The unity platform developed by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders features a commitment to aid a commission that would “recommend” reparations.
The duo released a ‘progressive unity platform’ early in the day this week – a listing of recommendations for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) prior to the party platform being adopted at the convention next month.
Tucked away in their proposals, under a section titled “Closing the Racial Wealth Gap,” is support for House Resolution 40, a bit of legislation resubmitted last year by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) which may create a ‘reparations commission.’
“Democrats commit to the important first faltering step of supporting H.R. 40, which may establish a commission to examine the way the legacy of 246 years of slavery and still another century of Jim Crow segregation continues to impact the economic prospects of Black Americans today, and to
recommend panaceas,” the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force writes.
Reparations. They’re not merely having a conversation about them – they are earnestly looking into steps to make it happen.
Let that sink in. This should be all around the news – so why isn’t it?https://t.co/YUs3Lv2Wla
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This is just further proof that Biden is just a card-carrying person in the Squad now. What once was regarded as a fringe element of the Democratic party is now the mainstream.
In fact, two members of the Squad in Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) have introduced a bill called the BREATHE Act, which also supports H.R. 40 and has even called for “direct payment” of reparations.
H.R. 40 currently has 136 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats.
It seeks to “establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.”
An apology and payment for something that no American alive today has experienced.
Tlaib and Pressley’s bill would not only pursue reparations, but would abolish police forces, open borders, and eliminate prisons.
Sen. John Kennedy on Rashida Tlaib/Ayanna Pressley bill to abolish police and close prisons
“It is clearly a serious effort to compete in the Woke Olympics. I would give it 9.7. The only way I know how to improve their bill is with the shredder.” pic.twitter.com/DhVbovacTo
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) July 8, 2020
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How Will They Pay For It?
Suffice it to express, Biden’s Squad administration may have absolutely no policy for how to pay reparations.
Or will they?
Marianne Williamson, a self-help author who ran against Biden on the Democratic ticket, previously proposed paying $500 billion in reparations to descendants of slavery.
A major part of her want to pay that $500 billion was to repeal the Republican middle-class tax cuts.
Biden has recently told donors of his plan to roll back President Trump’s tax cuts.
“I’m going to get rid of the bulk of Trump’s $2 trillion tax cut,” that he announced adding, “and a lot of you may not like that but I’m going to close loopholes like capital gains and stepped-up basis.”
And while the President has paid off the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, Biden vowed to crank it right back up to 28%.
It’s easy enough to put two and two together here. The money will be taken from your pocket or from American organizations to fund reparations, payment for the sins of your ancestors.
A poll conducted in 2016 showed nearly seven in 10 Americans oppose paying reparations.