October 14, 2014 12:00 pm -

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House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, once released a statement that said federal and state governments had “redistributed” “trillions of dollars over the years” — amounting to “de facto reparations.”
That argument by Tillis, who is running to replace Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), came during an explanation he offered on his website for why he supported a joint resolution expressing the North Carolina general assembly’s regret for slavery. In his explanation for voting for it he tried to rebuff the idea that supporting that resolution would be a “slippery slope to reparations.”

“This resolution acknowledges past mistakes and frees us to move on,” Tillis wrote. “The following summarizes my perspective on concerns raised by some citizens who criticized the decision to support the resolution.”…

“This measure does not obligate legislative members to provide reparations. A subset of the democrat [sic] majority has never ceased to propose legislation that is de facto reparations and they will continue to do so as long as they are in the majority,” Tillis said. “Federal and State [sic] governments have redistributed trillions of dollars of wealth over the years by funding programs that are at least in part driven by their belief that we should provide additional reparations.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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9 responses to Republican Senate Candidate Equates Welfare With Reparations

  1. tiredoftea October 14th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Having the government you deserve, North Carolina edition.

  2. arc99 October 14th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    The more important point of the story to me is that so many of his constituents voiced objection to a purely symbolic apology for slavery.

    The base of the GOP contains elements of society that black folks want nothing to do with. This is just one more example illustrating that the Democratic party’s 90% share of the black vote comes not from ignorance, but from a thorough understanding of the Republican party in the 21st century and the types of people who support it.

  3. uzza October 14th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    “ governments have redistributed trillions of dollars of wealth over the years by funding programs that are at least in part driven by their belief that we should provide additional reparations.”
    I don’t understand, we believe that banksters need reparations? What?

  4. StoneyCurtisll October 14th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    In the right wing world..
    Welfare equals “giving money to Negros”..(reparations)
    In the real world, more white people recieve welfare than blacks..

    Of course this North Carolina Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, is nothing more than a racist, appealing to other racist in his state to vote for him.

    • Larry Schmitt October 14th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      And Bank of America, the recipient of $45b in corporate welfare as part of the bailout, is headquartered in Charlotte.

  5. Mainah October 14th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    What is it with Republicans and this word “redistribution”? When the wealthy do it, they call it “inversion” or “Investment in off shore accounts/Capitalism”.

  6. mrbigstuff October 14th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I live in his district, a heavy Republican area,I don’t understand why these people vote for someone that doesnt represent them but a far right agenda,don’t they deserve health insurance,food to eat he doesnt think you do,And this racist has a chance to win.

  7. rg9rts October 14th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up…or fodder for the onion

  8. tracey marie October 14th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    38% of white people are on welfare, 39% of black people as well….so why do white people get a pass? Whites have had all the privelages, rights, education with no barriers and are still whining about blacks and hispanics getting help while they are still discriminated against in so many ways