Let’s hope he’s not actually being serious…
Democrat presidential candidate, and the party’s golden boy, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has a plan for reparations.
And his plan involves taking cash from white people via taxes and transferring it to African-Americans as part of wealth redistribution, Fox News reported.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke suggested Thursday using the tax code to address income inequity by transferring wealth from rich white residents to African-Americans.
During a campaign event at the Salem, N.H., home of James Smith, a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, about 100 attendees gathered to see and listen to the former congressman from Texas congressman, the Washington Examiner reported.
One person asked O’Rourke how he would use the tax code to help minorities. He first responded by detailing the difficulties African-Americans have faced in trying to build wealth in the face of what he said was institutional discrimination.
“What if in the tax code we did a better job of breaking down that accumulated wealth, of taxing it so it is not producing the greatest income and wealth inequality that we’ve seen in our lifetimes, unseen since the Gilded Age of the 19th century?” he said.
“What if we decided that we would use the proceeds to invest in people, in education?” O’Rourke said to his fans.
He was asked by another person in his New Hampshire audience how he would bring racial healing as he suffers from the crime of being white.
“I can choose to do this as a white man, to involve myself in this conversation. I can just as easily choose to back out of it,” he said.
“All I can tell you is I’m doing everything I can to listen to those who are experiencing this, to call it out as boldly and as plainly as I can,” he said.
“My commitment to you is to continue to do that, to acknowledge my privilege and the experience that is far different from others who are here right now,” he said.
Src: The Federalist Papers