HolyCoast: Rahm Emanuel Places His Fiscal Hopes for Chicago on a Casino

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rahm Emanuel Places His Fiscal Hopes for Chicago on a Casino

This is a fiscal plan?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places.

As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, the mayor says the funds that would be generated from the casino are desperately needed.

“This is an investment we need to make in our own city’s future. We have an opportunity now with the Chicago casino, which the city of Chicago residents favor,” Emanuel said, “and I told you, I wasn’t like an enthusiast about it, but I cannot continue to have Hammond, Indiana, get $20 million a month while our infrastructure is crumbling.”
Maybe if Chicago had allowed Wal-Mart to build in their city they would have had a lot more tax revenue coming in and wouldn't need to tax people who are bad at math by building a casino.

2 comments:

Sam L. said...

That would be...too easy.

Nightingale said...

Like the Lottery has helped California? And will a casino help Chicago's crime problem?

Pie in the sky politicians.