This guy (or someone like him) should set up one of these in Washington DC. I’ll bet it would do serious business. No joke. I’d go on it and I go to DC all the time. Just start at the Watergate and work one’s way to the Capitol.
As for Chicago it’s pretty amazing the amount of corruption which comes from the place. Some people even believe that Nixon would have been president in 1960 if it were not for vote rigging in the city.
We have no horse in the presidential race as we often say but we sure have an issue with Government Sachs, the bank which long ago should have died but was saved by virtue of its connections in government. (Not the only bank.) The bank then, post-2008 went on to expand further around the world all fresh and “recapitalized.” (Recapitalized with your money.)
This is what happens when decades of crony capitalism come to the fore. A corrupt police force. A corrupt teacher’s union and administration. Over promises to public sector unions which have no basis in economic reality. This is the 3rd world and there is a certain poetic justice to the fact that Rahm Emanuel gets to oversee the current nightmare. This is however cold comfort to the people of Chicago.
Not actually Rahm.
As we’ve noted before Cuba is currently the lefty vacation spot of choice. Everyone wants to get to the island before capitalism “screws it up.” Communism’s so quaint with its political prisoners, restrictions on free speech, clueless economics, and widespread poverty. But the island nation does have palm trees and statues of Che Guevara so it all evens out.
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
Take a minute to picture Mayor Emanuel there,
Former Obama chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel is in the fight of his political life right now. Unable to garner more than 50% of the votes in last month’s mayoral election Mr. Emanuel now finds himself duking it out in a runoff with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Rahm is still favored, but Garcia is giving it a real run.
The race has been characterized as a battle between different wings within the Democratic Party.
Karen Lewis, the union president, is also running for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel. I say that if you still live in Chicago at this point you deserve what you get. I have little sympathy.
Promises were made to unions by people who knew they would be long gone when the bills came due. Now the bills are coming due and there is no money, or soon won’t be. But that doesn’t keep the unions from screaming foul.
Chicago has been getting some bad PR lately, what with all the killings, the teacher’s strike, Jesse Jackson, Jr heading to jail, Blago and his hair, etc. Add another notch of distinction.
He’s done chasing Chick-fil-a out of town. Now he’s sticking his nose into the gun business, warning Bank of America and TD Bank that they would be wise to end any relationships with companies which “support gun violence.”
In the attached article the author points out the chance Rahm Emanuel had to do some actual good for his city and for its children. You know the people who attend the schools where the teachers work for a handsome wage. But he failed, utterly.