In a recent Chicago Tribune article entitled Graduated tax could narrow income gap, Melissa Harris argues for a progressive tax or graduated tax system. Illinois currently has a flat tax. Harris, and others, would like to see that changed at the state level; as well as to see Obamaâ€™s tax increases implemented. Somehow they believe the myth that a higher tax on the â€śrichâ€ť helps the â€śpoor.â€ť The irony is, that simply taking money away from the â€śhavesâ€ť, doesnâ€™t help nor empower the supposed â€śhave-notsâ€ť.
In recent months, weeks and even days we have seen a number of people being lead by â€śthe blindâ€ť. The uproar over the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are unprecedented.Â My heart goes out to the families of these men. However, the protests that have followed do neither them, nor our communities, justice.
As a matter of fact, the raising of minimum wage does nothing for income inequality. Many people lose their jobs because of the extra cost to their employer who canâ€™t absorb or pass on the cost to customers. So theyâ€™re worse off. Those who receive the raise are still at the bottom of the income scale and the inflation of prices (because of the increased production costs) means their purchasing power is the same, or worse. The real problem is skill set inequality and education inequality, which prepares people for the work place as well as the opportunity to earn a decent living...
How did the district get a US Representative who ignores the sentiment of the residents, and its faith community? Doesnâ€™t Kelly know that â€śso calledâ€ť homosexual marriage is a none starter in the faith community? Isnâ€™t Kelly aware that many of the problems in the black community stem from broken families, out of wedlock births, and single parent households? Statistics support the fact that fatherless children are more likely to drop out of high school, use drugs, and wind up in prison. So tell us, what about the sanctioning and celebration of these lifestyles promote strong families in our communities? Kelly is â€śout of touchâ€ť with the 2nd congressional district.
Unfortunately, we have been asking the wrong question: How do we fight poverty? Now add to that: How do we fight income inequality? What we should be asking is how does one create wealth? How does one move up the ladder of opportunity, from poverty to prosperity? How do we write policies that allow people to reach their fullest potential without government or regulatory impediments? What we need is a plan to create wealth.
An honor student shot dead, an innocent victim of a gang war. An investigation into drugs, guns, gangs and the battle for Chicago. An investigation into drugs, guns, gangs and the battle for Chicago. Maureen Maher and Armen Keteyian report.
On August 29--31, 2013 Freedomâ€™s Journal Institute will hold its first Black Conservative Summit (BCS) at the Pheasant Run resort in St Charles, IL. The theme for this yearâ€™s gathering is â€śDefending the Natural Family: R.I.S.E to Rebuild the Foundation of Black America.â€ť The summit will focus on a number of critical issues ranging from education to economic policy, in general, within the context of the â€śNatural Familyâ€ť.
Dr. Wallace explains the "R" in the first of the R.I.S.E. principles. He answers the question "what does it mean for government to be responsible?".