Posts tagged "Indiana"

A response to the LGBT anti-religion bigots

OK, now it’s religion’s turn. People of faith who assert their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act enacted by Indiana have been pilloried as bigots, haters or worse. Headlines blared that the act legalized homophobia. That Indiana passed a “hate law.” A television reporter traveled miles to sniff out someone, anyone, who would dare... Read more »

Amendment to strip Constitution of special protection for religious beliefs advances

PARODY Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) — Efforts to strip the Constitution of its religious protections moved one step closer to reality today as the Senate narrowly approved a rewriting of the First Amendment. The 68-to-32 bipartisan vote—by the required two-thirds margin–follows last month’s House approval of the same measure. No presidential action is required... Read more »

Illinois keeping higher income taxes; our neighbors lowering theirs

“Stateline,” a daily newsletter of the Pew Charitable Trust reports, “States Pursue Tax Cuts as Recovery Takes Hold.” Of course not in Illinois where Gov. Pat Quinn wants to makes permanent his temporary, huge income tax increase and House Speaker Mike Madigan and his henchmen are pushing to impose a surcharge on millionaires. As for... Read more »

Jobless rate increases in Illinois; dips in other states

The  jobless rate increases in Illinois while 16 other states were enjoying their lowest unemployment since  the start of the Great Recession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Illinois’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October, 2013 was 8.9 percent, a rate exceeded only by Michigan, Rhode Island and Nevada.  That 8.9 percent was... Read more »
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