The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Chicago:
Mayor Rahm Puts Arenas over Retiree Health

May 27, 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided to eliminate the health care subsidy of 30,000 retired city workers after January 1, throwing 109 million dollars in costs onto them in the years ahead.

At the same time, Emanuel wants to give 125 million dollars in city money to a DePaul basketball arena at McCormick Place.

His priorities couldn’t be clearer.