What nerve she has, an African-American, female school teacher, marching right in to the Billionaire Boys and Girls Club, otherwise known as the City Club and calling for a “LaSalle Street Tax.” Doesn't she know that the wealthy traders who gamble daily at the Merc will blow their tops and flee the city if their pot is raked by a half-penny tax of every trade? It's certain that they'll all pack up their North Shore abodes and set up shop in umm err...Dubuque? And it will all be Lewis' fault
Not only that. They say Lewis used unseemly language, insinuating that the corporations are motivated by greed. The board gives Lewis permission to say some things...
Go after their policies. Go after the way money can buy influence. But to go after their motives, to suggest they’re mere greedy billionaires looking to make another buck, isn’t helpful.No Karen, warns the board. It's not helpful, especially to the Mayor, who obviously feels threatened because you wouldn't even agree to extend the contract a year past its expiration date to help him through a non-confrontational election. And who but Karen would ever suggest that the giant corporations and billionaires like Rauner, Pritzker and Griffin are motivated by greed. Why that's absurd. Isn't it?
We're all waiting anxiously to see what happens if Karen doesn't obey the Sun-Times' admonition. Will she be grounded? Allowance cut? What?