Gov Newsom Finds A New Way To Fail His Constituents
California has to be one of the worst managed States in our Nation. They have wildfires ravaging State, a robust homeless population that uses sidewalks as their bathrooms, and rats that carry bubonic plague. But if that's not enough to scare you off they also had a fair share of Corona Virus cases. But to top off these great examples of leadership Newsom has decided that he wants to take on reparations.
"Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Wednesday that opens the door to the state paying reparations of some kind to Black Californians, especially those who are descendants of slaves.
The law does not commit to any specific kind of payment. It calls for a nine-member task force that will be asked to make recommendations for how reparations could be provided, such as through compensation or restitution.
The task force can also make recommendations on eliminating state laws and policies that perpetuate discrimination and on issuing a formal apology “for the perpetration of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity on African slaves and their descendants,” according to the bill."
"The group will study the lingering effects of slavery to include how it benefited public and private institutions and may have contributed to racial disparities in incarceration, unemployment, wealth, housing, health care and education. The bill said 4 million African Americans and their descendants were enslaved in the United States from 1619 to 1865."
Newsom explained why he was signing the bill into law.
“Advancing this cause where it’s not just a question on a questionnaire for a candidate running for office but actually taking shape here, that’s a meaningful moment,” Newsom said before he signed the bill. “This conversation is so long overdue.”
Looks like taxes are about to go up for Californians over something that happened well before any of us were alive. But taxing residents that had nothing to do with slavery is sure to keep Californians from moving far away. There are just so many things you get in Cali that you can't get elsewhere, like piles of human excrement left on the sidewalks by the homeless.