Chicago Suburb Will pay Reparations From Marijuana Taxes
Article from The Daily Caller by Phillip Nieto.
The city of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, is drafting up a plan to tax the sale of marijuana to fund reparations for black citizens, the Washington Post reports.
The city council passed a measure 8 to 1 on November 25 to appropriate 3% of the tax revenue from marijuana sales for a reparations program for African Americans over the next ten years, setting the cap at $10 million, according to the Washington Post. Marijuana for recreational use will become legal in Illinois on January 1st.
“Our community was damaged due to the war on drugs and marijuana convictions. This is a chance to correct that,” Robin Rue Simmons, an alderman of the Evanston’s Fifth Ward, said to the Post. “Our disadvantage and discrimination has continued beyond outlawing Jim Crow and beyond enslavement.”
She added, “This is something radical to preserve the black population and let the black community know that we see the flight.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
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Anyone want to bet whether the money collected just goes to a few fat cats, and the little guy will get absolutely nothing.
So, paid reparation (welfare!) to blacks? Then, we should also pay reparations to all the Japanese who lost everything during the war? What about the Indians whose land and country was stolen by the settlers? Must I go on?
Please don’t as these folks do not need more ideas. Faux Cahontas has already said the LGBTQ community needs reparations. I’m sure Omar and Tleib will push for middle eastern reparations etc. I wonder how many of the 8 who voted for reparations for African Americans will be receiving the reparations. That would seem like a conflict of interest. But wrt reparations … there are some logistics that should be ironed out:
1. What do we do with folks who are partially black (like Barrack Obama and Colin Kaepernick)
2. What about folks whose black side were never slaves (like Barrack Obama)
3. How do we test for slavery links when it is racist to ask them for ID
4. The average American household earns $42,000. Beyonce and LeBron each make over $50M. Do we really want to tax the $42,000 family to fund the $50M family
5. As we add gays to reparations list, what other groups should we consider for reparations
6. Does $22T in debt and nearly $200T in unfunded liabilities factor into the reparations discussion
7. Do the hundreds of thousands of union soldiers who fought to free the slaves get any discount on the extortion of their descendants
8. Many non-blacks have no ancestors who owned slaves (and some have ancestors that were not even in the US) … will they be taxed anyway to pay for reparations
9. Most slave trade was white crews going over and buying the slaves from black slave traders (usually one slave per rifle). Will the black slave traders who came to the US also get reparations
How many ways to spell stupid, Chicago, Evanston, Illinois, New York, Oregon, California and any where the Democrats rule!
WHAT is in Chicago’s water??? These fools are plain idiots, and the people who stay in the Chicago area DESERVE what what they’ve not only allowed to be voted in but because they don’t stand against this kind of crap.
Big question – Illinois was northern, so what issues did they have, comparatively speaking, with Jim Crow? I grew up down south of Joliet & we had some issues, but nothing like down south!
“Our community was damaged due to the war on drugs and marijuana convictions. This is a chance to correct that.” So reparations are being paid to the black community because they were convicted (appropriately) for using or selling ILLEGAL narcotics? Is there any limit to magical liberal lunacy?
Typical Democrap lunacy. Just like Gov. “Porkey Pig” said there would be no tax increases, then he slapped on a 26 cent per gallon on gasoline. DRAIN THE SWAMP in Illinois along with Washington DC !