder why I took my money and ran as fast as I could to leave Chicago? My fellow CPD brothers and sisters, leave Chicago when you reach retirement. Believe me there is a better world than being in Illinois.

3/27/2010 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Shortshanks needs to get his head out of his butt.....The majority of the CPS teachers I know now live in the suburbs. They all say it is because they are "specialists". Well I don't know about anyone else but I consider myself and all of my family in blue "specialists" as well. What is good for one is good for all.

3/27/2010 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what? Call me crazy, but I think that us city employees should have to live in this city. Why? Because I dont want this city to go to complete shit. As bad as SCC says this city is, its not all that bad. Outside of the ghettos and projects of the south and west sides, the rest of this city is beautiful. There are plenty of good wholesome families and neighborhoods that have been here for generations. Why do we continue to give to and attend our neighborhood parishes and send our kids to the same parishes? Because we care, because its tradition, because the south siders know that if we pick up and run again that the neighborhood will be wrecked in the blink of an eye.

3/27/2010 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Lancaster, PA this week on business.

Unleaded $2.77/Gal
and
Cigarettes $4.75 a pack.
at the Butter Gas Mart Station.

A razor, travel size shaving cream, travel size tooth paste, tooth brush and four 15 (or 20) packs of Germ-X towelettes. $19.98 all-in at Wal-Mart in Ephrata,PA

As I was paying for the stuff I was thing my g-d how we are getting fucked here in Chicago and Illinois.

Rather then the government telling us we have to buy health care or pay a fine, I'd like them to say you'll pay a tax if you buy something that is --not-- manufactured in America.

If they did that, there would be so much money being generated we would be on our way to closing the deficit gap.

I believe that doesn't happen because both political parties are bought.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

3/27/2010 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 3/27/2010 04:35:00 AM
& 3/27/2010 05:18:00 AM

Snifter Clink to both of you.

Excellent observations.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

3/27/2010 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stopthepresses2 said...

I got a brilliant idea how about having a city where middle class people want to live, not are forced to live.

3/27/2010 05:18:00 AM


Better get in the Wayback machine and set it for 1946 or thereabouts.

3/27/2010 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Careful when you cant sell your house then what? Nobody will want to live here except the out of state yuppies

3/27/2010 03:03:00 AM

The housing market has yet to reach its lowest point. Good luck selling it for what you want!

3/27/2010 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife is a teacher.Does this mean she will be leaving me?

3/27/2010 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welfare.

Bill Clinton got rid of that.

3/27/2010 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to talk about the death of the middle class?? The Illinois state senate just passed SB 2494: school vouchers. This allows the worse CPS thugs to get taxpayer money to go to private schools! So YOU have to slave away on a 2nd job to get ur kids out of CPS, but some ghetto mutt will get it for free. F u very much!!

3/27/2010 09:49:00 AM

This person is right... The city is a dump because they catter to these mutts. That's why our tax bills are so high. Go anywhere without these mutts and crime is low , schools are good and taxes are low...See a connection??? Duh

3/27/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of dictatorship is this guy running. No one should ever be forced to live anywhere. He should make it where everyone wants to live here. The middle class abandoned the south side do to the ever increasing crime. Some people might move to send there kids to better schools, but everyone moves to protect there property and family. The only reason to stay in an area where crime is on the rise is you can't aford to move.

Government employees make up about 2% of Chicago's population. So stop drinking and crying over lost control.

3/28/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to you I am now surrounded by English speaking white people,the children around here (are you ready for this?)not only know who their father is,but the father actually "LIVES" in the same house as the kids,with a mother thrown in to boot!And the houses have only "ONE" family living in them.
-------------------------

I'll bet the parents are married to one another too. I can't wait to get out of Chicago. Another shooting tonight on the NW side.

Change I don't believe in.

3/28/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Residency isn't getting lifted anytime soon for us. Well, not unless state law is changed. By state law, any metropolitan area with a population of million or greater must have their first responders live within the confines of the area for which it services. So as much as we'd like to ship off to suburbia, unless there's a change made to state law, we are all sitting in our overpriced 900 sq ft homes a stones throw away from the nearest ghetto.

3/28/2010 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a bunch of ignorant thugs, it sure looks like you can see through the bullshit that I perpetually spew.

Mayor Richard M Daley

3/28/2010 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO "NO CPD DRUG TESTING" post of 3/27/2010--6:52 am------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CAN YOU IMAGINE DEALING WITH THE SHIT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THE SCHOOLS WITHOUT TAKING DRUGS TO NUMB THE PAIN?????????

3/28/2010 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My wife is a teacher.Does this mean she will be leaving me?

3/27/2010 09:50:00 PM

Yep! Maybe your the luckiest man alive! Good things can happen!

3/28/2010 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2 years my kid graduates from High School and wants to go to ASU.

I think that the rest of our family won't be too far behind.

Bye-Bye Shitcago.

3/28/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dickhead Mayor, your the reason the middle class is leaving Chicago!

It is Mayor Daley's Fault! It always starts out the top!

So, let's cut the head of this snake off!

Da Pelon

3/28/2010 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't bitch if you make it out of the hospital with a 6 figure bill, collectors in your ass like tissue and no job because weis-hole says no room at the table for you if you've been hurt and dude is suing you because he cut his hand knocking your teeth out... What now shit-talkers?

Remember Haymakergate! Cozzi Was Railroaded! Free CPD!

3/27/2010 12:01:00 PM
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Do I know you? Cause from what you write YOU know me!

Agree with you on all accounts!

The sad part of all this is DUDE...You see somebody somewhere started to believe all his atrocities that the POLICE were puttin on him so then comes the "G"....somebodies politcial agenda!

Then if Dude ain't gettin kilt out on the streets or he ain't getting the cases he used to get to go to County or Prison then well he out there STRONG AND WRONG and ALL SUMMER LONG!

I feel the "G" came to town and started to blast political/police corruption so much with their task forces that it basically shut the whole CPD down inadvertantly and now we all beside ourselves not knowing what the hell to do!

So the trickle down effect was worse than expected I feel and I believe the powers that be that knew of any potential "fallout" problem never expected so much of a problem like the dirty laundry and bad press and excessive crime from slowing down, to come to the surface....YOUCH!

So with the inevitable civil lawsuits and the era of modern tech (cameras and recording devices everywhere) the POLICE are hindered and now not as able to sustain the bad press or beefs and 30 pendings seem easier and police are more expendable regardless of their time on the job....everyone is scrambling!

What am I saying......who knows but I ve got almost 20 years in 40 plus CR's some suspension time, been at call back, sparred, dumped numerous times and jaded!

Still here though!

Signed
Glutton for punishment

3/28/2010 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No industry equals no jobs
Too many handouts
Too many illegals draining resources meant for American citizens
Too many middle class exiting the city and state
Stupid, self-serving politicians
Corruption everywhere

The future doesn't look good until we vote these assholes out and demand changes for Americans

3/28/2010 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question: where does a middle class right wing person live nowadays? I know NOT in Illinois. When I retire I want to get away from the greed, the inept, the self-serving stupids running a government, the continuous handouts to the the multi-generational down-trodden and the new up and coming illegals soon to be the next down-trodden....all taken care of by the heavily taxed middle class. Where does one go?

3/28/2010 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out of Shitcago asap. I eretired and moved to the suburbs which was a great improvement. Crook County taxes were higher, however, education was FREE. Crime was almost non-existent.

I have now moved to Colorado. I can see the mountains & my taxes are $1500 per year and school is still free. There is no crime to speak of, gas costs less than $2.40 per gallon, few parking meters & many smiling faces all around.

I came into Chicago last week and after arriving at the Midway Airport car rental counter I immediately remembered why I fled.

It was my BEST move ever getting out. There is little if any traffic, speed limits of 70-80 no shit bums and few Dumbocrats. The biggest joke going is watching both Blago & Daley on the news making it embarrassing to admit that you came from Chicago.

Make your plans asap and get on with your life.

3/29/2010 09:12:00 PM  

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