Leftist Says White Men Should Pay 5 Percent Extra Taxes Due to Privilege
How low must you think of yourself to demand somebody pay a tax for being another color or gender than you?
Apparently for Leftists, white people deserve a surcharge, aka a “white tax”. It’s only 5 percent now, but you’ve seen how taxes go up.
As The Daily Caller reported,
White people should pay extra taxes because they are more privileged, an op-ed at Wesplain argues.
The article, titled, “It’s Time for White People to Pay for Privilege: The Equality Tax,”argues that all minorities face economic disadvantages.
“Racist employers, a disproportionate targeting of minorities by law enforcement, racial wage gaps, poor inner city schools; these all contribute to what is an undeniable reality for minorities,” the article claims.
I should note at this time that no author will take credit for this bold idea, as there was no name on the article.
Based on the politically correct nature of things, one would think this author would proudly back his or her ideas.
This type of article gets people big pimping contracts on the Left. It’s one thing to get white people to acknowledge their privilege, but to extort them, too?! MWAH!
I love the “racist employers” part of the argument. Because as we all know employers are racists? Don’t be silly.
Then the next point about “disproportionate targeting of minorities,” again, MWAH! Let’s ignore the disproportionate crime by minorities.
And how about that “racial wage gap?” I suggest they tax Obama for that, as his white half increased that gap dramatically. Finally with regard to “inner city schools,” I suggest taxing Democrats.
The article continues,
To fix this, white people should pay a higher tax to make up for their privilege. The writer suggests a five percent tax to start with. A single white man should pay a five percent “equality tax,” while a single white woman would only pay 4.5 percent in the “equality tax.”
And now we have THE GENDER GAP! Leave it to Leftists to create another problem from their perceived first problem.
Meanwhile, a married white family would pay an extra four percent in taxes and a non-straight white person would pay 3.5 percent more.
Just what the tax code needs…everybody declaring themselves to be black!
The article goes on to explain where the money goes, and how much it would benefit black people.
The extra money would be redistributed to minorities in a form of reparations for past and present struggles.
“That’s $1,348 for every US minority individual or roughly $3,000 per minority household on an annual basis. While $3,000 could never rectify centuries of abuse, it could at least give minorities the financial tools to compete in a white, male-dominated society,” the article states.
The author realized that white people won’t take this new tax lying down. They might be upset with a “privilege tax,” therefore blacks need to anticipate this.
“We must continue to voice our opinion, especially in this racist, misogynistic environment post-Trump. They must understand that their economic success was only made possible by the blood and sweat of minorities,” the article finishes.
What is the penalty for not paying the tax? And what if a white person is not 100 percent white, but say 25% black?
And what if the black person receiving reparations is 75 percent black and 25 percent white? At what fraction does this become a wash? That number will differ between men and women.
Ow, my mind hurts just trying to do the math!
I say this to black Leftists. Stop worrying about reparations, and just go be somebody, dammit!