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Gouged again by politicians

“The city of Chicago is obliged to provide “at no cost” to the Democratic National Convention Committee “police, fire, security, bomb disposal, emergency and rescue service and all other goods or services related to security” according to the contract, obtained by the Sun-Times… Now, Illinois lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., are asking Congress for a big boost in federal cash sent to host cities to help cover costs for next year’s gathering.” (Sun-Times)

Only a moron would agree to the above terms and conditions for hosting a convention for a private enterprise. Only a less-on (Lower than a moron) would sponsor a bill asking Congress to help fund private conventions.

The Democratic and Republican parties, candidates, and PACS, rake in billions regularly. They, should pay the costs for their big gala. Not the taxpayers. This shows that neither party cares about taxpayers or wasting money. They only care about themselves. They love to gouge us every chance they get to pay for their extravagances.

The two parties have no right to demand massive freebies, straining city budgets. They should reimburse cities instead of making demands like spoiled divas. Chicago should have turned down this fiasco because of that demand. But our mayors love bread and circuses that do not benefit the people. Oh, and where were the glad-handing aldercreatures? How could they allow this to happen?

These contract demands and legislation are a perfect example of political hubris on steroids. Politicians and their party apparats have no shame. They are cheapskates and chiselers.

Like most things in Chicago, the contract was done in the backroom, with a bunch of nods and winks between all involved. I do not know one citizen who jumped and whooped for joy because of the Democratic Convention. There were no cheers or glee. Only the Mayor and politicians are celebrating this asininity. This is worse than the bone headed NASCAR event and giving Lollapalooza another ten-year contract.

We, the citizens, should be appalled and up in arms over the city’s freebie and Quigley’s legislation. Alas, most people in this city are apathetic slugs. Hell, you can’t even get people out to vote. So, we, the taxpayers, will be on the hook for a big fete, while the Democratic and Republican parties get to party hearty on our dime. Plus, we get inconvenienced because of street closures and other traffic issues.

I know the convention will be a boon for the city and its businesses. But the Democratic Party should pay for it. All of it. Every cent.

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