by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Guess who spouted this line, as highlighted in the latest issue of TIME?
‘In past negotiations, taxpayers paid more, but our kids got less. This time, our taxpayers are paying less, and our kids are getting more.’
None other than Chicago Mayor (and former Obama Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel. Perhaps the recent crisis of a Chicago teachers’ strike didn’t go to waste; Mr. Emanuel learned a lesson about dealing with teachers’ unions.