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Reparations panel recommends possible millions for eligible Black Californians

Original post made on May 16, 2023

A task force approved economic models for lawmakers to calculate the costs of historical racism in California. CalMatters has created an interactive tool where users can see what is owed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 14, 2023, 3:12 PM

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on May 16, 2023 at 8:46 am

Jake Waters is a registered user.

We all know that any criticism of reparations will be viewed as racist. In lies the problem of honest discussion. But let’s approach this from a different door. Can the tax payers in this state afford to pay for this? With the onset of illegal migration Newsom is considering granting these people unemployment. Add to that the deteriorating cities whereby more tax dollars will be required to address a problem that was allowed to occur. Throw into the mix the push for electrifying everything in California that will require all of us to make immense changes and tax dollars to bring that to a reality. More and more ‘producers’ are leaving California where more and more ‘takers’ are moving in. With inflation, the increase in public services, housing, and staples, we are forced to ponder how to keep this boat afloat? To many of us our vote doesn’t do much in this one party state, and we will not see the likes of Swalwell, Pelosi, Feinstein, and others come into the light and stop this maddening from going forward. Lastly, just wait and watch the problems of the large cities start to affect the suburbs and small towns where homelessness, crime, filth, and ever increasing costs come home to roast. Or perhaps we don’t have to wait, because it’s inside the fence line.

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