Democratic Lawmaker Proposes Absurdly Expensive Reparations Plan

Democratic Lawmaker Proposes Absurdly Expensive Reparations Plan

( – Americans do not support reparations. Time and again, polls have proven there is little public support. That hasn’t stopped Democrats from proposing a reparations measure.

In May, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) introduced House Resolution 414, which states the US “has a moral and legal obligation to provide reparations” to millions of black people in the country. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) is one of the supporters of the measure. He believes the federal government should pay for the damage caused by slavery and its aftermath.

Bowman argued the investment the government made in the American people during the space race and pandemic was proof they could do it. “The government can invest the same way in reparations without raising taxes on anyone,” the congressman argued in an interview with the Journal News. “The Squad” members’ reparations measure would cost the country $14 trillion.

The Democrat asked where the money came from and said, “We spent it into existence.” He claimed the US is obligated to pay for enslaving black people and alleged that it has caused “lasting harm” to them. The measure also addresses alleged racial disparities in mass incarceration and housing and would eliminate the wealth gap between white and black people.

The measure offers free college education to 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country and would restore voting rights for people who were or are incarcerated. Ironically, while the bill claims to right the racial disparities in the country, it would create new ones. White people do not receive free college.

The legislation has been floundering in Congress for months. Republicans are currently in the majority in the House, and they, like the majority of Americans, do not support reparations. So, the likelihood of the measure even passing committee is pretty unlikely. But if it did, there’s less chance of it passing the House and Senate.

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