Rahm to Lose More Money
And hopefully, his chances at re-election:
- Chicago will remain a sanctuary city — in spite of President Donald Trump’s renewed threat to cut off federal funding to cities where undocumented immigrants can live without fear of police harassment, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday.
“I want to be clear: We’re gonna stay a sanctuary city. There is no stranger among us. We welcome people — whether you’re from Poland or Pakistan, whether you’re from Ireland or India or Israel and whether you’re from Mexico or Moldovia where my grandfather came from. You are welcome in Chicago as you pursue the American dream,” the mayor said.
And how exactly did your grandparents arrive there Rahm-ster? Legally? Though normal channels? Waiting their turn like everyone else? They did, didn't they?
But Rahm (and Hillary and democrats in general) is missing the bigger picture - the picture that gave the nation Trump. People outside of the 8 or 9 major metropolitan areas that voted for Hillary got a president who is listening to them and not to the Rahm's. Trump is going to hold "sanctuary" cities feet to the fire and the only way for them to continue onward is to (A) cave to the Federal Rule of Law or (B) raise taxes to cover services for people who shouldn't be here in the first place. And the (B) option is going to push a lot of middle-of-the-road types directly into the "Reagan democrat" column - people willing to vote their pocketbooks because the left has saddled them with an unworkable system.
In fact, if Trump really wants to kick Rahm and others right in the balls, co-opt the black churches. Point out that illegals drive down wages for entry level jobs that Pfleger and Sharpton and Jackson have been begging for in their communities. It fits in perfectly with the Inaugural message - these under-served communities are Americans, are they not? They want good paying jobs, right? A shot at success?
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