That's the ratio of managers in the City of Chicago's bureaucracy to frontline workers, according to 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly. In the private sector, Reilly said, the ratio is one manager for every 14 workers. Watch him explain the implications of closing that gap on the city's budget on WTTW's Chicago Tonight:
Recessions are not ideal times to raise
taxes. It's tough to boost consumer demand if you're taking money out
of people's paychecks. That's why Democrats in Washington are pushing a
proposal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on everyone that makes under $250,000 annually.