San Fran Could Spent $50B On Reparations; Americans Overall Not Keen On Reparations
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A San Francisco task force is recommending the City of San Francisco make a one-time payment of five million dollars to each eligible black resident in the City.  

The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee says the lump sum payment would compensate for “decades of harm experienced as a result of both intentional decisions and unintended harms perpetuated by City policy.”  

The total cost of giving every black resident in San Francisco 5 million dollars  would be 50 billion dollars.

The City’s entire budget for 2023 is 14 billion dollars.

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Nationally, a majority of Americans oppose reparations for descendants of slaves.  

That’s according to a new survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  It found 63-percent of Americans don’t support a federal policy that would provide descendants of slaves with financial compensation.

It’s estimated that a reparations program would cost American taxpayers 12-trillion dollars.  

Younger Americans were found to be in favor of reparations, with 57-percent of those between 18 and 29 years old voicing their support.

 

 

Stack of Folded US Currency Notes on White background, with a 100 dollar bill on top.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR