Good afternoon, Mr. President. Good afternoon, City Council. Good afternoon, citizens. I'm commenting on 120118, and it's still -- I concur with the brother just before me that we should not even consider selling Philadelphia Gas Works or consider selling the Liquor Control Board or consider selling the Turnpike or consider selling our schools, you know, or consider a lot of things.
Everything is about privatization now. It's capitalization. And it's a shame, because these are funding sources for Philadelphia, but if somebody makes a significant contribution to your campaign and back-door deals, then it's incentivized to make these deals happen, because our rates will go up and there's deregulation. So we got to think smart and look out for our future.
Another thing, I have three minutes up here, whereas City Council and their staff have all day, all week. So I'm going to make a motion to extend public comments to ten minutes.
I second that motion.
You've heard the question. Are you prepared to vote?
All in favor?
The motion carries.
So now I got an extra six minutes. Just kidding.
So this thing about a 33 million tax break for billionaires, who is going to make up the difference? The poor people. We always do. No input on selling these schools. They're our schools. They're not the SRC's schools. They're not the Board of Education's schools. They're not City Council's schools. They're not Nutter schools. They're not Corbett schools. They're our schools. But have me or anybody else here been invited to a public hearing to say what should we do with Germantown High, what should we have done with West Philly High? No. So it's the tail wagging the dog.
It used to be things like statesmen and people service the people, like David Richardson. Now it's like it's not representative. It's like y'all make decisions based on what you want to do, and it's unfair.
So I'm going to close by saying we don't need Dilworth Skating Rink, because what did it do? It displaced a lot of homeless. I asked Al Sharpton yesterday, I said, What happens to a politician who gets in office and then in two years he sells his soul to the devil? He makes money and stack as much as he can to see how long he can stay in office. You know what he did? He deferred to somebody else.
My closing statement will be, there's one person here I know that's worth their soul, Jannie Blackwell. There's other people I'm watching, brother Kenyatta Johnson, you know, brother Wilson Goode.
There's no $33 million tax break.
And, lastly, you know, that Henon guy, Councilman Henon, he's going to be tough to deal with. He going to make the Tea Party look like he captain.