Mayor Lori Lightfoot Reports Chicago’s 2021 Budget Shortfall Is $1.2 Billion in 63-Minute Press Conference


Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces Chicago’s 2021 budget shortfall could be over $1.2 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic (1:03 stream from WGN).

Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot encircles Chicago’s financial shortfall as defined by the coronavirus and looting disasters that that hit Chicago in 2020. Lightfoot denied that pre-existing financial problems were a factor in Chicago’s financial disaster, and said the federal government must step up to help Illinois and Chicago.

Highlighted comments on the WGN YouTube channel for this news video (At 4:55 p.m. with 621 views, not a single comment supported Mayor Lori Lightfoot) …

“She claims all states are having the same issues? South Dakota never shut down, has very low taxes, and actually declined the government’s federal funding for unemployment. That’s how you manage a state. Kristi Noem for president 2024.”

“I was a city employee. Abandoning my home, letting the bank have it, pulling what little I contributed to pension fund back out, fleeing the state back to good old Dixie. The foray into Illinois was a blind labyrinthine passage that I will exit and wash hands of.”

“Think of all the money these Democrat states are paying for injured officers off work. Believe me there probably dropping off the force due to injuries just so they don’t have to deal with all the abuse.”

“What do you expect when you elect Democrats every election. Why stay in Chicago. It is a lost cause. Not worth defending. High crime, high taxes , horrible schools for what? Glad I escaped. Indiana calling!”

“If you want to have peace and order we need to have pro police and order leaders. Lori you (sic) none of that and you only make it worse, you failed all law abiding citizens of Chicago and that will be not forgotten.”

“As a resident of Chicago. WE DO NOT DESERVE FEDERAL HELP. We reap what we sow. It’s time for change in Chicago. It’s time to turn this city into a Republican stronghold”

“Hell will freeze over before Chicago votes Republican, but if the suburbs flip, maybe Illinois can work back to having hints of purple. A somewhat realistic goal is to get the graduated tax proposal voted down.”

“I’m sure ALL these Sanctuary cities will have the same message real soon.”

“She [Lightfoot] was not elected because of her ability. Black, female, and gay, the liberal trifecta for a Democrat”

[Highlighted comments scanned from 108 comments. None of the comments expressed positive support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot]



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