Emanuel wants reparations for blacks: time to say enough is enough

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    At a mayoral debate in Chicago last night, Emanuel says he favors reparations to descendants of slaves. Despite decades of preferential treatment in academia, affirmative action in the work place, welfare payments, housing subsidies, and numerous other interventions to uplift blacks socially and economically, liberals want to provide, and many blacks are demanding, a giant wealth transfer based upon skin color.

    Obviously, most blacks will never be satisfied and their desire for special treatment will never abate. At some point the spigot has to be turned off and blacks must be told enough is enough. This would best be accomplished by a constitutional amendment to ban any government policy intended to favor groups based upon race, something long overdue and something good for the country.

    Mayoral candidates go after Rahm Emanuel on taxes, slave reparations - chicagotribune.com
     
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    Liberals have spoiled their black children
     
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    Just who is going to pay these reparations? My family didn't own slaves but family ships did transport them. The 1790 census lists 4 non-whites in my 7 times great grandfather's household, but no slaves.
     
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    The Onion put it best:

    "Reparations? Why don't we just let them keep all the shit they stole and call it even?"
     
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    This is beyond ridiculous. There is not one person alive today who is still trying to overcome any physical, mental, or emotional damages that resulted from slavery. First of all, it is unjust to make people pay a "fine" or "damages" for something that no one in their blood line was involved with. There is a large number of white people whose ancestors were not even in this country in during slavery.

    But lets take it a step further. This is a total political move. This is the same thing that Obama did in his campaign for president. He made blacks feel that they were going to get more entitlements, that their government handouts were secure, and that he was looking out for them. All you have to do is make blacks think they are getting something for free and they will support any candidate. Most are not educated enough to understand where their entitlements come from. We have all heard about "Obama money." The black vote is crucial to a victory and he needs an edge especially since there are black candidates in the race.

    From an economic perspective this is an even worse idea. The state of Illinois is nearly bankrupt and already has one of the highest tax rates. So paying reparations would be a complete misappropriation of already limited funds. He would take extreme criticism for that which means raising taxes.

    Taxes are placed on all individuals which includes blacks, whites, asians, etc. You can't have a "race specific" tax such as only taxing whites to pay these reparations. That would be unconstitutional and would not survive in court. In a nutshell blacks will be paying more taxes only to pay themselves their "hard earned reparations." So instead of keeping more of their income or paying lower sales tax they blindly follow the "free money" and view it as such because it is a check from the state for reparations.
     
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    Cool, taking back their citizenship and shipping them back to aferica. Win win for everyone. How is that for reparations?

    I agree, enough is enough. Time to get on with their lives. Not their great great great great great granparents lives.
     
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    All I want to know is who the idiots were that brought these slaves over here in the first place. Too bad we can't go back and smack those idiots upside the head.
     
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    How many blacks can prove they are descendants of slaves? I'd argue most don't even know who their Daddy is.
     
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    i love how quickly the bigotry comes out .....

    i want reparations for women being treated as 2nd class citizens for so long....

    hell reparations for everybody....as someone else once said
     
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    Here's what I think. I think it's about time our politicians stopped using minorities as a voting block. I think it's a disgraceful tactic. Rahm is a scumbag, playing the race card to win votes.
     

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