The phrase “white guilt” has been floating around since Barack Obama was elected president eight years ago. All the media pundits said that once we elected a “black” president the racial discourse would end. Oh, how wrong they were. The racial divide has not at all gotten any better, in fact, it has only become worse. Every day it seems that liberals come up with a new way on how white Americans are racist.
These liberal morons have even suggested that white people should pay reparations for slavery. One liberal professor at Georgetown University and author Michael Eric Dyson even took it one step further. Dyson believes that white people should keep an “individual reparations account” to make donations to black groups and atone for America’s history of slavery and racism.
Here is what he said so you can gather more context.
“Look, if it doesn’t cost you anything, you’re not really engaging in change; you’re engaging inconvenience,” Dyson said. “You’re engaged in the overflow. I’m asking you to do stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily do. I’m asking you to think more seriously and strategically about why you possess what you possess.“That is what I meant by an I.R.A.: an individual reparations account,” he continued.
“You ain’t got to ask the government, you don’t have to ask your local politician — this is what you, an individual, conscientious, ‘woke’ citizen can do.”When asked if he would consider the Koch Brothers ‘woke’ for giving $25 million to the United Negro College Fund, Dyson responded by saying “No. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that charity is a poor substitute for justice.
So, it should come as no surprise that liberals would continue on with this insane idea. In fact, the mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray has decided to propose a new tax that targets “wealthier white people”.
Mayor Murray has changed his recent tax proposal that initially taxed sugary beverages. Now, Murray has revised this bill to include diet soda since wealthy white people tend to drink these more often.
According to The Seattle Times:
Mayor Ed Murray’s soda-tax legislation led to criticism it was unfair because white and affluent people tend to drink more diet drinks. The mayor’s revised proposal lowers the tax rate slightly and adds diet soda.
The changes were recommendations that emerged when staff from the mayor’s office and the office of Councilmember Tim Burgess studied disparate impacts the tax could have on people with low incomes and on people of color, according to Murray.
That work involved conversations with community advocates, public-health professionals, and business owners, according to the mayor. After Murray’s initial announcement, some suggested the exclusion of beverages with artificial sweeteners would be unfair because affluent white people tend to consume more diet drinks.
The revised tax would be applied to all distributors, regardless of size, but would exclude 100 percent fruit juice, medicine, infant formula and milk-based products.
With respect to flavored, made-to-order coffee drinks such as lattes, Murray’s proposal is less clear. His initial plan exempted all “in-store prepared coffee beverages.” The revised tax would cover the syrups used in coffee beverages, with limited exceptions to be determined at a later date, a spokesman said.
In February, Murray said the tax would raise $16 million per year. He now says it would raise $23 million per year, most of which would be spent on programs that help low-income and vulnerable children. Those would include before- and after-school programs, summer learning programs, Seattle Colleges scholarships and early learning programs.
Several million dollars in tax revenue would also be spent on efforts meant to increase access to healthful food. Murray says he expects President Donald Trump’s administration to cut the federal grants that support a city program providing people who receive food assistance with vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Some restaurant and convenience-store owners, with support from soda-industry trade groups and some labor unions, have organized to oppose the mayor’s tax, calling it an unjust burden on them and their working-class customers.
They say restaurant owners who purchase syrup for fountain drinks in bulk will see their costs jump significantly, more than doubling.
And they say convenience-store owners will watch customers make purchases at nearby stores outside the city limits.
In a news release Thursday from Keep Seattle Livable for All opposing the tax, Lewis Rodd of Ezell’s Famous Chicken slammed the proposal.
So, like I had mentioned before this tax was just supposed to affect products such as Dr. Pepper, Coca-Cola, and coffee beverages. This stolen money will then go to fund minorities education so they can attend college. However, after Murray thought about this tax he realized that it would disproportionately affect minorities who apparently drink more of these beverages than white people.
Murray believed that this tax is now more of an issue of “equality”. Murray believes that by taxing diet sodas that are consumed by “upper middle-class white people.” it will combat “white privileged institutionalized racism.”
How can anyone take this guy seriously? It is obvious that he is a couple fries short of a Happy Meal.
But, sadly many people take this idiot seriously and applaud his actions. Which is widely hysterical since Murray is facing accusations of paying for sex with young boys back in the 80’s. And, it is his own privilege of being a liberal politican has kept him out from behind bars.
Hopefully, there are people in this area that will fight back against this stupidity, but I am not holding my breath. Let us know what you think about this new tax? Sound off in the comments below!
H/T[ Gateway Pundit ]