Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rahm Lied Again??

  • The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.

    The larger figure takes into account delays in receiving block grants from the state, according to Carole Brown, Emanuel’s chief financial officer.

    Brown said all options are on the table to find the cash needed to stave off an early closing of schools that CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has warned might be needed but that Emanuel has ruled out to preserve the longer school year that cost the mayor a teachers strike to achieve.

    Brown wouldn’t even rule out another tax increase — in addition to the $250 million already imposed for teacher pensions and the $45 million for school construction.

    But she said that would not solve the need for an immediate cash infusion.
Going from $129 million to $596 million isn't any sort of rounding error. It's not a misstatement. It's a lie - a 450% lie. And to cover for the lie, Rahm's people are proposing looting the TIF's or delaying pension payments, thought they won't specify which funds might get shafted.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a complete jagoff.

5/10/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm's people are proposing looting the TIF's or........"

......maybe using the tax money skimmed to fill the TIF hog trough for something other then feeding the hogs.......

5/10/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the schools close. A couple of weeks is not gonna make a failing student any smarter. We don't have the money, let them close.

5/10/2017 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you know the Tax incentive slush funds are not getting liquidated

5/10/2017 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems Rahm wants to write checks his ass can't cover but hopes the people of Chicago will have a short memory of another tax increase come election time.

5/10/2017 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well, shorten the school year. Give the little tykes a reading list for the summer. 600 million to keeo the schools open for an extra two weeks?

5/10/2017 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The schools are a rip off.

5/10/2017 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe sheriff dart could have a bake sale with his crew of criminals. Just let all prisoners go on work release so they can kill regular citizens.

5/10/2017 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww guys - stop blaming Rahmacide - after all he learned math at CPS...

5/10/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about taxing the parents of the kids going to these crap schools. Or if you can't graduate on time with your class you have to pay to continue. I'm sick of seeing 20 year old high school graduates

5/10/2017 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS is a useless instrument of any learning. Close all these fucking schools, and just put a Jack In the Box fast food joint at every school. Open 0700 till 1700. They can eat on the tax $ and be quite cheaper. No poor folks go poor, as the fool Pritker running for governor can spoon feed the 8 generation of welfare and link living.
He should have picnic at is North Shore mansion and feed a thousand on weekends. His private beach would be void of the sand after the first picnic

5/10/2017 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And these idiots would piss it all away to keep their "sanctuary City" liberal status... Good thing the pussy RINOS in Congress got scared of Fake News CNN.

5/10/2017 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close the schools early.

Big deal.

They're going to miss 3 weeks of "hands up, don't shoot studies", and they'll lose a few pounds.

Deport the illegals kids and their families.

Fire 25% of the staff.

Start fresh in August.

5/10/2017 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Amazing. The press handles him with kid gloves.

5/10/2017 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has rahm ever told the truth?

5/10/2017 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TIFs are a scam, a political slush fund. Put all the TIF money back in the general fund and the city would be in the Black Don't dare tell me there are rules preventing this. Of course there are, the looting politicians put them there. Time for big changes. Everyone that has blindly voted for the democrats all these years must change their vote in the next elections. Time for change

5/10/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Rahm, remember:"Never let a good crisis go to waste."; this is one very Great Crisis. Who are you gonna sue now? Rahm the Lil Tough Guy from Wilmette, where the Gang Bangers have braces and shrinks, is really challenged on this one. Get ready to see Claypool resign. And if school has to let out on June 1st; there are going to be a lot of angry Democrats! Baby "G"

5/10/2017 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Kevin Graham number one issue must be the Chicago Police Pension fine if you're going to hire people hire people to watch our money very important we are the worst find it Police Pension find in the United States of America under 25% funded with hundreds of police officers retiring May 15 and hundreds more to follow this should be the number one issue! Do not concentrate waste any resources on the residency issue that would be a waste of time it hasn't happened for the past 50 years it's not going to happen it's a battle that will not be won simply because the entire state judicial system is controlled by City Hall simple as that.

5/10/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time a Chicago Mayor went to prison, it's time to build a tiny cell for the twerp...

5/10/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan & Cullerton deserve a special place in hell for what they've done to this state.

5/10/2017 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is all the little RAT does is lie! I despise this POS even more then I do Daley. And, by the way, I did not see the little RAT at the St. Jude march. Nice way to show support for the police you POS and after two Officers got shot just a few days before. Rahm, you are a despicable little POS.

5/10/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bend over Chicago, another tax hike looms on the horizon.

Maybe Rahm ought to consider removing exemptions from the tax rolls. Those folks living on welfare but driving BMW's, Cadillac's and Mercedes ought to be able to cough up a few bucks. You know, for the children.
I'm sure Rahm could twist it around so it sounds like it has to be done because of the republicans. Or maybe Mr. Dart could start skimming the pizza money fund and send it to Rahm.


5/10/2017 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another tax increase ! But i can't move out of this hole because of residency ! And to those that say you knew about it when getting hired, what i didn't know is how fucked up this city is ! Say bye bye to any raise u get in the contract , city taxes eat it right up -

5/10/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit show, the end is near!

5/10/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is tiny dancers last term. You can take that to the bank.

5/10/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a mere pittance for the quality of education the students are receiving

5/10/2017 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

600 million short got to love it that is why people are moving house goes up this summer

5/10/2017 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody will call him out on it. Not perennial reformer candidate for every local government agency - Forrest Gump Claypool for sure.

Over 4x over the stated amount, even Midas Muffler will give you fair warning when their estimate goes over 20% for replacing your Chicago stolen catalytic converter.

Let's see, Rahm will raise taxes, I'll readjust my budget, forego buying this or that, decide what things I need to cut back on, since I spend wisely, after I get paid.

Just why won't CPS-CTU do the same instead of spending money they don't have and are unlikely to get ?
Oh yeah, the have BIG MOUTHS and bash chicken little at their pink hat monthly protest marches...Rahm gives in ALL the time.
Closing schools for the rest of the year isn't going to matter, half don't show up, the other half don't pay attention, and the other-other half are on lunchroom or gymroom break for five periods. There's only about six or seven are actually at grade level, prepared enough for graduation to the next grade and don't need the last month of CPS maniacal classroom, bias teaching nonsense anyway.

Sanctuary First - All other wait.

5/10/2017 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is something like 2000 unfilled budgeted position in the city budget...that's something like a billion dollars sitting there. I'm not an economic major, but there's your money. It you haven't filled the positions by now, I guess we don't need them!!!

5/10/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sure all the kids grades are in by first week of June anyway. Let them out early, start the summer off with a bang!

5/10/2017 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall a massive bit of borrowing to even pay the already bloated debt that Rahm and crew couldn't pay- it was called restructuring at the time, because it couldn't be called refinancing as a result of borrowing billions with a B extra. That billions with a B STILL wasn't enough and ANOTHER half a billion shortage exists now? Holy COW.

So how many billions down will the city get before those around Rahm put a stop to this madness? This when there was so much extra money that millions could be literally stolen without even being noticed? Uh huh.

5/10/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't build the $50,000,000 addition on Mount Greenwood school.

5/10/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this course can be cut: “Reparations Won: A Case Study in Police Torture, Racism And the Movement for Justice in Chicago” And the Democrats want more money to fund this type of nonsense.

5/10/2017 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhams ready to do difficult thing to save the failing shit public schools raising taxes again:

How about doing the difficult things like stop lying Pinocchio and stop disobedience to federal immigration laws that would save the taxpayers billions and then resign with you cabal of the 50 and have Toni and tommy resignations also! That would be "change we will believe in"

5/10/2017 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm couldn't tell the truth if he tried.
He's a pathological liar.

Why did the Sheeple elect this asshole again??

5/10/2017 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what portion of this cost is from illegals attending our schools at tax payers cost ?

5/10/2017 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it appears that Rahm and his hand-picked board still haven't learned their lesson. A friend told me that a rumor floats about CPS right now that all of the technology people who work in the schools are going to lose their jobs because IT is going the way of the engineers and custodial staff. The kicker is that the person who is bidding on this lucrative, multi-year contract to perform all IT services is actually a woman who oversaw the department for 20 years or so, and she has serious connections to the guy from Wilmette that hid his wife's wedding dress in the crawlspace of that house on the 4200 block of North Hermitage. This is Barbara Byrd Bennett all over, except the stakes will be even higher with "untagged" merchandise walking out the doors and an even bigger contract awarded. But they don't have the money to keep the doors open.

Are the media snoops reading this? How about either of the Inspector Generals? What about the guy who claims to be friends with a guy who knows Jeff Sessions really well? Someone needs to stop this little Monster Rahm from blowing even more money on connected friends and their corporations.

5/10/2017 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Govt fucks everything it touches.

The idiots graduating cant even read past an elementary school level.

Drain the damn swamp and fuck Illinois.

5/10/2017 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks, one thing is's nearly impossible to predict the stock market, But one thing that is easy to predict is the eventual collapse of Chicago because the same type of people will always be running this place. The people in charge are only out for themselves and will hurt the city just to stay in power. They are destroying Chicago from every angle. They are driving away business and the responsible productive residents. The have killed the police force which will also push business and people away. Chicago will never have competent, intelligent and responsible politicians. EVER!

5/10/2017 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Rahm couldn't tell the truth if he tried.
He's a pathological liar.

Why did the Sheeple elect this asshole again??

5/10/2017 02:56:00 PM

Because he was Chief of Staff for that
human cipher known as the Fakir of Fuckery,
bka Sparkle-Farts?

How America drooled in it's collect drawers
because "Himself" talked real pretty and
wasn't the son of an "angry" working class
Dad and "angry" Grand-Dad who fled a tough
place at a bad time to catch a dream and
make a better life for himself, his children
and lay a good foundation for his Grand Children?

You know...
That intangible something that white guilt progressives
and the perpetually aggrieved have a hard time
wrapping their heads around?

The OTHER deplorables.
Citizens of neither here nor there
who are just trying to live their lives.

They don't fit anybody's narrative.

5/10/2017 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

"looting the TIFs"? You can't steal what's already stolen.

Just A Civilian (who hates the TIF racket)

5/11/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois lost 329,000 residents, on net, to surrounding states over the 10-year period from 2006 through 2015, according to state-to-state migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Illinois suffered the greatest net loss of residents to Indiana at 119,000, followed by Wisconsin at 86,000, Missouri at 73,000, Iowa at 48,000, and Kentucky at 13,000. Illinois actually gained 10,000 residents from Michigan, on net, over that same 10-year period, which makes sense given Michigan’s concurrent economic turmoil. However, Illinois-Michigan migration reversed over the two most recent years of available data, with Illinois losing a net total of 4,000 residents to Michigan over years 2014 and 2015.

Illinois Policy Institute

5/11/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Modest Proposal of a Different Sort

Since we no longer worry about the starving kids
of Ireland. It is time to re-apply that brilliant essay to our modern
problem. What to do with the broken children of Chicago? If
followed to the letter my proposal will:

Ensure a 100% college graduation rate
Lower property taxes by at least 75%
Obliterate teacher unions
Create thousands of good high paying jobs.
Make schools profitable
Eliminate violence

All we have to do is assign every person a college degree at birth.
Right on the birth certificate next to the foot print makes it legal.
By this simple bit of paperwork we have it in our power to change society.
Of course this will alter education, so let’s look at the school of the future.

Names will be changed from schools to Feeding Stations or FS.
every person from age 3 until 25 can attend. But since everyone already
has a degree attendance is optional. All social services will move into
the FS’s thus saving billions on rent and heat. The money saved will
be partially returned as a stipend, and every FS will be franchised
to a gang, we will finally face reality and surrender the building.
Our school of the future is vastly different in many ways.

Halls become bazaars full of herbal delights since drugs are now legal.
Gangs will run this operation closely watched by the city department of
revenue. All drugs are taxed. Violence is over, no more drug wars. All meals are free but the lunchroom ladies have to serve three a day so breakfast begins at 8am.

After breakfast we will visit the gym renamed The Garden of Physical Delights. Only basketball allowed, everyone else can go to the pool which has been transformed into one large waterbed. After the Bazaar energy will be worked off on the pool bed, then on to the dispensary to take care of infection caught on the waterbed..

The Library becomes a game room full of computers and video games.
The seats in the auditorium are replaced by larger attractions and gaming tables. Lunch, at noon, then off to afternoon pursuits. Sadly no sports, band
Or any other classes are offered since everyone is stoned by one pm.
Dinner at 5, doors will close promptly at 10pm.

Some teachers will remain as ball boys and gym attendants. Others can make a living
sitting in the dunk tanks lining the old study hall walls. Administrators will be kept on at
full pay .

Most importantly everyone is happy kids, parents, taxpayers, the police, and
politicos. Calm will return to the streets and everyone will want to go to school.

5/11/2017 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My babies wants 2 learn! My childrens needs to learn 2 read 'n write. They hungry 2.

5/11/2017 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two kids became best friends at a Catskills summer camp
for boys. The younger boy (Rahm Emanuel) was tutored by
a lad about 2 years his senior, Andrew Silverstein. The camp
counselor, Jacob Cohen, had his hands full with both trouble-
making rascals.
Rahm went on to work in Washington, D.C. Andrew Clay
Silverstein changed his last name to Dice, did stand-up,
then movies. Jacob Cohen changed his name to Rodney
Dangerfield, developed a nervous condition, and went
Back To School.

5/11/2017 10:16:00 PM  

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