Rahm Snorting Chlorine Again
- Is the lure of a $25 gift card enough to persuade a parent who’s not involved in their child’s education to get involved?
Seventy Chicago Public Schools that have struggled to engage parents are about to find out.
At Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s request, Walgreen Co. has agreed to provide $25 gift cards to parents who pick up their students’ report cards and participate in parent-teacher conferences during report card pickup days.
“This is a way, in my view, of incentivizing responsible parenting,” Emanuel told a news conference at Field Elementary School, 7019 N. Ashland.
Is he serious? "incentivizing responsible parenting?" In what parallel universe is this unmitigated ass living in? If you "incentivize" (which isn't even a real word) bad behavior, what do you get? More bad behavior.
Every study in existence proves this. Example A is the entire welfare system - you pay someone not to work, you get a shitload of people not working. You give someone a check for pushing out babies, pretty soon the birthrate skyrockets and you have 15, 14 even 13-year-olds having babies. You know what reduced the teen birthrate back in the 1990's? Stopping the checks.
- Emanuel said he got the gift card idea during one of his morning workouts.
“That’s what happens when I start swimming. I start coming up with ideas,” the mayor said.
The mayor then approached Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson, who jumped at the opportunity to “give back” to the city where the company has operated for 112 years and now has 150 stores.
This explains part of where he keeps getting these fucked up ideas - chlorine poisoning.
And these idiot businessmen and women who keep enabling bad behavior, not only on the part of the parent, but on the part of an out-of-his-mind mayor.