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A little tunnel and.
I'll read Michelle Obama making a pitch for Chicago out.
And a big man himself president Barack Hussein Obama will fly to Copenhagen.
-- -- for some later this week.
To sell his hometown and my hometown to the 2016.
Olympic Committee the problem is locals are split over holding the games 45% against.
Because they believe the -- can't afford the game's 47%.
Are in the latest of Chicago are four in the late Chicago Tribune poll welcome to Francesca Rodriguez from no games Chicago she want.
Chicago Wednesday hit the streets tomorrow to protests against Chicago's Olympic bid.
Princess get real quick it was not from Chicago my initial thought was you don't.
I think it'd be a great economic -- to the city all for it I put it out there and FaceBook and -- friends.
From Chicago email me going.
You have no idea we're talking about mayor Richard Daley will you use that opportunity is still -- money.
Besides -- did the traffic congestion we don't want it site I I take a step back I haven't been there in twenty years give us your two cents pro or con.
Games in Chicago.
We'll listen no game Chicago is definitely.
Kind of sweet sixteen games.
And the main reason is financial this city is broke the state is broke the 2010 deficit is projected to be.
Large and -- employees are taken furlough days says balance the budget out.
And mayor Daley keeps saying taxpayers you're not gonna have to pay for the thing.
We've already paid 86 million for the site of the Olympic village so it's really hard to believe that taxpayers will be on the line for this when there's -- 500 million.
Taxpayer guarantee for these kids.
Right I just I notice also in some of the you have research and I was doing that it's that you guys are a lot of housing activist.
You guys Thursday that the city should do more for affordable housing.
-- to do more for education.
That the mass transit and there is a -- so instead of spending money for all these corporate sponsors.
That it's basically advertising for their products you're saying hey this city needs to spend this money and focus on the problem.
Here at all.
Yeah and one thing about the Olympics is that when McDonald's a DNC and co sponsor the city doesn't see any of that money goes directly to the IOC.
This city has a lot of problems.
It's running incredible deficit it only graduates 50% of the high school students from high school -- don't we can't afford begins to spin and yeah that's that's a staggering statistic and we can't afford to exacerbate the deficit problems and put the taxpayers on the line and you need.
We're running this -- the CBS is -- a huge deficit closing schools and yet there's money for the games very suspicious.
You know here here's speaking for the preaching to acquire over -- one of the things that we don't -- about on this show a lot as.
Subsidies for any tax stadiums for tax tape for sports teams were sports stadiums etc.
and that's just -- can you.
Why do people ever buy into the hype that somehow.
Getting a bunch of other or taxing them the working class for a bunch of cronies and corporations and IOC members is somehow gonna benefit the city.
What is the other -- can you at least give us the -- It why there are not what the people against you were saying.
Sure I mean they're saying that there's going to be a trickle down effect economically.
And you know our recent study came out an independent study that says the games are only projected to make four point four billion.
Right now the games are projected to cost five billion.
Now given love folly history of the daily administration and on -- city and it does have a long history of you know it's free -- municipal projects fatal finish on time -- over budget.
We we have no reason to believe ask taxpayers.
That they're gonna do this right.
And frankly a lot of the municipal projects that.
No they'll analyze the municipal projects that go through there for public -- this is a private party on publicly and with taxpayer dollars well.
You know that.
Of all there is -- quite an economic going to all the other businesses in the city.
Princess could just touch on this for a second because I came I came from there I was there when mayor Richard Daley senior was mayor.
And then now Richie Daley junior is mayor.
The corruption -- on that little bit is there in fact still corruption no way you -- the Chicago machine it worked if you know what I mean is that still going not.
Absolutely took for example this week it came out that a member of the -- sixteen committee.
-- a lot of property Iran where the stadium -- it's supposed to be in Washington Couric now.
There's another member of the -- the 2016 committee that also owns a lot of property and stands to personally gain around Washington park.
And you know this is very as you know here from Chicago.
And this this is this is par for the course what we expect to see a lot more of this.
Already the mayor says it's not gonna cost you a dollar it's already cost 86 million dollars just -- hand.
For the space where that village is gonna -- And -- set out we're gonna have actually the other side of this debate you know you're the whip.
Not wanting the Olympic Games since Chicago 2006 state but it have a guest tomorrow the other -- say that's gonna create jobs and getting to be an economic.
-- to the city of Chicago I just got Rodriguez thank you very much for joining us I'm happy hour.
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