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News & Current Events Discuss Reparations for Slavery at the General Forum; Originally Posted by Manitou What is done is done. The only way the government can "make reparations" for their deeds ...

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Old 06-24-2019, 07:01 AM
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What is done is done. The only way the government can "make reparations" for their deeds is to take money away from the people who earn it. Must be nice, eh? There are no factors to consider other than the size of the rectums where all discussions of reparations belong.
The economic oppression that results in financial losses for the individuals in the demographic group is not over. It's not done but instead continues to this day and looks like it will continue into the foreseeable future.
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So they have expanded the goal posts to include blacks alive today who supposedly oppressed by the very party that are trying to fleece everybody, because they can?

So we will also be paying women for being oppressed and mistreated for a couple of centuries too?

Do you not see the absurdity to this train of thinking??????
Yes, you are correct, all women need to be paid reparations, and also the Irish and every other person that can find slavery in their past.

I also believe the ugly and homely people deserve reparations for the treatment they have received in the past, and still do today.

Ugly people have a harder time these days than black people, I believe.
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Yes, you are correct, all women need to be paid reparations, and also the Irish and every other person that can find slavery in their past.

I also believe the ugly and homely people deserve reparations for the treatment they have received in the past, and still do today.

Ugly people have a harder time these days than black people, I believe.
Let's not forget the Chinese.

But I have a question. WHO does the left expect to pony up the money required to pay out these "reparations"? My guess is that is the American taxpayer. So if we are going to tax EVERYONE to pay what is amounting to almost everyone that has ever been "grieved" by this country, what is the point? They are proposing taking dollars from your left pocket, passing it through the efficiency of Government (that was hard to type) and with any luck at all, have a few pennies to put into your right pocket.

Wake up lefties. This is just another attempt to grow government even larger and thereby encroaching upon our rights even further.
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Let's not forget the Chinese.

But I have a question. WHO does the left expect to pony up the money required to pay out these "reparations"? My guess is that is the American taxpayer. So if we are going to tax EVERYONE to pay what is amounting to almost everyone that has ever been "grieved" by this country, what is the point? They are proposing taking dollars from your left pocket, passing it through the efficiency of Government (that was hard to type) and with any luck at all, have a few pennies to put into your right pocket.

Wake up lefties. This is just another attempt to grow government even larger and thereby encroaching upon our rights even further.
It's the same people who are gonna give you FRE health care and FREE college and also pay off your existing College loan.

They are gonna get the money from the rich. Ye, the same rich who are given high tax rates they don't have to pay because of the tax laws that they can afford to avoid.

This reparations drive only targets that segment of the Democratic base who, have found out they were lied to for decades, and now have begun to abandon the party. Curious that.
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The census of 1830 documented approximately 3700 freed black owners of nearly 13000 black slaves. Early in the 19th century the various Indian tribes
also owned around 5000 black slaves.

So we gonna trace these folks' lineages forward through time and make them fork it over also?

Or, in reality, is this not just another wealth envy driven, stick it to whitey campaign ploy.
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This is nothing but yet another vote buying scheme that has been recycled from the past. Truth be told, none of the candidates proposing reparations have any intention of following through on the promise. They are just using it to get like minded liberals, too far gone to understand the consequences of such folly, to vote for them in the primaries. Once this gets to the general election look for who ever the candidate is to state that they were only voting to form a commission to consider it. Unfortunately, there will be voters out there, ignorant of the facts and looking to vote for Santa Claus.
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[quote=GetAClue;971793]Let's not forget the Chinese.

But I have a question. WHO does the left expect to pony up the money required to pay out these "reparations"? My guess is that is the American taxpayer. So if we are going to tax EVERYONE to pay what is amounting to almost everyone that has ever been "grieved" by this country, what is the point? They are proposing taking dollars from your left pocket, passing it through the efficiency of Government (that was hard to type) and with any luck at all, have a few pennies to put into your right pocket.

Wake up lefties. This is just another attempt to grow government even larger and thereby encroaching upon our rights even further.[/quote]

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This is nothing but yet another vote buying scheme that has been recycled from the past. Truth be told, none of the candidates proposing reparations have any intention of following through on the promise. They are just using it to get like minded liberals, too far gone to understand the consequences of such folly, to vote for them in the primaries. Once this gets to the general election look for who ever the candidate is to state that they were only voting to form a commission to consider it. Unfortunately, there will be voters out there, ignorant of the facts and looking to vote for Santa Claus.

I seem to remember Barak Obama talking about it. His view was that reparations were "not enough!"

Think about that for a moment.

Imagine what that statement really means.
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Let's not forget the Chinese.

But I have a question. WHO does the left expect to pony up the money required to pay out these "reparations"? My guess is that is the American taxpayer. So if we are going to tax EVERYONE to pay what is amounting to almost everyone that has ever been "grieved" by this country, what is the point? They are proposing taking dollars from your left pocket, passing it through the efficiency of Government (that was hard to type) and with any luck at all, have a few pennies to put into your right pocket.

Wake up lefties. This is just another attempt to grow government even larger and thereby encroaching upon our rights even further.
When asked, Bernie and Liz say it will just be the rich. 2% off the top/year. And Wall Street. A fee on every transaction.
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I seem to remember Barak Obama talking about it. His view was that reparations were "not enough!"

Think about that for a moment.

Imagine what that statement really means.
Obama said:
"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

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