Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Truth Comes Out - Accidentally

  • A post-election property tax increase is inevitable to solve Chicago’s $20 billion pension crisis, one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most powerful City Council allies warned Monday, arguing that anybody who claims otherwise is living in a dream world.

    Nine aldermen allied with Emanuel joined his campaign co-chair, City Clerk Susana Mendoza, at a City Hall news conference to put the heat on mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy Garcia” for making $1.9 billion in promises that, they claim, would force the owner of a $250,000 home to pay $1,900 more in annual property taxes.

    But Ald. Carrie Austin (34th), chairman of the City Council’s Budget Committee, inadvertently put the spotlight on Emanuel when she acknowledged under questioning that Chicagoans need to brace for a property tax increase in any event — even if Emanuel wins the April 7 runoff.
You should have seen the faces of everyone behind Austin when she let the cat out of the bag. The "oh shit" looks were priceless, as if they couldn't believe she strayed so far off script. Rahm allies were left scrambling:
  • But Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), Austin’s Budget Committee co-chairman, tried to turn the tables back on Garcia.

    “We’re four weeks away from electing a new mayor, yet we have received no information whatsoever from Mr. Garcia on how we’re gonna pay for these things,” Reilly said.

    “We’re at a time now — the taxpayers certainly are — where they want to see the beef. And so far, all we’ve gotten from Mr. Garcia is a lot of baloney. . . . By my math, $1.9 billion in program spending. He needs to find a way to pay for that. What that means for local taxpayers is $1,900-per-year-per-person in the city of Chicago that local families can’t afford.”
Newsflash Brendan - families are going to have a hard time affording it regardless of who sits in the chair at City Hall. Rahm hasn't said shit either, so he's obviously sitting on the news until such time as he can pull the rug out from under everyone.

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78 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

23rd Ward Alderman Zalewski will vote yes to this one too. Rahms rubber stamp. Then he'll go and have another cocktail at the casino.

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

Emanuel has been in office for close to four years. In that time Chicago's credit rating went down five times. All because of pensions. In that time has not raised one dime for anyone's pension. Chicago has lost more union jobs in that time.

I could go on and on, but it's pretty obvious he is no friend to any middle class worker.

Vote for change, just don't for more of Rham

3/10/2015 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could have sworn Burke handles the budget.

May be it is time for Burke to leave his post since he seems never to have any answer but always has a clean street in front of his house.

3/10/2015 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say VOTE CHUY!! At least he's not part of the Syndicate that's been running this city in the ground for the last 25 years. Rambo has NOT a even budgeted the money for our ensign fund! Give CHEWBACA a chance. If he fails dump him in 4 years!
Rammy hates you us!!
Vote CHUY !!

3/10/2015 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man oh man...
These m/fer's ain't shit if they ain't funny!

It wasn't just a group "oh shit!" picture...
It was a monumental, reflexive colon blow... Over and past the elastic in every pair of drawers floating around on that podium...

Tax hike for the unwashed churls to paper over the theivery, venality, incompetence and duplicity of local elected officialdom?

Alright... Fuck all of you then...

Retaliatory fees on Rahm's money-conjurer, financial Fuckery friends.

Immediate snatch-backs from all companies of all taxpayer monies given away to them as tax breaks.

"WAAAAAAHHH! But we're the "job creators!" You CAN'T DO THAT TO US!"

Huh?
"Job Creators?"
>Fart!<
"Whohadsaidsump'n?"

Real-Feel unemployment is running @ 20%+ so u'all can "va fangool" with that intentionally obtuse and stupid shit of not counting people who have given up on looking...

It's aggravating and insulting when these smart m/fers riding with Rahm want to dispute what people down in the bloody shit-mud of Chicago are seeing with their own eyes.

"You're just a bunch of big, dumb, mean, hateful, bitter, gun-loving, racist, cynical Cops who are angry that it isn't 1960 anymore."

3/10/2015 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, scc, Rahm HAS said something about it. He said he would not rule out a property tax increase TO FUND THE PENSIONS. And, yes, he qualified it, tying it to pensions.

3/10/2015 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime, former asshole-in-charge with selective memory loss king Richie was seen giggling and smiling in the back of the press conference, handing out business cards for Tur Partners. Funny how he remembers how great a ball player Minnie Minoso was, but he can't remember anything when it comes to giving a deposition.

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

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

― Margaret Thatcher

Chicago has run out of other people's money.

3/10/2015 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Rahm have ANYTHING to offer besides four more years of back-hand slaps across the teeth of the taxpayers and wet sloppy kisses for his campaign contributors?

3/10/2015 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOHICA.

If you are lucky, they'll use a little lube.

3/10/2015 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe getting rid of about 40 alderman and their staff will help bridge that gap? Don't they get 1.5 Mil each as a payoff, um, discretionary fund? That could more than make up the difference! Maybe mayor chuy can read this post and get an idea on what to do.

3/10/2015 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor 1% is a millionaire dictator who lobbied hard to cut taxes at the merc and will continue to protect his fat-cat rich connected political base at the expense of hard working middle class salt of the earth taxpayers.

That is why the hedge fund class is pumping cash into their candidate - to leverage their interests over yours.

You have the power of the vote. Don't fall for their propaganda.

3/10/2015 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We’re four weeks away from electing a new mayor, yet we have received no information whatsoever from Mr. Garcia on how we’re gonna pay for these things,” Reilly said.

Alderman Reilly seems pretty damn sure that Garcia will be mayor and will finally face up to the problems that Rahm and Shortshanks ignored all those years.

Tell us Mr. Reilly, as a civic leader what did you advised the mayors to do all those years? What will you advised Mr. Garcia to do now?

3/10/2015 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bend over Chicago home owners. Those 20 plus years of mismanagement by the "micro manager" Richie Daley are about to come home for us all. Richie cooked the books for years and now we will get stuck with the bill and he gets to enjoy his fat multiple pension checks. As Rev. Wright would proclaim...."The chickens have come home to roost". Amen.

3/10/2015 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City clerk Mendoza behind this? She votes for nothing in the council has an office for what? The same sue Mendoza that terminated employees for " your services are no longer needed" right after election? Will she be filling these positions the Chicago way with her people of is she saving taxpayers money and using this money in her budget to shore up the pensions? We're the employees terminated because of skin color? Being Amish? Couldn't the cuties of that office be eliminated and have a private company file out city stickers, and maybe have high school kids get the " minutes" of city council meetings documented?

3/10/2015 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC it's B O L O G N A just like the commercial...

3/10/2015 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will people in Englewood be paying these higher taxes too ? Or just people on the NW and SW side as usual??

3/10/2015 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has been sitting on the fifth floor for almost four years. He is supposed to be a business wiz kid. Remember the 18 million he pocketed for attending a dozen meetings? He has accomplished exactly nothing in those four years.

We know he wants to "make us bleed". In all his arrogance, he has told us so. He will continue pandering to his base, they will not bleed one drop. How can anyone justify keeping this Mayor?

3/10/2015 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.9 in program spending? Does that really mean 1.9 billion in entitlements? Cut the spending! Cut the freebies till you shore up your debt and then give drug test and job training for these forth and fifth generations on welfare! Funny always talk about cutting the working person benefits but never the welfare and freebies which got us this problem!

3/10/2015 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rauner never told us anything about his budget either and he was elected Gov. Aren't Rauner and Rahm good buddies?

3/10/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe FLOP should read this huge tidbit of information. Especially after their little quasi telephone poll about supporting 9.5 during this power rush of a campaign. FLOP says they wanted a count to see who the body of this "union " ( bargaining) would support. I say they already know who not to support. "RHAM " Rham wants our pension to support his self centered left wing causes because the police can retire at 55 and Mr. Lazy ass out there doesn't get a pension. Rham wants to destroy us...firemen....paramedics....teachers....streets and San workers.....any organized laborious group......how stupid to weaken ourselves..all the while making him more powerful to those he does businesses with and they all get fat on our EARNED BENEFITS. .....DENY THAT DEANO! Sgt stripes are not worth it....POLL THAT!
Dyla Hata

3/10/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the perfect time to get that tree trimmed or the pothole in front of your house fixed since this is the only time the city will actually do something to try to get your vote!

3/10/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when Chuy becomes mayor, can we get some corn carts up in 016?

3/10/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rham is showing his true abuser self. first he abuses and beats you. then he apologizes says "you know i can't help it thats me that how i am, but its tough love its cause i care" "ill try and do better though in the future" and then he promises to get rid of the stick or belt (i.e red light cameras)

3/10/2015 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger rufus said...

The clock is ticking ... Chicago ==> Detroit in 7 years? 10 years? 15? It's just a matter of time unless and until the fiscal situation becomes less disastrous.

3/10/2015 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Good old Carrie. Open mouth---insert foot.

3/10/2015 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine any kind of shopping, brick and mortar store or on the internet. Most people don't like paying full price so they shop for a deal. Most of the time the deal is in the way of a coupon. Well it seems that Rahm is no different than we are as consumers however he takes it to another level. As homeowners we pay our bills and don't live outside our means. It is clear that Rahm is trying to put his household budget in line and is using a self-made coupon (our pensions)to balance his budget. Imagine if we could buy whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted and not have to worry about paying for it. Pay the public servants who allowed this city, through their public service, to flourish and become the great city it is. Their pensions are a deferred benefit, meaning they are part of their total compensation package, hence the Illinois Constitutional Language that these benefits cannot be diminished. Remember this when the police and fire pensions are portrayed as very generous and more than the private sector. City of Chicago Garbage men have a higher salary than police officers and fireman. Police and Firemen are eligible for social security only if they paid in, but at a reduced rate of 70% lower than their counterparts in the private sector. Additionally police and fireman do not get any cost of living increases until they are 60 years old and that cost of living increase is a non-compounded 1 1/2% per year. There are plenty of fat cats feeding at the pension trough but your police officers and detectives, firefighters and engineers are far from fat cats and at the bottom of the food chain.

3/10/2015 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Actually, scc, Rahm HAS said something about it. He said he would not rule out a property tax increase TO FUND THE PENSIONS. And, yes, he qualified it, tying it to pensions."

Bingo! At least he's being frank about it. Of course there's going to be a property tax increase - how the hell else do you think our pensions will get the infusion of cash that'll save the fund?

If that prick Daley had met his responsibilities over 20 years we won't be in this position. And now because Rahm has taken four years to stabilize the budget so that the pension becomes the financial focus HE'S the bad guy? Yikes, think people, about the longterm, not just that you don't like the guy. As for Garcia - do you really want a commie running this city?

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

Get rid of 25 alderman

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

Corn carts are in 16 already buddy.

3/10/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 is the new 40 , raise minimum retirement age to 55 to retire , but 59 to start collecting . COLa Should not start until you reach mandatory retirement age . Mandatory retirement could be raised to 66 .

3/10/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish....
I wish that the Mayor and other politicians would calmly work with us to help sort out the pension crisis even though we did not cause it and paid our fair share, worked, paid our taxes and fees, etc. I think the threats and nasty approach to public personnel is what has set things off on the wrong foot. I understand that politicians wished to deflect attention from the raiding of the pension funds for special and personal projects but a little truth, responsibility, humility and spirit of cooperation would have gone a lot further.

It's not too late. I hope that the powers that be can be bigger people. We are all in this together.

3/10/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the 2 billion in Tif funds are created by overcharging property owners for taxes and stashing the surplus. If this is correct, why raise taxes further? Why can't we utilize these funds for the people since the people created the surplus? Obviously the public needs the money it have amassed for the City. If this is not a rainy day fund for the City taxpayers, why not? I don't understand why this money should only go to those that do not help our bottom line. I guess I just don't get it.

3/10/2015 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rufus said...
The clock is ticking ... Chicago ==> Detroit in 7 years? 10 years? 15? It's just a matter of time unless and until the fiscal situation becomes less disastrous.

3/10/2015 09:08:00 AM

Hey, Ruf - Chicago's biggest fiscal issues were the precipitous drop in real estate tax income and transfer taxes and the drop-off in new construction.

The economy has turned, property is changing hands at an increased rate, construction is up and Chicago (AND Detroit) will be steadily improving in the next seven years.

Troll.

3/10/2015 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Now is the perfect time to get that tree trimmed or the pothole in front of your house fixed since this is the only time the city will actually do something to try to get your vote!

3/10/2015 07:30:00 AM

Yeah, I'm sure Rey Colon is going to rush those trucks out to service the ward that dumped him by a 75% majority.

3/10/2015 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
City clerk Mendoza behind this? She votes for nothing in the council has an office for what? The same sue Mendoza that terminated employees for " your services are no longer needed" right after election? Will she be filling these positions the Chicago way with her people of is she saving taxpayers money and using this money in her budget to shore up the pensions? We're the employees terminated because of skin color? Being Amish? Couldn't the cuties of that office be eliminated and have a private company file out city stickers, and maybe have high school kids get the " minutes" of city council meetings documented?

3/10/2015 04:10:00 AM

Maybe rahm promised her police detail (valets) like he and the treasurer has waste of manpower! She wants higher office Secretary of State when white steps aside!

3/10/2015 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07:47am. They're great! Easy on the mayo, please. Lol!

3/10/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe FLOP should read this huge tidbit of information. Especially after their little quasi telephone poll about supporting 9.5 during this power rush of a campaign. FLOP says they wanted a count to see who the body of this "union " ( bargaining) would support. I say they already know who not to support. "RHAM " Rham wants our pension to support his self centered left wing causes because the police can retire at 55 and Mr. Lazy ass out there doesn't get a pension. Rham wants to destroy us...firemen....paramedics....teachers....streets and San workers.....any organized laborious group......how stupid to weaken ourselves..all the while making him more powerful to those he does businesses with and they all get fat on our EARNED BENEFITS. .....DENY THAT DEANO! Sgt stripes are not worth it....POLL THAT!
Dyla Hata

3/10/2015 06:55:00 AM

I do not agree that our Union or rather collective bargaining unit should endorse any politician. We should not have our dues spent on any politician. This makes us just as much of a problem as the corporate lobbyists that buy policy changes from corrupt politicians. All this needs to stop. I'm glad the FOP did not endorse anyone. We should stay out of it and vote our own conscience.

3/10/2015 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dean the headlights are on your on the road staring will you do the will of coppers or will you pick your family and friends dancer and be removed from office by us? What's it going to be dean?

3/10/2015 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Sun Times, TIF spending now deprives the city and local taxing bodies 1.7 billion in annual spending. NO property tax needed,fuck you Rahm

3/10/2015 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could Chuy do that's worse than raising taxes ?

3/10/2015 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many alderman are with chuy?City clerk mendoza hispanic with rahm? Hmm wonder what she is asking for in her budget? How many more 6 figure jobs will she get? Wait dint she just terminate employees after she won again? Bet she is saving positions maybe to pump up pension! Or another EEOC beef? Lets hope not, we don't need more embarrassments! Isn't mendoza loyal to Burke?

3/10/2015 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When this campaign is over, I fully expect Matt Hynes to be run out of town. This is by far, THE worst run campaign in Chicago. Ever. They can't get one fucking thing right. He couldn't even get Rahm a win in his own 19th Ward. Whose great idea was it to have this idiot Alderman speak?

3/10/2015 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we have to raise taxes, how about starting with Englewood etal, first? After all, any way you want to measure it (per capita, per square mile), they are the biggest CONSUMERS of city services.

It's only fair that way. All about sharing; the Obama way.

Call the next case. Not a cop.

3/10/2015 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe getting rid of about 40 alderman and their staff will help bridge that gap? Don't they get 1.5 Mil each as a payoff, um, discretionary fund? That could more than make up the difference! Maybe mayor chuy can read this post and get an idea on what to do.





If you look at and compare to NY, even trimming the alderman to 25 wouldn't be proportionate to the population, it's more like 18. But 25 would be a start.

3/10/2015 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told that if Chewie wins, we will all get unicorns with golden horseshoes. I don't know where I'll put my unicorn, but I want a unicorn, damn it!

3/10/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 is the new 40 , raise minimum retirement age to 55 to retire , but 59 to start collecting . COLa Should not start until you reach mandatory retirement age . Mandatory retirement could be raised to 66 .

3/10/2015 11:11:00 AM

This person keeps posting this. How about 33 years minimum to collect because that is how many you are suggesting I have to do. I have no problem moving mandatory age but moving minimum would be wrong.

3/10/2015 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that prick Daley had met his responsibilities over 20 years we won't be in this position. And now because Rahm has taken four years to stabilize the budget so that the pension becomes the financial focus HE'S the bad guy? Yikes, think people, about the longterm, not just that you don't like the guy. As for Garcia - do you really want a commie running this city?

3/10/2015 10:13:00 AM

We already HAVE a commie running this city!
I'm ready to give a different one, a Chicagoan, a chance.

3/10/2015 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Imagine any kind of shopping, brick and mortar store or on the internet. Most people don't like paying full price so they shop for a deal. Most of the time the deal is in the way of a coupon. Well it seems that Rahm is no different than we are as consumers however he takes it to another level. As homeowners we pay our bills and don't live outside our means. It is clear that Rahm is trying to put his household budget in line and is using a self-made coupon (our pensions)to balance his budget. Imagine if we could buy whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted and not have to worry about paying for it. Pay the public servants who allowed this city, through their public service, to flourish and become the great city it is. Their pensions are a deferred benefit, meaning they are part of their total compensation package, hence the Illinois Constitutional Language that these benefits cannot be diminished. Remember this when the police and fire pensions are portrayed as very generous and more than the private sector. City of Chicago Garbage men have a higher salary than police officers and fireman. Police and Firemen are eligible for social security only if they paid in, but at a reduced rate of 70% lower than their counterparts in the private sector. Additionally police and fireman do not get any cost of living increases until they are 60 years old and that cost of living increase is a non-compounded 1 1/2% per year. There are plenty of fat cats feeding at the pension trough but your police officers and detectives, firefighters and engineers are far from fat cats and at the bottom of the food chain.

3/10/2015 09:32:00 AM

I agree with some of what you have to say, but I sure don't agree that Rahm is trying to put his fiscal house in order.

He spends like a drunken sailor on leave with a two year at-sea tour ahead of him.

Spending only works when you HAVE MONEY. If you spend what you don't have, you end up paying juice on that loan, and it's far more than you'd ever pay if you simply saved up the money and banked it until you had enough to pay cash for your fun toys.

3/10/2015 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
rham is showing his true abuser self. first he abuses and beats you. then he apologizes says "you know i can't help it thats me that how i am, but its tough love its cause i care" "ill try and do better though in the future" and then he promises to get rid of the stick or belt (i.e red light cameras)

3/10/2015 08:45:00 AM

And if you're a good little domestic violence victim, you have such low self-esteem that you vote for your abuser because you're stupid enough to believe he'll change.
He won't.

3/10/2015 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm hasn't said shit either. And he's sitting on millions and millions of secret money(TIF's) that he won't talk about. All I know is Rahm is part of the chicago crime family that has been running things for nearly 30 years. We need to try someone else and that's Chuy Garcia. Rahm is just way too wealthy and sneaky.

3/10/2015 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Actually, scc, Rahm HAS said something about it. He said he would not rule out a property tax increase TO FUND THE PENSIONS. And, yes, he qualified it, tying it to pensions."

Bingo! At least he's being frank about it. Of course there's going to be a property tax increase - how the hell else do you think our pensions will get the infusion of cash that'll save the fund?

If that prick Daley had met his responsibilities over 20 years we won't be in this position. And now because Rahm has taken four years to stabilize the budget so that the pension becomes the financial focus HE'S the bad guy? Yikes, think people, about the longterm, not just that you don't like the guy. As for Garcia - do you really want a commie running this city?

3/10/2015 10:13:00 AM

What about the TIF's? When will the media start hammering that issue? How many millions are hidden in TIF's? Someone needs to really start talking about it.

3/10/2015 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Get rid of 25 alderman..."

Simply getting rid of elected officials is not enough. Recall that Pat Quinn pushed to eliminate 1/3 of the General Assembly and after the "Cutback Amendment" was passed the size of the lower house was reduced from 177 to 118. Some of the better representatives were put out of office while the party hacks survived and the net effect was the rise of Michael J. Madigan to supremacy in Springfield. The taxpayers never saved a penny since the remaining legislators raised their salaries and increased their benefits.

If you want real reform, tie legislative pay to the actual hours that they work and eliminate all of the double dipping and multiple pension plans for part-time jobs. Illinois has the most lavishly paid state officials in the USA.

3/10/2015 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the 34th Ward and let me say loud and clear....I never ever voted for Carrie Austin, the lady is a sellout and a big joke.

She was APPOINTED by Daley after her husband died from a stroke over 20ty years ago.

How does this crooket mouth sellout keep winning re-election I will never know?

The citizens of the 34th Ward are as stupid as they come.

3/10/2015 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It is my understanding that the 2 billion in Tif funds are created by overcharging property owners for taxes and stashing the surplus. If this is correct, why raise taxes further? Why can't we utilize these funds for the people since the people created the surplus? Obviously the public needs the money it have amassed for the City. If this is not a rainy day fund for the City taxpayers, why not? I don't understand why this money should only go to those that do not help our bottom line. I guess I just don't get it.

3/10/2015 11:42:00 AM

You do not understand.
Where are the poles supposed to get the money for the pet projects. The ones with the connected contractors. Who then provide them with donations for 30 million campaign funds.
You don't get it yet ?

3/10/2015 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"$1900 per year per person" he talks like a man with a paper asshole.

3/10/2015 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe rahm promised her police detail (valets) like he and the treasurer has waste of manpower! She wants higher office Secretary of State when white steps aside!

3/10/2015 11:51:00 AM

Ummm. She already does - think its only during working hours - not sure on that.

3/10/2015 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A vote for mary oconnor is a vote for Rahm. Vote for the ice cream guy-napolitano,!

3/10/2015 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm wants to give all the TIF money to his investment banker friends along with our pension money...

Cover for Daley...
No crime scene?
No crime.

The only reason Daley stepped aside was that the Feds finally had his ass.

The only reason he was given a courtesy and allowed to step aside was that many, many, many elected officials, corporate titans and banisters, North Shore/Gold Coast phony charity friends of Maggie and local media talking heads would have been dragged into the federal indictment maelstrom...

The Feds missed their chance to totally destroy the clouted class...

3/10/2015 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the TIF's? When will the media start hammering that issue? How many millions are hidden in TIF's? Someone needs to really start talking about it.

3/10/2015 05:28:00 PM
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Here you go:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/tifs-for-dummies/Content?oid=999741

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-chicago-reader-tif-archive/Content?oid=1180567

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
60 is the new 40 , raise minimum retirement age to 55 to retire , but 59 to start collecting . COLa Should not start until you reach mandatory retirement age . Mandatory retirement could be raised to 66 .

3/10/2015 11:11:00 AM

This person keeps posting this. How about 33 years minimum to collect because that is how many you are suggesting I have to do. I have no problem moving mandatory age but moving minimum would be wrong.

3/10/2015 03:34:00 PM

Rahm's trolls are posing this retirement age nonsense and planting seeds for the future. Be a smart gardener and see the poisonous weeds for what they are.

3/11/2015 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, scc, Rahm HAS said something about it. He said he would not rule out a property tax increase TO FUND THE PENSIONS. And, yes, he qualified it, tying it to pensions.

3/10/2015 01:07:00 AM


Interesting how the property tax bills now include the amount of taxes going to municipal pensions.

Still no mention of "reforming" the pensions of aldermen or state congressmen.

3/11/2015 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many alderman are with chuy?"


That depends on whether he wins or not.

Which way is the wind blowing?


rb

3/11/2015 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the TIF's? When will the media start hammering that issue? How many millions are hidden in TIF's? Someone needs to really start talking about it.

3/10/2015 05:28:00 PM


What if they've already raided these funds, too?

If these are in fact, so "secret" that no one can account for them, how do we even know that they're there?


rb

3/11/2015 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's go Chuy we have to turn shitcago into the Marxist capital of America.

3/11/2015 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
rham is showing his true abuser self. first he abuses and beats you. then he apologizes says "you know i can't help it thats me that how i am, but its tough love its cause i care" "ill try and do better though in the future" and then he promises to get rid of the stick or belt (i.e red light cameras)

3/10/2015 08:45:00 AM

And if you're a good little domestic violence victim, you have such low self-esteem that you vote for your abuser because you're stupid enough to believe he'll change.
He won't.
--------------------------
EXACTLY! bingo

3/11/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIF's were started to rejuvinate blighted neighborhoods. Another good intention that has been abused.

Since the inception of TIF's, money taken out of the pocket of taxpayers that had previously been put toward schools, roads, etc. around the city has now for decades been siphoned off in to what is essentially a slush fund in the billions for The Machine.

Now the whole city is in a financial blight trajectory.

What's worse is, the TIF fund is not audited or even a part of the City Balance Sheet.

How long are we going to put up with this shit??

The whole TIF thing ought to be eliminated and the tax money put where originally intended.

-Citizen

3/11/2015 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIF -- found the money!

3/11/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who wrote about "the abuser " Sir or Mam you are so clear in your explanation it is scary. What a perfect example to shocase this little, foot stomping, girl screaming, chest beating, half a finger pointing, demonic, backhand slapping (pimp hand), sons cell phone erasing (because he did NOT want investigators to track it or learn who junior was really calling or was he pulling a Hillary, and using his sons phone to call and text oslama about his political needs) builder of a park for the the of the last king of thieves that we had, and liar to the masses. He is putting the new detectives in uniform for the recruit graduation so that it LOOKS like he hired more police than he actually did. They were ordered not to wear their department commendations so they would look like recruits .NEVER....NEVER was this type of subdefuge so blatant. Reporters should
Interview those ghost recruits and learn what they were ordered to do.
Dyla Hata

3/11/2015 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TIFS were struck down in California and other places as an ILLEGAL diversion of tax payer treasure!

How is this Financial High Fuckery in Chicago allowed to stand as some sort of exception to that rule?

Is the political kleptocrat class here a special kind of smart?

Or are the taxpayers here a special kind of stupid who walk around wearing "kick me" signs?

Is there any way the taxpayers or representatives of, can bypass elected officialdom and petition the courts to forcibly undo this insidious, black-hearted and vile financial stratagem that is destroying Chicago's liveability and viability?

TIFS are used as a lever to pry money from the hands of taxpayers and award it to whichever ass the mayor is planting wet smooches on.

This shit couldn't provide a clearer picture as to what Rahm Emanuel is all about in his using the taxpayers money AGAINST THEM and THEIR INTERESTS!

The political and financial insults to the people's intelligence can't go unavenged.

Rahm IS scared.
Rahm is BEATABLE!

The way Rahm has played in Chicago
is the way Rahm is gonna be made to pay...

The pro-Rahm trolls have been reduced to slams, insults and blame and shame ad hominem attacks.

Rahm has been reduced to spin to defend the indefensible that is his list of wrong-headed things he's trying to pass off as "tough decisions."

Rahm is trying to forcibly overlay the basic middle class neighborhood character of this city with some fucked up vision as an epicenter for corporatist money conjuring with a heaping side order of here today gone tomorrow jobs with titles like manager, director, coordinator, facilitator and other such all greased and shiny to boost the escape velocity of your money into some twirpy, smarmy, smarter than everybody else, carpetbagging, Rahm endorsed propeller-head.

Rahm had four years of having it his fucking way and he has accomplished less than Jackson J. Shit unless you count picking a needless and reckless fight with everyone that isn't him as some sort of accomplishment.

It's plain to see why he was chased out of two separate White Houses... Little unmedicated maniac
with no filter and an aggressive and aggrandized animus as outsized as he is small.

3/11/2015 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TIF funds are going to real estate developers who in turn give Rahm and the machine big campaign contributions. Rahm won't even talk about TIFs just like Daley wouldn't.

3/11/2015 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City government and state government need true reform but that will not happen. The false and hollow promises of Garcia will not help. The city is going down the drain, owing billions that it does not have and a tax base that is smaller each year. I hear people claim the city is hiding billions, but there is no proof of that. I would like to see the end of TIF funds and some transparency, but I fear that Rauner is correct and the city is sliding toward bankruptcy. The city might even want that to get out from under the parking meter contracts.

3/11/2015 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if they raise taxes or not...Just solve the pension issue

3/11/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What about the TIF's? When will the media start hammering that issue? How many millions are hidden in TIF's? Someone needs to really start talking about it.

3/10/2015 05:28:00 PM


What if they've already raided these funds, too?

If these are in fact, so "secret" that no one can account for them, how do we even know that they're there?
rb

3/11/2015 03:44:00 AM

Fear not; they are being replenished at this very instant, because the skim comes right off the top of the real estate taxes we paid this month.
Rest easy; the money's there.

3/11/2015 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When this campaign is over, I fully expect Matt Hynes to be run out of town. This is by far, THE worst run campaign in Chicago. Ever. They can't get one fucking thing right. He couldn't even get Rahm a win in his own 19th Ward. Whose great idea was it to have this idiot Alderman speak?

3/10/2015 02:35:00 PM

The Joyce's are backing Chuy. I like the Joyce's.

Go Chuy!

3/11/2015 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
60 is the new 40 , raise minimum retirement age to 55 to retire , but 59 to start collecting . COLa Should not start until you reach mandatory retirement age . Mandatory retirement could be raised to 66 .

3/10/2015 11:11:00 AM

You must be a Rahm sycophant. Are all his bodyguards in their 60's? You must be one of those middle managers who sits on their ass all day doing virtually nothing. Go pound sand.

3/11/2015 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When there's an increase,everyone should participate.

It should be a type of consumption tax.

The homeowners shouldn't be pounced upon.

3/12/2015 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the poster who wrote about "the abuser " Sir or Mam you are so clear in your explanation it is scary. What a perfect example to shocase this little, foot stomping, girl screaming, chest beating, half a finger pointing, demonic, backhand slapping (pimp hand), sons cell phone erasing (because he did NOT want investigators to track it or learn who junior was really calling or was he pulling a Hillary, and using his sons phone to call and text oslama about his political needs) builder of a park for the the of the last king of thieves that we had, and liar to the masses. He is putting the new detectives in uniform for the recruit graduation so that it LOOKS like he hired more police than he actually did. They were ordered not to wear their department commendations so they would look like recruits .NEVER....NEVER was this type of subdefuge so blatant. Reporters should
Interview those ghost recruits and learn what they were ordered to do.
Dyla Hata

3/11/2015 09:49:00 AM

Are they going to remove the stars and bars on their sleeves,too?

3/12/2015 08:43:00 PM  

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