Dem Proposes Temporary Tax Cuts for Black Americans as Reparations

( – A Democratic United States representative recently suggested that Congressmen should exempt black people from taxes as another approach to the highly controversial reparations concept.

Representative Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) made the controversial suggestion during an appearance on a podcast, where she admitted that the policy wouldn’t have a substantial effect on a large number of black people who are poor and can’t afford taxes. Crockett suggested the tax exemption during an interview with the Black Lawyers Podcast but now claims she didn’t mean her statements following online criticisms.

During the podcast interview, Crockett said that Congress should conduct more research before establishing any policy providing reparations or tax exemptions. Crockett’s main concern is that once Congress enacts such a policy, without uniform application of reparations or tax exemptions, black Americans would travel across state lines to benefit from areas that are quicker to adopt the new law. Crockett called for the “consistent” application of a reparations policy and claimed that tax exemptions are the most preferable outcome for black Americans.

When discussing the tax exemption idea, Crockett said that she first heard the plan from a celebrity but couldn’t identify which celebrity initially proposed the policy. According to Crockett, by exempting black people from paying taxes, the United States government would grant them more money and help them avoid poverty. Crockett also said the idea could be preferable to reparations as it wouldn’t require the federal government to give money from taxpayers to black people but rather allow them to keep their wages.

Despite her claiming that tax exemptions could benefit black Americans, Crockett said that the majority of them could still prefer reparations. Crockett claims that tax exemptions may not benefit a lot of black people due to their struggle to find employment and pay taxes, and as a result, they’d instead prefer scheduled checks from the government. While Crockett initially seemed supportive of the black American tax exemption, she’s since claimed that such a policy would require extensive preparation before it’d be feasible.

Crockett also expressed her belief that any attempt at reparations or tax exemptions for black Americans would take years before they could pass into law due to the various factors and research required. Crockett then claimed that a national reparations policy would need support from most federal lawmakers, an unlikely outcome without a massive increase in Democratic lawmakers.

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