President Obama’s budget, to be released next week, will limit how much wealthy individuals – like Mitt Romney – can keep in IRAs and other retirement accounts.
The proposal would save around $9 billion over a decade, a senior administration official said, while also bringing more fairness to the tax code.
It will be fine for the government to eat the rich. Just wait till the day comes when they come for your stuff. I’m sure the looters will say the same thing about fairness, paying your fair share, and all that other nonsense politicians spew to justify taking your hard-earned money.
We do not reference race unless it is a fact that is central to telling the story.
By all indication, these attacks were motivated by theft, not race. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that the victims were singled out because of their race. Therefore we did not include racial descriptions in our initial news reports.
It’s nice to read the skewed logic and foggy rationale behind the pusillanimous writers in the media. Carlos Sadovi did a hatchet job on a black crime story and managed to write a whole article without mentioning the race of the attackers. Most of us already know typical description, but the writers lack the guts to call a spade a spade. Gerould Kern, an editor at the Tribune, made a lame attempt to explain away the self-censorship; perhaps he just thinks most people are stupid because they buy and read his publication. Why can’t they simply write: “A crew teens stole an I-Phone from a passenger. The offenders were male blacks in their late teens dressed in white t-shirts and black jeans. The victim was male white/ female black/transgender asian (if in fact it was a transgender asian),” or whatever race was the case at the time of the crime. Are facts that tough to reveal? That’s all you have to print, but we all know that’s not the case unless the offenders are Caucasian. A white criminal perpetrating a crime against a minority tends to get full exposure.
Steve Chapman wrote in June 2011 about the same topic and tried to use fuzzy logic with apples and oranges comparisons:
There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.
If a reporter goes out and interviews people about the weather, would it make sense for the story to say, “Joe Smith, who is black, is hoping for a cool front”? If a pedestrian gets run over by a bicyclist, should the story mention that the rider was white?
In the attack coverage, what difference does race make, unless police are putting out descriptions or sketches in hopes of getting tips from witnesses? Getting beat up for your iPad, I suspect, feels about the same regardless of the color of the thieves. Police don’t seem to think victims were targeted because of their race.
And what good would it do to trumpet the skin color of the thugs? So pedestrians on Michigan Avenue can run away when they see two or more African-Americans? Lots of black adolescents and young adults can be found on the Magnificent Mile on any given day. I’d guess at least 95 percent of them are harmless.
My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.
Sure Steve, the description of the attacker isn’t important. The latest coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting kind of blows your race coverage methods out of the water. So where does the real prejudice lie?
A man walking home from work was attacked and beaten by a large group of people on the Gold Coast late Sunday, police said.
The 36-year-old man suffered a laceration above his right eye and bruising to his head and body during the attack at 10 p.m. in the 800 block of North Dewitt Place, police said, citing early reports.
The group of attackers was comprised of between 15 and 20 males and females, police said. Preliminary police reports indicated that they may have been teenagers.
Police are listing the attack as a battery and there is no indication that the man was robbed, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. The attackers did not appear to say anything to the man to indicate why he was targeted, Perez said.
“It was without provocation, they just attacked,” Perez said.
The man was taken to nearby Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police had no other details.
Several youths were charged Sunday following an attack Saturday night that left a man with a broken jaw.
I read this story because a friend sent it to me via email. It’s another example of why a canceled my Tribune subscription and gave up consumption of mass media. Thank God for the internet and all the other reliable sources that tell it like it is rather than this 1984 Orwellian garbage. If you watch the video, Channel 9 interviews a clueless student and never mentions the race of the attackers. Other attacks have occurred in the area, but, according to Channel 9, those incidents are not related. Well, if you don’t count race, then I guess they aren’t. Now go enjoy downtown Chicago, but please be aware of your surroundings and watch out for, well, young people!
Chicago police have released surveillance photos of a group of teenagers who they say attacked a man after stealing his wife’s iPhone on the Red Line subway downtown over the weekend.
The couple were on a train near State and Lake streets about 10:20 p.m. Saturday when the woman dropped her iPhone and one of the teens picked it up, police said.
The husband told the teen to give it back and the group attacked him, pushing him to the ground and punching and kicking him, police said.
In an alert releasing the photos, police did not say how many teenagers were involved, but photos show at least half a dozen teens. Police did not release detailed descriptions of any of the teens, but said one of them was a girl or woman and the rest were men or boys.
The attackers fled the train at the State-Lake stop. The surveillance photos show the attackers at both the platform and turnstile levels of the subway station.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack, but police did have any detailed information about his injuries.
Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8382.
Via Chicago Tribune
Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his wife, as well as the wife of President Barack Obama, would have had “no chance” in life had it not been for government help. According to vice presidential pool reports:
Vice President Biden met with leaders from 10 colleges this afternoon to kick off a new effort to increase transparency in financial aid packages. …
“I know, literally, Barack and I talk about it. Neither one of us would have had any shot,” Biden said. “The same with our wives. Both wives are smarter than both of us. Literally, these very accomplished women would not have any chance without some help.”
Democrats themselves start to believe the myth regarding the need for government. With respect to Michelle and Barry, I’d have to agree with Joe. Neither one of those two would have gotten very far without affirmative action and white guilt. The real world keeps score and government has a way perverting the natural process by awarding the slackers and punishing the doers.
A federal department ruled last week that the Forest Service violated a Spanish-speaking woman’s civil rights by calling the Border Patrol to help translate during a routine stop, saying it was “humiliating” to Hispanics and an illicit backdoor way to capture more illegal immigrants.
The ruling by the Agriculture Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights could change policies nationwide as law enforcement agencies grapple with how far they can go in trying to help the Border Patrol while not running afoul of racial profiling standards.
“The ACLU and illegal alien rights groups are well aware that American courts have never upheld their argument that language and national origin are equal, so they battle out these disputes in private between the agencies in order to come to a settlement where both the courts and the taxpayers are absent from the table,” said Suzanne Bibby, director of government relations for ProEnglish. “This is their new strategy because they know they will lose in the courts.”
It’s nice to read more garbage about our pathetic government.