This is NOT about political parties and ideological differences. This is about children, schools, teachers, pensions, hotels, basketball, real estate, stocks, hedge funds and everything else where money can be made corruptly.
Who are the players in the wholesale destruction of public schools, public services and all forms of democratic government?
Billionaire Kenneth Griffin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley (D), convicted felon and ex-Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich (D), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney (R), Political Propagandist Karl Rove (R), Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D), billionaire Illinois republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) and a list of outwardly diverse players who in reality serve the American Gods of Greed – including the Koch Brothers.
“Keep in mind–TIFs divert property tax dollars from public schools that are so dead broke many of them can’t afford to buy basic supplies, like toilet paper. Moreover, the mayor is earmarking money to build the Marriott at the very moment he says he has to jack up property taxes and cut payments to pensioners because the city can’t afford to make good on its pension obligations.”
“In short, the city claims it doesn’t have money for its school children or retirees, but it somehow has plenty of cash to enrich a hotel corporation – one that just so happens to be part owned by the hedge fund of the mayor’s largest contributors.”
“In his speech last year to the Economic Club of Chicago, Griffin said that Mayor Emanuel should not have only closed 53 schools when he engaged in the largest school closure in Chicago’s history. Griffin insisted that at least 100 schools should have been closed.”
Above is merely the tip of the vilest iceberg imaginable. Read the full account of this disgusting fraud, obvious theft and horrific abuse in the Pando Daily article by David Sirota and Ben Joravsky HERE.
These guys are too big to arrest or jail, and they know it. Now, is it obvious that America is no longer a democracy? America is an oligarchy until these people are no longer in power and accumulating private wealth from public coffers.
Their motto is “Greed Bless America.”