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Fri Nov 29, 2019, 07:07 PM

Illinois town plans for slave reparations paid with sales tax from marijuana sales

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/illinois-town-to-fund-reparations-program-with-marijuana-sales-tax/
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An Illinois town has approved a measure to fund a local reparations program with proceeds from the purchase of recreational marijuana.

On Monday, Evanston aldermen voted 8-1 in favor of the proposal aimed at what officials believe will improve help the city’s black community. Local leaders eye marijuana dispensaries as an attractive source of revenue to reverse what they call the ongoing impact of institutional racist and persisting effects of slavery, according to the Chicago Tribune. “The fund will be capped at $10 million, according to city of Evanston staff reports. City estimates project the marijuana tax could generate $500,000 to $750,000 per year,” the newspaper noted.

However, Evanston officials face roadblocks in collecting adequate revenue from the plan as various suburbs have yet to approve the establishment of recreational marijuana dispensaries, despite them being scheduled to become legal in Illinois next year.

“We can implement funding to directly invest in black Evanston,” 5th Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons said of the measure.

The marijuana tax will be “invested in the community it unfairly policed and damaged,” Simmons added.

“This is a really special moment in the city of Evanston and also in the country,” stated Second Ward Alderman Peter Braithwaite.

The development comes as Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced resolutions to approve studies to examine reparations proposals for African Americans over slavery.
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So. Blacks will pay for their own reparations? I don't smoke MJ, so I won't be shelling out a dime.

of course the reality is: Both the slaves and the masters are dead. History happens. the whole point is moot.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 08:14 PM

1. I live in Kalifornia

and most people are still buying the Mexican pot. The taxes have never come as the pot heads said it would.

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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. So, the town is going to use a tax on pot sales

to give "reparations payments" to the black community, that they will use to buy pot?

Liberal circle jerk.

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