Reparations payments to minorities remains one of the major liberal ideologies that is being pursued in leftist enclaves around the nation, from cities to counties to states, despite the fact any “injuries” for which compensation might be sought happened 150 or 200 years ago.
Now GOP members in Congress want to make sure those local governments know if they decide to go ahead with those payments, they’re on their own.
Activists, in fact, have staged protests and created confrontations recently in which they are demanding millions of dollars in payments – per person – from taxpayers.
Now, in an interview with John Solomon Reports, Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, explained his plan is to prevent those local governments from demanding “bailouts” from the feds.
“This is something that needs to be done because these states want to give reparations on the basis of skin color and slavery — something that happened 160 or 170 years ago,” he said in the interview.
“They’re going to expect the federal government to bail them out.”
His plan is the “No Bailouts for Reparations Act” and was introduced last month. It now has 13 co-sponsors.
He’s aiming for a House floor vote now – and admits that the Democrat majority in the Senate isn’t likely to like the idea.
WND is now on Trump’s Truth Social! Follow us @WNDNews
“I’m hoping that we can get to a floor vote in the House,” he told Solomon. “But I’m not under the illusion that this thing would pass in the U.S. Senate, nor would it be signed into law by President Biden. But this is something that absolutely needs to be passed.”
He cited the current crisis developing in California regarding the issue. That state, he said, is losing residents “in droves.”
“Because they’re driving businesses out of there with tax rates that are really over the top or with regulatory bureaucracy and political correctness and wokeness,” he explained. The reality is people in California have no desire to pay for reparations programs on top of the already-high tax burden.
“If they’re going to pay billions and billions of dollars, to people on the basis – calling it slave reparations – if this bill will go through, it will deny California or any other entity, a city, a county or a state to be reimbursed by the American taxpayer for those payments,” he explained.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To their horror, America’s ruling elites failed to knock out Donald Trump during his four years as president via the fabricated Trump-Russia collusion scandal – conceived and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign, as the Durham report proves – or through two circus-like impeachment trials. Later came “January 6,” a demonstration-turned-riot by Trump supporters who passionately believed, with good reason, that the recent election – and therefore their country – had just been stolen from them. Members of Congress now want to constitutionally bar Trump from again seeking public office for having instigated “an armed insurrection” (no protester was armed) against America.
Then in March, Trump was indicted in New York on 34 counts of falsifying business records, and in June, still more indictments were filed against Trump – 37 federal criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents. Honest legal experts not in league with the Biden administration openly classify these indictments as somewhere between frivolous and idiotic, not to mention grotesquely politically motivated.
The Deep State’s never-ending persecution of Donald Trump, as well as the incredible back story of the totalitarian agenda Trump’s persecutors are attempting to implement in America and why Trump represents a mortal threat to their nefarious designs – is the focus of the blockbuster July issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE PERSECUTION OF DONALD TRUMP: Why the ruling elites loathe – and fear – the 45th president.”
For 25 years, WND has boldly brought you the news that really matters. If you appreciate our Christian journalists and their uniquely truthful reporting and analysis, please help us by becoming a WND Insider!
Content created by the WND News Center is available for re-publication without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.
This article was originally published by the WND News Center.