Raise Taxes More?
- Determined to bite the bullet and get it over with, aldermen on Monday questioned why Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not proposing an even bigger property tax increase instead of assuming that Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a bill that gives Chicago more time to shore up police and fire pensions.
“What I’m detecting here is an appetite to get this over with one way or the other and not keep coming back and doing it again and again,” said Ald. Edward Burke (14th), chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee.
Not a word about cutting waste, eliminating fraud or redundancy, reforming spending/contracts/rigged bidding. No, just "why don't we raise taxes even more?"How about eliminating 25 aldercreatures?
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