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Booker's New Bill - Money for Descendants of Slaves

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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:00 PM
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So according to Spartacus the federal government should make payments to compensate the descendants of slaves. I guess that would include him.


New Jersey senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to introduce a Senate bill that would look into slavery reparations.
On Monday, Booker said he plans to file a bill in the Senate that would form a commission to explore reparations proposals for African-American descendants of slavery, according to a statement. The bill is a companion version of a House bill introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. The bill was first introduced in 1989 by former Rep. John Conyers.


www.usatoday.com...
www.nj.com...



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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

If he doesn't include Irish slaves then isn't that just racism?

Oh wait... he's a Democrat.

Carry on....


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
So according to Spartacus the federal government should make payments to compensate the descendants of slaves. I guess that would include him.


New Jersey senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to introduce a Senate bill that would look into slavery reparations.
On Monday, Booker said he plans to file a bill in the Senate that would form a commission to explore reparations proposals for African-American descendants of slavery, according to a statement. The bill is a companion version of a House bill introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. The bill was first introduced in 1989 by former Rep. John Conyers.


www.usatoday.com...
www.nj.com...


Is the money going to come from the one's that owned the slaves, or the countries that sold them into slavery. Both had something to do with this issue.


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Sweet. I’m irish and native American. Can i get double?


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:06 PM
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I identify as a descendant of a slave. Where’s my money Booker?


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

So it's nothing based on merit or ability but the government should give you someone else's money based on nothing more than the color of your skin.

This is racist.

And how will they differentiate from a man who's ancestors were slaves and a man who's ancestors immigrated from Africa a few decades ago?

This is a handout to buy votes.

This is paying money to someone because they have a certain skin color.

This is openly racist.


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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In answer, I'm running for president offering "free" money to white men with citizenship and a net worth under $250,000.
And yes, that does include me.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Not sure if it would be doable.

Perhaps the government could introduce a clever new tax that could slurp up the specific payments without affecting the wealthy, with appropriate budget rebalances, then they could feel that they are making reparations while remaining in exactly the same fiscal situation. The only ones to suffer would be the riff-raff. We could tell them that we are making a more compassionate America, Tee Hee!


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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:09 PM
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Buy them a ticket back to their source country and they can have a do over. I'm sure they will make them self a much better situation in life.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Trueman

Sweet. I’m irish and native American. Can i get double?


I was thinking the same... Irish/Cherokee here.

But our NA side already has casinos...

I think the law should state that any current slave owner needs to pay any current slaves 50% of their net worth.

Otherwise, this is just a really transparent attempt to buy back black votes by the Democrats.

Seems they are losing that voting block in droves...




posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:12 PM
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And how will they differentiate from a man who's ancestors were slaves and a man who's ancestors immigrated from Africa a few decades ago? 



The blink my friend, the blink.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:13 PM
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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Trueman

Sweet. I’m irish and native American. Can i get double?


You colored and Muslim too?

Go for the win.



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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Trueman

So it's nothing based on merit or ability but the government should give you someone else's money based on nothing more than the color of your skin.

This is racist.

And how will they differentiate from a man who's ancestors were slaves and a man who's ancestors immigrated from Africa a few decades ago?

This is a handout to buy votes.

This is paying money to someone because they have a certain skin color.

This is openly racist.


To further confuse people, My Irish side has Irish people who owned Irish people and black people who owned Cherokees.

SoOo... do I just transfer money from one of my savings accounts to another?

Stupid people propose stupid laws.




posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

According to the document, the money will go directly to Cory Booker and he hands it directly to who he decides deserves it.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Trueman

Sweet. I’m irish and native American. Can i get double?


You colored and Muslim too?

Go for the win.



Muslims actually enslaved Africans (and later, Americans... Barbary Piracy and all), so if one claimed to be Muslim, then one should understandably pony up to cover their fair share of the expense The GobbledyBooker is proposing.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Trueman

According to the document, the money will go directly to Cory Booker and he hands it directly to who he decides deserves it.


With that method, I bet we find out there really are not that many people related to slaves. Only a select few get the hand out.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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Where is this money going to come from? I mean, if we take it from george soros, or the clintons, or mabye from the Bush family vacation fund, i could be cool with this.

But, if we have to borrow it from China.....

Maybe we should wait until we are only 1 trillion dollars in debt.
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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:18 PM
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SO is he going to mandate that every black person get a DNA test so that their linage can be traced to see if they are from a slave background too? Makes it easier to harvest organs if you have everyone's DNA (or is that still a no-no)



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

BOOKER 2020
MONEY FOR YOUR VOTE.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Are the black people's ancestors who owned white slaves exempt?

Or do they have to pay too?

I'm so confused about the qualifiers here.

Not really... if you're white you are in the wrong, obviously.

Doesn't this s###head realize that he can't actually win a Presidential election without actual white people?

LOL

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