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Bankrupt Chicago negotiating big payout to school union

Another Democratic stronghold collapsing: Despite an $800 million dollar budget deficit, Chicago’s Democratic mayor is likely going to negotiate a big money increase to its striking school union.

I like the article’s title: “Chicago Mayor Learning that Eventually, You Run Out of Other People’s Money.”

The union is demanding an additional $38 million from the city, over and above what its members presently get. And based on the track record of every big-city Democratic mayor for the past half century, I guarantee they are going to get it, even though the city simply doesn’t have the money.

This quote also illustrates another consistent pattern since World War II:

In their eagerness to sate the appetite for tax dollars, public unions’ ever-escalating demands have made Chicago the only major city of the top five to lose population over the previous decade.

People always flee leftist strongholds, whether they be the Soviet Union, East Germany, North Korea, California, New York, or Chicago. And the only way any of these socialist/communist hellholes found they could stop the exodus was to make their territories the equivalent of prisons, surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.

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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Cotour

    Just another mode of Liberal Democrat wealth redistribution and pandering to a voting base where who always pays, pays.

    The political operatives who have been empowered by the people, in this case, of Chicago (Not like the people have ever been offered any real choice in the matter) deliver the cash to those who are bound and obligated to incestusly support them. The union is just strong arming the city government, its just business. Business paid for with other peoples money, so its no biggie.

    Everything is normal in Chicago. The good people of Chicago are ripped off as dozens of black and minority people are shot EACH WEEK still, and the media is unable to even notice it, report on it and publically shame and demand change. This is the politically correct Progressive agenda, and in time everyone dies as a result of such thinking.

    Eddie Johnson, police cheif, Chicago. His comment just the other day:

    “The values of president Trump are not the values of the people of Chicago”.

    A very correct statment, Trumps values are certainly NOT the values of at least the politically empowered politico parasites of Chicago who allow gangs and thugs to run and own the streets of Chicago killing with great abandon. No, not the same values at all.

  • The State of New York tried in the early 90’s to tax people who had moved out of the state and taken up residence elsewhere. They wanted to tax the income for the entire year in which the person had moved away. I suppose the instigators of this legislation thought they’d be politically safe, as non-residents couldn’t vote them out of office.

    Based on events in Seattle, I’d wager that no small percentage of the people leaving any Progressive stronghold voted those politicians in to office. Curious how those with the money and influence to put Progressives in office are the ones most able to leave when things inevitably go against them, while the poor folks who have been used and exploited in the process are stuck.

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “People always flee leftist strongholds, whether they be the Soviet Union, East Germany, North Korea, California, New York, or Chicago. And the only way any of these socialist/communist hellholes found they could stop the exodus was to make their territories the equivalent of prisons, surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.

    It is too bad that California, New York, and Chicago don’t have barbed wire and armed guards so that their liberals, who want more without paying for it, don’t come to my beautiful state of California and turn it into a hellhole.

    Oh, wait. They are already here, and they spent all the money and are now shutting down the electricity and burning the state to the ground. Now it seems the population is fleeing to other, still beautiful, states — leaving behind literally scorched earth — where they are likely to implement the same stupid policies which will bankrupt those states and burn them to the ground, too.

    We need a wall to keep out the liberals.

    Californians fired Gray Davis through a recall election largely because he gave away the state’s future treasury to state workers. The liberals in Sacramento will not correct that bankrupting policy, so the future is bleak, here.

    Save yourselves! It’s too late for us in California.

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