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Peter1469
04-01-2012, 08:12 PM
I wonder how they plan on paying for it.

No federal bailouts please.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/us/private-aid-will-help-chicago-with-7-billion-plan.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1

MMC
04-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/e/rahm_emanuel/index.html?inline=nyt-per) is planning to announce the initiative Thursday. It includes projects to expand the city’s largest airport and improve its streets, water system, schools, community colleges, parks and commuter rail network. The city estimates that these initiatives will create 30,000 jobs over the next three years.....snip~ <<<<<this Is all you needed to know as to why Chicago would even be proposing this.

Emanuel is a straight up putz, and half baked coward. The city is broke and furthermore they busted those Demos had never paid into city workers pension funds like they were suppose to. This is Chicago.....home of a Demos Machine for the last 85yrs.. Proof that Keyensian economics doesn't work as well as Democrats ripping off their own followers.

Moreover the Former Mayor......Daley, still has more power than half-man Emanuel, and he isn't even in politics anymore. Note All of Emanuel's socialistic agenda has been stuffed back down his throat deeply. By his own people. Thats right. Democrats!

Republicans and or Conservatives have not controlled Chicago City politics since the 20-and 30s. Moreover the divide with the Demos here in Chicago is they want no part of that Clinton-Global Bullshit in Chicago. Never have. Never will!

waltky
01-17-2017, 11:55 PM
Infrastructure high on Trump agenda...
http://www.politicalforum.com/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif
Pence promises big investment in infrastructure
January 17, 2017 — Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world."


Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Pence said President-elect Donald Trump told him to pass on that "we're going to do an infrastructure bill, and it's going to be big." Trump, who consistently lamented the state of American bridges, roads and airports while campaigning, has promised to invest $1 trillion in transportation and infrastructure spending, though he has provided few details. Pence also said the new administration will work with cities as partners. He looked ahead to Friday's inauguration, saying it will mark "the dawn of a new era for our country, it's an era of growth and opportunity and renewed greatness for America."

Trump also made his first trip to Washington in weeks on Tuesday, as his inauguration festivities approach. Trump flew in for a black-tie dinner honoring Tom Barrack, his longtime friend and head of the Inauguration Committee. The Chairman's Global Dinner drew nearly 150 diplomats and ambassadors, well-heeled donors, soon-to-be White House staffers and Cabinet picks. "We have great respect for your countries. We have great respect for our world," Trump told the group after he was introduced by Pence, who assured that the future president was willing to engage with the world, despite his "America First" mantra. "I'm not sure that the national media here in America completely understands the president-elect. I can assure you that the world will," Pence said, adding that Trump "will be a president who puts America first, but we will work every day with nations around the world to advance the peace and prosperity of our allies and our friends across the world."

The president-elect is expected to return to New York after the dinner. He'll make his final trip to Washington on Thursday to attend a concert at the Lincoln Memorial and stay, as is custom for incoming presidents, at Blair House, the presidential guest quarters, the night before he's sworn in. In New York on Tuesday, Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Trump has criticized the cost of Boeing's Air Force One program. "We made some great progress to refine requirements for Air Force One, to streamline the process, to streamline certain features, all of that will lead to a better airplane at a lower cost," Muilenberg said after the meeting. He said Trump "is doing a good job as an agent of business" and added that more conversations would be forthcoming. He did not set a timeline on settling on a final price tag.

Trump's comments on Twitter and to news organizations threatened to overshadow the pomp and circumstance of Friday's inauguration. On Tuesday, the president-elect continued his attacks on Rep. John Lewis, whom he berated Saturday for challenging his legitimacy to be the next president. Trump said that the veteran African-American congressman from Georgia had wrongly claimed that it would be the first inauguration he's missed since 1987. "WRONG (or lie!)" Trump tweeted. "He boycotted Bush 43 also because he 'thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.' Sound familiar!" Lewis' office on Tuesday confirmed that the civil rights icon had missed George W. Bush's 2001 swearing-in, saying it was also a form of dissent.

MORE (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/trump-tries-calm-tensions-after-lewis-squabble)

Tahuyaman
01-18-2017, 12:06 AM
I wonder how they plan on paying for it.

No federal bailouts please.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/us/private-aid-will-help-chicago-with-7-billion-plan.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1


Here's an example of the NY Times committing the accidental random act of journalism. Extracted from the link provided........
At a time when the nation is only beginning to pull itself painfully and delicately out of a deep recession, and when cities and states are cutting essential services and wondering how to keep the courthouses open and the lights on, an infrastructure proposal for a single city with an estimated cost in the billions — with a “b” — is audacious.

Peter1469
01-18-2017, 04:46 AM
Trump's plan will be different from Obama's which was a payoff for those who supported him politically- it will be market based with tax credits as the carrot.

MMC
01-18-2017, 06:26 AM
Those jobs never did come to reality. Chicago has lost more business and their population is now down to what it was in the 40s. They are taxing everything they can. More people are leaving the City and Corrupt Cook County, Illinois.

Their credit is down to junk bond status. They wont be able to borrow the 7 billion.

Tahuyaman
01-18-2017, 11:13 AM
Trump's plan will be different from Obama's which was a payoff for those who supported him politically- it will be market based with tax credits as the carrot.

One would hope anyway.