California is considering one insane policy that would completely bankrupt the state

California is flirting with disaster.

The state has run off millions of sane people and the inmates are now running the asylum.

Now California is considering one insane policy that would completely bankrupt the state.

Radical leftists who want to destroy America have been pushing the idea of reparations for slavery.

Fringe characters on the Left have pursued the idea for decades, but it was revived in recent years by leftist author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The logistics of figuring out who would be paid the reparations is not the point; keeping left-wing grievance culture and resentment alive is the goal of the reparations proponents.

And California Governor Gavin Newsom gave the radicals exactly what they wanted.

Newsom commissioned a study on reparations for black residents in California—even though California was admitted to the union as a free state—and the reparations panel came back with a number that would total an eye-popping $569 billion, which comes out to $223,200 per person.

The New York Times reported that “[a] nine-member Reparations Task Force has spent months traveling across California to learn about the generational effects of racist policies and actions. The group, formed by legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020, is scheduled to release a report to lawmakers in Sacramento next year outlining recommendations for state-level reparations…While the creation of the task force is a bold first step, much remains unclear about whether lawmakers will ultimately throw their political weight behind reparations proposals that will require vast financial resources from the state.”

Jovan Scott Lewis, Berkeley professor and member of the panel, said, “We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction…That is why we must put forward a robust plan, with plenty of options.”

These types of exploratory panels are basically a cottage industry for the university intellectuals that have no value in the free market.

They dream up schemes to bilk taxpayers.

The Times added that “Californians eligible for reparations, the task force decided in March, would be descendants of enslaved African Americans or of a ‘free Black person living in the United States prior to the end of the 19th century.’ Nearly 6.5 percent of California residents, roughly 2.5 million, identify as Black or African American. The panel is now considering how reparations should be distributed — some favor tuition and housing grants while others want direct cash payments.”

Even this delineation is nonsensical.

For example, people could have ancestors that were both slaves and slave owners.

And then presumably all taxpayers in the state would be footing the bill, so people who had nothing to do with slavery will be footing the bill.

The entire conversation is preposterous, but Newsom has already let it get this far.

California Democrats won’t be satisfied until they’ve completely destroyed the state.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.


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