Image: If there are two individuals in America who know how to spend the money for guaranteed income and reparations in America to work, they’re United States Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, democrat of Miami, and Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, of Magnolia.
Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer
USA, July 9 – With all of the talk of the democrat presidential candidates about guaranteed income for all adult Americans and reparations for slavery for all African-Americans, it’s time for the citizens of this Nation to get excited about these wonderful policy proposals.
So far Andrew Yang, an Obama administration “Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship,” has put forward the brilliant proposal to pay every American, age 18 and over, a guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of their lives, regardless of their employment or income status. It seems that every democrat running for president has endorsed the reparations for slavery proposal.
It’s time for us to get serious about both guaranteed income and reparations here in the USA. Think about all of the money we would receive, if the two policies went into action!
Current federal budget and population numbers
Before we discuss how to implement guaranteed income and reparations, we should have some understanding of the federal budget of the United States.
During Fiscal Year 2019, the federal budget is $4.407 trillion with $3.422 trillion in tax “revenue.” That means the annual deficit is merely $984 billion.
As of July 7, 2019, the United States Census Bureau avers that the United States population is 329,196,519. 77.58%, or 255,375,667 are adults 18 years old or older. 12.6% of Americans classify themselves as African-American, but, according to the DNA testing, the number is closer to 100%. (The author is a first-generation American whose parents were from Canada and The Netherlands and whose grandparents were from Austria and Russia. Therefore, the author may be one of the few individuals who is not of African-American descent.)
Guaranteed income and reparations
Ambassador Yang’s brilliant proposal to provide $1,000 per month to every adult age 18 or older for the rest of our lives in America would, then, apply to all 255,375,667 of us! What a great proposal!
The guaranteed income proposal would only cost 255,375,667 x $1,000 per month x 12 months per year = $3.0645 trillion per year.
According to the World Jewish Congress, each survivor of the “holocaust,” the extermination efforts by Nazi Germany during World War II, received approximately $21,000 from Germany in reparations. Of course, those funds went to the actual victims and not their families.
The proposals of democrats, however, seem to include ancestors of slaves, because, the United States abolished slavery on January 1, 1863. Anthropologist Jason Hickel has argued, “It is estimated that the United States alone benefited from a total of 222,505,049 hours of forced labor between 1619 and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Valued at the US minimum wage, with a modest rate of interest, that is worth $97 trillion today.”
Therefore, since almost every American, 329,196,518 out of 329,196,519, may claim African-American ancestry, each American should receive $294,656.82 in reparations.
The United States needs, of course, to find those funds quickly, so they don’t accrue interest!
It doesn’t seem fair to charge taxes for the money we need quickly. Remember, just in the first year, we’ll need $97 trillion for reparations and $3.0645 trillion for guaranteed income.
Just for the guaranteed income alone, we’ll need to raise federal taxes 89.55% permanently. For the reparations, however, we’ll need to raise federal taxes one time 2,834.60%.
What would be the sense of increasing taxes so much, however, if the purpose of our programs is to provide guaranteed income and reparations to everyone?
That’s where Charlie Riley and Frederica Wilson become so important.
How to raise the money
Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, of Magnolia, may very well be the greatest politician who ever lived. United States Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, democrat of Miami, seems like she’d be a wonderful cohort for Charlie’s endeavors.
As a County Commissioner, Charlie lobbied the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build the extension of Tx 249 as a tollroad, even though a TxDOT representative appeared before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court and told everyone that TxDOT would build the Tx 249 extension as a freeway. The nice people of Grimes County told TxDOT they wanted Tx 249 to be a freeway, not a tollway, so TxDOT is building the Grimes County section as a freeway.
When Montgomery County voters had the opportunity to participate in a referendum on tollroads, even the good people of Charlie’s Commissioner Precinct 2 voted approximately 91% in favor of requiring voter approval before the construction or government funding of any tollroads. Charlie ignored them and proceeded to demand a tollroad anyway.
Charlie then went to TxDOT in Austin on June 27, 2017, and lied, along with his buddy, former County Judge Craig Doyal, that Montgomery County citizens were “unified in support” behind Tx 249 being a tollroad.
In other words, Charlie the Commissioner fought for a tollroad which was completely unnecessary and unpopular and even lied to TxDOT that the people of Montgomery County wanted the tollroad anyway.
Clearly, there is no one better at running tollroads than Charlie Riley.
Charlie is the solution. Along with Frederica, Charlie should become the Chairman of the United States Tollroad Authority.
That’s the solution! We won’t tax anybody for the guaranteed income or reparations!
We’ll charge tolls on every highway, road, street, and drive in America. Charlie and Frederica can install toll readers on every American road. Charlie and Frederica can require that everyone install toll tags on their vehicles, at their own expense, of course, since it would be unfair to require the United States Government to have to pay for toll tags when it’s trying to be nice and give us money.
Montgomery County has a solution for every problem
The entire idea of reparations and guaranteed income is equality. Therefore, it would be unfair to discriminate against vehicle users and in favor of pedestrians who use sidewalks constructed by or for the government (please notice the intentional use of the passive voice) and which the government owns.
Clearly, Charlie and Frederica’s United States Tollroad Authority should require that all people who use sidewalks or roads, as pedestrians, should also have a toll tag installed in them. That could happen at birth or, for adults, immediately, at the persons’ expense.
Montgomery County’s Commissioners Court just recently voted to install a license plate reader along Interstate 45 to read license plates of everyone who drove past the reader regardless of whether there was probable cause to read the license plate for investigation of a crime. Yes, of course, Charlie voted for it. Charlie and Frederica could use similar readers to keep track of where everyone is at all times, since we’ll all have toll tags installed inside of us.
In one easy motion, we have solved many of American society’s problems: income inequality, discrimination, and homeland security threats.
Thank you, Charlie Riley and Frederica Wilson!