Please contact Chicago Clout if you are a 726 Teamster or a fired City Chicago Workers

Chicago Clout is assisting Chicago Teamsters affected by Mayor Daley's decisions against City Workers that took a stand to save their jobs just recently. We will do everything we can to assist you get all the money you were cheated out of. Please contact MAG care of Patrick McDonough P.O. Box 366 Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. Please note: many of you will return to work soon thanks to our efforts and protests. Please also contact us as we intend to help politicians that see things our way. Stop being taken advantage of. Patrick McDonough.

2 Replies to “Please contact Chicago Clout if you are a 726 Teamster or a fired City Chicago Workers”

  1. What Daley won’t do at the last minute to act like he give a snit about the “poor taxpayers” now that he’s shoveled the city coffers into his buddies pockets. [email protected] the taxpayers for years, then when an election comes up act like you’re all for the working man and use Spielman to shovel your garbage on the readers in an effort to get a couple more votes when your re-election bid is headed towards the trash fast.

    Once again, we weren’t poor and destitute a month ago when the IOC rightly denied him the Olympics, but the instant he shows his face in Chicago we’re destitute and facing collapse. Which is it Daley? We’re all good and are completely capable of handling the biggest financial debacle known to man, or did you put Chicago so broke with your corruption that we can’t even spend a hundred thousand on a stupid party?

    Which is it Mr. Twoface? Which story is the lie? Or are they BOTH lies?

    Once again, Daley plays the citizens and uses his favorite media tool, Spielman, in his standard attempt to thwart his age old nemesis, his own police department.

    Daley took 80 million from the Feds to hire more police, he never hired them. Daley charged the taxpayers for 13,500 police officers in his last budget, there were nowhere near 13,500 police officers employed by him last year. Where did THAT money go pal?

    Every time his largest contract fight (in his eyes) comes around, Daley plays the complicit media to brainwash the taxpayers so he can ensure that #1. He gets to act like the big guy and put one over on his own police, #2. The citizens are made to believe that the CPD are greedy thugs not worthy of our respect.
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    HEY DALEY, WHY DON’T YOU TELL THE PUBLIC THAT THE POLICE GAVE YOU MILLIONS OF THEIR OWN DOLLARS A COUPLE YEARS AGO TO HELP YOUR LAME A## OUT AND LET YOU GET AWAY WITH NOT HAVING TO PAY IT BACK???? GUESS YOU DON’T WANT TO LET ANYONE KNOW THE CPD UNION BAILED YOU OUT WITH FREE GIVEBACK CASH DO YOU? SO NOW YOU WANT TO PULL EVERY MEDIA GAME IN THE BOOK TO MAKE SURE YOU GET TO BURN THEM IN ARBITRATION EVEN THOUGH THEY GAVE YOU BACK MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT THEY NEVER WERE PAID BACK FOR.

    Its YOU that’s the greedy thug Daley, not your city employees.

    BTW, did EVERYONE hear his little threat to the AFSCME union a couple days ago? When city employees get laid off, “they never come back”. ooooo.. Scary little threat there pal. Once again, using the media tool to threaten the AFSCME union members into allowing you to renig on the contract you already agreed to so you can take even MORE pay away from them, lest you thrown them under your runaway corruption bus.

    Vote this idiot out, put ANYONE in that office that runs under a reform platform and watch them like a hawk to ensure they quit peeing away money like it’s water then come crying to the citizens when they can’t afford to keep lining their friend’s pockets.

    This scumbag has GOT to go NOW.

  2. Mayor Daley defends decision to raid city’s reserves
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    October 21, 2009

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Daley’s decision to raid $420 million from mid- and long-term reserves is like robbing from a retirement fund to pay your mortgage and buy groceries — and even Christmas gifts.

    He’s not only siphoning $370 million in parking meter money and $50 million from the Chicago Skyway lease to fund day-to-day operations and hold the line on taxes, fines and fees in 2010.

    He’s using $35 million of that money to provide property tax relief — by doling out $200 grants to homeowners hardest hit by the phase out of the seven percent cap on property tax assessments.

    After introducing his $6.14 billion budget and delivering his budget address to the City Council today, Daley defended his decision to risk the city’s bond rating by raiding reserves he once called untouchable.

    “It’s called rainy day funds. It’s called economic sadness. That’s what you have and that’s what it was prepared for. . . . Leasing public assets for a rainy, rainy day. And this is a flood day and a flood year,” Daley told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, using the same language he once used to declare those funds off-limits.

    “If I didn’t have this creative, innovative management style about leasing public assets, we would not be talking about that. You’d be talking about raising taxes . . . because it’s such a deep recession. . . . It’s gonna be longer than people expect. I’ve talked to business leaders all over. They’re not creating jobs.”

    But if Daley truly believes his gloomy prediction that the recession will drag on for years, what does he plan to do to balance the 2011 budget, which is expected to be his platform to run for re-election?

    “That will be my worry next year — and I’ll be in here explaining my position in next year’s budget. . . . I’m only focussed on this year’s budget — not next year’s. . . . You have to get through this year,” the mayor said, cutting off the conversation.

    In exchange for a combined $3 billion, private contractors got the right to pocket Chicago Skyway tolls for the next 99 years and parking meter revenues for the next 75 years.

    If the City Council goes along with the mayor’s plan, those reserves will be down to just $730 million.

    Ald. Joe Moore (49th) was one of the few aldermen to openly criticize the mayor’s risky move. Painful as it may be, Moore would have entertained spending cuts or a tax increase.

    “They’re all very, very tough alternatives. But do we spend away our assets . . . jeopardizing our bond rating, jeopardizing the future health of this city?” he said.

    “Everything should be on the table. What I’m not comfortable with is mortgaging our children’s future. . . . What’s gonna happen in 2011, 2012, when we have the same revenue shortfall and yet, all our quick-fixes are done?”

    Still, most aldermen tired of walking the tax plank welcomed Daley’s decision to steer clear of increasing taxes or fees on voters still fuming about the steep schedule of rate hikes tied to the parking meter deal.

    Over the last two years alone, the mayor has raised taxes, fines and fees by a whopping $329 million, including the largest property tax increase in Chicago history.

    “If it wasn’t for those [reserve] funds, we’d be in a boat without a paddle right now,” said Finance Committee Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th).

    Budget Committee Chairman Carrie Austin (34th), who will preside over City Council budget hearings, was asked whether a tax increase could get 26 votes with an angry electorate and the 2011 election right around the corner.

    “Absolutely not — and I would be one of those who would not sign onto it,” she said.

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