Give them an inch and they will take a yard.
That’s the mantra of the Left as they never met a social crusade that they didn’t want to push to cartoonish levels of absurdity.
Now, the California reparations panel just proved that nothing will ever be enough for far-Left activists.
California’s infamous reparations panel continues to set the bar higher and higher.
First, the demand was for over $200K for each black resident in California.
That quickly was increased to $1 million before demanding that $5 million was fair.
This all comes despite the fact that slavery was never even a thing in California.
Now the panel wants the state legislature to close ten prisons and give those currently incarcerated criminals the right to vote.
“There’s no way we are getting rehabilitated in these jails today”
One activist who spoke about the prison system told the panel, “There’s no way we are getting rehabilitated in these jails today and I heard you guys say, ‘Let’s train ’em better. No, no, no.’ If you guys want to be serious about reparations, let the last for first on this one. I lost one brother in 2011 in the penitentiary. He died from a staph infection. Four years ago, my older brother got sentenced to 27 years to life for manslaughter which only carries up to 11 years. They still doing it to us today! Let’s stop this.”
Reparations panel chairperson Kamilah V. Moore said that the panel may support allowing those who were ‘harmed’ in California but moved to another state subsequently to apply.
Another panel member, Cheryl Grills, said, “We want to be as inclusive as possible, because the harm is everywhere. It’s omnipresent and it touches all Black folks.”
Some of the most notorious criminals in the country, including serial killers and lifelong gang members, are currently serving their time in the California prisons that these leftists want to shutter.
That isn’t all, as Moore has other plans.
More taxes than you can shake a stick at
The panel is considering proposing a state estate tax, a mansion tax or a graduated-property tax in its recommendations to the state legislature, which are due this summer.
Tax law experts interviewed say that white people are more likely to be wealthy, so they claim that redistributing wealth would directly benefit the black population.
“Suggestions for sources of money for #reparations is a state estate tax. (Under federal law, the lifetime estate-tax exemption is $12.9 million for individuals this year.) Their other suggestions include: a mansion tax, a graduated-property tax…” #CRTF https://t.co/ZxDzS4qOup
— Kamilah Moore, Esq. (@KamilahVMoore) January 29, 2023
Of course, one wonders whether Black Lives Matter would be subject to the mansion tax.
What this all boils down to is that the powers that be in the once Golden State are inviting more divisiveness with racialist policies that will do nothing to help the residents.
It seems the politicians won’t be content until all those with the means to move away from the insane asylum that is the state of California head for the exits, and that process is already underway.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.