Dropping out of school leads to miserable life

People who drop out of high school trail those who graduate in nearly every measureable aspect of life. An editorial in the Chicago Sun Times ought to be read by every student as early as possible time to demonstrate what happens when you drop out of school. Excerpt: On average, a high school dropout costs society $71,000 over their lifetime; essentially the amount they pay in taxes is dwarfed by the government benefits they receive, such as welfare and food stamps. Conversely, high school graduates pay $236,000 more in taxes than they take...

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Obama’s “entitlement” versus “opportunity” society presidential campaign strategy

Obama is attempting to make economic inequality his center stage issue for the 2012 presidential campaign, using class warfare as his weapon of choice. He will try to define these issues in lieu of running on his abysmal economic record during his first term in office. He recently assumed the persona of Theodore Roosevelt in a speech in the town where Roosevelt had decried the growing inequality between CEOs and their workers. The first inquiry must be – is there a universal ratio between the rich and the poor, which must be maintained...

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Bill Gates advocates global tax on U.S. and others

On Thursday, as part of the G20 summit, Bill Gates, former Microsoft CEO and chairman, multi-billionaire, delivered a report on “financing for development” that proposes global taxes on America and other “rich” nations to make the Global Poverty Act a reality. First billionaire Warren Buffet and now Bill Gates advocate increased taxes – hey Bill and Warren, you guys first! Excerpt: The report, available on the website of the Gates Foundation, proposes a financial transaction tax (FTT) as well as taxes on tobacco, aviation and bunker...

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Democrats overspending coming back to haunt the poor

Poverty throughout the nation is growing and in Illinois it’s grown to the highest level in two decades, while state aid is simultaneously being cut hundreds of millions by Springfield Democrats. Excerpt: “It’s the programs that serve people who are the most vulnerable that are being hit the hardest,” said Eithne McMenamin, associate director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. “That’s only going to exacerbate the problem.” According to the article, census figures show that slightly over 14% of...

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California students without vaccinations sent home

Even tolerant San Francisco turned away middle and high school students who hadn’t received the whooping-cough vaccine as required under a law passed last year after a spike in cases of the potentially fatal disease. The law passed in October, initially required all students entering the 7th grade through high school to get vaccinated by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Lawmakers even passed a 30-day extension this summer as districts worried many students wouldn’t meet the deadline. The students still didn’t get...

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