Outsourcing Obama's hometown

While President Barack Obama's (D) re-election campaign falsely whines about the evils of what they erroneously call outsourcing, sending jobs and profits to foreigners, look who just purchased the observatory in the John Hancock Building, one of the most iconic buildings in Obama's Chicago hometown. The French! The observatory has been purchased by a Paris-based observation-deck operator that is planning to make a more aggressive run at the leading Willis Tower Skydeck. Montparnasse 56 Group, which operates observation decks at the Montparnasse Tower in Paris, in direct competition with the Eiffel Tower, and at the Berlin TV Tower, is making its first foray into the U.S. market with the Hancock Observatory on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center on North Michigan Avenue, it announced Wednesday. (snip) Montparnasse 56 Group also owns a nature preserve and crocodile zoo in the Provence region of France. But of course Obama and his ex chief of staff, now Chicago Mayor Rahm...(Read Full Post)