Liberals Estimate Cost Of Slavery Reparations

Here’s how much they want to pay back in reparations…

With all aspects of reparation considered, the estimated total cost could be anywhere between $9 and $17 trillion.

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held the first hearing in a decade on H.R. 40, or the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.” One vital element of these decisions is a proposed source for the immense sum required to fulfill the full definition of those reparations.

Economist James Marketti estimated in 1983 that the cost of unpaid wages to slaves totaled between $3 and $5 trillion. Thirty-six years of inflation later, that is closer to $13 trillion.

Still, that number does not, according to “The Economics of Reparations” by professors William Darity and Dania Francis, consider the “lingering economic impact of Jim Crow and current discrimination that black people face in the labor market, health care system, or education and criminal justice systems.” That can easily bring the estimate up to the aforementioned sum.

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“Suffice it to say,” Darity and Francis wrote, “the damages to the collective well-being of black people have been enormous and, correspondingly, so is the appropriate bill.”

The United States has paid reparations to Japanese families kept in internment camps and to decimated and displaced Native American tribes. But “almost 250 years of domestic enslavement of African people and their descendants have not elicited a similar response from the U.S. government.”

But who will foot the bill? The research points to issuing bonds, creating trust funds, or collecting it in taxes, though that last measure could prove self-sabotaging. In the end, Darity and Francis wrote, “African-Americans should not bear the tax burden of financing their own reparations payments.”

The matter of reparations is deeply unpopular nationally. Only an estimated 26 percent of Americans support the idea of slavery reparations. Those opposed include roughly 80 percent of white and 40 percent of black Americans. Regardless, despite the attention it is now receiving, it is not an issue close to resolution.

Src: Breitbart
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  • Earl
    Posted June 29, 2019 8:49 pm 0Likes

    And how much would that be IF we deducted everything that has been paid out in food stamps, Welfare, housing etc.

    • Michael
      Posted June 29, 2019 10:33 pm 0Likes

      —-

    • Michael
      Posted June 29, 2019 10:39 pm 0Likes

      It’s just a question. Is it fair?

    • Gideon Rockwell
      Posted June 30, 2019 10:06 am 0Likes

      Just so. Until L.B.J. hatched this sick sadistic vote buying scheme the Black Race was the fastest growing sector of the population into the middle class, had more two parent homes, and fewer out of wedlock child births. The Dems destroyed all that with their sadistic vote buying gimme programs scam. The destroyed the incentive of so many young African-Americans to attempt to exceed their goal because they are the third for fourth generation born into dysfunctional family units that have only known getting by on government handouts. Many of these family units exceed the average living wage because in trying to fix something they broke, the Dems have steal trillions of dollars in working peoples living wages through a punitive tax system and wholesale passed it out to people that have never worked a day in their lives. Their only obligation to society is to vote Democrat. Yeah that’s what the Dems remind them to do every election cycle or the evil racist Republicans will take all this free stuff away from them. Well I say they got their reparations millions of times over. Enough with the Demotard Sadistic Madness.

  • Radone
    Posted June 29, 2019 8:56 pm 0Likes

    There are n slaves alive today, I did not have slaves my family did not have slaves so I will not pay reparations. N me should have to pay for something they did not do.

  • Richard
    Posted June 29, 2019 9:01 pm 0Likes

    I identify as a black female lesbian so I am exempt from contributing to reparations and will, in fact, receive large payments if it passes.

    • Larry
      Posted June 29, 2019 9:51 pm 0Likes

      Just curious. What does referring to yourself as a lesbian have to do with anything here?

      • grin n barrett
        Posted June 30, 2019 12:49 am 0Likes

        You are behind the times! The latest cry is for reparations for gays and lesbians! Based on the fact they could not be married and claim the better tax refund status! It just keeps piling up and up. The insanity that is.

  • Calvin
    Posted June 29, 2019 9:14 pm 0Likes

    The entire bill should be paid directly from the democrat party. It would be unfair to force the party that freed them to also have to pay. Are the costs of freeing them tabulated in this ridiculous idea at all? This is just democrats trying to buy more votes and keep blacks on their plantation. Democrats know that blacks are finally rejecting them,so they cooked this up. They are doing the same with illegal immigrants…..they are offering illegals insurance and want to take Americans’ private insurance away…….NO THANKS!! Vote responsibly based on what is truly best for the country,not the party.

  • Zakkova
    Posted June 29, 2019 9:18 pm 0Likes

    I won’t pay any of my money for fucking reparations to black fucking people or to faggots. Fuck these liberal assholes.

    • Bill
      Posted July 1, 2019 5:46 am 0Likes

      You have destroyed any credibility of your views by your vulgar and inappropriate language. Why should I pay attention to anyone who has so little command of the language that he can not construct two sentences without use of four inappropriate words. Come on, join the civilized world before you post.

  • Jo
    Posted June 29, 2019 9:31 pm 0Likes

    If any slaves are still alive they should get back Pay by the Slave Owners not the Tax Payers. This would mean the Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Slave Party who own African Slaves must be accountable to pay every cent. Africans in the North were not Slaves and were paid for work done. It would be unfair for all the Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrats and Party to pay Those that were not slaves. Who would the African Americans who owned slaves like Johnson pay? Who would pay for his slaves since he was African American? If we go back before Africans were brought here there were white slaves. How are we going to pay them? I am sure the Progressive Socialist Communist Fascist Racist Democrat Party wants fare treatment to everyone. Now you see why they no longer teach real American History so they can rewrite and promote stupid insane ideas like this.

  • Jo
    Posted June 29, 2019 9:33 pm 0Likes

    My comment was denied because it had real history in it. Sorry they only want lies.

  • david
    Posted June 29, 2019 10:10 pm 0Likes

    Since 1965 tax payers have been ripped off 22 trillion in welfare and other government gifts to losers; since a survey claims 35% of it goes to blacks [ I doubt that number ] that means they have all ready received their reparations [$7 trillion].

    • Patrick
      Posted June 29, 2019 10:58 pm 0Likes

      In defense of the black race you could put that on the manipulative enslaving policies pushed on the black population by the power hungry democrats. The same goes for the poor whites that vote democrat that now include the indoctrinated educated idiot’s. Now that the democrats scams are coming to fruition they’re trying to buy votes.

  • Patrick
    Posted June 29, 2019 10:24 pm 0Likes

    Slavery was evil without question but how many people here today came after slavery was ended or their family never owned slaves. And the fact that the slave owners themselves accounted for less than 5% of the US population mainly in the south prior to the civil war and that blacks and native Americans owned slaves also. Or the fact that there was nearly 14% of the black population that was free. Or the fact that blacks sold blacks from Africa as slaves, it isn’t all white mans wrong doing, the ignorance of evil crosses all races. Also another fact is that 360,000 union soldiers died to free the slaves so where is there reparations as they sacrificed everything a man has his future. The fact is reparations are nothing but rape of the present innocent to pay for past sins of a few and I won’t pay one cent period.

    • Wildmann
      Posted July 3, 2019 8:44 pm 0Likes

      How about a Ship Ticket Home, to Mother Africa?? They should be able to Work Wonders in their Native Lands!

  • Michael
    Posted June 29, 2019 10:35 pm 0Likes

    no comment

  • Chastran
    Posted June 29, 2019 11:24 pm 0Likes

    No reparations. Zero,, zip, none, nada, zilch. No one alive today owned a slave. Suggest those planning to receive reparation money get off their dead asses, develop a work ethic, learn a trade, find a job, and work an honest 40-hour week…

  • PG Vangelis
    Posted June 29, 2019 11:39 pm 0Likes

    The very idea of reparations is risible — both from a delusional conception of who the victims and perpetrators of slavery actually were, and whether people today should be penalized by being forced to pay reparations. The very notion shows a complete lack of knowledge of real history. From today’s curricula, and from what Hollywood and the mainstream media churn out, you would think Blacks were the only people ever enslaved and that Whites were the only guilty parties. In truth, slavery has existed for as long as societies have– people of every race have been enslaved; in fact, EVERYONE has ancestors who were slaves. And ipso facto: across history, everyone is likely to have slaveholder ancestors too — in other words BLACKS have been slave owners as much as Whites. Indeed, where is slavery most endemic today? Africa, and the Islamic world. So this conceit that Blacks are the only, or the primary, victims of slavery is nonsense. And then there is a consideration of culpability. Slave owning has been until just the last two centuries a commonplace of human existence. (Read the Bible, the Quran, the Rig Vedas, the Analects, Sumerian and Egyptian myths…) So to condemn people of the past for being people of their times, to judge them by today’s standards, is unjust. Then, if we take the incidence of Blacks enslaved in America in particular: how were they enslaved? Some people assert it is because Whites had firearms. This is ridiculous: firearms existed in Africa, first of all; second, the idea that a handful of whites could kidnap and transport millions of Blacks is ridiculous, firearms notwithstanding, Indeed: Blacks ended up slaves almost always because OTHER Blacks SOLD them into it– usually as a result warfare, either intertribal or intratribal. That Whites bought them was not the issue – so did other Blacks, so did Arabs and Indians and Chinese. So the notion of reparations, which require clear proofs of “perpetrators” and “victims” is far too complex, not to mention ambiguous, to be taken seriously, And lastly, as some have pointed out, Blacks in America area almost uniformly better off HERE than they would be had they remained in Africa., (Indeed, I have had friends from Africa, Black friends, who are flabbergasted by the colossal chip on the shoulders of American Blacks — they know firsthand how much better life is here, even for the poor.) Finally, most of the 66% of the country who are White had no slaveholding ancestors anyhow: mine came from Europe in the 1890s when slavery had been dead for 35 years and they never had a slave… why should we pay reparations? Indeed, why even should the descendants of slaveholders do so either? THEY didn’t own any! And in strict justice,

  • WRR
    Posted June 30, 2019 12:05 am 0Likes

    Now that the Democrat party is switching to being a Socialist party, why would anyone want to vote for them? I tried to explain this to my father, whom is a hard core Democrat. He has blinders on, and votes Democrat because his father did, and his father did, and so on, and so on…… I don’t think the vast majority of registered Democrats really know what is going on within their own party.
    About reparations,they WILL NOT get one red cent from me!

  • Denise Goltz
    Posted June 30, 2019 2:16 am 0Likes

    If they want reparations they need to go after the people from Africa who sold the slaves, then go after the slave owners……..PERIOD….There is no one alive who owned the slaves, nor any slaves who were enslaved. PERIOD…………..and no one alive who sold the slaves………PERIOD…… END OF DISCUSSION……………..

  • stlmark
    Posted June 30, 2019 4:25 am 0Likes

    Here’s a modest proposal: If these guilt-ridden left-wing snowflakes feel so strongly about reparations, then let them form their own reparations fund and contribute to it themselves, while leaving the rest of us alone. Most Americans (and, I am one of them) believe that any debt of slavery was paid in blood: Specifically, the hundreds of thousands of dead Union soldiers in the Civil War. To black people who expect reparations, I say this. You have two choices: One, sit around and wallow in self-pity while you expect some rich white person to come along and give you money; or, two, learn from the past, move on, and try to make something out of your life. You may not like it, but the first choice is a recipe for failure, while the second gives you much better odds. There’s a term for it: Personal responsibility.

  • silvernotes
    Posted June 30, 2019 4:43 am 0Likes

    Idiots. Whose next? The Indians, Spanish, French, Mexicans, NOT WITH MY TAX MONEY.

  • john
    Posted June 30, 2019 12:00 pm 0Likes

    NO COST, at least not until you can find a 200 year old Nigger. The chiffless modern day Negro owes whites reparation for all the welfare and freebees they been gittin.

  • Betty Jay
    Posted June 30, 2019 5:49 pm 0Likes

    It is absolutely insane for these DEMOCRATS to demand reparations by the working taxpayers. Their ancestors were the slave owners. IF they want reparations, let the DEMOCRATS pay the bill. The only slaves today is those who receive “free stuff” from the government. They have allowed the government to be their owners. So, even thinking about making the hard working taxpayers should pay ANYTHING is absolutely insane.

  • Clifford T. Shea
    Posted July 1, 2019 3:29 am 0Likes

    THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO PUNISH EVERY PRESENT-DAY AND FUTURE WHITE PERSON IN AMERICA FOR CRIMES THEY DIDN’T COMMIT!!!! THIS IS THE VERY HEIGHT OF INJUSTICE!!!! NOT ONE CENT FOR REPARATIONS!!!! DITCH THIS PARTY THAT ONCE SUPPORTED SLAVERY AND SEGREGATION!!!! GET OUT OF IT WHEN YOU CAN, THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOW STUCK IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!

  • Wildmann
    Posted July 3, 2019 8:48 pm 0Likes

    Repatriation to Mother Africa, is always an option!

  • jsccats
    Posted July 5, 2019 9:59 pm 0Likes

    Apparently slavery began when settlers from Britain came to North America in the 1600s and never was any where else before that! Never in early human history in Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, China, India, among North American native tribes or African tribes, in the muslim world, barbarians in Eurasia, nowhere at all. And the only slaves anywhere were Africans. No white Christians picked up my muslim pirates and raiders, no Jews enslaved by Egyptians/Romans/etc, no Europeans captured by North American native tribes, no quasi slavery suffered by Irish/Scots/Poles/Dutch/etc and others by English/Germans/Russians or other usurpers. Only one whiny group being used by “progressives” for political purpose.

  • Michael Hughes
    Posted August 4, 2019 6:56 am 0Likes

    Why don’t we include indentured sevants in this reparations scam? Many non-African, poor Europeans had to pay for the cost of their passage to the new world by signing such “contracts”. For a good number of these people the difference between being an “indentured servant” and being a “slave” was hard to establish.

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