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Delusional Democrats in the Congressional Black Caucus have reportedly renewed their ill-conceived efforts to force white Americans to pay for the sins of some of their ancestors.
Specifically, Michigan Rep. John Conyers and his fellow CBC members have “re-introduced legislation that would set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Conyers has reportedly been proposing the bill every year for at least two decades. As noted by the Examiner, the bill would also consider the prospect of the federal government issuing a formal apology for the “racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans.”
This despite the fact that slavery was outlawed over 150 years ago and not every white American’s ancestors partook in the hideous trade — or were even in the country at the time.
Moreover, according to The Root magazine, known for its usually unapologetically pro-black stance on the issues, even some free black Americans “bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War.”
And even one of the most leftist papers in existence, The New York Times, admitted two years ago that were a reparations bill passed into law, payments would “have to come from taxpayers, who have no culpability for those past crimes and little, if any, of the benefit.”
Unless the government were to use only the funds of white taxpayers, which would be inherently racist, reparations would therefore be funded by Americans of all races, including black Americans.
The bill was to all intents and purposes economically unfeasible, historically inaccurate and a royal waste of time — one likely rooted in animosity as well as ignorance.
Over 150 years have passed since America’s darkest days, and within that time frame, the nation has become one of the most tolerant countries on Earth, as reported three years ago by The Washington Post:
As bad as slavery was — and there’s no arguing that it was a horrific national sin — the time has long since come to let the issue go. That would certainly be better than flogging a dead horse — one that ought to be long buried in this day and age.
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Rep. Tom MacArthur on Tuesday resigned as chair of the Tuesday Group — moderate Republicans — over fallout from the healthcare legislation that bore his name, The Hill reported.
House Republicans passed the MacArthur amendment of the American Health Care Act, crafted by the New Jersey Republican along with the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows.
Moderate Republicans were not thrilled. Come Tuesday, MacArthur had had enough.
“While some embraced my efforts as co-chairman, others have bristled. Clearly, our group is divided. Many in the Tuesday Group are eager to live up to our ideal of being problem-solvers, while others seem unwilling to compromise. The recent healthcare debate was illustrative,” The Hill quoted MacArthur on Tuesday.
“It’s clear that some in the Tuesday Group have different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do,” MacArthur said.
Source: newsmax – Tuesday Group Chairman MacArthur Resigns Over Healthcare Fallout
A single-payer healthcare system in California would cost approximately $400 billion annually, according to a legislative analysis released ahead of the proposal’s hearing in a key fiscal committee, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.
Questions about the cost have been up to now one of the largest and most important unanswered questions about the plan to overhaul the state’s healthcare coverage.
The bill would get rid of health insurance companies, include coverage for those in the country illegally and have no out-of-pocket costs for residents, the Washington Examiner reported.
The analysis found that although the price tag is $400 billion per year, the new costs would be less, in the range of between $50 billion and $100 billion annually.
This is so because some $200 billion of existing funds would be repurposed to go towards the new system and projections estimate that universal healthcare would also reduce spending by employers and employees statewide, according to the Times.
The extra funds needed for the system could be raised by a new 15 percent payroll tax on employers, the analysis proposed.
But for that to happen, two-thirds of California’s Assembly and Senate must approve it. However, even if the bill was signed into law in the state, President Donald Trump would also have to approve the waivers, because Medicare and Medicaid would be expected to pay for about half the program.
The Examiner pointed out that attempts by other states at a single-payer system have failed because of concerns about costs, such as in Colorado and Vermont.
Source: newsmax – California’s Single-Payer Healthcare Would Cost 0 Billion
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said Tuesday, in response to the attack in Manchester, U.K. Monday night, that Muslims must do more to fight against radical terrorists.
Moderate Muslims “have to step up to the plate and clean up their own religion, which has been perverted by this radical Islamist terror,” McCaul said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” pointing to President Donald Trump’s Sunday speech in which he urged Middle Eastern countries to wipe out “Islamic extremism” in the region and framing it as a “battle between good and evil,” rather than between Islam and the West.
“A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive them out,” Trump said. “Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land. And drive them out of this Earth.”
The president addressed the attack on Tuesday, calling the perpetrators “losers” while in Bethlehem, according to CNN.
“So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that’s what they are,” he said. “They’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers, just remember that.”
McCaul said that despite Trump’s attempts to build bridges between Muslims, Christians and Jews, that “This ideology’s way too strong. And we’re going to see more of these attacks in the future.”