McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski took an opportunity on Wednesday to drop some truth bombs and spread a little wisdom when he warned that the city of Chicago is currently going through a crisis of violent crime which is destroying the city’s economy and is driving away business.
This has been a problem in Chicago for a long, long time. Look at how many fatal shootings take place in the city on a weekly basis. It’s insane. Why is this happening in a place that has some of the strictest gun control laws in the entire country? Something doesn’t add up here. Could it be that gun control laws only take away weapons from the hands of law-abiding citizens, while criminals continue to get guns from the black market?
On top of this, you have the “defund the police” movement that has stripped funding from departments all over the U.S., which has resulted in fewer police officers out and about in the streets, increasing criminal activity. Then there are “soft-on-crime” attorneys general who is giving hardened criminals light sentences. Is it any wonder crime is exploding in Chicago and other major cities?
TheBlaze said, “Chicago is home to corporations like McDonald’s, Allstate, US Foods, United Airlines, and tons of others. But unless the city solves its crime problem, Kempczinski predicted that fewer businesses will headquarter themselves in the Windy City.”
“Everywhere I go, I’m confronted by the same question. ‘What’s going on in Chicago?’ There is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis,” the CEO stated during a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago.
Kempczinski then went on to say that leaders in the city need to start facing the “facts” and understand that crime is now in the process of transforming Chicago into a place that is undesirable to conduct business.
“The facts haven’t been especially kind to the city of Chicago as of late,” Kempczinski continued, Fox Business reported. “The fact is that there are fewer large companies headquartered in Chicago this year than last year. There are fewer this month than last month.”
He stated later in the speech, “It has become increasingly difficult to operate a global business out of the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois.” Read more