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From the Chicago Tribune:
"Rauner is the new ISIS recruit," Lewis said during an address at a packed City Club of Chicago luncheon, using a term that refers to the Islamic State terrorist group.Rauner, a successful businessman, made the sensible suggestion earlier this year that state law should be changed so Chicago Public Schools, which is essentially insolvent, be allowed to declare bankruptcy.
"Yes, I said it, and I'll say it again," Lewis continued. "Bruce Rauner is a liar. And, you know, I've been reading in the news lately all about these ISIS recruits popping up all over the place — has Homeland Security checked this man out yet? Because the things he's doing look like acts of terror on poor and working-class people."
But Lewis of course is against that, which is understandable because seventy percent of the CPS budget goes to wages and benefits, including pensions. And with a bankruptcy, union contracts are set aside by a federal judge and pensioners are allowed to get a "haircut."
Chicago Public Schools is really a unionized employment and retirement program which on good days--and there aren't that many of those--it educates kids a little bit.
With radicals like Lewis in a position of power, it's easy to see why Illinois and Chicago are hemorrhaging residents.