|$48 Billion to stimulate inner-city spending!|
After successfully passing legislation awarding more than $1 billion to imaginary Black farmers, those elected to represent their constituents are mulling over passing a bill to award a stunning $48 billion to be redistributed in inner cities:
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Rep. Cleaver has proposed a $48 billion earmark.
When absurdity gives way to hilarity, you must be talking about politics.
In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri's 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.
Cleaver has listed a new earmark -- one of several -- and he promises to "fight for every one." But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.
Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.
Just call this redistribution on steroids.
Cleaver's office says this of the proposal:
"The Epicenter is a proposed estimated $48 billion (Phase One) mass scale urban reclamation project for combating, reducing, reversing and/or eliminating poverty within under served communities by utilizing mass scale economic redevelopment to bring about stability and self reliance."
OK. So the idea is short of specifics.
Currently Mickens operates this massive proposal out of his home but with Cleaver's help, this earmark could put him on the road to success.This earmark would go to help Black people, that economically disadvantaged group who suffer from income inequality and high rates of unemployment; Reparations by any other name.
Cleaver provides a link to a Mickens "manifesto" where a lengthy agenda is outlined -- but again with no specifics other than the rich should provide money to the poor so that the poor will have more money to spend.
It has been calculated that cumulative Black buying power in the United States is around $913 billion, meaning that the $48 billion earmark would represent 5 percent of Black peoples combined monetary clout.
We at SBPDL find the purported estimate of Black buying power specious and will report more on that at a later date.
With Foot Locker on the verge of going out of business, the increased buying power of inner-city dwelling Black people could save the struggling store. How many other industries would benefit from this redistribution of wealth? One Dave Chappelle famously (or infamously) parodied what would happen if Black people ever received reparations:
[breaking news report following the distribution of slavery reparations]In that episode, we also see:
News Reporter: So, what do you plan to spend your money on.
Tron: [In fake, quivering voice] I'm going to re-invest it in the community.
News Reporter: Well, that's...
Tron: Psyche. I'm gonna spend it before y'all honkies change yo minds.
Tron becomes the world’s richest man, along with stock rising in fried chicken and KFC merging with Fubu. Note - this is the first time we hear Donnell Rawlings yell, "I'M RICH BIATCH!"That Mr. Cleaver’s $48 billion earmark hasn’t been laughed out of the halls of Congress yet illustrates the power of BRA. One can only wonder at the potential lengths of the lines that will develop if the bill passes. Will we see a repeat of the fiasco in Atlanta, when 30,000 Black people lined up to get on a waiting list for Section-8 housing?
Perhaps a rumor could be started in major city that the bill has already passed, as when 50,000 Black people lined up in Detroit for stimulus checks that were non-existent.
At a time when the money is running out, Congress can be looked upon to dramatically boost the buying power of Black people. Remember, in entitlement America the head of a household of four making minimum wage has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.
With single Black mothers having a median net worth of just $5 (consider that 72 percent of Black babies are now born out-of-wedlock) one can only imagine how this $48 billion could significantly improve the state of inner-cities. After all, quadrillions have been spent trying to improve the inner-city schools that have turned out the intellectual titans who comprise the populations of these major cities.
Basically, it is time for the government to issue the 36 million Black people (12 percent of the US population) a Black card. No need for food stamps anymore, as this card will serve as a credit card (with no limit). Black students who get free lunches at school can use their card freely to engorge themselves more than they already do.
Black Friday would be everyday, thanks to the advent Black card. The stigma of the welfare queen would be gone forever. Child support could be paid.
One can only marvel at the direction the United States is heading.