Parting gift to Chicago… https://t.co/nmrHjb5Tlv
— John Pletz (@johnpletz) January 8, 2017
Imagine if Donald Trump had proposed billions of dollars in new infrastructure spending that only benefits voters in rosy-red states? There’d be an outcry, right?
But when President Obama does it with mere weeks left in his term, it’s crickets.
Chicago is set to receive $1.1 billion for the Red Line elevated train…
— Crain's Chicago (@CrainsChicago) January 8, 2017
…while Los Angeles got $1.6 billion for its subway:
— Kristin Slocum (@Mobility21) January 5, 2017
President Obama is set to give his goodbye speech in Chicago on Tuesday.