McDonald’s CEO Threatens to Leave Chicago Due to Rising Crime
Is Chicago on the verge of closing up a large portion of the Chicago operations?
McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski believes rising crime has made his employees in the Chicago area scared to go to work. Moreover, Kempczinski is of the view that Chicago’s growing crime makes it next to impossible for the fast food giant to hire new employees in its Chicago offices. Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge observed that Chicago has already experienced 494 homicides take place thus far in 2022.
Durden noted that these death figures are “at least 100 more deaths than it saw in the first 8 months of 2019.” In addition, Durden pointed out that “Burglary is up at least 36% and theft overall is up 70% from a year ago.”
What’s taking place in Chicago is the product of bad public policy. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been derelict in her position of leadership. Lest we forget, Lightfoot called for defunding Chicago police by $80 million. She has a nice partner in crime in District Attorney Kim Foxx, a Soros-funded prosecutor who treats law & order like an afterthought.
Kempczinski’s concerns about rising crime are similar to that of other CEOs such as Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who are alarmed by the level of crime sweeping urban centers nationwide. Various businesses have already left prominent cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco due to the heightened crime activity and overall squalor that’s sullying these cities.
Kempczinski said the following:
The truth is, it’s more difficult today for me to convince a promising McDonald’s executive to relocate to Chicago from one of our other offices than it was just a few years ago.
These cases will only grow in prominence as people continue electing dysfunctional local leaders who don’t care about fighting crime. The way to solve this problem is by getting pro-law & order officials elected at the local level.
America First candidates can uniquely position themselves as voices of reason by standing for policies that put criminals firmly behind bars.