May 9, 2023

California Panel Approves $1.2M in Reparation Payments

A California reparations panel has approved a plan to give $1.2 million to every black resident in the state.

The California Reparations Task Force approved the plan during a Saturday meeting in Oakland.

"Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long-standing racial disparities and inequalities," Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said after attending the meeting, according to Fox News.

"The panel's recommendation breaks payments down by types of historical discrimination. For instance, Black residents affected by redlining by banks would receive $3,366 for each year they lived in California from the early 1930s to the late 1970s, amounting to up to $148,099," the report added.

"Regardless of the decision reached, the California legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) will have the final say on the matter. Even if the program were to be approved, there still hasn't been any outline as to how to pay for the program," the DC Enquirer reported.

"An economist has estimated that the plan will cost upwards of $800 billion, completely eclipsing the state's $297 billion annual budget," it added.

California taxpayers already pay the most of any state in the nation. The plan could have a negative effect in sending more residents to move to other states under the growing liberal agenda.

Surprisingly, some black residents attending the Saturday public meeting argued that the reparations were not enough, arguing for even higher amounts to be approved.

The claim was based on people who first came to California being given 40 acres which would now be valued at more than $200 million.

The latest vote isn't binding but it will keep the plan moving forward in what could be a decision that could drastically change the future of California.

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