White House Says That Biden Is Open To Considering Reparations Depending On Progress Made By Congress On Study
White House press secretary Jen Paski seemed to indicate on Wednesday that President Joe Biden would be open to considering racial reparations depending on the actions of Congress, making the promise that he’s committed to taking “comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today.”
Wow. Listen to all of that Marxism and Critical Race Theory in that little word salad. That should be an indication that Biden is going to be manipulated into going further to the left.
It’s crazy to even consider reparations at this point, considering how widely unpopular the idea is here in the United States, even after the death of George Floyd, only 20 percent of Americans support the idea.
Psaki made the remarks during an exchange with a reporter who brought up that Biden said during his campaign that he supported a study for reparations. “Does the President support the legislation?” the reporter asked. “He stopped short of saying that during the campaign. Would he sign that if it came to his desk?”
“Well, he’s supported a study of reparations, which is I believe is what’s being discussed, and studying the continuing impacts of slavery, which is being discussed in this hearing on H.R. 40, I believe it is,” Psaki responded. “And he continues to demonstrate his commitment to take comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today. Obviously, that is — having that study is a part of that, but he has signed an executive order on his first day, which would begin to deliver on his commitment to having an across-government approach to addressing racial inequality and making sure equity is a part of his entire policy agenda.”
Psaki said that Biden did not need to study reparations to know that the administration needed to take action on alleged “systemic racism,” adding that Biden “wants to take actions within his own government in the meantime.
When Psaki was pressed on whether or not Biden would sign the bill if it landed on his desk she said, “Well, it’s working its way through Congress. He’d certainly support a study, but we’ll see what happens through the legislative process.”
“Why not, on this issue, create a commission and — by executive order?” the reporter went on to ask.
“He actually signed a number of actions on racial equity in — on his first day or his first couple of days in office because he felt it was essential to send the message to the American people and the world that having an across-government approach, ensuring that equity is a central part of his policy agenda was, you know, not just a single — a singular issue but something that would be a part of every policy issue he approaches, whether it’s healthcare, whether it’s economic inequality, a range of issues,” Psaki answered. “That’s his approach and how he’s trying to, you know, change — address the root causes of racism in our country today.”
When she was once again pressed on the matter, Psaki stated that would be “up to” President Biden.
Biden wasn’t always a fan of the idea of reparations.
“I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that,” Biden stated backin the mid-’70s during his first year as a senator. “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
He’s right. I shouldn’t be held accountable for something that happened 300 years ago that had nothing to do with me. The guilty parties are long since dead, as is slavery. There’s no need for reparations.
The very idea of reparations will further serve to divide this country along racial lines. Things are bad enough as it is.