The official proposal from San Francisco’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee, the existence of which itself is evidence of psychosis, is finally out, and The Great Stupid has reached a new benchmark.
In December, Ethics Alarms reported that California’s Task Force to Study and Recommend Reparations Proposals for African Americans was about to submit a recommendation that the state hand over $223,200 each to all descendants of slaves in California as a just remedy for housing discrimination against blacks between 1933 and 1977. The cost to California taxpayers will be about $559 billion, more than California’s entire annual budget. I concluded that “it was just one more indicator of how the entire state had lost its collective mind, that The Great Stupid knows no bounds.” Well, I was right about that, and San Francisco’s panel apparently decided to show the USA that its home state was relatively reasonable.
The committee, after much thought, study and debate, has proposed a one-time payment of $5 million to each black resident of the city deemed eligible as recompense for the “decades of harm they have experienced.” And that’s not all! The committee also proposes cancelling all debts associated with educational, personal, credit card and payday loans for black households, and supplementing lower-income recipients’ income for the next 250 years. After all, the report points out, “Reparation must be adequate, effective, prompt, and should be proportional to the gravity of the violations and the harm suffered.”
They do not, apparently, have to be feasible, responsible, reasonable or constitutional, but then, the city has been working up to clinical insanity for quite some time. We shouldn’t be too surprised.
Remember, California never permitted slavery, so this is literally a proposed mass transfer of wealth based entirely on race. Meanwhile, Asian Americans, whose treatment in the Golden State is a historic horror story, may have some criticism to offer.
Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin told the San Francisco Chronicle that he hopes they will be approved. “There are so many efforts that result in incredible reports that just end up gathering dust on a shelf,” Peskin said. “We cannot let this be one of them.” No, Peskin isn’t black, remarkably enough. He’s just another virtue-signaling, irresponsible, deluded white Democrat.
Meanwhile, Mayor London Breed’s office is predicting a budget shortfall of roughly $728 million over the next two years, and local businesses are signing a petition demanding that the city refund all sales and property taxes because the city has abdicated its duties regarding crime and the homeless.
Boy, just wait until they find out everyone has to learn Swedish and wear their underwear on the outside….