Mayor Richard M. Daley's plans to pay for city services by dealing
away city assets would be silly if it weren't so ruinous.
Just how long can Daley hawk the city's assets to pay for police, fire, garbage collection and other city services before he runs out? And what happens then?
Don't bother asking Daley; for all his fumbling around, he doesn't know either.
Daley has made a lot of blunders, but financing the operation of the city by peddling the city's valuables is perhaps the worst blunder yet. It is the most shortsighted, the most destructive and the most half-baked idea he has had yet.
Read more, including what more Daley could sell, on the Chicago Daily Observer