reply to chgo_man99
Re: Bribery of building superintendents and landlords in NYC. I grew up in the Chicago area. The worst thing was the mayor closing Meigs Field airport so his wife and her friends could have a flower garden. The city had flower gardens all over. He destroyed an existing Tuskegee Airman and Experimental Aircraft Association partnership that introduced young people to aviation and could have resulted in a unique aviation school and museum. The city council got paid off with cheap trinkets. They did nothing to stop a very short sighted action by an abusive corrupt dictator. If the larger business community and African American education advocacy groups are strongly saying, "Please, do NOT shut down this unique aviation facility.", and it happens anyway, it shows how ridiculously corrupt and stupid the mayor and city council were. You rarely get that kind of broad community agreement on anything. To ignore that consensus, for fear of a deranged mayor, is Chicago.
said by davidhoffman:And did any of them get voted out of office or did the Chicago faithful just keep on reelecting the same crooks?
If the larger business community and African American education advocacy groups are strongly saying, "Please, do NOT shut down this unique aviation facility.", and it happens anyway, it shows how ridiculously corrupt and stupid the mayor and city council were.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
Probably the latter. The same thing continues to happen with the local "leadership" in Washington, DC. IIRC, Marion Barry is still on the city council there. The idiots keep seeing "D" next to the names and vote them in like there's no tomorrow, with no regard to the person's record, agenda, or intelligence. (Come to think of it, that's kind of like the races for our national elected offices too. How sad.)