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  • Andrew Yang and the “Freedom Dividend” (Universal Basic Income)

    03/21/2019 10:03:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/19/19 | Don't Walk, Run! Productions
    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is campaigning on the platform of Universal Basic Income. He says everyone from MLK to Milton Friedman to Richard Nixon were for it. But were they? The answer won't surprise you.
  • Reparations would repair nothing

    03/20/2019 6:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2019 | By Sam Younnokis
    A lot of questions have been asked about the implementation of any scheme to pay descendants of slaves for the enslavement of their ancestors. Last night on Tucker Carlson's show, Carlson spoke with Jason Nichols, who suggested that it was a federal government debt rather than a take-from-the-whites-and-give-to-blacks issue. Carlson asked a question that wasn't answered, about whether the payment of reparations would heal the racial divide. I assert that it would only make that divide worse. Who were the slaves? The ones brought from Africa were originally enslaved there, by a tribe that had beaten their own tribe in...
  • Fear the reparations backlash

    03/13/2019 6:07:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | March 12, 2019 | Damon Linker
    emocrats running for president in 2020 have already endorsed a long list of ambitious, controversial policies: The Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, free college, the breakup of tech companies, and more. But one proposal belongs in a different category because it would seek to address the gravest injustice in American history. I'm talking about reparations for African-American descendants of slaves.
  • Rahm Emanuel says Democrats' hard left turn could re-elect Trump

    03/12/2019 12:00:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 March 2019 | Howard Kurtz
    Rahm is right. The Democrats are in a leftward lurch that could ruin their chances of retaking the White House. Rahm Emanuel, now stepping down after two terms as mayor of Chicago, knows something about winning elections. He was a key White House operative for Bill Clinton and chief of staff for Barack Obama. It was Rahm, as chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, who engineered the party's takeover of the House in 2006 — and is known for his hardball brand of politics, with all the subtlety of his frequent F-bombs. If Mayor Emanuel believes the Democrats are in...
  • Reparations, Court-Packing: Once-Fringe Issues Take Hold in Democratic Primary Race

    03/12/2019 6:58:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2019 | Sydney Ember and Astead W. Herndon
    It was a made-for-social-media moment for Pete Buttigieg. In Philadelphia last month on his book tour, Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a Democratic candidate for president, fielded an unlikely question from the audience: “Would you support a packing of the courts to expand the Supreme Court by four members?” The inquiry elicited titters from the politics-hungry crowd that appeared surprised by the question. But not from Mr. Buttigieg. “I don’t think we should be laughing at it,” he said. “In some ways it’s no more a shattering of norms than what’s already been done to get...
  • Blacks,Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make

    03/11/2019 10:03:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 3/11/2019 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American deaths a year — and how much different races are responsible for the pollution based on their buying, driving and living habits.Scientists calculate that Hispanics on average breathe in 63 percent more of the pollution that leads to heart and breathing deaths than they make. For African-Americans the figure is 56 percent, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings...
  • Julian Castro considers direct payments to African-Americans over slavery

    03/10/2019 2:43:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2019 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery – a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. “If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property,” the former Obama-era housing secretary and ex-San Antonio mayor said on Sunday. Castro was among the last of a pack of 2020 candidates to speak at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas, in what amounted to one of the biggest gatherings of the Democratic field yet.
  • Castro hits Sanders over reparations stance

    03/10/2019 7:43:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/19 | Michael Burke
    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Sunday hit Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over his 2020 rival's position on reparations. "What he said ... the other day was he didn’t think the best way to address this was for the United States to write a check." Castro said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "However, it’s interesting to me that when it comes to 'Medicare for all,' health care, you know, the response there has been, ‘We need to write a big check.’ That when it comes to tuition-free or debt-free college, the answer has been that we...
  • To Pay for Reparations, Will Democrats Sue Themselves?

    03/07/2019 9:01:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2019 | Larry Elder
    After the election and re-election of the country's first black president, who would have thought that, less than two years later, leading Democrats would seriously debate paying blacks reparations for slavery? Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports a bill that would set up a commission to consider reparations, which she says is "One of the things that we can do not only just in terms of trying to make up for a horrible, sinful thing that happened in our country in terms of slavery, but for our country to live up to who we think we are." She added: "We...
  • Radio host asks Bernie Sanders if country needs more 'white men' as president (Reparations too)

    03/04/2019 11:53:14 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/19 | Joe Concha
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was asked if the country needs another white president during a radio interview on Monday. “So, Bernie, 44 out of 45 presidents in this country have been white men, do you think we need another one?” host Charlamagne tha God’s Donkey of the Day (SIC), asked as his first question to Sanders on "The Breakfast Club," a morning-drive program on Power 105.1 in New York City. “Well, I think you need this one," Sanders responded. "Look, we are living in an unprecedented time. We have the most dangerous president in the modern history...
  • I Have Some Questions About The Democrats’ Reparations Plan

    02/27/2019 10:52:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | February 28. 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    So, Senator Willy Brown Side Piece and Senator Panders With Wolves have decided to so something even Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit never dared – they’ve come out in favor of reparations. “Reparations” is, of course, the notion that a bunch of people who are not guilty of slavery owe money to people who were not slaves for some reason that never quite gets explained but that you’re racist for wondering about. This horrific idea is, not shockingly, really unpopular with the majority of people who did not do anything wrong but are expected to cut a check. It is, however,...
  • The Reparations Boondoggle: How Is It Going To Work?

    02/27/2019 8:33:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/27/2019 | Nicholas Waddy
    Incredibly, three major Democratic candidates for president have already voiced their support for reparations. That is, they endorse the concept of offering compensation to the descendants of slaves and to those affected by America's history of racial discrimination. None of the three candidates supporting reparations have outlined who precisely would benefit from such payments, how much they would receive, or how the program would work. Nonetheless, they have opened a can of worms that could produce major headaches for them and for the American people. First, we must understand that reparations enjoy minimal public support. Although a majority of blacks...
  • The Reparations Primary

    02/26/2019 11:11:09 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2019
    There is a strange political conversation under way as the 2020 Democratic presidential primary gets under way, and it goes like this: One group of Democrats proposes something daffy, vague, and impractical, and another group of Democrats says, “Of course that’s daffy, vague, and impractical — but at least they started a conversation!” This is said in the tone kindergarten teachers use with toddlers who test the maxim that there is no such thing as a dumb question. It’s something to see: a political party condescending to itself. None of the Democratic 2020 contenders currently talking up reparations for slavery...
  • The Best Actors and Actresses Who Have Yet to Win an Oscar

    02/25/2019 7:55:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/25/2019 | John Ellis
    Now that the 2019 Academy Award nominations have been announced, it's time to begin the handwringing over what the Oscars got wrong. Since, for the first time in decades, I haven't watched any of the movies nominated (I tried to watch Black Panther, but found it so boring I fell asleep about twenty minutes in), I am going to direct my outrage at the continued snubs of actors and actresses who are really good at their craft. Ranked below are the best living actors and actresses who have yet to win an Oscar for acting. Frankly, it's astounding that Jared...
  • Mark Levin: I have a reparations proposal.

    02/25/2019 1:19:11 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 2/24/19 | Mark Levin
    I have a reparations proposal. I’ll announce it on my radio show tomorrow!— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) February 24, 2019
  • Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action...

    02/24/2019 10:45:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Full title: Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action slot? So Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is all in for American taxpayers paying reparations to American Indians, along with black people, for wrongs past. According to Fox News: 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expanded on an already-radical proposal on Friday, telling reporters that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations for African-Americans -- a move that threatens to bring back her own history with Native Americans. Taking questions from reporters ahead of a Democratic Party fundraiser in Manchester, N.H., Warren,...
  • Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans

    02/22/2019 8:30:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies
    Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans By Annie Linskey February 22 at 10:43 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday evening that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations, showing a willingness to expand the debate over whether minority groups that have faced discrimination should be financially compensated by the federal government. Warren is one of four Democratic presidential hopefuls who have said in recent days that they’re open to providing some type of reparations to African Americans who are descendants of people who were enslaved in the United States, although they’ve...
  • White Tucker Carlson Guest (Mark Steyn) Says African-Americans ‘Need to Move on’ From Slavery

    02/22/2019 3:47:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 162 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jon Levine
    White Tucker Carlson Guest Says African-Americans ‘Need to Move on’ From Slavery (Video) Tucker Carlson guest Mark Steyn offered his thoughts and slavery and the issue of reparations to the descendants of U.S. slaves, telling viewers of Carlson’s Fox News show Thursday that nobody living today knew anyone who had been a slave and that people just needed to move on from the whole issue. “Slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today had a grandparent who was a slave and in that sense I think you reach a point where, you know, you need to...
  • TRUMP AND BLACKS: Heard it on Rush Just Now

    02/22/2019 11:04:03 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 35 replies
    Kamala Harris and Pocahantas are calling for reparations. A caller claims it's just to keep them in line because they're worried Trump could be making inroads into the black vote. My solution: One Presidential debate dealing with just the issue of racism. Leave out 'other' races. A panel of 4 moderators, all black. Perhaps one 'hispanic'(Juan Williams). Trump demands it and the public will be with him to the point where the MSM will be unable to define the narrative beforehand or change the format.
  • Warren, Harris back reparations for black Americans affected by slavery

    02/21/2019 12:51:02 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/19 03:15 PM EST | Michael Burke
    Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who are both running for president, have reportedly said they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery. The New York Times reported Thursday that Harris affirmed her support for reparations in a statement after agreeing last week with a radio host that reparations are necessary. "We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities," Harris said in the statement. "I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments...