I truly feel bad for Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley and her health problems. And, I wish her a full and speedy recovery. But, what I don't get is why are taxpayers paying for her to be driven back and forth to her medical appointments by the Daley 'Chicago Police Department' security detail?
In no way am I trying to be uncaring or cruel to Maggie or the Daley Family as I know what a parent's illness can go do to a family emotionally. In our family's case, when my Dad was ill for seven years before he passed away, my family drove him to endless doctor's appointments and hospital stays. And we each took off from work and other obligations to make sure he got to them and home safely with our support.
Why can't the Daley Family, including her husband and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, do the same for Maggie instead of the security detail paid for by Chicago taxpayers?
Is everyone in the Daley Family that busy that they can't be bothered to help Maggie? Or, is the Chicago Police Department a chauffeur service for the privileged few? And, Mayor Emanuel's defense that Maggie never drew a paycheck from the city of Chicago really is a 'slap in the face' to every Chicagoans' intelligence.
I thought change was promised to Chicagoans by Mayor Emanuel. However, It just seems the 'Privileged Few Still Continue To Get More Privileges' in Chicago.