Daley's Doomsday Budget

Mayor Richard M. Daley's plans to pay for city services by dealing

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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

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  • This mayor has lost it and doesn't care about the people of Chicago that's why we pay more to park on the street than in a parking lot and soon will not have transit service to get to work so soon we will be known as the city that don't work or move or protect our citizens of Chicago. We really need a new mayor before this one make a big mess for somebody else to clean up.

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