It’s not a start, it’s a Trick on constituents
Here we are with 4 more years of reality history to guide us than the year before the last election, ready for what will likely be the most dishonest, dirty and immature election in Chicago history, especially thanks to the power of the Internet.
The newest campaigning scam is the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool. Is it a start or a joke? I’d say it’s a joke. It is like giving someone one brick to build a house but even without commensurate effect darn good for campaigning and fooling the low information voters in mailer and online propaganda pieces.
$1.8 million is part of a Campaign budget
To be completely accurate, the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool is campaigning for Cappleman and Emanuel paid for with public funds. It has nothing to do with people experiencing homelessness. Like every other starter or pilot program Cappleman and Emanuel put out, it has one purpose: Make corrupt and inequitable politicians look good in campaign advertising. If the public can pay for it outside of campaign laws and budgets, even better.
I’d personally be glad to have the $1.8 million, but let’s face it, in the true scope of things the city needs to do, it is nothing. It wouldn’t pay the cost of keeping one lousy alderman in office (including City salary). It wouldn’t pay one third the cost of the elusive $6 million concrete triangle. It wouldn’t pay 12% of the subsidy one lousy luxury high rise received.
Anyone could write a book with just the visible pieces of Cappleman and Emanuel’s corruption and inequity puzzle, much more so the hidden parts… I won’t take your time now.
$1.8 million is not a ‘Good job, Alderman’
It’s an insult to constituents that can read and use calculators. It’s a pathetic disregard for life. It denies the emergency nature and the true extent of real human homelessness suffering.
There are over 50,000 people in the 46th Ward and roughly 2.7 million people in Chicago. It’s time for everyone to count equally.
2019 candidates hoping to successfully unseat status quo incumbents should take note. Corruption and comedy economics may very well win in the end, but if you want to have even the smallest chance at beating incumbents, you better start calling corruption and comedy economics out for what they really are. Otherwise you are wasting everyone’s time and you will lose.
If you are going to run for 46th Ward alderman, speak to it and do it now, people are already receiving
Cappleman campaign mailers the 46th Ward News in the mail.
It is the essential first step for candidates, do like Mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere has, and speak directly to the corruption and inequity in City of Chicago government. Gubernatorial candidates Biss and Kennedy are also speaking directly to corruption and inequity. If you don’t, you lose, period.
In Chicago elections, Cappleman and the Mayor have the right and center right covered, moderate won’t cut it. If you can’t read the electorate, you shouldn’t be in office or wasting people’s time running.
It’s OK to have been wrong about something
Obviously Trump, Rauner, Emanuel and Cappleman couldn’t squeak out a meaningful ‘I was wrong’ if their life depended on it. That is because in their minds, they are not wrong. The biggest things that could be wrong from these corrupt politician points of view are the ineffectiveness of the lies they tell you or getting their hand caught in the kitty. Things like facts, ethics and morality just get in the way…
On an end note, I just want to say candidates, politicians and constituents can always learn and change their minds about anything anytime. Real forward movement is always a good thing.
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