By Duncan Smith
The worst part of Democratic virtue signaling and pandering is the cost.
During a virtual town hall on Wednesday hosted by one of the most unnecessary ‘civil rights’ organizations left in the country, the NAACP, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have and that our great-great-great-grandchildren will still be paying off on reparation for blacks and Native Americans.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Biden was asked repeatedly during an NAACP town hall Wednesday night whether he would go on the record as supporting reparations if a dollar amount was presented to him as president.
“The answer is it depends on what it was and will it include Native Americans as well,” the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee told host Ed Gordon.
Biden reiterated that he backed H.R. 40, a bill reintroduced last year by Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. If passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the legislation would establish a commission to study reparation possibilities, including an apology and compensation. Proposed calculations to make amends for two centuries of slavery so far include a $14 trillion estimate.
“Let’s do the study and decide whether there should be direct cash payments, but in the meantime, you know what has to be done,” Biden said Wednesday.
Biden pointed to housing and education policies that could be enacted faster as stopgap measures to bridge the economic divide between white and black America.
“If, in fact, there are ways in which to get direct payments for reparations, I want to see it. But why are we waiting around for the study?” he asked.
For those keeping score, H.R. 40 was first introduced by former Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers in 1989. It’s never been seriously considered by lawmakers — until now. And you can bet if Democrats hang onto the House in November, it’ll be passed and kicked to the GOP-controlled Senate where those “racist Republicans” will have to kill it.
Because it’s just too stupid to pass.
Americans can’t afford to pay out everyone’s grievances because even white Americans have them. Just consider the horrible way Irish immigrants were treated when they started arriving in the 19th century.
Nearly every ethnic group in our country has been ‘treated badly’ at some point. Black leaders may claim their people are being treated poorly but in the words of African-American historian Shelby Steele, the “oppression is over.”
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