Chicago’s Mayor proposes a government-run grocery store

Whole-Foods-Market Whole Foods closed in Englewood in November 2022, stripping the neighborhood of fresh food produce and leaving the lot empty for nearly a year

Revelations 13:16-18 “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Chicago’s Dem Mayor Brandon Johnson now wants to create city-run grocery stores to promote ‘equitable’ access to food after Walmart and Whole Foods close stores
  • Chicago’s Democrat mayor wants to create city-run grocery stores to promote ‘equitable’ access to food after half of the city’s Walmart and Whole Foods stores closed.
  • Mayor Brandon Johnson announced a partnership with the Economic Security Project to open municipally-owned grocery stores in Chicago in a bid to tackle many of the city’s so-called ‘food deserts.’
  • Johnson’s new moves are set to help ‘repair past harms that have contributed to purposeful disinvestment and exclusion and lack of food access’ in historically underserved communities.
  • ‘My administration is committed to advancing innovative, whole-of-government approaches to address these inequities.
  • The city did not give a timeline for when the initiative would come forward – and the grant money which will help invest could come from state and federal tax dollars, not just local taxes, reports CBS.
  • There was mixed reaction to the scheme.
  • One person wrote on social media: ‘Let’s see… major, successful retailers and grocery store operators have pulled out of certain zip codes due to chronic crime, but the city of Chicago is going to install and manage tax-payer-subsidized stores. What could possibly go wrong?’
  • Another added: ‘People need to learn not to steal and the grocery stores won’t have to close.’
  • And another person on social media said: ‘I don’t believe the city of Chicago could run an ice-cream stand in the summer time, let alone a grocery store.’

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