Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Sunday 16 October 2011

New York Times op-ed columnist Tom Friedman interviewed Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel recently:

I find “Rahmbo’s” Chicago agenda intriguing because it’s a microcosm of what the whole country will have to do for the next decade: find smart ways to invest in education and infrastructure to generate growth while cutting overall spending to balance the budget — all at the same time and with limited new taxes. It’s a progressive agenda on a Tea Party allowance.

“I want to be honest about this budget,” the mayor declared. “Almost every one of these ideas has been discussed and debated before. But politics has stood in the way of their adoption. Maybe in the past, we could afford the political path. But we have come to the point where we can’t afford it any longer. The cost of putting political choices ahead of practical solutions has become too expensive. It is destroying Chicago’s finances and threatening the city’s future. In all of these reforms, we will be guided by principle, pragmatism and progress — not politics. What we simply cannot do is to temporize any longer. We can’t kick the can down the road because we’ve run out of road.”

I like our mayor. He's more policy-motivated than his predecessor. I hope he's at least as effective at getting his policies through.

Sunday 16 October 2011 12:43:00 CDT (UTC-05:00)  |  | Chicago | Politics#
Search
On this page....
Friedman on Emanuel
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3326d 04h 05m
2015 9d 10h 08m
Parker's 9th birthday 175d 09h 08m
My next birthday 256d 13h 13m
Categories
Aviation (347) Baseball (110) Best Bars (7) Biking (44) Chicago (916) Cubs (197) Duke (132) Geography (336) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (284) Kitchen Sink (660) London (58) Parker (195) Daily (204) Photography (144) Politics (303) US (1099) World (258) Raleigh (21) Readings (8) Religion (66) San Francisco (88) Software (207) Blogs (77) Business (233) Cloud (90) Cool links (134) Security (99) Travel (228) Weather (702) Astronomy (88) Windows Azure (60) Work (84) Writing (10)
Links
Archive
<December 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is the Chief Technology Officer of Holden International in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4598
This Year: 496
This Month: 28
This Week: 1
Comments: 0