The unity platform developed by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders includes a commitment to support a commission that would “recommend” reparations.
The duo released a ‘progressive unity platform’ earlier this week – a list 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 piece of legislation resubmitted last year by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) which would create a ‘reparations commission.’
“Democrats commit to the important first step of supporting H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to examine how the legacy of 246 years of slavery and another century of Jim Crow segregation continues to impact the economic prospects of Black Americans today, and to
recommend remedies,” the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force writes.
Reparations. They’re not just having a conversation about them – they are actively looking into how to make it happen.
Let that sink in. This should be all over the news – so why isn’t it?https://t.co/YUs3Lv2Wla
— LawEnforcementToday (@LawEnforceToday) July 10, 2020
This is just further proof that Biden is a card-carrying member of the Squad now. What once was thought to be a fringe element of the Democratic party is now the mainstream.
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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
How Will They Pay For It?
Suffice it to say, Biden’s Squad administration will have absolutely no plan 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 portion of her plan to pay that $500 billion was to repeal the Republican middle-class tax cuts.
Biden has already 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,” 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 reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, Biden vowed to crank it back up to 28%.
It’s easy enough to put two and two together here. The money will be coming out of your pocket or from American businesses to fund reparations, payment for the sins of your ancestors.
A poll conducted in 2016 showed nearly seven in 10 Americans oppose paying reparations.
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