Socialism requires a dash of Reparations

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That's a winning combination........ Socialism with a healthy reparation package mixed in........ Stir well and wait to be elected President.


Kamala – I Want Reparations…
Posted by Kane on February 11, 2019 5:14 pm
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Sen. Kamala Harris said this morning she supports “some type of” reparations to black Americans for slavery.

In an interview with the “Breakfast Club,” a radio show on New York City’s Power 105.1, host Charlamagne asked Kamala Harris about reparations. “Where do you stand on some form of reparations for black people? Here you see Mayor De Blasio saying the marijuana economy could be a form of reparations. Marianne Williamson says black people should get a hundred billion in slave reparations–like, where do you stand on it?”

Harris responded:

Well look, I think that we have got to address that again, it’s back to the inequities. There, through–look, America has a history of 200 years of slavery. We had Jim Crow. We had legal segregation in America for a very long time. The Voting Rights Act was only strong for 50 years and then they wiped it out with this United States Supreme Court in the Shelby decision, to the point that 22 states immediately thereafter put in place laws that one court found were crafted with surgical precision to have black people not be able to vote.”

So we’ve got to recognize, back to that earlier point, people aren’t starting out on the same base, in terms of their ability to succeed and so we have got to recognize that and give people a lift up. And, there are a number of ways to do it. Part of my initiative again around the ‘Lift Act’ is that same point–you lifting people up who are making less than a hundred thousand dollars a year. What I want to do about rent is the same thing. What we need to do around education and understanding disparities, what we need to do around HBCUs. But we have a history of racism in America.

Charlamagne asked again, “So you are for some type of reparations?”

“Yes I am, yes I am,” Harris responded.
 

kaboy42

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Part of my initiative again around the ‘Lift Act’ is that same point–you lifting people up who are making less than a hundred thousand dollars a year.
First minimum wage wasn't a living wage... Then $15/hr isn't a living wage...

Now, $100k a year isn't enough.


:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

We are being governed by absolute morons.
 
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First minimum wage wasn't a living wage... Then $15/hr isn't a living wage...

Now, $100k a year isn't enough.


:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

We are being governed by absolute morons.
I wonder just how far the "white privilege" guilt complex actually extends. Leveling the playing field as in Affirmative Action dealing with employment or education barriers is one thing (which most Americans support), but to just give some group of people money for sins committed by somebodies ancestors isn't going to go down too well with the general public, white or not. IMO Thinking the Hispanic or Asian or other ethnic groups in America will openly embrace a Reparation Bill is probably not going to go over well either. IMO

I just don't get it.......... why the Dems continue to gift Trump and the entire Republican party with these unpopular issues. Maybe I've got it wrong and America really has changed that much. We'll see.
 

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If someone self-identified as black, would he be eligible? What about if this person wore black face and was a Democrat? Asking for a friend who wants to know if he needs to get some black shoe polish and change his voter registration.
 

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I think reparations should be paid by 1. anyone who has owned a slave or 2. members of the political party that fought bitterly to expand slavery.
Reparations should not be paid by 1. anyone who did not own a slave or 2. members of the political party that fought bitterly to end slavery.