"As chairman of the Chicago Cubs, I repudiate any return to racially divisive issues in this year’s presidential campaign or in any setting — like my father has," Tom Ricketts does damage control, distances himself from his Right-Wing Dad and begs Mayor Rahm for $300 Million in Tax Payer money.
The chickens behind Joe Ricketts' despicable $10,000,000 bigoted smear campaign are coming home to roost! After the discovery of his plan to smear Barack Obama as the scary Black Man with Reverend Wright and the specter of Black Liberation Theology, the Ricketts demand of Hundreds of Millions of Welfare Assistance to rebuild Wrigley Field is now on indefinite hold.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will not return any calls from the Ricketts.
Wrigley Field is an abomination. It's falling apart and needs such an extensive overhaul the estimate are in the Hundreds of Millions. But, while the stadium benefits from the infrastructure built around it and maintained by Tax payers, the Ricketts are adamant that Wrigley be subsidized by Welfare.
The Ricketts family is "worth" Billions, but like all Plutocratic Elites, they feel the role of Government is to force the burden of supporting their businesses' infrastructure upon the backs of the Poor and Middle Class.
Not one cent of Welfare for the Ricketts Family. It's shameful the blasé expectation that the infrastructure be built and maintained by the Public while the Ricketts squeeze every dollar of revenue from their venture for their Private bank accounts. But, that is what the 1% have successfully turned America into; a Giant pool of resources.
Joe Ricketts can go hang out with Hank 'Socialism is never the answer' Steinbrenner [See my Post: The 1% Hate Uncertainty] and Curt Schilling.
After years of blasting the size of government and extolling the virtue of personal responsibility, Curt including during both the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Campaigns, Curt Schilling ran into problems. The Small Government Champion Schilling moved his video game company, 38 Studios to Rhode Island in 2010, after then Republican Governor Donald Carcieri, guaranteed $75 million in loans from the state. “This is a risk worth taking," said Governor Carcieri in making Rhode Island tax payers responsible for Schilling's company. Well, Curt defaulted on a $1.1 million dollar May 1 loan payment and simply went back to the Rhode Island government to request more Welfare.
It's shameful the Billions of dollars of Welfare Corporations and conservatives have swindled from various local, state and the federal government. But, it's not surprising. Billionaires and Corporations believe the Government exists to protect commerce and over the years that belief has morphed into the idea that Government exists to take on the debt and risk of Business while at the same time it eliminates all assistance to the poor, sick, old and now struggling Middle Class.
But, that is Modern American Capitalism, Privatize the Profits and Subsidize the Losses.