90 Miles From Tyranny : California’s Reparations Plan Would Spend Almost Double The State’s Entire Budget On Race-Based Handouts

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

California’s Reparations Plan Would Spend Almost Double The State’s Entire Budget On Race-Based Handouts

A reparations task force in California has estimated black residents are entitled to more than $223,000 each to compensate for racism and slavery.

state-sponsored reparations task force in California has estimated black residents are entitled to $223,000 each to compensate for historical racism and slavery.

The package, to be paid by bankrupt taxpayers who never owned slaves to people who were never enslaved, is estimated to cost upwards of half a trillion dollars. Just part of the “housing discrimination” reparations are estimated to cost around $569 billion, according to The New York Times on Thursday — and that’s only one of five areas “identified” by the task force for consideration. By comparison, California’s 2022-2023 state budget was $307.9 billion — just more than half of that figure. It’s unclear how the state, which already faces multibillion-dollar deficits, plans to drain the money from already heavily-burdened taxpayers.

“We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,” Jovan Scott Lewis, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, told the paper.

Eligibility for the payments will extend to descendants of African Americans who were enslaved or to any “free black person living in the United States prior to the end of the 19th century.”

“Nearly 6.5 percent of California residents, roughly 2.5 million, identify as black or African American,” the Times reported. “The panel is now considering how reparations should be distributed — some favor tuition and housing grants while others want direct cash payments.”

The nine-member task force was created by legislation signed by Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom after George Floyd’s murder in 2020. The panel is expected to release its final report to state lawmakers in Sacramento by the end of next year.

In March last year, Evanston, Illinois joined Asheville, North Carolina to pass reparations for black residents over slavery, an institution the U.S. eradicated more than 150 years ago.

While the details of Asheville’s reparations program are pending a report from a city commission, leaders in Evanston voted to distribute $400,000 among eligible black residents who can prove discrimination and...

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Doom said...

Reparations, in all of history, only come with repatriation. IF they also send those receiving the money back to Africa, with no way back to America, they... will have probably made a really good deal. Just in handouts through their lifetimes, but their children and grandchildren? Yea, it would be a very good deal.

Of course, we know they won't.

JC said...

Well, y'know, I didn't mean it like THAT. Has to be nationwide, see. So it's not out of MY pocket.
Gavin Newsome, I guess.

Anonymous said...

You be seeing all the baby daddies come running to suck up that money. Then maybe we could track them to see where they go.
I wonder if these people will have to pay federal and state tax on that money they are stealing from the producers?

Rick said...

Already been paid. Remember the 40 acres and a mule?

Anonymous said...

Its another scam in a long line of grift from the worlds best scammers:

Make you feel guilty for something you never did (climate change anyone?)

The ONLY way it can possibly be fixed is by giving more money to the government (hafta raise taxes (just on whyte pee po) to pay reparations)

10% for the big guy.

Anyone else see the pattern yet?

JG said...

First of all California was never a slave state except for the Native American Tribes who would steal slaves from others. Second no one today lives that was a slave in America after the amendments were passed after the Civil War. Third tracking a Black person to his slave parents in the 1800s will be difficult as many Blacks have come in since the Civil War.

If this is due to how people are treated because of race there has been many instances of bad actions against all races by all races at various times. We have attempted to fix things through using SAT in college, Affirmative Action in various ways, and higher money and grants to support certain growth of certain races. This is not a valid solution.