CA Reparations Task Force Drafts Proposal To Pay Black Residents $1.2M

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A new report from the Washington Examiner has revealed that the task force which has been given the mission of looking into reparations for black residents living in the state of California has released its analysis of proposed payments just ahead of a vote on the proposal set for Saturday. Because innocent people should always pay for the crimes of their ancestors, right? Good grief. It’s ridiculous this is even being considered.

“The calculations provided in the draft show that black residents who have lived in the state their whole life and are 71 or older could receive up to $1.2 million in payments.  Included in the payment structures are various alleged harms the committee seeks to atone for on behalf of the state of California and vary depending on the time spent in the Golden State,” the report said.

Individuals who have been declared to have suffered from health-related harms would be getting $13,619 for every year that has been spent in the land of fruits and nuts with descendants eligible to receive the payments. The payments designated for individuals who suffered from alleged over-policing between 1971 and 2020 would be given $2,352 for every year living in California at that time, reaching a maximum of $115,260.

“For housing discrimination from 1933 to 1977, eligible people would receive up to $148,099, or $3,366 for each year a person was a resident of the state during that time. The meeting on Saturday at Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland, California, will determine if these proposals make their way into the final report to the state legislature. The task force’s report is due to be released by July 1,” the report added.

Once the reports are filed, it will then be up to legislators in California, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, to figure out whether reparations will actually be enacted. Guess how much all of this is going to cost? Try $800 billion, which, as you know, comes out of taxpayer money. So, again, innocent people are being punished for the crimes of those who came before them, even though it might have nothing to do with them.

Sounds fair, right?

Newsom signed the bill to create the task force in 2020 but has largely remained silent on whether he would support the current proposals. Ultimately, he is likely to have the final say in whether the reparations proposals are made law,” the Washington Examiner said. “San Francisco is separately exploring reparations for black residents, with current proposals calling for $5 million payments along with other benefits, including the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for the next 250 years, and homes in the city for $1 per family.”

This is proof that for as much as liberals talk about equality and fairness, they understand very little about what it looks like in reality. I can tell you for sure, that reparations are not it. Yes, slavery was awful. As was much of the way blacks were treated in the Jim Crow era. We are well past that now. And it’s simply not right, morally, to punish people who had nothing to do with the crimes above.

Common sense isn’t so common I guess.

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