Marianne Williamson, 2020 Democratic hopeful, Oprah’s spiritual advisor, and self-help author, suggests reparations for slavery can be paid for by repealing the Republican tax cuts.
The party that wants to spend your money for you has long advocated for repealing tax cuts for individuals but this, at least to our knowledge, is the first time it’s been linked to paying for the widely opposed platform of reparations.
In an interview with CNN, Williamson was asked how she intended to pay for slavery reparations.
“Where does she – poof! – get this money from?” host Brooke Baldwin inquired sardonically, inviting Williamson to conjure up a demon. Instead, the self-help author replied:
“You repeal the 2017 tax cut, you put back in the middle-class tax cut,” she said prior to listing a litany of other pipe dreams. “You make it that the United States government, in fact, can negotiate with Big Pharma, you have the $15 an hour minimum wage, Williamson continued. “You have the 3-percent tax on billionaires, you have the 2-percent tax on $50 million or more, you start having some cash on hand.”
Williamson, who insists she’s not a “wacky new-age nutcase,” (I wonder what kind of nutcase she believes she is). She also insists that reparations can be paid for by people ‘uncapping their dreams.’
“Also, you remember that this is where money comes from, the more you educate a child, and the more you unleash the spirit of people by uncapping their dreams, the more creative people can become, the more productive people become,” she said.
“The better the employers will be, the more they’ll be entrepreneurial. If you want money, help people live their dreams, because people want to do amazing things that, in fact, create money.”
Actor Bill Murray praised the GOP tax cuts noting that “there was probably too much regulation” anyway, something President Trump has successfully slashed at a record rate, and that “the change in the tax law is a great thing for the corporations, it’s a fantastic thing.”
Williamson wants to kill that ‘fantastic thing’ to fund something she feels personally guilty over as a white person. The Democrat asked white fans at a tour event last July to join her in a ‘prayer of apology‘ to black members in attendance.
How much of your tax money does she want to use to pay for reparations?
“I believe that anything less than $100 billion dollars is an insult and I believe that $200 to $500 billion is politically feasible today because so many Americans realize there is an injustice that continues to form a toxicity underneath the surface, an emotional turbulence that only reparations will cure,” she said during the debates.
If other people’s money cures your ’emotional turbulence,’ you weren’t all that ‘turbulent’ to begin with.
A poll conducted in 2016 showed nearly seven in 10 Americans oppose paying reparations.
Cross-posted with Mental Recession