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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is NOT for sale!

     Currently, the City of Chicago is about to conduct a vote that will severely impact the everyday life's of each Chicagoan.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is pursuing the approval, from the city council, to privatize public infrastructure with no real plan.  All we know is that the Mayor, is seeking permission to create an approval board, that he will appoint, and privatized any public infrastructure system he deems necessary.  All of this, without the overview of the city council and the people.  Think this is a good idea?  Look at the struggles the Chicago Teachers Union is currently facing with an mayoral appointed board.  The real problem being, these services are public property and involve basic necessities for life, like water.  Mayor Emanuel, has not offered any details into what he is seeking to privatize, what his plans are, or how the privatization will work.  He is ultimately looking to remove the voice of the people from city hall so that he can oversee the sale of public property to private organization’s, behind closed doors.  A private organization whose purpose is to cut cost and make profits by any means necessary.  Private organizations save money by busting unions, paying lower wages to there workers, and follow less then satisfactory safety and environmental standards.  This is situation that poses great danger to the city.  Can you image a private company controlling your water, roads, etc?  Do not let the Mayor fool you!  Privatization does not save money, it raises cost for the people, and creates a larger gap between the rich and less fortunate. 

 

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