If you happen to listen to the mainstream media on a daily basis — why you would put yourself through such torture is beyond me — they’d seemingly have you convinced that reparations and health care for illegals are the top issues that the vast majority of Americans are concerned about right now and will have some sort of impact on the 2020 election.
And if you think that, it’s time to unplug from CNN and MSNBC stat, because a new poll says that’s not at all the case.
In fact, only 27 percent of folks surveyed supported reparations, and only 33 percent favored giving taxpayer-funded health care to illegal immigrants. The vast majority of those polled also stated that decriminalizing border crossing — a position held by most Democrats running for president — is a horrible idea.
via The Daily Wire:
The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll of 1,346 adults was conducted July 15-17 and has a 3.5% margin of error.Trending:
Last month, the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee debated reparations, the first such hearing in a decade. In the Senate, Sen. Cory Booker, a 2020 candidate, introduced a reparations bill in April, saying, “This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country.”
“It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed,” Booker said. “Since slavery in this country, we have had overt policies fueled by white supremacy and racism that have oppressed African-Americans economically for generations,” he said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said reparations are a “bad idea,” and he’s totally right for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s unjust to hold innocent people accountable for the crimes of guilty people, especially when those guilty people are no longer even alive.
Secondly, reparations would be funded by tax dollars. We’re already taxed to the gills and can’t really afford much more of our daily household incomes to be drained away.
McConnell stated, “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years — for whom none of us currently living are responsible — is a good idea. We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, by electing an African American president. I think we’re always a work in progress in this country but no one currently alive was responsible for that.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a big fan of the idea, writing on Twitter:
“Slavery is a stain on America & we need to address it head on. I believe it’s time to start a national, full-blown conversation about reparations. I support the bill in the House to support a congressional panel of experts so that our nation can do what’s right & begin to heal.”
It’s important for us, as consumers of news product, to be aware that the mainstream media has given up on being objective journalists who present their audiences with facts and allow them to make up their own minds.
Now these outlets are propaganda arms that are designed to push forth the progressive agenda, making you believe the vast majority of Americans buy into what liberals are selling, when that isn’t at all the case.
Take the news with a grain of salt, folks. Or better yet, find better sources of information and factcheck often.