The Chicago public school system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law”.
Having slammed Rahm Emanuel earlier in the day for urging Democrats to "take a chill pill," Rep. Elijah Cummings just couldn't help himself after hearing Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway jokingly suggesting "go buy Ivanka [Trump]'s stuff" during a Fox News interview about retailers' boycotting the first daughter. Cummings has demanded an ethics probe and disciplinary action.
While we are sure Mayors de Blasio (New York) and Emanuel (Chicago) are compassionate men who want nothing more than to ensure the safety of illegal immigrants in their cities, we couldn't help but notice that, following Trump's decision to defund so-called Sanctuary cities, the sound and fury spewing forth from various municipalities today was perfectly correlated with the size of taxpayer-money they received from Obama.
Dallas CFO: "The more the rating agencies learn about the crisis facing Dallas as a result of the police and fire pension, the more they understand what the City has been saying for some time – the pension is a significant risk to the fiscal health of the City."
"It has become increasingly clear that Moody’s rating methodology and agenda are far from objective and independent. Your current rating does not accurately reflect the city’s credit or our ability to pay debt service when due."
Over six years after Dodd-Frank was signed into law, it is clear that the only ones who benefited from the Durbin Amendment have been big box chains like Wal-Mart and Home Depot. It cost consumers, on the other hand, literally billions of dollars a year. With Donald Trump taking office this month, and with all signs pointing to Dodd-Frank changes on the horizon, eliminating the Durbin Amendment should be a top priority.
The arrogance, the assumed posture of moral superiority, the conceit of our cultural elite, on exhibit on that stage Friday night, is what Americans regurgitated when they voted for Donald Trump. Yet the conduct of the “Hamilton” cast puts us on notice. The left neither accepts its defeat nor the legitimacy of Trump’s triumph. His presidency promises to be embattled from Day One.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: "You are safe in Chicago. You are secure in Chicago. You are supported in Chicago. Now administrations may change but values and principles as it relates to inclusion do not."