The [Thursday] Papers
The upshot to the health care ruling as I understand it thus far: As long as the penalty for not buying a mandated private insurance policy is called a tax, the federal government can force you to make that purchase. Yuk.
See also: About The Health Care Ruling.
Dewey Beats Obama
Guess who else got it wrong?
If they'd been following SCOTUSBLOG instead of CNN this wouldn't have happened.
Limping Toward Bethlehem
"Rep. Frank Mautino told The Associated Press this week that Illinois won't meet be able to meet a Nov. 16 deadline for the online insurance marketplace and must consider a new option - a federal-state partnership - to get ready for its first year if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the law."
"Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard called off classes Thursday at 10 schools that don't have air conditioning."
I failed in my attempt to map those 10 schools but I think you get the point by looking at the addresses provided by the Trib:
Altgeld, 1340 W. 71st St.; Attucks, 5055 S. State St.; Bennett, 10115 S. Prairie Ave.; Courtenay, 1726 W. Berteau Ave.; Faraday, 3250 W. Monroe St.; Gregory Academy, 3715 W. Polk St.; Holden, 1104 W. 31st St.; Penn, 1616 S Avers Ave.; Stevenson, 8010 S Kostner Ave., and Harold Washington, 9130 S University Ave.
Still, only 10 schools out of the whole system isn't bad - until you consider the schools where the AC barely works. And, as has been pointed out to me, the fact that we're only talking about the schools being used for summer courses, meaning the problem is likely larger and there'll be hell to pay for some kids if a heat wave arrives in August.
Corporate Industrial Complex
"The bank said it's getting $9.5 million in tax breaks over 10 years from the state through the Economic Development for a Growing Economy, or EDGE, program. It's also getting up to $4 million in training funds from the city of Chicago."
So taxpayers in need of jobs because bankers tanked the economy continue to subsidize their own training at those very same banks - as well as tax breaks in the name of economic development even though banks destroyed the economy. The never-ending bailout is never-ending.
"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 'also offered for TFSB to have direct input into the curriculum' of Harold Washington College."
Just like Harold Washington would have wanted.
"Unfortunately, that's probably because many people can't afford to move, demographers said."
In other words, Chicago has become such an unattractive place to live for those who aren't affluent that desperate financial straits are the only thing keeping them here . . . which is why Chicago has become such an unattractive place to live for those who aren't affluent. Can't afford to live here, can't afford to move.
So He'll Just Get A Ticket
Political Ad Transparency Rule . . .
The Beachwood Tip Line: Hurdley.
Posted on June 28, 2012
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