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Why reparations now?

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Posted By: DW626, 12/19/2022 5:47:52 AM

The absurdity of the concept of reparations for slavery, an institution that ended several generations ago, is beyond mind-boggling. But there’s a blatantly cynical reason for the sudden lurch in that direction: formerly reliable Black voters are now slipping away from the Democrats. This also explains Biden’s recently expressed profuse generosity towards the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. What is also painfully obvious is the lame, demagogic pandering that is the Democrats’ knee-jerk response, especially to a defecting constituency: just throw money at them and that’ll keep ‘em on the reservation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 12/19/2022 6:24:16 AM (No. 1359863)
Its called "buying votes at the tax payers expense". It isn't anymore complicated than that.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mifla 12/19/2022 6:29:40 AM (No. 1359866)
Call their bluff. They get reparations if they agree to the following: 1. No more affirmative action. 2. No more quotas or firsts. 3. No more accusations of victimhood. 4. No more entitlement programs.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FJB 12/19/2022 6:59:38 AM (No. 1359886)
Correct the headline: Why Reparations Ever?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/19/2022 7:09:26 AM (No. 1359894)
Once they get them on the government teat you won’t get them off with a pry bar....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DiegoDude 12/19/2022 7:59:18 AM (No. 1359923)
Once they get their shakedown money, they exceed income thresholds for welfare, Medicaid, TANF, Section 8 housing, so they are liberated from government slavery.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: homefry 12/19/2022 8:08:45 AM (No. 1359935)
I'm for reparations, just take them from the people who enslaved them, the dim-0 party.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: czechlist 12/19/2022 8:14:07 AM (No. 1359946)
I am in favor of former slaves receiving reparations and their former owners paying them. Otherwise, NO. Seems to me the blacks who demand reparations are those in dim run inner cities. The blacks I know just want to be free, independent and respected.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Krause 12/19/2022 8:26:12 AM (No. 1359968)
Gee, spending our money for political purposes? Say it ain’t so!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40 12/19/2022 8:27:10 AM (No. 1359970)
Its not just reparations or their timing. Just the demand represents an attitude, a world view that is unAmerican, divisive, unjust and most of all harmful for all Americans. Believe it or not blacks - the supposed recipients will be hurt the most in the long run. All this makes sense, yet why do people demand it? Disturbingly large percentage find it justifiable. That is the big problem.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 12/19/2022 8:29:36 AM (No. 1359976)
One small but meaningful correction, Mark. The demonrats aren’t trying to “keep ‘em on the reservation”; they are trying to “keep ‘em on the plantation”.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 12/19/2022 9:18:00 AM (No. 1360020)
Buying votes is always in style. This reparations boondoggle will never be implemented because the amount of money needed to supply every black person with a couple of hundred thousand dollars does not exist. Since Green is Number One, they will never see this bigger and better government check but the anticipation alone will keep them voting democrat. Mission accomplished. It worked for Obama, it's working for Biden and it will work for the next democrat fraudster to run for POTUS.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/19/2022 9:31:00 AM (No. 1360029)
We have had 60 years of affirmative action, 150 years of welfare payments, 60 years of preference in hiring and black privilege. A one time reparation settle-up package would be a great bargain for the taxpayer, the final payment, everything else final.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 12/19/2022 9:40:13 AM (No. 1360040)
NO reparations, now or ever.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 12/19/2022 9:51:26 AM (No. 1360053)
Why? Because the left has control of government now.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/19/2022 10:48:24 AM (No. 1360109)
Paying Reparations 150+ years after the fact makes no sense at all. Taking money from people who never owned slaves to pay people who never were slaves is only an excuse for using one injustice to inflict another injustice. To carry this to total absurdity, some black African nations want to get paid reparations. In this case, the descendents of those who captured and sold other blacks as slaves claim they should be deserve reparations because of the injustice their ancestors inflicted on these other blacks. That is up there with the person who kills his parents and then claims mercy from the court because he is an orphan.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/19/2022 10:50:14 AM (No. 1360110)
Because (1) the world had gone crazy, (2) now is the time to push through any and all leftist initiatives because of #1, and (3) conservatives are being pushed into a corner and will eventually respond accordingly. After that, idiot ideas like reparations won't stand a chance of passing.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: FJB 12/19/2022 10:55:59 AM (No. 1360118)
Why not, as long as "they" apparently are clueless about photo ids? Right, Black Conservative? :)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone 12/19/2022 12:28:40 PM (No. 1360202)
The vast majority of Americans today, probably up about 99% had nothing to do with old Southern Black slavery era that was ended over 150 years ago following the Civil War. There never were Black slaves in California.The leftist Democrat California reparations movement, to buy some low information Black folks votes, that historically have gone to the liberal Democrats anyway, by going along with such reparations, are risking a massive backlash from the people who actually do pay taxes, and through higher State taxes will be expected to fund those supposedly coming reparations.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JimBob 12/19/2022 2:00:44 PM (No. 1360239)
Black people and other Favored 'Minorities' have been receiving Reparations in the form of 'Affirmative Action' for at least the last 40 years. As a non-member of any of the Favored Minorities, I DEMAND REPARATIONS for the official Racial and Sexual Discrimination that I had to overcome for the whole of my working career!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hoosierblue 12/19/2022 3:11:19 PM (No. 1360286)
That's right black people. You all get back on that Democrat plantation.
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