Please read the following article and tell us you're not hopping mad.
We're incensed at the hubris of the independent committee and angered at the attempt to influence the direction of a 52-48% city of Chicago. These far Left activists think they now have a mandate to do whatever they think "best" for the city.
CALL YOUR ALDERMAN between 9am & 5pm and let them know this is NOT satisfactory and will destroy the city - Call this number and ask for your alderman's office: 312-744-3081
CALL THE MAYOR'S OFFICE and let him know to completely disregard the proposal and to govern from the middle for the next four years - Call this number and ask for the Mayor's office: 311 OR 312-744-5000
Please send us an email to let us know you've made a call or sent an email (or both)! [email protected]
‘First We Get The Money’:
Chicago’s New Mayor Linked To Wild Budget Proposal That Attacks Businesses And Cops
By Virginia Kruta - DailyWire.com - May 17, 2023
Leftist allies of Chicago’s new Mayor Brandon Johnson have proposed a budget plan that would tax the rich and businesses, and would effectively defund police in a city already nearly crippled by crime.
The budget plan was proposed by ACRE, the Action Center on Race and the Economy, in conjunction with the People’s Unity Platform and is titled “$12 Billion for a Just Chicago.” The first page begins with step one of the plan: “First we get the money.”
The plan also calls for eliminating all current vacant positions at the Chicago Police Department AND cutting the CPD budget by 9%.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) May 17, 2023
One of the plan’s authors, Saqib Bhatti, was a member of Johnson’s transition team.
Big congratulations to ACRE's @snbhatti & @FREEwrites_ for being named to two transition subcommittees for mayor-elect Brandon Johnson & working toward a stronger, more equitable, safer Chicago. https://t.co/oZPZr0tUFI
— ACRE (@ACREcampaigns) May 1, 2023
ACRE touted the budget plan in a tweet claiming it would “reimagine everything in the city from policing to climate justice, housing & more.”
🚨🚨🚨 New report alert! 🚨🚨🚨
— ACRE (@ACREcampaigns) May 17, 2023
The budget plan calls for $12 billion in new taxes — which would reportedly come in part from reducing the Chicago Police Department budget ($1.94 billion in 2023) by 9%, or approximately $175 million. The city would also eliminate all current police department vacancies – which, in August of 2022, amounted to over 900 patrol officer vacancies and over 100 detective vacancies.
Corporations — or any business with at least 50 employees — would face a “head tax” of $33 per employee, which the report estimated would bring in $106 million in new revenue. Anyone making more than $100,000 would face an additional 3.5% income tax – totaling approximately $1.2 billion. The city’s top 10% of earners would also get hit with a .4% wealth tax – amounting to $960 million annually.
A real estate transfer tax on transactions of over $1 million — which the report states would generate $1.63 million in revenue — would be used to fund housing projects that the report claims would “eliminate homelessness.”
The plan also demanded that Chicago refuse to use any federal money to fund law enforcement or Wall Street interests, arguing that investing that money in public housing would contribute more to community safety.
The conclusion, according to ACRE, was that the city’s budget had to be approached from a morality standpoint – and that previous budgets had not done so to their satisfaction.
“A city budget is a moral document. A moral budget should reflect residents’ priorities and needs. The challenges Black and Brown communities in Chicago are facing today are a direct reflection of the immoral budgets that mayors and alderpeople have imposed on residents for decades,” the report stated, claiming that Chicago’s policing system had always been “racist” and had not contributed to safer communities.
Full Transcript of
'First We Get The Money'
CALL YOUR ALDERMAN
between 9am & 5pm on a weekday and let them know this is NOT satisfactory and will destroy the city - Call this number and ask for your alderman's office: 312-744-3081
CALL THE MAYOR'S OFFICE
and let him know to completely disregard the proposal and to govern from the middle for the next four years - Call this number and ask for the Mayor's office: 311 OR 312-744-5000
Do you like this page?