On June 11 Mayor Emanuel officially recommended giving about $5 million to Vienna Beef to move its hot dog factory from the north side to Bridgeport. The mayor hailed it as a shrewd investment that will keep at least 250 jobs in Chicago for the next 15 years.
Three days later the mayor’s school board fired Eron Easter, a 34-year-old special education teacher in a high-poverty school in Humboldt Park. Easter was one of 850 Chicago Public Schools employees fired by the mayor when he closed 50 schools.
250 whole jobs, huh? Wow, that’s like $200,000 per job! What a fucking bargain! I swear to you, this game of bribing companies to “keep jobs here” is the biggest goddamn scam.
Plus apparently teachers don’t have jobs, and those jobs don’t need to be saved.