The city of Chicago is broke. In December of 2008 the city is running a $469 million deficit. The city, county and state government is overrun with corruption and incompetence. Basic services are being cut back and our infrastructure needs repair.
We can not afford to sink billions into the Olympic games. The London games of 2012 are already $6 billion (pounds) over budget. If Chicago wants to claim and hold the title of "world class city," let's find more sensible and sustainable ways to get there.
We, the under signed, call on the International Olympic Committee to pass on Chicago as a host city for the 2016 Olympic Games.
We do not have the finances or leadership in place necessary to sustain such a costly and risky venture. Please pick another city to host the 2016 games.
The Chicago Says "No Thanks" to the 2016 Olympics petition to general public was written by Tom Paine and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.