House Dem Proposes $14 Trillion in Reparations for Black Americans

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Worried about the American economy? You should be; it’s clearly in dire straits. Know who isn’t concerned about it? Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York.

Apparently, he’s so confident in our economy that he’s now proposing we spend an additional $14 trillion on reparations for black Americans.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Bowman, the same man who thought pulling a fire alarm in Congress would stop a vote from happening, now thinks the US government can come up with an extraordinary sum to pay for suffering that occurred well over 100 years ago.

To be sure, that suffering was a tragedy and a blight on America’s history. But the time for reparations, if there ever was one, is not now.

Besides, Bowman clearly has no idea how this whole economy or the basics of finances works if he thinks the nation can afford to hand out this kind of cash, for any reason, at the moment.

According to the progressive congressman, we need to address the “moral and legal obligation to provide reparations for the enslavement of Africans and its lasting harm on the lives of millions of Black people in the United States.”

He added that “banking, consumer, housing, health education, and employment discrimination” would also be taken care of.

The problem, of course, is that this money has to come from somewhere. And it won’t be the federal government who is already in debt up to their eyeballs.

The usual solution for the government to raise money is to raise taxes. Bowman says that doesn’t have to happen. Instead, as we supposedly did back in 2020 to help us get through COVID, Bowman says we can
“spend it into existence.”

I’m sorry… We can WHAT? You might as well say that the tooth fairy is going to supply this money.

If you remember, 2020 more than doubled our national debt. We didn’t just magically get more money. And it won’t just as magically appear when Bowman wants it for reparations.

Thankfully, his bill is destined to go nowhere fast in a GOP-led House, and the Senate doesn’t have a single member willing to sponsor it.