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To: Norm Lenhart
I'm with you Norm. Who should we get to pay these reparations?

Taxpayers? Don't blacks pay taxes?

So 13% of the funds received are paid to themselves?

Asians pay taxes. Should they be saddled with a debt when they received no benefit?

How about recent immigrants. Do they have to pay also?

How about the French, British, and Germans? They bought the cotton and tobacco. Shouldn't they get a piece of the bill?

The Dutch profited from the slave trade so make sure they pay too.

The competing tribes in Africa that captured these men that were sold to the slavers should be made to pony up.

While we are at it, what about the Jews that were enslaved by the Egyptians. Don't they have to be paid?

And on and on....

9 posted on 05/29/2012 1:08:13 AM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: Wingy
Plus, don't forget that it would be necessary for American blacks who want (even more) reparations to prove that they indeed had an ancestor who was an American slave. Taxpayers can't be adding to the $10 trillion they've already paid out over the past 50 years in welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, Hurricane Katrina debit cards, etc., etc., etc., if all blacks are eligible for "reparations", including all the Jamaicans and numerous others who came to America long after slavery was abolished and never had any ancestors who were slaves in America. Ubama, for example, shouldn't be eligible.

Can you imagine the "roots" cottage industry that would spring up offering blacks all kinds of fake genealogical trees?

"Reparations" talk has been around forever, but it's just another silly pie-in-the-sky fantasy that serves to give the liberals something to chatter about, much like the "global warming" scam, and hopefully keep them out of more serious mischief.

16 posted on 05/29/2012 1:30:20 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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