Tag: Uber

Thanks Rahm: Property tax hike, Uber rules will soak Chicagoans for millions

Thanks Rahm: Property tax hike, Uber rules will soak Chicagoans for millions
If you live in Chicago, you know all about the “Rahm tax” – the record $600 million property tax increase Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he needs shore up police and fire pensions, which account for most of the city’s unfunded liability. But I bet you haven’t heard about the other financial shoe to drop: the... Read more »

Angry about Rahm's $550 million property tax hike? Here's an Uber proposal

Angry about Rahm's $550 million property tax hike? Here's an Uber proposal
There’s nothing indecent about the following proposal on property tax relief but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Uber would have you believe it is. I realize Mayor Emanuel doesn’t want to tax Uber the way he taxes and imposes fees on the cab industry. After all, his little brother, Ari, is a big early Uber investor... Read more »

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber

THE CHICAGO WAY: Why Bruce Rauner and Rahm Emanuel are (REALLY) helping Uber
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – During the 1920s, Al Capone’s infamous syndicate carried out their bloody reign of bootlegging and racketeering terror with impunity. With Big Bill Thompson, Chicago’s last Republican Mayor, in his pocket Capone had nothing to fear. If questioned by police, Capone’s thugs merely presented them with cards issued by Thompson that read: “To... Read more »
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