This is shocking. If you consistently make promises you don’t keep, eventually people won’t believe you. In this case it was about funding pensions for a bloated public sector.
Someone should have told President Obama about this consequence of repeatedly lying to the public before he left Chicago for Washington.
Chicago’s unfunded pension liabilities are almost ten times as much as bankrupt Detroit. The mayor’s plan is to raise cigarette taxes, which will be less than a pinprick for the problem.
I am so glad I left Illinois 29 years ago, although I feel really sorry for family and friends still stuck in a place where politicians not keeping their promises while concentrating on destroying the family get re-elected without serious opposition.