Reparations will balloon the debt

Giving reparations to descendants of slaves makes no sense. Our current national debt is $22 trillion, a figure that’s expected to increase by $1 trillion annually.

Taxpayers would become indentured servants trying to find trillions more to fund reparations. Imagine the bureaucracy that would have to be created to decide who would qualify for reparations and the amount each person would get.

How many millions of Americans would claim partial slave ancestry just like presidential wannabe Elizabeth Warren claimed American Indian roots, which turned out to be false? Reparations are just the latest chapter in a race to the bottom to see which Democratic politician can win the prize of being the most liberal.

Since passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the government and private sector have spent trillions of dollars on programs that have benefited African Americans. Every glass ceiling in the workplace and government was broken years ago.

It’s time to move on rather than go back 150 years to relitigate the Civil War.

Brian J. Goldenfeld
Woodland Hills