Friday, March 13, 2015

No Tax Zones

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel, locked in a tight election campaign, is rolling out a plan to boost job creation in some depressed neighborhoods by waiving all state and local taxes on businesses and taking other unusual steps to lure employers.

    The so-called Right to Thrive zones—a pumped-up version of the Enterprise Zones of recent decades—would feature no property, income or sales taxes on businesses that open in these areas for an unspecified time "as long as they create jobs in the surrounding neighborhood," Emanuel says in an op-ed article written for the Chicago Tribune.

    Businesses in the zone also would get what Emanuel dubbed "concierge service": a special unit of city bureaucrats tasked with slashing zoning, licensing and other red tape for investors. And they'd receive export, marketing, employment and financial assistance.
A neighborhood with no motivation to produce, no pride of ownership, with a newly created unelected bureaucracy with no deadlines to meet. What could possibly go wrong?

Does this pandering make Rahm look electable?

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125 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

P71 does not see this as a good idea.

3/13/2015 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Effing Scumbag ,mother effing dirtbag is all i can say !

3/13/2015 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Just Lost My vote

3/13/2015 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Gene Roy is moving up to Tony Riccio's spot Riccio is now the Chief of OCD.

3/13/2015 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a business-standpoint, the "no taxes" thing is attractive. Stir in some "no red tape bullshit" and it's even more so.

There's only a few problems that I can see:

1) Neighborhood is the reason why we call Chicago, Chiraq. You need armored transports just to get to/from work. Hell if I know what the trucks that deliver will do to get there w/o getting jacked...

2) Lack of employable employees. They are unemployed for a reason. Mainly 40's, weed, and other drugs. Stir in illiteracy, that damned Ebonics jivespeak that no one can understand outside of "Da Hood", and a good healthy dose of "No Work Ethic", and you're bringing in employees.

IF they can get there safely because they're in some competing gang, or not. But don't meet the ethnic requirements for "Da Hood", so the imported employees who can read, can speak intelligently, and want to work, get shot at by "Da Hood" Rats on the way into work. So ummm, see #1.

3) Criminal element will be salivating with the opportunity to engage in their version of "work".

4) What is insurance going to cost?

5) How do we get any kind of services or infrastructure if no one is paying a dime in taxes? Transfer more wealth from the "Green Zones" to the "War Zones"? You think this is going to make anyone happy?

6) What do you want to bet that as soon as "the deal" dries up, the business closes up and moves out?

7) Isn't this "deal" just a tacit acknowledgement that Chiraq has too much red tape, too many fees, too much crime, and too many taxes for people to engage in business any longer?

The SOLUTION is to reduce taxes. Stop giving away stuff for ever to people who don't want to, and can't work. They have ZERO incentive to do anything in school because "Obama ma boy! He gibs me dis sailfone..." and rent, food, etc... Give it to them for 1 year max, then cut them off for 5 years. You get one year to get your shit together, get a job, work, and start contributing back. Or you can starve on the street. Whatever. The choice is yours.

3/13/2015 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Electable? Maybe. But it for sure makes him look like a desperate man that he will do "anything" to get re elected. He needs professional help.

3/13/2015 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Idea stolen from New York.

Just like the red light camera NO MONEY coming in.

The college crowd call this corporate welfare.

3/13/2015 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total pandering. He might be able to waive certain City fees. But no way he can waive State taxes. Legislature and Gov have to sign off on that.

And what about all the existing businesses? Where's their break? They get stuck paying while even more get a free ride.;

3/13/2015 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this make him look electable? Um, NO.

While Mr. NewlyReformedNiceGuy makes love to the camera in his warm and fuzzy commercials, he is simultaneously throwing what little mud he can find at Mr. Garcia.

The attack-ads on Garcia demand to know HOW IS HE GOING TO PAY FOR his proposals?

Well, Rahm, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR this blatant attempt to bribe people to vote for you?

Oh, wait... with the TIF stash, of course! The stash you should be using to pay your statutorily required pension obligations. You are nothing but a thief.

3/13/2015 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like a Tanya Tucker song. It's a little too late!

3/13/2015 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blatant campaign gimmick. Is Rahm that desperate ? Or are the voters that gullible ? Wait... I already have the answer to that second one.

3/13/2015 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds Great. Will the whitebread neighborhoods be eligible?

3/13/2015 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

When the hell is the FOP going to fix the smartphone app? If the union was a real corporation they'd have been out of business years ago.

3/13/2015 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a "Joe Average" business owner - what about MY tax breaks?

Why is it I have to "foot the bill" and everyone in some "depressed area" gets relief and in many cases are making more money than me?

Fair taxes is not something Illinois has and maybe that's one of the major reasons both individuals AND businesses are leaving the state.

How about giving a "tax break" to those who pay their taxes on time? What about those who just "pay taxes"?

3/13/2015 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it does. In fact the whole state should be such a zone. Business would be booming and the economic problems a thing of the past.

3/13/2015 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you are forcing Police officers to live in this city with the residence requirement, why not consider waiving all our city fees for us? No fees for city stickers, water bills, etc. You would have my vote.

3/13/2015 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Korean businessmen I'm sure !

3/13/2015 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor 1% may be trying to gain traction in poor areas but he still continues his assault on police and teachers.

He's cut pay and benefits and his chief attorney appeared to be seated behind the lawyer arguing to slash retiree pensions at the Supreme Court.

A vote for Rahm is a vote against your financial future.

3/13/2015 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Rahm program to help rich guys build stuff with a public subsidy

3/13/2015 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy is he a snake! Just like he "suddenly" decided to remove a few red light cameras. What politicians will say just to get elected. And after the election what do you think he will do? He continues to offend everyone. Vote Chuy. Time to try someone else besides Daley/Rahm.

3/13/2015 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smells like another Ceasefire or Safezone debacle in the making...

3/13/2015 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea..The U.S.A. should be one big "RIGHT TO THRIVE" zone. Downsize government.. cut taxes and regulatory red tape..and watch the economy boom. Capitalism works! Big government, nanny state interference, picking winners or losers, is not the answer..it never works!

3/13/2015 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine what no tax zones could do in more productive areas.

3/13/2015 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And who ultimately pays for it?
WE DO!!!!!!!

3/13/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Rahm weren't such a shit-ass,
he could have done this in tax payer/worker bee neighborhoods instead of punishing them with fines, fees, taxes and snatch-backs because they aren't him...

The way Rahm played is the way he's gonna pay...

Rahm IS scared...
Rahm is BEATABLE!

In spite of aaallllll that corporate money.
Hope to see him burn through all $30 Million of it, lose the election, then have a very public fight with himself as he tries to work out within himself why he lost.

3/13/2015 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor doesn't have to pander for votes. The tribune says that he has a double digit lead in their latest poll! He's just all for "the children"!

3/13/2015 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Any chance such "zones" would coincide with properties & firms owned by insiders?

Here's an idea: Businesses owned by Machine-connected folks that "win" contracts with the city, state and HUD can relocate to these zones. Talk about More Bang For the Campaign Buck!

3/13/2015 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgive me for not grasping how Socialists think: but let me get this correctly. Hard working businesses are punished by excessive fees, taxes and other harassment, while businesses in "Da Hood" get a break, just because they are in "Da Hood". Sounds like an Economic Affirmative Action Plan, which will probably work as well as Affirmative Action which has clearly been a disaster."G"

3/13/2015 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again and again rahm must be scared! First going to pull red light cameras because it was chugs idea, now this! Let's say you have a business close to the new free tax and city giving you free taxpayers money zones, but you cannot get any freebies and loyally pay your taxes and fees, then let's say thugalicious opens up 1 of the "don't pay the rahm tax" placed and sells much cheaper because you cannot compete with the discount grape pop and flaming hots, what happens? A business that is legit and pays the taxes that help fund many things like police pensions closes its doors gets boardsc up!

Another asinine idea by the idiots worried about the "choo choo chuy" freight train coming at them as they look like a frozen deer in the headlights its over April 7th the rein of terror is done!

3/13/2015 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Sneed is reporting that obama will not live in Chi town after he is out if office. He'll be living in New York.
Maybe shacking with Sharpton.
Mr pres. take the liberry wif you.

3/13/2015 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes since when he is crying the city is broke...no money for pensions ...but money for DePaul...his buddy Bruce is crying the state is broke....and he wants to raise my taxes again....bullshit...

3/13/2015 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can u buy a house in a no tax zone?

3/13/2015 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this pandering make Rahm look electable?

Just might. New poll out today said he increased his lead even after Chuy received the endorsements of Emil Jones, Jesse Jackson,Willie Wilson to name a few. I wonder why?
Latest poll has in 51% Rahm,37% Chuy, 11% undecided. Not good news for Chuy, even if all the undecided vote for him he loses

3/13/2015 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. I question its timing, and I wonder if there really will be follow through if Rahm is re-elected, but I like the idea.

Everything except that "as long as they continue to create jobs" business. No business can create jobs forever.

3/13/2015 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A SNAKE in grass is still a snake. He's had four years and all he's managed to do is have Moody drop our bonding rating three times and he's let that happen. That's a big message that he will allow this city to go into bankruptcy when this city is viable. Hawk, Cubs, White Soxs, Bulls, Bears. This city supports all those professional teams. How many other major cities can say that. Very few.
Im sick of him.

3/13/2015 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't even hear from this jagoff before..

3/13/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like another layer of bureaucracy on top of bureaucracy. Because Chicago can always use more bureaucracy, right? At least a third of bureaucrats are crooks. So what's a few more crooks on the payroll?

3/13/2015 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some concierge services for those of us who pay the FKING taxes?? I have a sunken sidewalk and a destroyed curb out front, year plus and counting and I can't even get a human to respond to me.

3/13/2015 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's going to be exhausted with all the pandering he's doing.
He can pander all he wants but it won't change the fact that he's a major league asshole and even the Sheeple are wising up to that.

3/13/2015 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Latest rumor is that they're pushing to have the current detective class graduate (in dress uniform) on 06 APRIL.

Rahm's administration is really providing transparency-you can see right through his crap.

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2015/03/detectives-as-fillers.html

3/13/2015 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the billion and a half dollars just sitting in his private TIF fund?????

3/13/2015 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely open air drug markets qualify? The entire 24th Ward is looking forward to being legit.

3/13/2015 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:46 I luv you.

3/13/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a Nuclear Free Zone, No Gun Zone, No Crime Zone, Safe Passage Zone, according to GMac, they seem to work.
How about a Block Club that could eliminate speeding cars, profanity, spitting, loud music, fixin' cars, stray dogs and loitering?
Shouldn't Rahmf be pandering to the NW side where people actually care about development and come out to vote?
Nah, they're stupid sheep.

The best of schemes are yet to come. Is O'bongo afraid to come back here to stump for this Chump?

I will be one happy tax payer when weasel Rahm gets voted out.
Go Chuy!

3/13/2015 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The so-called Right to Thrive zones..."

It's WIC For Business!

"...a pumped-up version of the Enterprise Zones of recent decades..."

...that resulted in the blocks of empty storefronts and demolished factories we see today...

"...concierge service": a special unit of city bureaucrats tasked with slashing zoning, licensing and other red tape for investors."

Ho hum. Rehash of an old Daley PR job. "One Stop Service" or something. Get all the permits and papers and everything you need all in one place.

"And they'd receive export, marketing, employment and financial assistance."

I'd envision a vast chain of Chinese-owned liquor stores -- that is what these areas will support -- except for the part about "creating jobs in the surrounding neighborhood." That'll scotch it. As 3/13/2015 01:09:00 AM says here, "Lack of employable employees. They are unemployed for a reason."

Same thing -- how much are we going to see on those $1.00 vacant lots the city was giving away? They are vacant because no one wants to live there.

...and right before the runoff. Why not this grand plan at the BEGINNING of Rahm I.'s term? Ha.

The whole thing was summed up for me many years ago in some store, by a woman shouting "Put some mo sugar water in that little m___erf__er's bottle and shut his a__ up!"

Nice try. Like SCC says, "desperation."

3/13/2015 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm great plan Dear Leader. Fewer cops on the street and then try and coax business to the ghetto. Better pass an Ordinance to allow gun turrets on the buildings. The pandering and bullshit is really running thick with this desperate asswipe.

3/13/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, wait... with the TIF stash, of course! The stash you should be using to pay your statutorily required pension obligations. You are nothing but a thief."

3/13/2015 01:46:00 AM

TIF money doesn't really exist. It's just a loan, backed by the phantom "collateral" of the supposed increase in sales revenue, property taxes, etc. that all of the "improvements" will supposedly bring in when business starts roaring.

Doesn't work. New sidewalks and trees and planters and banners and benches and sculptures and murals in front of empty stores. Taxpayers end up on the hook as usual.

TIF got started in California -- and has been largely abandoned there.

3/13/2015 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iThe SOLUTION is to reduce taxes. Stop giving away stuff for ever to people who don't want to, and can't work. They have ZERO incentive to do anything in school because "Obama ma boy! He gibs me dis sailfone..." and rent, food, etc... Give it to them for 1 year max, then cut them off for 5 years. You get one year to get your shit together, get a job, work, and start contributing back. Or you can starve on the street. Whatever. The choice is yours.


You got my vote!

3/13/2015 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is either ahead or the Fibune is lying today trying to stop Garcia's momentum.

It doesn't matter what Rahm does, I'm not voting for him.

3/13/2015 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 AM

Let's think about this.
Vote for me because I'll let you leave the city.
Wait! You left the city and now who will vote for me?

(And let's not even consider how many people a candidate would LOSE by saying he'd let the coppers move to Naperville.)

3/13/2015 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Sneed is reporting that Rahm's campaigning is targeting Republican voters for the mayoral run-off.

In other news, the Obamas are rumored to be bailing on Chicago for NYC. An analyst commented Obama's interest in Chicago stemmed from the ease with which he could break into politics there as opposed to elsewhere.

How do you spell opportunist?

3/13/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribsters are afraid that all of their investments and side bets with the Emanuel camp are going to become worthless if Garcia wins.

This poll is highly suspect.

3/13/2015 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure.. Give them more free stuff and make me pay double. Its the democratic way.

3/13/2015 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, a marriage of citizens and business owners who pay nothing for their existence while the middle working class foots the bill. When are the middle class going to wake up and realize that city, county, state and the federal government have their hand so deep into your pocket that their viselike grip on your ball sac will eventually lead to castration.

3/13/2015 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY stick a fork in Rahm, he's done.

ALL of you better follow that campaign slogan that someone put in here - Grow a Dick, Grow a Brain, and vote Rahm OUT.

THAT is the campaign slogan of the Century.

Stop all this MADNESS. His ego needs a LOSS.

3/13/2015 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thugalicious selling discounted grape pop and flaming hots....almost fell off the chair laughing!

3/13/2015 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tony riccio rocks, gene roy boo-hoo gene only looked out for the politically connected n the hotties 19th ward all the way.

3/13/2015 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrogance rahm again positive vue he will be mayor next year?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-mayors-race-met-0314-20150313-story.html

First 2 lines in his statement with his pet newspaper the tribune:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get significant financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year.
So he is saying he will be mayor another liar, or has the board of elections already been told to make sure rahm wins?

3/13/2015 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Tribune poll has Rahm at 51%.

DON'T BELIVE THE HYPE!!!!
Voter sampling was 712 "potential" voters.
Probably the only people that would answer the robo calls.

3/13/2015 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Friday, Garcia said he would not favor any pension reforms that cut benefits for current employees or retirees — only future workers. Garcia did not offer specific revenue sources for how he'd pay for increased pension payments without such changes.

Chicago Tribune

3/13/2015 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor doesn't have to pander for votes. The tribune says that he has a double digit lead in their latest poll! He's just all for "the children"!

3/13/2015 07:19:00 AM

That poll was taken prior to Willy Wills support and with 18%undecided.I also believe he can manipulate the media to put out whatever numbers he wants released

3/13/2015 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Gene Roy is moving up to Tony Riccio's spot Riccio is now the Chief of OCD.

3/13/2015 01:05:00 AM

Gene is a pompous ass. What a department where strokes like him just keep getting taken care of.

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 A

Probably doesn't have a view on it. It is state law.Not really up to him anyway

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on the news. He is going to meet with offenders' families who have been shot by the police.

3/13/2015 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

Business that relocate to the hood will get a sales tax exemption on ammo, too, right? And body armor?

3/13/2015 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There used to be a medical term 'Failure to Thrive.' it referred to infants who, despite extraordinary efforts made to save them, would reject all nourishment. The child would often expire. Kind of sounds like Englewood, Austin, South Shore and Roseland doesn't it. I don't think much can be done to save these neighborhoods from self-destruction.

3/13/2015 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scared he spent $15,000,000 and losing to a Choo Who?
Choo Who is a man of the Chicago neighborhood , a worker , St.Rita type guy ZNot a ballerina dancer
that caters to the 1% group of suits . create jobs my ass , where did 1500 police officers go from his budget
where did that $$$$$$$$$$$$$ go for years Forensic Audit Please

3/13/2015 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These entrepreneurs also receive free corks to plug the numerous bullet holes in their bodies

3/13/2015 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you are forcing Police officers to live in this city with the residence requirement, why not consider waiving all our city fees for us? No fees for city stickers, water bills, etc. You would have my vote.


If you maintain a place here and the burbs you will not be fired. Guaranteed! Name one person fired for residency in the last 10 years. You can't because no one has. Think about it.

3/13/2015 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out and vote against this bum. Tribune says double digit lead. Im sure they are trying to scare away complacent voters who think they cant do anything about it in Chicago. VOTE this guy out. Dont believe the leftist polls.

3/13/2015 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman O'Shea of the 19th ward is proudly displaying his Rahm for Chicago sign on his front lawn.

3/13/2015 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Every minority will take advantage of this but the lazy ones. How about whittling the benefits down to nothing at some point.. Wean them off the teat.

When you are out of Government hand outs, you go into the mill. You sleep in a warehouse with all the other lay bouts and we feed you prison food. There is no choice of food, no free money to spend on whatever you like, and you have a job in the warehouse like laundry or scrubbing floors. Teach them the more you work, the better your life, like the rest of the world. Offer educational classes and teach them job skills in the warehouse.

Bulldoze the west side. Take over what isn't salvageable. Sell what is. Clear this blight. Cut this boat anchor that is pulling us into the abyss.

I know, crazy talk.

3/13/2015 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-link-card-million-dollar-scam20150313-story.html

Amazing that it takes the retailer to figure out the scam -- government sure is watching carefully how taxpayers' money is being spent.

3/13/2015 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Wael Gosheh is on EM, according to the Sheriff's Website!

3/13/2015 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck yes!!!!!!!!

3/13/2015 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop arresting the wrong people, the employable ones that you follow to work because the weed heads and other drugs point them out to you so they can rip them off after you start to harass them.

3/13/2015 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roy isn't capable of managing a hot dog cart! Shows the moronic thinking of the 5th floor, that they think this guy is valuable.
Oh and I apologize to any hot dog cart owners for putting Roy in ur world.

3/13/2015 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is done! The fibune is saying that rahm has a "double digit" lead! Who did they poll hollywood and the 1%? What a lie! Wonder how he will pay off the blacks for support? ever notice he takes for granted the Caucasian-White Ethnic-Amish vote! Sorry rahm my vote,my family,my extended family is for Chuy, he may not be perfect but he was raised on privilege in the toney suburbs where you were raised rahm! Rahm again you went to what high school? the rich New Trier maybe? Chuy keep it up, Harold Washington overcame the rich 1% you will also, just protect the pensions,hire coppers,demote the command structure, put a Chicago Police Officer as superintendent who has ties to Chicago! Chuy this election is yours, just watch your back!!

3/13/2015 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the City gives a tax break for more liquor stores and maybe a few fast food joints to open in the so called "ghetto" because that's all that's going in, don"t kid yourself.
How does the Mayor wave County and State tax's for these new stores?
Or does the Mayor plan on the tax payers to foot the bill for them if the County and State don't go along with his plan?

3/13/2015 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great idea for poverty stricken areas especially if taken advantage of and if not stricken with crime can turn a community into a thriving area,but I still won't vote for him!

3/13/2015 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaving the city for sure.

3/13/2015 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel...is rolling out a plan to boost job creation in some depressed neighborhoods by waiving all state and local taxes on businesses and taking other unusual steps to lure employers."

Give Rahm some credit here. Looks like a win-win situation for everybody. Businesses will be able to thrive amidst the motivated, educated, and talented labor pool that these areas boast. I don't see how it could fail.

3/13/2015 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next, telling the west and south sides that we won't be enforcing laws there any more and that illegals will be granted special Chicago citizenship. Pander away you fucking piece of politician shit. All political offices should be one term only.

3/13/2015 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 7:19 a.m. That pol was taken before the rev's and Danny and Willie etc. embraced Chuy. The incumbent doesn't like to peak too soon and we hope that the nine digit midget is toast. And if he isn't.......we are.
Give Chuy 4 yrs. Strong council...weak Mayor....the way it was SUPPOSED to be. He may surprise you when he takes all the hidden crap that Daley/Rahm has done to us (city workers) and the tax payers and makes it public. Open the fucken books! And if it doesn't work out....we change again in 4 years. If the warm and fuzzy one wins again....we will have another dynasty.....no thank you!

3/13/2015 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just lessen the red tape FOR EVeRYONE!!!
Who's gonna foot the bill for those who gently evrrything for free?? Taxpayers, middle class folks, that's who. Just keep raising my water bill every six months , don't fill the potholes on my street, don't fund the pension like you are supposed to....not gettin my vote nor anyone in my family.

3/13/2015 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor,

Can you please explain to me how much money you set aside the last four years for the pensions. You were well aware of this payment when you took office. If the answer is none then you should not be elected.

3/13/2015 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, my apologies in advance.

Kid graduating from USAF Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas.

Any suggestions on good places to go (or avoid) for food or fun would be appreciated.

Retired LEO

3/13/2015 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Chuy's press conference. This is the guy that will straighten thing out.

On the politically-volatile subject of pension reform, Garcia said he would be open to increasing employee contributions and reducing benefits — as Emanuel already has, in the deal now facing a legal challenge that saved the Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds

Isnt that what Rahm said.

3/13/2015 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham can screw himself. I'm Voting for Garcia.

3/13/2015 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Rahm's guts.

3/13/2015 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm supporters, did u read this from ch 7 ?

"The mayor issued his own fiscal plan vowing to continue his current efforts to control city worker pensions by reducing cost of living increases and gradually increase employee contributions. Other savings include health care cost reductions..."

Thank u sir may I have another!

3/13/2015 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

When the hell is the FOP going to fix the smartphone app? If the union was a real corporation they'd have been out of business years ago.

3/13/2015 03:02:00 AM

Go figure, one of the only things that has come from the FOP that was resourceful for officer has been taken away. Hey Dean but I know you don't read this blog, wink, wink;)

3/13/2015 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT, my apologies in advance.

Kid graduating from USAF Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas.

Any suggestions on good places to go (or avoid) for food or fun would be appreciated.

Retired LEO


Stay on the river walk and spend your time there. Also the Alamo is right there as well. Fun place wish I was going with you.

3/14/2015 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT. Sneed is reporting that obama will not live in Chi town after he is out if office. He'll be living in New York.
Maybe shacking with Sharpton.
Mr pres. take the liberry wif you.

3/13/2015 08:05:00 AM

This is old news. As a matter of fact, it was Sneed who 'broke' this story about three years ago.

3/14/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can u buy a house in a no tax zone?
3/13/2015 08:56:00 AM


Since no-tax zones only exist in Rahm's imagination, sure! You can buy a pink house with a gumdrop roof in Rahm's imaginary world.

3/14/2015 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Does this pandering make Rahm look electable?

Just might. New poll out today said he increased his lead even after Chuy received the endorsements of Emil Jones, Jesse Jackson,Willie Wilson to name a few. I wonder why?
Latest poll has in 51% Rahm,37% Chuy, 11% undecided. Not good news for Chuy, even if all the undecided vote for him he loses

3/13/2015 09:21:00 AM

The poll pre-dates the endorsements. And a lot of my friends are sick of getting poll phone calls and they are telling the pollsters what they want to hear. Lotsa people lying to the poll-peddlers these days.

3/14/2015 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How do you spell opportunist?

3/13/2015 11:53:00 AM

A L L P O L I T I C I A N S.

3/14/2015 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/13/2015 04:40:00 AM said:

"Since you are forcing Police officers to live in this city with the residence requirement, why not consider waiving all our city fees for us? No fees for city stickers, water bills, etc. You would have my vote."

I can't believe they don't do that for you guys already.

3/14/2015 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"The mayor issued his own fiscal plan vowing to continue his current efforts to control city worker pensions by reducing cost of living increases and gradually increase employee contributions. Other savings include health care cost reductions..."

Thank u sir may I have another!

3/13/2015 10:07:00 PM

Chuey supporters have you read his pension proposals? ....... neither have we!

3/14/2015 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to say BY RAHM!!!!

3/14/2015 06:14:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

I wouldn't be surprised if he sends one of his minions to the bank on Election Day to get thousands of five dollar bills so the piss bums will vote for him.

3/14/2015 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SOLUTION is to reduce taxes. Stop giving away stuff for ever to people who don't want to, and can't work. They have ZERO incentive to do anything in school because "Obama ma boy! He gibs me dis sailfone..." and rent, food, etc... Give it to them for 1 year max, then cut them off for 5 years. You get one year to get your shit together, get a job, work, and start contributing back. Or you can starve on the street. Whatever. The choice is yours.
3/13/2015 01:09:00 AM
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I certainly agree with you in principle, but I'm sorry in the US we can't have people starving on the street no matter how much they deserve to. It ain't gonna happen.

3/14/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to end ALL giveaways...food, housing, cell phones, electric/gas bill assistance,more money for more illegitimate kids, paying "fathers/mothers" for babysitting their OWN kids. MANDATORY drug testing for those on the public tit. There is absolutely no incentive for that class of people(folks) to get up in the morning and go to work/look for a job. If they woke up cold and hungry on a daily basis they would have second thoughts about looking for work to eat and have shelter. The liberals have created this system of lackadaisical, slovenly behavior giving away all but the kitchen sink to those that refuse to provide for themselves. It's time to cut the cords and make those playing the system see what it's really like.

Nah...we know it'll never happen.

3/14/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should fop pay for a smart phone App?

Hey hair gells put down the phone and do some work. Contact Cards are not police work, arrests are.

3/14/2015 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rahm supporters, did u read this from ch 7 ?

"The mayor issued his own fiscal plan vowing to continue his current efforts to control city worker pensions by reducing cost of living increases and gradually increase employee contributions. Other savings include health care cost reductions..."

Thank u sir may I have another!

3/13/2015 10:07:00 PM

He is reducing medical costs now. Teligen is refusing to pay for treatments and procedures that they have paid for in the past! They say "that's enough"! "You've had too many tests"!
Like you would enjoy getting a scan every six months to battle cancer that you encountered while working for the city!!! What a disgrace! You could go to jail if you treated an animal like that!

3/14/2015 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 A

Probably doesn't have a view on it. It is state law.Not really up to him anyway

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM

I am not calling bullshit, but what state law? Most suburban Coppers don't live where they work.Is there something different for CPD?If so,Why?

3/14/2015 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, what? The left is finally realizing lower taxes create jobs and spurs economic growth? So our greatest President, Ronald Reagan, was right after all.

3/14/2015 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really another top hitting disgrace, he says the city is broke, bond rating dropped 5X (biggest quickest drop of any mayor), but yet he obviously found more of our money, he's "treasure hunter rahm" should have his own tv show! Chuy has the win, the tribune and others that rahm controls conducts polls so they say , rahm owns them simple as that!

3/14/2015 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Rahm's disputed Chicago residence, a no tax zone? Emanuel is trying to bust Chuy for receiving an undeserved property tax exemption on a property that he inherited from his parents. Makes you wonder about the stories that Emanuel and Amy Rule received a tax break because they claimed that a charitable foundation had its office at their Ravenswood address.

Is this a rumor or is it accurate? Where is the media?

3/14/2015 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they poll the $30,000,000 donors ?
Wow looks like 40% of them changed their mind .
Jajaja , dinero by wealthy 1% and the American mexican neighborhood kid from St. Rita in the engineer driving the train to city hall .
Choo Choo Garcia is on the way .

3/14/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kid graduating from USAF Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas.

Any suggestions on good places to go (or avoid) for food or fun would be appreciated.

Rudy's BBQ (it's a chain but this is the original store and it is pretty good)
24152 W. IH 10
San Antonio, TX 78257
northern outskirts of SA area called Leon's Spring.

Phone: 210-698-2141
Sun-Thur 10:30AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 10:30AM-10:30PM

3/14/2015 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did they poll the $30,000,000 donors ?
Wow looks like 40% of them changed their mind .
Jajaja , dinero by wealthy 1% and the American mexican neighborhood kid from St. Rita in the engineer driving the train to city hall .
Choo Choo Garcia is on the way .

3/14/2015 10:03:00 AM

Could you knock it off with the choo choo nonsense? You're diminishing the candidate by making him sound childish and foolish.

3/14/2015 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 A

Probably doesn't have a view on it. It is state law.Not really up to him anyway

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM

I am not calling bullshit, but what state law? Most suburban Coppers don't live where they work.Is there something different for CPD?If so,Why?

3/14/2015 08:33:00 AM

Well, that's because the State law applies only to Chicago. Good thing you didn't call bullshit, eh?
So, your friends were smart by applying to suburban departments.

3/14/2015 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chuey supporters have you read his pension proposals? ....... neither have we!

3/14/2015 02:52:00 AM

I've heard RAHM's. That's all I need to know to send me to the polls to vote for Garcia.

3/14/2015 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're from tje Goverment and we're to help you.

Run like hell you poor SOB's.

3/14/2015 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuey supporters have you read his pension proposals? ....... neither have we!

3/14/2015 02:52:00 AM

But I have heard Rahm's pension plan. Rham has told us we will "bleed". No thanks. I have literally bled enough on and for this job.

3/14/2015 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 A

Probably doesn't have a view on it. It is state law.Not really up to him anyway

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM

I am not calling bullshit, but what state law? Most suburban Coppers don't live where they work.Is there something different for CPD?If so,Why?

3/14/2015 08:33:00 AM



I dont recall what chapter and statute its written in.Printed copies of state laws are few and far between these days but its in there somewhere. Do some research and im sure you will find it.

3/15/2015 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this pandering make Rahm look electable?

Just might. New poll out today said he increased his lead even after Chuy received the endorsements of Emil Jones, Jesse Jackson,Willie Wilson to name a few. I wonder why?
Latest poll has in 51% Rahm,37% Chuy, 11% undecided. Not good news for Chuy, even if all the undecided vote for him he loses

3/13/2015 09:21:00 AM

The poll pre-dates the endorsements. And a lot of my friends are sick of getting poll phone calls and they are telling the pollsters what they want to hear. Lotsa people lying to the poll-peddlers these days.

Endorsements don't always help,sometimes they backfire. Not a very good argument about telling the pollsters what they want to hear. How do you know what they want to hear? Are they a Rahm or Chuy poll,you have no idea. Also who says those lotsa people are only lying one way. Only Chuy supporters lie, have you every thought that Rahm supporters are telling the pollsters what they want to hear and are saying they are going to vote for Chuy when they aren't.
My point is you have no idea what people are telling the pollsters or why.

3/15/2015 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm is either ahead or the Fibune is lying today trying to stop Garcia's momentum.

It doesn't matter what Rahm does, I'm not voting for him

Tribune doesn't have to stop Chuy momentum. Chuy did that himself when he unveiled his plan on how to hire 1000 more police, get rid or red light camera and had no answer on how to pay for it.
His answer was to form a committee that will report back to him 90 days after the election. He has no answers and the committee will probably report back like all the others,cut benefits and increase taxes. Its not rocket science.

3/15/2015 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What is chuys view in the residency requirement

3/13/2015 03:22:00 A

Probably doesn't have a view on it. It is state law.Not really up to him anyway

3/13/2015 02:41:00 PM

I am not calling bullshit, but what state law? Most suburban Coppers don't live where they work.Is there something different for CPD?If so,Why?

3/14/2015 08:33:00 AM

Deep memory serves me that the guy is right about the State having a say so. I believe it's a population related reason that causes some convoluted home rule clause to kick in play.

Similar to how Chicago's school district pays into the teachers pension plan and other state school districts don't. Some sort of quid pro quo thing that we pay and they don't because we get more state dollars.

All the other school districts in the State were screaming about how they would have to raise taxes if Chicago didn't pick up their slack.

In a nutshell, it's all fucked up and intertwined.

3/15/2015 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Rahm is either ahead or the Fibune is lying today trying to stop Garcia's momentum.

It doesn't matter what Rahm does, I'm not voting for him

Tribune doesn't have to stop Chuy momentum. Chuy did that himself when he unveiled his plan on how to hire 1000 more police, get rid or red light camera and had no answer on how to pay for it.
His answer was to form a committee that will report back to him 90 days after the election. He has no answers and the committee will probably report back like all the others,cut benefits and increase taxes. Its not rocket science.

3/15/2015 10:19:00 AM

But Emanuel can eliminate red light cameras with no explanation of how he'll replace the revenue and that's okay? And he can SAY he's going to implement tax-free, fee-free, zones and start up a whole new administrative system to service that, without outlining how he could POSSIBLY fund that and that's okay, too?

You CAN'T be serious. At least Garcia is being honest. And, since he's already had experience implementing consolidation of redundant services between the city and the county, he can save money by doing even more of that.

3/15/2015 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Endorsements don't always help,sometimes they backfire. Not a very good argument about telling the pollsters what they want to hear. How do you know what they want to hear? Are they a Rahm or Chuy poll,you have no idea. Also who says those lotsa people are only lying one way. Only Chuy supporters lie, have you every thought that Rahm supporters are telling the pollsters what they want to hear and are saying they are going to vote for Chuy when they aren't.
My point is you have no idea what people are telling the pollsters or why.

3/15/2015 10:12:00 AM

Some of the calls are so obvious, it's pathetic. By the questions, or the phrasing of the questions, you can tell EXACTLY what they're looking for.

I wasn't 'arguing' for lying to the pollsters. I was reporting fact. Some of my friends get these phone calls all day long from these idiots. I've only received a handful of calls on one line. If they're calling the same people all the time, their numbers are skewed. And therefore useless.

3/15/2015 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Municipal Code of Chicago Section 2-152-050. The City’s residency
ordinance provides—with no exceptions—that all officers and employees of the City must reside
within the City or else be discharged from City employment, per the Inspector General's report on exclusions or waivers.

This is allowed under "Home Rule", a State law, which is a delegation or decentralization of, the State's power. I believe having a population of over one million confers home rule, but you'd have to look that up.

3/15/2015 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ome of the calls are so obvious, it's pathetic. By the questions, or the phrasing of the questions, you can tell EXACTLY what they're looking for.

I wasn't 'arguing' for lying to the pollsters. I was reporting fact. Some of my friends get these phone calls all day long from these idiots. I've only received a handful of calls on one line. If they're calling the same people all the time, their numbers are skewed. And therefore useless.


Tell your friends to get on the "No call registry"

3/16/2015 10:32:00 AM  

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