By: Diane Benjamin
The League of Women Voters is holding an event tomorrow:
An ISU student is on the panel to reveal poverty as a college student!
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The purpose of this forum is to set up future events:
Upcoming programs include: “Affordable Housing: How Do We Get There?” on Tuesday February 26, and “Aging In McLean County,” on Tuesday March 19. All programs are free, begin at 6:30 p.m., and take place in the Community Room of the Normal Public Library.
How do we get affordable housing?
It won’t be with this candidate for Ward 4 – Julie Emig: http://www.wglt.org/post/emig-touts-bridge-building-skills-run-bloomington-council#stream/0
Bloomington is not only charging for a business license now, they heavily regulate rental property with annual fees: http://www.cityblm.org/government/departments/building-safety/rental-property-program#How%20much%20is%20registration%20and%20how%20long%20is%20the%20registration%20good%20for?
Unit 5 just massively raised property taxes. I wonder who the League thinks pays these fees and taxes?
The same people pay them as those who pay when corporate taxes are increased: the people using the services or buying the products!
A basic economics course should be required before anybody participates in what will likely be a push for government to do something.
Maybe ISU should lower tuition so college students aren’t living in poverty while studying to improve themselves. The student loans will further prevent them from prospering after graduation.
Common thread of poverty: Government intervention in free markets.