Evanston ILL will funnel tax revenue to reparations fund


 

The irony of it all. Reparations funds coming from drug taxation by the government. We might ask how this whole thing is legal. After watching endless hours of impeachment hearings why bother. Here we go:

Evanston City Council passed a measure last month that will funnel the city’s tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana to a local reparations fund. The move has attracted attention from national and regional groups that have long advocated for investment in black communities through reparations.

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The event, which was promoted but not sponsored by the city, was designed as a celebration of Evanston’s reparations initiative and the start of a continuing dialogue. The fund will be capped at $10 million and officials say it will be used to help the city’s black community with economic development, education and housing, among other issues. The fund will be paid for with a 3% sales tax on adult recreational marijuana, which becomes legal in Illinois Jan. 1.

White residents still earn significantly more money, on average, than Evanston’s black residents, said Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th Ward), who spearheaded the reparations effort. That fact, along with declining black homeownership and a declining number of black residents in town, pushed Simmons to propose the fund.

Evanston’s reparations measure was passed in an 8-1 vote. No one spoke out against the effort at the meeting where it was passed. A Reparations Subcommittee has been formed to determine the exact ways in which the fund’s proceeds will be used and distributed.

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22 Responses to “Evanston ILL will funnel tax revenue to reparations fund”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    Unfortunately we know how this works, once something like this gets implemented on a small level as a test program it will eventually spread and expand. This is just the beginning…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dopey Dopers Says:

    Only California and Illinois could screw up weed selling. The Northwestern U. snowflakes that this bill is aimed at will buy their weed on the black market where it is cheaper.
    Selling dope is not going to solve the pension crisis or exodus out of Illinois and California.

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  3. markone1blog Says:

    This is somewhat discouraging. However, on an uplifting side, the people of all colors that I work with have pretty much met Dr. M. L. King Jr.’s standard of earning their way “not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

    To the chagrin of the environmentalists in the world, we all work at a oilfield services support company.

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  4. dave drake Says:

    It passed by a vote of 8 to 1. Wow. ONE person with some common sense. Other cities will follow this template…like lemmings.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. peter3nj Says:

    HP, I’ve lived in Jersey practically fr my entire life and the end began with Governor Richard Hughes. The only decent governor in the past 50 years was Governor William Cahill and the state’s corrupt made short work of him. The Clinton and Obama loving voters of NJ will surely give a second undeserved term to this knucklehead Murphy; but you knew that already I’m sure.
    P.S. I worked in Newark and Elizabeth for nearly 20 years and. I could tell you stories about this subculture that you might find hard to believe. No wait, of course you would believe it.

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  6. hocuspocus13 Says:

    As I have said before…

    Reparations have already been paid to black people in the form of Food Stamps ~ Welfare and other Gov programs

    Black people have taken advantage of the system for decades

    Enjoying what they were never eligible for in the first place

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    • bunkerville Says:

      650,000 American dead over the issue was a pretty good down payment.

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      • hocuspocus13 Says:

        This city I lived in for 19 years in NJ I became friendly with this black woman

        Thru her I met her black friends

        They would all be very proud and brag about how they were ripping off the Gov thru Welfare

        Food Stamps was a must for them

        As they all drove nice new cars and owned their homes

        The Gov pays 75% of their utility bills

        Property tax deductions and rebates

        Free weatherization on their homes

        Free medical and dental

        The list goes on…

        They earn cash under the table

        And have 2 bank accounts

        One for Welfare that has a balance of $300 so they look poor and needy

        Welfare does not check assets

        I will add to this that I became rather insulted by this and decided I didn’t need that kind of friends

        After all it was our tax dollars funded their lies

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        I added a link to an earlier post that NJ was looking into reparations so hold your breath. The famous Obama phone clip said it all..good luck.

        Liked by 1 person

      • hocuspocus13 Says:

        With our MIA Gov Murphy?

        Who apparently is preoccupied taxing rain puddles

        I’m hoping for 1 term!

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