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  •  but (4+ / 0-)

    The comparison is weak except that the victims are similar.  Just as the EU pushed Greece into the crapper, our lax tax laws have pushed Chicago into the crapper.  Chicago bribed corporations--like Boeing--to move there--offered services without demanding enough payments--corporate welfare.

    Question for our federal government--why do you guarantee private, but not public, pensions?

    Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith .

    by melvynny on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 07:39:11 PM PDT

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    •  it isn't "our" (2+ / 0-)
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      dinotrac, johnny wurster

      It is Chicago's laws and choices that led them to this state. No one "pushed" Chicago. Much like Detroit, poor choices over a very long time (and denial) eventually catch up with you.

    •  Greece (0+ / 0-)

      really needed to make some changes in pensions, health and education--and did not.  Pols who introduced any type of reforms were beaten down at the polls.  Many argue that political patronage is the main cause of the Greek crisis.  Good eshere.say on that

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