Chicago, Progressive Paradise Where Nobody Wants to Live

The Wall Street Journal Reports-

A larger-than-expected exodus over the past 10 years reduced the population of Chicago to a level not seen in nearly a century. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that during the decade ended in 2010, Chicago’s population fell 6.9% to 2,695,598 people, fewer than the 2.7 million reported back in 1920.

Even blacks have had enough.

The exodus took a big chunk out of the city’s black population in particular, shrinking it to 887,608 from 1,065,009, according to William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington.

Outside Chicago are the Conservative counties, and that is where people are going. Kane County grew by 27.5%, Will County by nearly 35% and Lake County by 9.2%.

Chicago was one of the jewels in the Progressive crown. But the horrible public schools, high taxes, and crime have driven families out of Chicago. The city’s job base cannot compete with anti-union places like Houston and Phoenix. Chicago is one ofthe only towns in America with an employee head tax on employment. Companies with over 50 employees must pay $4 a month per employee to the city.

The largest employer in the city of Chicago is the Federal government. Followed by the City of Chicago Public School system. Other major employers are the city of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Cook County government, and the Chicago Park District. These thousands of government workers provide the backbone of the coalition for higher taxes, generous pensions and “political stability”.

Chicago’s political system is inefficient and costly. There are no term limits in Chicago. The Democratic Party has controlled the Mayor’s office since 1931(a big city record). There’s no opposition: Democrat’s control 49 out of 50 seats on the city council. Corruption is everywhere. Barely a month can go by without a major scandal. The FBI has the largest public corruption squad in the United States located in Chicago . Chicago voters, indoctrinated in a completely politically controlled school system, don’t seem to care. Those who care about high taxes, good public schools, and low crime are a small minority in Chicago.

The left destroyed Chicago. They’re well on their way to destroying New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Once they get a foothold, they’re almost impossible to dislodge, and by gradually taking control of public institutions, education systems and the media, they foster creeping totalitarianism as surely as if Nth Korea’s Kim Jong Il was in charge. For Chicago there is no escape from its death spiral. We can only hope other cities in the west similarly afflicted by this destructive political and mental sickness wake up before, as in Chicago, it becomes too late.

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5 thoughts on “Chicago, Progressive Paradise Where Nobody Wants to Live

  1. “Even blacks have had enough.”
    But since over 80% of them still approve of Barry Soetoro, I’d have to conclude that they’re leaving for greener pastures to pillage, not out of disgust at the ideology which produced the failure.

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  2. Chicago was a great city, the centre of private railroads and the development of the department model of business, at the turn of the last century – a centre for commerce and industry…

    It’ll really piss me off if it goes the way of Detroit, i.e. collapse…

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  3. I have heard that Islam, and those who follow it, has been likened to a plague of locusts. It/they only survive by moving to greener (non-Muslim) pastures, consuming it and effectively killing all the local competition (indigenous peoples), and then once consumed it moves on to the next pasture. All that is left behind is a barren wasteland (both physically and spiritually). [Non oil rich Islamic nations are economic shitholes.]

    It appears there are great similarities between Islam and Socialism. Both simply suck the host dry, discard it, and move on to the next host. And like Islam, Socialism leaves behind a barren wasteland (both physically and spiritually). Is it any surprise that those who follow Socialism’s ‘gospel’ are generally atheistic and devoid of morality and values?! That it, too, is economically unsustainable is no surprise.

    There is NO upside to either Islam or Socialism. Both need to be resisted and ultimately destroyed!

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  4. Is it any surprise that those who follow Socialism’s ‘gospel’ are generally atheistic and devoid of morality and values?!

    I find many Socialists have rejected God for whatever reason only to replace Him with the State as their new God…

    Makes you wonder what’s the point..? (I guess apart from allowing yourself to assume a less moral belief system)

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  5. At least these lefties have achieved something- affordable housing!
    I looked online at house prices for both Chicago and Detroit and some bargains can be found 🙂 especially foreclosures.
    Trouble is, would you be able to sell then on?

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