Well done, Chicagoans!
Residents of the rapidly declining city of Chicago have decided to really show off how disgusted they are by pro-crime, pro-violence, pro-sanctuary city policies … by electing a mayor who is just as bad, if not worse, than former Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Chicago’s new mayor, who is hilariously named “Brandon” Johnson, apparently decided to make his mark by scaring off even more businesses on his first day of “leadership.”
“Companies are already vowing to leave Chicago over additional taxes promised by its new mayor – a progressive tasked with addressing the city’s dwindling image under predecessor Lori Lightfoot … Intended to dig the city out of its current financial hole, the increases are aimed at high earners and companies headquartered in the Windy City – whom … are likely to put up a political fight,” the Daily Mail reports.
Wonderful focus, Mr. “Brandon.” Because Chicago really needs higher taxes to solve all its issues with violent crime.
Even more hilariously, “Brandon” apparently doesn’t recognize that the demands for reparations, which Governor Gruesome in California is currently waffling over, actually originate from taxpayers … which means effectively driving out businesses from Day 1 is a great way to ensure no reparations are ever paid.
As there will be little money left over for anything at all.
But don’t worry! Plenty of criminals, starting in their tender teenage years (if not earlier) will make up the population difference.
Indeed, Chicago has been routinely besieged by violent, jobless, and likely school-less teenagers who thought it would be a great idea to beat up random people, set cars on fire, and cause mayhem and destruction.
As unbelievable as the deliberate arson, along with other violent behavior, was, what is perhaps even more unbelievable include varied state Democrats’ condoning of the violence.
As proudly proclaimed by Illinois state senator Robert Peters, who is clearly eager to fill the state with career criminals.
“Since I’m a glutton for punishment and I’m sure I’m gonna get the most unhinged, crime weirdo replies but: I would look at the behavior of young people as a political act and statement. It’s a mass protest against poverty and segregation. Rest in peace to my mentions,” Peters boomed.
Oh, right. Setting expensive cars on fire and violently attacking tourists is a real effective way to have “a mass protest” about segregation and poverty.
First, in terms of segregation, spare us all … it was former Mayor Lightfoot, after all, who declared she would not interview with anyone but someone else of “color.”
Now that is “segregation,” though who would want to interview such a hateful politician anyway?
If Peters’ commentary is unbelievable, it is sadly not unusual, as the latest, unimproved Chicago Mayor, actually blamed corporate tax rates for the violent mobs, which explains his rather astounding anti-business stance as soon as he was sworn in.
Doesn’t he realize that all these so-called reparations are, at the end of the day, funded by taxpayers and taxpaying entities?
“70 percent of large corporations in the state of Illinois don’t pay a corporate tax,” “It’s that type of restraint on our budget that has caused the type of disinvestment that has led to poverty, of course that has led to violence,” “Brandon” boomed.
Oh please. The same corporations robbed nonstop by increasingly empowered criminals, leading even Walmart to shutter several doors in Chicago.
Predictably, Walmart has been blasted for its apparent prejudice for daring to protect itself from rampant thievery and nonexistent law enforcement.
Truly, though, between one Democrat claiming a “mass protest” against segregation (segregation demanded by the former leftie mayor, no less), coupled with the current mayor’s asinine commentary on corporate tax rates … little wonder Chicago continues to plummet in terms of basic livability, with affordability sailing off into the sunset long ago.
As if the violent criminals have a clue about corporate tax, assuming they even know what a tax is.
After all, people who steal all the time don’t exactly pay tax. Heck, they don’t even have to pay bail anymore.
Clearly, such approaches aren’t working very effectively. But perhaps that is the real point.
As a result, in Chicago, Portland, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and too many other cities to count … resident populations are doing anything but moving forward.
That requires too much work and effort.
And with “new” mayors like “Brandon,” it looks like such anti-work sentiment is here to stay.
Author: Ofelia Thornton