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    Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    1. Expect a lot more of this nationwide

    2. It's been going on for months here in CA at the state, city and county levels

    3. Many public service workers in CA have had to take pay reductions, therefore, on the order of 15%

    4. Obama is a PRODUCT of the Windy City Machine, no?

    Chicago City Government Closed For Business Monday, Due To Budget Constraints - cbs2chicago.com

    The City of Chicago will basically be closed for business on Aug. 17, a reduced-service day in which most city employees are off without pay, according to a release from the Office of Budget and Management. City Hall, public libraries, health clinics and most city offices will be closed.

    Emergency service providers including police, firefighters and paramedics will be working at full strength, but most services not directly related to public safety, including street sweeping, will not be provided, the release said.

    That also includes garbage pickup. Residents who receive regular collection on Mondays should expect trash to be picked up the following day, the release said. Some other customers may experience a one-day delay as collectors catch up.

    As part of the 2009 budget, three reduced-service days were planned for 2009, days which are unpaid for all affected employees -- the Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; and New Year's Eve. The City Council recently approved moving the reduced-service day planned for New Year's Eve to Monday.

    The 2009 budget anticipates saving $8.3 million due to the reduced-service days.

    In addition to reduced service days, all non-union employees were asked to take a series of furlough days and unpaid holidays, and most non-sworn union employees agreed to similar unpaid time off.

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    1. Expect a lot more of this nationwide

    2. It's been going on for months here in CA at the state, city and county levels

    3. Many public service workers in CA have had to take pay reductions, therefore, on the order of 15%

    4. Obama is a PRODUCT of the Windy City Machine, no?

    Chicago City Government Closed For Business Monday, Due To Budget Constraints - cbs2chicago.com




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    What does President Obama have to do it at all? This is drastic solution to a serious problem and it is worthy of discussion but not in the terms of partisan blame assignment.

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    chicago is the most corrupt city in america, obama is a creation of the machine there, nothing more

    did you see, for instance, that one of obama's first moves as president was to promote the supt of chicago's public schools to Ed Secty?

    this was totally bizarre, as windy city's schools, in addition to abysmally embarrassing test scores, have been plagued by a wave of violence, very worrisome, the last several years

    google---chicago schools wave of violence, you'll get hundreds of hits

    Chicago battles rise in student deaths - USATODAY.com

    Chicago Crime Wave Claims Youth - ABC News

    i was first clued in by a cnn special about a year ago

    about a hundred youths have been killed by other kids in the last few years

    more than double that have been wounded

    very sad

    but an extremely odd choice for Secty of Ed, in my opinion

    rahm emanuel---chicago personified---is not doing real well, either

    is he?

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    1. Expect a lot more of this nationwide

    2. It's been going on for months here in CA at the state, city and county levels

    3. Many public service workers in CA have had to take pay reductions, therefore, on the order of 15%
    Sounds like they're trying to solve their budget crisis in Chicago. This may or may not be the best way to do it, but why do you so casually dismiss the idea?

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    4. Obama is a PRODUCT of the Windy City Machine, no?
    You're right. Obama personally caused this budget crisis by taking federal money away from Chicago to give it to Kenya.
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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    who's dismissing, who's casual?

    chicago city govt, the machine, has flatly failed, clearly

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Prof just gets pissy when he doesn't get to have his regular session with his doctor. Calm down pal, Doctor will be back to work on Tuesday, you'll see him then. The nurses and orderlies will be there all day if you need anything.

    (You change their routine one iota and some of them just lose it.)

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    who's dismissing, who's casual?

    chicago city govt, the machine, has flatly failed, clearly
    If you want to talk about how this is all Obama's fault instead of the actual headline, I think the Partisan Bickering forum might be a better place than Breaking News.
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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    who's dismissing, who's casual?

    chicago city govt, the machine, has flatly failed, clearly
    By the same note I guess any city having budget troubles right now should mark any politician from that state as a corrupt failure? That would be all of them.

    Enough of this partisan crap. You could have posted a story telling of the budget woes in nearly every city and state and have an intelligent discussion on how best to scale back services to cover the shortfall. Instead you took a story about the city where your hated president came from and attempted to use it as an example of why you think he is unworthy. You don't care about the problem at all, you are just looking for more ammo to use against the president no matter how far fetched and tenuous.

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    By the same note I guess any city having budget troubles right now should mark any politician from that state as a corrupt failure? That would be all of them.

    Enough of this partisan crap. You could have posted a story telling of the budget woes in nearly every city and state and have an intelligent discussion on how best to scale back services to cover the shortfall. Instead you took a story about the city where your hated president came from and attempted to use it as an example of why you think he is unworthy. You don't care about the problem at all, you are just looking for more ammo to use against the president no matter how far fetched and tenuous.
    no, i couldn't have posted about another city

    cuz there weren't any breaking in the msm

    chicago broke

    chicago is obama's home

    that's all

    the chicago machine is famously and profoundly corrupt

    obama is its creature

    draw your own conclusions

    he's not reponsible for their budget woes

    he might be symptomatic, however

    i don't hate obama, i feel sorry for him

    he's way over his head

    his chicago methods play so poorly nationally

    just look at the results

    blaming everyone else, attacking people, going strong arm

    telling folks who disagree with him to shut up, asking neighbors to rat each other out

    rahm the ram sending threatening letters to the governor of arizona

    stuff like that

    appointing the blood spattered supt of schools to his cabinet

    obama is NOT responsible for chicago's budget problems

    he was just a kid at the time

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    Re: Chicago City Govt Closed Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    no, i couldn't have posted about another city

    cuz there weren't any breaking in the msm

    chicago broke

    chicago is obama's home

    that's all

    the chicago machine is famously and profoundly corrupt

    obama is its creature

    draw your own conclusions

    he's not reponsible for their budget woes

    he might be symptomatic, however

    i don't hate obama, i feel sorry for him

    he's way over his head

    his chicago methods play so poorly nationally

    just look at the results

    blaming everyone else, attacking people, going strong arm

    telling folks who disagree with him to shut up, asking neighbors to rat each other out

    rahm the ram sending threatening letters to the governor of arizona

    stuff like that

    appointing the blood spattered supt of schools to his cabinet

    obama is NOT responsible for chicago's budget problems

    he was just a kid at the time
    ZOMG. Learn how to write a complete sentence and paragraph if you expect anyone to read any of that.
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