Who do you think is the “backbone” workers of Chiraq neighborhoods? If you’re Mayor Lightfoot, then it’s the public workers of course!
Yesterday the mayor announced that she wouldn’t have to lay off 350 public employees because of large revenues generated by the sale of recreational and medical marijuana. Mayor Lightfoot said, “This will ensure Chicago’s public workers, the backbone of our neighborhoods, maintain their jobs and health insurance while also protecting the critical services Chicagoans rely on during these unprecedented times.”
Of course, the city still faces a $1.2 BILLION deficit in next year’s budget. But whatever. I’m sure the many demorat-run broke cities are hoping for a bailout in some Wuhan virus relief package next year when Pelosi and Schumer may get their way.
You know who might have a different opinion about the “backbone” workers in Chicago? The restaurant owners and their workers who have closed their businesses and been laid off due to Illinois demorat governor ordering a statewide shutdown of restaurants and bars for on-premise service that took effect March 16. The good Chiraq mayor has issued another stay-at-home advisory effective today.
Over 65 business owners have closed their restaurants in Chicago due to the financial strain of government ordering private businesses to quit operating. Thousands of employees have been laid off due to the government-ordered closures, too.
But don’t fret for the business owners losing their livelihoods nor the employees out of a job/income. They can be sure that the city’s public workers – the backbone of the neighborhoods – are getting paid!
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