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Chicago Tries to Tackle Poverty in the Worst Way Possible. Here’s What They’re Doing.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is putting together a task force that will look into coming up with a “universal basic income” program in the city, which in all honesty, is likely a ploy by the mayor to solidify his progressive legacy in the city.

Oh, and in case it isn’t obvious, this is a really, really horrible idea.

The idea for the program, which would make monthly payments to a number of Chicago families without any conditions, has been floated around in the city for months now.

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Back in June, Chicago’s North Side Ald. Ameya Pawar introduced a resolution calling upon the mayor to launch the pilot of the program and pay 1,000 families $500 every month.

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The new task force set up by Emanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune, will have a panel that will decide whether such welfare initiative could work in the city.

Pawar, who will be part of the panel, claims universal basic income is a way to tackle poverty amid the loss of jobs due to automation and the offshoring of industries.

But the creation of the task force may open Emmanuel for criticism, as it comes just less than a week after he announced that he won’t run for a third term. The decision to implement a potentially costly program will rest on the shoulders of another mayor.

Pawar told the Tribune that he doesn’t believe Emanuel is creating the task force only to claim credit for it without actually implementing.

“Chicago would be the largest city in the country to take this step,” he said. “I think the mayor sees this as a chance to lead the way as cities try to grapple with poverty and income inequality at a time the federal government is not addressing those things. This would be a legacy issue [for Emanuel].”

First off, given how high taxation is in Chicago already, this program is not going to be sustainable. It’s going to create higher levels of poverty than it eradicates. There’s nothing free in this life. Nothing. Someone, somewhere, foots the bill. Always.

Secondly, this strips folks incentive to work and better themselves even further than the current welfare system already does. Why work harder when you’re getting “free” money from your fellow tax payers?

This isn’t going to tackle poverty. It’s going to create it.

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The ‘New York Times’ and Its Latest Two Giant Lies

There is no doubt that the ‘New York Times’ is an agent for America’s enemies, but its two recent lies are some of its biggest in years.

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There is no doubt that the New York Times is an agent for America’s enemies, but its two recent lies are some of its biggest in years. One is the straight up lies about the death of Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick. The Times and the left have been straight out lying about this man’s demise since the instant it occurred. Time and again the left has said as if it is a fact that officer Sicknick died as a direct result of the so-called “capitol insurrection.” We now know for a fact that he did not die as a result of anything that occurred during the riot. But more specifically, we have known since day one that the direct statements of fact uttered by the media has been a lie. They never had any truth or fact to back up their bald-faced lies about Sicknick’s death, and they knew it. As Issues & Insights noted: What did the Times base its story on? Unnamed sources, of course. There were no pictures. No videos. No on-the-record accounts. No medical examiner’s report. The story fell apart, as news emerged — no thanks to the mainstream press — that Sicknick had texted his family about being in good spirits that night. Then we learned that he’d returned to his office after the events at the Capitol, and only later went to the hospital. Why the medical examiner’s report didn’t come out until more than three months had passed is a mystery, but when it was finally released this week, it turned out that Sicknick had died of natural causes — from strokes — not from any injuries during the Capitol Hill melee. The Times could have — and should have — known that its story was false from the beginning, or…

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ACU Calls on Delta Airlines to Correct Their Lies About Georgia Voter ID law

Continuing its efforts to protect our liberty from the threats of woke corporations the ACU sent a letter to the Delta over their Georgia lies

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Since Georgia passed their election integrity law, anyone who has followed the news knows how major corporations have taken steps based on the false cancel culture claims about the bill. A week ago, we learned that the American Conservative Union (ACU) announced the establishment of The Center To Protect Voters and Their Voices. This ACU unit is designed to prevent woke corporations from using their resources to skew the political discourse toward policies that attack Americans’ freedoms as they did in Georgia and previously in other states. Delta Georgia lies Now the ACU is expanding its fight to protect the rights of Americans. They wrote the CEO of Delta Airlines and published online, a letter calling on Delta Airlines, Inc. to correct their inaccurate description Of Georgia’s voter ID law. Or, as I call it, their lies. Here’s the letter: Mr. Edward Bastian Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines Inc. Delta Air Lines Inc. Dear Mr. Bastian, As one of the nation’s largest airlines, Delta touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the freedom-loving world. Many of these are Americans who value free enterprise, common sense and fairness. Overseas, they are advocates for democracy who look to the United States for guidance as they strive to replicate our ability to respect individual sovereignty and liberty. On behalf of all these people, the American Conservative Union (ACU) urges you to correct your misleading and damaging statements about the Georgia voting law, SB 202, and we ask for a meeting to discuss our concerns with your embrace of unAmerican political forces. In the past, Delta has needed the support of conservative organizations, like ACU, to pursue sound policies that sustain Delta’s business. When your interests align with conservative values, we have been able to work together. For example, many…

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