Biting hand that feeds us
The column by Lucie Macias and Leonard Pierce (“Democratic socialists: No more business as usual,” April 4) trumpets the fact that “Chicago will soon have more socialist City Council members than any other major U.S. city in modern history.” Whoopee. They go on to state that their socialist agenda will be paid for exclusively by “taxing the rich.”
It has always puzzled me why leftists despise “greedy corporations” and the “evil rich” so much, given that they expect them to pay for all their generous benefit programs. Wouldn’t a nice thank-you card be more appropriate?
Of course, evil rich people and greedy corporations have other places they can go if they feel unloved. The Business section’s story on Lori Lightfoot’s preference for small business concludes with a quote from Howard Tullman, former CEO of Chicago tech hub 1871: “Look at New York. You got a few crazy politicians and Amazon walked.
That was 25,000 jobs and who knows how many hundreds of millions of dollars of benefit.” — John Knoerle, Chicago