House Dems Hold Hearing on Slavery Reparations Bill That Could Cost Trillions

House Democrats are up to no good, and this time they came up with pricey ideas

A congressional panel discussed reparations for slavery Wednesday, reminding everyone of all the troubles from the past.

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“How can a nation truly heal if it takes no action toward acknowledging the full scope of pain and addressing the punctured wounds of racism?” Dreisen Heath of Human Rights Watch said, according to USA Today. “We are at a defining moment in U.S. history and reparative justice for the legacy of slavery demands facing the fierce urgency of now.”

“The highest standard of reparations is needed to adequately address over 400 years of atrocities and compounded and concretized injuries that this community endures,” said Kamm Howard, national male co-chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America.

“No quick fix, no singular action or tweak here or there in existing policy will do. America must engage in full reparations.”

Members of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties discussed H.R. 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.” It’s a proposal from Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and some people disapprove it. Experts are expected to find out how to compensate African Americans for the years of slavery.

According to the Democrat, these reparations are part of the “reparative justice.” Really?

Historian Kirsten Mullen and economist William Darity of Duke University reveal that the bill could cost around $13 trillion or $300,000 to $350,000 per person. Let’s not forget that the current federal budget is $8.5 trillion.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed that President Joe Biden would support the panel and all the reparations Democrats come up with.

Biden “continues to demonstrate his commitment to take comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today,” she said Wednesday, Reuters reported.

Congressional Democrats have been supporting this since 2019 or at the same time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came on board. When Republicans had full control over the Senate, then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to reparations blasted the plan.

Democrats can easily form a reparations committee. They would need 60 votes to get things done.

In June, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that about 20% of surveyed Americans approve the use of “taxpayer money to pay damages to descendants of enslaved people in the United States.”

Football great Herschel Walker on Wednesday said he opposes the idea, as confirmed by an article from the New York Post.

“We use black power to create white guilt. My approach is biblical: How can I ask my Heavenly Father to forgive me if I can’t forgive my brother?” he said at the hearing.

“America is the greatest country in the world for me, a melting pot of a lot of great races, a lot of great minds that have come together with different ideas to make Americans the greatest country on earth. Many have died trying to get into America. No one is dying trying to get out,” he said.

“Reparations, where does the money come from? Does it come from all the other races except the black taxpayers? Who is black? What percentage of black must you be to receive reparations?” Walker went on.

“Do you go to 23andMe or a DNA test to determine the percentage of blackness? Some American ancestors just came to this country 80 years ago, their ancestors weren’t even here during slavery. Some black immigrants weren’t here during slavery, nor their ancestors. Some states didn’t even have slavery.”

Republican Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah and a former NFL star revealed that his great-great-grandfather had been a slave who used the Underground Railroad to live a free life. According to him, slavery was an “evil practice,” but he did say that “reparations is not the way to right our country’s wrongs.”

“It is impractical and a nonstarter for the United States to pay reparations,” Owens said during the hearing.

“It is also unfair and heartless to give black Americans the hope that this is a reality. The reality is that black American history is not one of a hapless, hopeless race oppressed by a more powerful white race. It is instead a history of millions of middle- and wealthy-class black Americans throughout the early 20th century achieving their American dream.”

So, yes, he said reparations were “redistribution of wealth or socialism.”

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