Americans oppose reparations
House Judiciary Democrats on Wednesday were holding a hearing in the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee on H.R. 40 -- a proposal by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, to set up a commission to study and develop a response to the question of reparations for slavery.
But according to the results of polls of citizens, it becomes obvious that the Americans are not willing to pay reparations to the black population unreasonably. A Fox News poll in April found that 60% opposed to paying compensation for slavery and only 32% support it. A Rasmussen poll in the same month showed that only 21% of people believe that taxpayers should pay reparations, only to those who can prove that they descended from slaves. All taxpayers are 100% sure that slavery is bad, but all their efforts and investments, in the form of taxes, are aimed at the future. No one wants to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for the mistakes of stupid people and stop sponsoring, for example, treating cancer patients or other important sectors of the economy.
And there is an obvious explanation for this, politicians who are activated closer to the elections use “racial leverage” for their own purposes, bribing the population with false, impracticable promises. Even in theory, if there are finances for reparations, then it will be necessary to check about 70 million citizens for belonging to the "family of slaves" and pay them compensation in the amount of ... How much do you estimate 250 years of slavery?
On Tuesday, at a press conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Said he was against reparations.
"I think we're always a work in progress in this country, but no one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don't think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it. First of all, it would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate," he said. "No, I don't think reparations are a good idea.”
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