“TIF = crack for politicians”


The above description came from blogger Christopher on the Chicago Tribune Web site on the 10/01/09 article entitled, “Copenhagen countdown: The latest from the IOC meeting.” This link works at least for today. Here is Christopher’s quote in context:

“Christopher on October 1, 2009 8:53 AM If the city gets the games, which will require more TIF’s, (TIF = crack for politicians) then the downward spiral of our schools, and city-wide infrastructure will be complete. In another 20 years, the Chicago Public School system will not only be cash starved, but probably so dilapidated it will probably implode. We cannot fund our city properly now, so hey…let’s throw a 3 week party in 2016!”