To the Editor:
I am a long-time Democrat who is thoroughly disgusted with the politics of Chicago and the state. It is reprehensible that neither Gov. Pat Quinn or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel can manufacture any solutions. I have come to the conclusion that no one, and I mean no one, can govern Chicago and Illinois and succeed.
We have had both Republican and Democratic administrations; it makes no difference. When we have the Madigans and Cullertons who are ruling with iron hands, nothing gets done. Both of them had a separate plan for pension reform, but the Legislature could not pick one to vote on. In the meantime, the debt grows each day. And those fat cats arrogantly say they don’t care about a pay freeze as they already have money. Vote them out!
And Mayor Emanuel wants to close 50 schools to help ease the terrible debt Chicago is in, but he gets taunted with hated comments in the media and the Board of Education.
No question, our schools are in trouble. But don’t attempt to fix them!
I am fed up.