Progressive liberals reveal their true character
Liberal Democrats love to run for office wearing missionary robes. They proclaim that they will help the poor, that they want the minimum wage raised, and that they want the sick, helpless, and elderly to receive money that they will take from the rich. Republicans are not qualified to run government, Democrats say, since they are mean, selfish corporate types who want to do nothing but grab money from the working class and keep it to themselves.
Oh, really? Look what Democrats do in Chicago, a crucible of Democratic rule. For over eighty years, Democrats have run the city and its county, Cook County. Unlike New York, which is contained within five counties, Chicago is wholly contained by just one county, Cook County. This enables them to have absolute control.
This combination has resulted in huge debt burdens for all households of the county, not just the rich. Each household in the city, poor as well as rich, now owes $63,525 for its pension and municipal bond debt. And the muni bonds were largely issued to pay operating expenses so money can be diverted to their pension fund.
Now, with Obama in office openly flouting every constitutional constraint, even Cook County officials are no longer trying to hide their abuse of the poor. Having achieved full political domination, they are openly acting like political elites and will tax the helpless residents into the dirt, the way Democrats did in Detroit and Stockton, CA.
The latest proof of this is a sales tax hike, passed just days ago, which raised the Cook County sales tax from 9.25% to 10.25% in one day. This means every person in the county, poor and rich, will have another one percent of his disposable income taken by Cook County public workers. And to add insult to injury, the County Board president, Preckwinkle, admits that 90% of the tax hike will go to pay the pensions of the lovely Democrats who run the county. So poor and middle-class residents of the county will suffer just so the hotshots of the Democratic Party, the party so devoted to elevating the incomes of the minimum wage earners, can sit on their butts and enjoy their huge pensions, all at the expense of the poor and working classes, the exact thing they accuse rich Republicans of doing. Only Republicans haven’t run any big Midwestern or Northeastern cities for eighty years. Only Democrats have.
Wake up, those who vote for socialist Democrats. You’ve been had.