Unstimulated Chicago

(Crain's) -- Unemployment for metropolitan Chicago held steady in March
at 10.9%, but it reflected an increase from the same month a year ago. 

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=37930

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  • with all the regulations,taxes,permits,inspections,taxes,paper work and yes more taxes.I used to be a business owner in Chicago but could not stay in business here.Don't forget the great parking issues.We need the government to get OUT of the way not IN the way.

  • In addition to the above, one wonders if the stimulus money was effectively distributed. You read stuff like a traffic light was supposed to go up but hasn't, (other than the CTA) stimulus buses aren't supposed to arrive until very late 2010 at the earliest, the appliance money ran out in 10 hours, etc. Other than asphalt, it appears that very little was "shovel ready," or went into anything that would create jobs, as opposed to clear some existing inventory.

  • The stimulus! Who gives a s*#t about that.Business will never and can never be created by government.Taxes will always kill any worth while company expansion.Money from politicians given to politicians will never get spent properly.

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