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Ignoring Current Problems, California Comes Up With Illogical Reparations Bill ^ | October 8, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 10/08/2020 3:47:44 AM PDT by Kaslin

California's state legislature just passed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom signed, Assembly Bill 3121 to explore providing reparations to California's African American population -- 155 years after the abolition of slavery.

Apparently, when California's one-party government cannot find solutions to current existential crises, it turns to divisive issues that have little to do with the safety and well-being of its 40 million citizens.

California has the highest gas taxes in the nation, even as its ossified state highways remain clogged and dangerous. Why, then, does Sacramento keep pouring billions of dollars into the now-calcified high-speed rail project?

When fires raged, killed dozens, polluted the air for months, consumed thousands of structures and scorched 4 million acres of forest, in response the governor thundered about global warming. But Newsom was mostly mute about state and federal green polices that discouraged the removal of millions of dead and drought-stricken trees, which provided the kindling for the infernos.

When gasoline, sales and income taxes rose, and yet state schools became even worse, infrastructure remained decrepit and deficits grew, California demanded that federal COVID-19 money bail out its own financial mismanagement.

In a time of pandemic, mass quarantine, self-induced recession, riot, arson and looting, the California way is to borrow money to spend on something that will not address why residents can't find a job, can't rely on their power grid, can't drive safely, can't breathe the air, can't ensure a high-quality education for their children, and can't walk the streets of the state's major cities without fear of being assaulted or stepping in excrement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: california; gavinnewsom; reparations

1 posted on 10/08/2020 3:47:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

>Ignoring Current Problems

Double entendre referring to the power outages?

2 posted on 10/08/2020 3:51:35 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Reverse Wickard v Filburn (1942) - and - ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Kaslin

At the end of such a discussion, you have to discuss a number, then relate it to tax increases (particularly upon industry), so this would be the final blast to direct all industry to leave the state.

The guys standing there and having expected reparations to occur? They will be extremely disappointed, and sue the government into delivering it.

I don’t see California existing in ten’ll just be a clutter of empty buildings and homeless people camping out.

3 posted on 10/08/2020 3:52:10 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

If this bill comes to pass and they start taxing more to pay for it then I’m pulling up stakes. I’d do it today but I have other family members that are not as concerned as I am. But I made the move out of the city 16 years ago and convinced my wife then. She’s as concerned as I am but women get nested and don’t want to move. I’ve got work to do.

4 posted on 10/08/2020 3:54:24 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Kaslin

California entered statehood as a FREE state, WTF???

5 posted on 10/08/2020 3:54:50 AM PDT by wetgundog
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To: Kaslin

Seems like thier flushing themselves down the toilet no help needed

6 posted on 10/08/2020 3:59:16 AM PDT by ronnie raygun ( Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.")
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To: Kaslin

If you can’t solve the overwhelming real problems, invent a fake problem and solve that. This way you get to claim; “Hey! Huge accomplishment here. Reelect me!”

The Democrats can’t solve the real problems because those problems are what put them in power. The only way to solve those problems is to declare state bankruptcy and elect new, sane people and start over.

7 posted on 10/08/2020 4:00:25 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud?)
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To: Kaslin; All

Irrational subhuman PSYCHOPATHS are an attack on rational people, civilization and life itself. Thanks for naming one VDH. There are lots of others. Why start the list? I’d type my fingers to the bone. You know who they are by THEIR multiple Faces - Words - Deeds

Be an eye Witness. See something, say something, write something, record something, quill pen something, scratch on rock something, stick in sand something, cursive something, keyboard something, kodak something, nikon something, minolta something, go pro something, iPhone something...

It’ll make for better times for me...

Thanks Aaron, Nick & Julie

...and you. It’s for the children...the babies.

8 posted on 10/08/2020 4:02:18 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

In 1849, Californians sought statehood and, after heated debate in the U.S. Congress arising out of the slavery issue, California entered the Union as a free, nonslavery state by the Compromise of 1850. California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850.

SO — why do they think they owe reparations? This is stupid beyond all shadow of a doubt. They were not part of the South - Slavery was not part of this state and why they think they should pay out money — to whom??? — is beyond me.

The Left and their ideas of “continue to divide in order to control” mentality.

9 posted on 10/08/2020 4:02:45 AM PDT by Patriot_MP (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Kaslin

What on earth is going on out there? I keep hearing crazy stories coming out of California, and then there was that horrible woman who sounded like she had swallowed a kazoo on tv tonight. What on earth?!

10 posted on 10/08/2020 4:21:13 AM PDT by BlackAdderess
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To: BlackAdderess

She’s swallowed worse than that.

11 posted on 10/08/2020 4:23:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: pepsionice

Can you imagine the effects of an inrush, say the size of metro Atlanta, of African Americans migrating to California to receive “reparations”?

Law of unintended consequences...

12 posted on 10/08/2020 5:01:46 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“Current problems” lol! 13 years doing tech support for industrial electronics has trained me to always say “present”, not current.

“What is the current status message?” Ten amps. No no no, what is the present status?...

You’ve highlighted my pet peave this morning.

13 posted on 10/08/2020 5:36:15 AM PDT by getitright (Finally- a president who fights back.)
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To: getitright

the current california legislature amped up the left wing agenda

14 posted on 10/08/2020 5:38:35 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) t Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh, my, what a wonderful day)
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To: Kaslin

Seems like it might be time that California looked into the possibility of getting a real governor.

15 posted on 10/08/2020 6:03:17 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: oldtech

Didn’t they have one with Ronald Reagan?

16 posted on 10/08/2020 6:21:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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