Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Abra Ca$h-Dabra!

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke out a string of strong adjectives on Monday as he began to sell an $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport, calling his vision to catapult the major travel hub into the 21st century “once-in-a-lifetime,” “watershed,” “unprecedented” and “the gold standard.”

    Emanuel echoed top aides in saying no taxpayer dollars would be used to bankroll the plan. And unlike previous O’Hare runway projects, the mayor said his push to add a state-of-the-art terminal, dozens of new gates and several additional concourses would not rely on any federal funding.
Is O'Hare a wholly owned asset of the City of Chicago? It must be because Daley tried to sell it and Midway at one point.

If so, everything it generates is "taxpayer dollars." Now, there might be some rules or agreements that say revenue generated by O'Hare has to be spent at O'Hare, but it's all a shell game. The money generated at the airports is more than enough to fund all sorts of things - road repairs, infrastructure improvements, pensions. But that negates the ability to skim and direct crooked contracts to political contributors.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is all about contracts. Ohare is the reason the city dems do not want a real regional transportation authority, they do not want to share

2/27/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's plenty of money for pensions.
If they try to fuck us out of them it's theft pure and simple.
Respond accordingly.

2/27/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.5 also said the airport expansion would allow us to leapfrog over the competition [LAX, Atlanta-Hartsfield and Miami are currently kicking our ass in the area of international passenger arrivals.]

Remember there old 9.5, when playing leapfrog, there comes a time when a most vulnerable orifice is exposed and highly positioned. Somebody might just decide to ram something into it.

2/27/2018 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt they say the Obamanation Library would be built without taxpayer money ? Oh yeah “infrastructure” improvements werent included.

2/27/2018 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Tonight on Tucker Carlson Show (FOX National News) at 1900 and 2100 he exposes Rahm's plan to get re-elected despite being hated by the voters.

2/27/2018 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely correct. February 26, 2019. Vote the midget out.

2/27/2018 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That kind of money would sure shore up the pension..... but Rahm is always broke right?

2/27/2018 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago taxpayers were warned that the runt was going to burn through the leftover TIF money that crime boss daley couldn't steal...

2/27/2018 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be accurate, Daley had designs on leasing Midway airport to a group from Canada in 2008. The group failed to get their financing in order and left about 27 million in earnest money and walked away from the deal at the last moment. O'Hare was never in play. As for these two facilities, they are owned and operated by the city. Everything at the airport is financed by the air carriers through terminal leases and landing fees which are calculated by the weight of the planes arriving at the airport. Concessions are the real money maker. Leases are negotiated by the price per square foot of the concession area and a graduated percentage of sales guaranteed by the lease holder. Nothing at the airport comes from the taxpayer with the exception of the passenger facility charge each passenger pays when they book a flight. Those charges are levied by the federal government and are supposed to be used to finance security enhancements at the airports. Just sayin.

2/27/2018 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the retired police health insurance double fuck this city

2/27/2018 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous democRAT for LIFE! said...

"The money generated at the airports is more than enough to fund all sorts of things - road repairs, infrastructure improvements, pensions".

Everyone and I mean everyone, even SCC, forgets about the retirees who had their Health Care cut by Rahm.

Feel like I have to say,"I'm not dead yet".

2/27/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money will be raised by increasing fees, rent, and other means. So if you fly from either airport,your contributing.

2/27/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

He is a sneaky little bastard, isn't he?

2/27/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just know that some where down the pipe, we tax payers are gonna get hit with SOMETHING from this....

2/27/2018 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be the CHANGE!

Did anyone notice the Mayor's Ohare Expansion press confrecne was at the Academy. Standing in the background with Barb West were the "Be the Change" recruits.


No link the "Fiburne," but the headline is as follows:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his push for an $8.5 billion dramatic expansion of O’Hare International Airport. Feb. 26, 2018

2/27/2018 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger dda6ga dda6ga said...

and United and Delta shoved it to the NRA..

2/27/2018 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the tax payers footing the bill for the airport? Shouldn't the airlines pay for any new construction?

2/27/2018 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxpayers ALWAYS pay. He's a democrat, he has lied so much, he doesn't even know when he is lying anymore. If his lips are moving, he's lying!

Where is your ONE THOUSAND new cops Mayor? Cops, not cannon fodder!

J.J.

2/27/2018 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
To be accurate, Daley had designs on leasing Midway airport to a group from Canada in 2008. The group failed to get their financing in order and left about 27 million in earnest money and walked away from the deal at the last moment. O'Hare was never in play. As for these two facilities, they are owned and operated by the city. Everything at the airport is financed by the air carriers through terminal leases and landing fees which are calculated by the weight of the planes arriving at the airport. Concessions are the real money maker. Leases are negotiated by the price per square foot of the concession area and a graduated percentage of sales guaranteed by the lease holder. Nothing at the airport comes from the taxpayer with the exception of the passenger facility charge each passenger pays when they book a flight. Those charges are levied by the federal government and are supposed to be used to finance security enhancements at the airports. Just sayin.

2/27/2018 05:19:00 AM


Please refrain from using facts to articulate your point.

2/27/2018 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm, they still have snow in Colorado.
You need to get out more, make your presence
known on the piste, mix with the greys on trays.

2/27/2018 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 1:09am
From the Trib

Municipal ID cards that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is launching for undocumented immigrants and others will be a valid form of identification for people both registering to vote and voting in Chicago, according to a letter aldermen received Friday.

2/27/2018 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking Awesome!

Signed,
Marilyn Hartman

2/27/2018 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money will fund the crooked politicians of Chicago deep pockets.. and I have to do ethics training..

2/27/2018 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhambo, here's my "vision" for you. Hold out your hand in front of your face. Now tuck inward the thumb and index finger. Next tuck inward the pinkie and ring finger's. THERE, there ya go Rhambo! There's my "vision" for and of you!!!!

2/27/2018 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is THE reason McCarthy is running for Mayor. The payoff to drop out will now be worth a $50-60 MILLION private security contract to take over the Aviation Security Guard nightmare as well as Simons new $200 MILLION janitorial contract. Look for department supported VRI at airports in next contract and thankfully the dissolving of the the embarrassment of the Aviation whatever it is Clout Babies. Expect Unit 050 to triple in size in next few years.

2/27/2018 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD , Here's ASSHOLE BALLERINA RAHM again Suddenly going to pull out more Millions out of his ASS AGAIN for this project now ,NOW That's a Deep Asshole because he keeps pulling out millions for everything he only wants every 3 Months ... BUT isn't it funny they always say WE are broke and don't have any Money for Pensions and keep cutting everyone's Health care down and making everyone pay more , even the retired officers.

2/27/2018 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be accurate, Daley had designs on leasing Midway airport to a group from Canada in 2008. The group failed to get their financing in order and left about 27 million in earnest money and walked away from the deal at the last moment. O'Hare was never in play. As for these two facilities, they are owned and operated by the city. Everything at the airport is financed by the air carriers through terminal leases and landing fees which are calculated by the weight of the planes arriving at the airport. Concessions are the real money maker. Leases are negotiated by the price per square foot of the concession area and a graduated percentage of sales guaranteed by the lease holder. Nothing at the airport comes from the taxpayer with the exception of the passenger facility charge each passenger pays when they book a flight. Those charges are levied by the federal government and are supposed to be used to finance security enhancements at the airports. Just sayin.

2/27/2018 05:19:00 AM
Yea ok stay off the blog rahms ass kissers! You mean to say the airlines will pay 8.5 billion but remembering we always have cost overruns (Payoffs) and it will skyrocket to at least 15 billion and the taxpayers will be on that hook again,as another failed attempt by rahm and the democratic cabal fails! Think about this here is the sneaky ballerina that ruthlessly ripped away police retirees health care and gave that money to the criminal illegal invaders,even being so low as to now having the city clerk (waste of taxpayers dollars), implement an id card for the illegals to help them get drivers licenses,and vote (yea keep saying it is illegal for non-citizens illegals to vote lol).

So whats the difference give away billions to friends and family in airport contracts as you safely hide millions in your personal piggy bank like rahm and crew do, rahms nose grows constantly you can tell he is lying when his lips move!

2/27/2018 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But no money for pensions?? PRICK

2/27/2018 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same so called mayor who wants to spend 2 billion bucks to extend the red line out to the gardens so the mutts can get downtown fast to loot and steal and rob. But no money for widows and retires health care. Do not vote for any demorats.

2/27/2018 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is always plenty of money for graft and public works projects where the aldermen and their pals get paid off. Pensions not so much.

2/27/2018 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won’t cost the taxpayer a dime...yeah right.
That fvcking criminal cash cow enterprise known as O’Hare Modernization needs a grand scale audit before ShortShanks drops dead.
And take the scheming Rahm down too.
Over $10 billion so far and still 2 years away from the completion of the last unneeded runway pattern and now they’re planning another unaccountable 10 year billion dollar venture.
This is how these weasel politicians operate, just as they wind up one expensive and needless project, they start another.
Reading how they want to accomadate the traveler- NOT the taxpayer, by giving them a shorter (5 min) taxi-in to a gate.
There’s no better way to waste money than on a competion with Atlanta for the “Best Airport” trophy.

AlderThieves, 48 of them will side with Rahm.
Forget about any surplus from the “economic engine known as O’Hare” to give back to the taxpayer.
Not anytime soon if ever either.
Quack Quigley is another idiot that won’t do anything to protect the resident taxpayers in the once quiet Wards 41,39 and 45 that have been bombarded with increase noise and pollution from the new runways built in the last 3 years.

As I said, it won’t cost the city a dime...if Rahm gets launched in Feb 2019.
But until then, he shouldn’t be getting a dime from USDOT grants like he did from o’Hussein in his waning months in office.
So if President Trump stalls the cash flow for 7 more years, Rahm will again rely on the NWside taxpayer.
I hope President Trump and the USDOT/FAA puts the kibosh on Rahm’s Global Sanctuary transportation vision until an audit is completed for work already over budget and way off schedule.

Rahm won’t talk about money or “modernization” of Healthcare for retirees, not even as obamacare is fading away.
Dump Prickwrinkles 2018 - Dump Rahm 2019

2/27/2018 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:35 am We all know you got shafted out of your healthcare but that ship has sailed and it's not returning. It certainly is a reminder that everything agreed to must be documented by law and signatures.

2/27/2018 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley would have sold the entire city to the highest bidder if allowed. What better way to pad a retirement fund

2/27/2018 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the northwest siders think the jet noise is bad now, wait until this gets going!

2/27/2018 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a fucking disgrace, widows barely making it because this Mayor took the medical away. But this jagoff can fine money for obama library and billions for an Airport expansion.

2/27/2018 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not impose a soda pop tax to help pay for the modernization of the airport!

2/28/2018 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm found another money tree.

2/28/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Its a fucking disgrace, widows barely making it because this Mayor took the medical away. But this jagoff can fine money for obama library and billions for an Airport expansion.

2/27/2018 11:20:00 PM
and he used the millions taken from police to have the girl anna in city clerks office make the id card for the illegal invaders who will now get free cta rides and free admission to attractions and get to vote look at the criminals in city hall!

2/28/2018 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT a bit, but:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-09-25/news/0709240429_1_field-museum-nonprofit-museum-subsidy

If you, hypothetically, put a building in Jackson Park and self identify as a Museum, can you get "Museums in the Park" monies?

Just a thought...

3/01/2018 12:29:00 AM  

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