Talk about counting your chickens before they’ve hatched.
The Free Beacon has obtained the agenda from a recent Democratic donors’ conference in Atlanta featuring many party luminaries, up to and including the DNC Chairman. They’re brimming with confidence at this point (or at least putting on a good show of it), offering a “time machine” trip into the near future after they not only sweep the 2018 midterms and the 2020 elections but flip most of the country blue and institute a larger blue wave of progressive reforms. So what’s on the agenda after they control all the machinery of government?
In this version of coming events, by 2022 they will have already instituted universal Medicare for all. College tuition will be a thing of the past, with everyone going to school “for free.” And while they don’t mention it specifically, one can safely assume that they will have rid the United States of all guns, kitchen cutlery, baseball bats and socks which might contain half a brick. But in the opening days of 2022, they have something else on the agenda: reparations for slavery. (Emphasis added)
A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance’s fall conference this week in Atlanta.
The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the biannual conference, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).
The reception, “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” was presented as a look forward at what’s possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.
“It’s 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations,” the group projected, according to an invitation to the event.
It’s worth noting here that you can go to local political events and fundraisers staged by both parties all over the country and run into some fringe ideas. But that’s not the case here. This conference had some of the Democrats’ biggest donors rubbing elbows with the party leadership. We’re talking about the people who actually have a seat at the table when setting the upcoming agenda and fleshing out the platform. When you’ve got Tom Perez and Terry McAuliffe in the room, this isn’t some backwater fringe of the Democrats.
I would also note that the Democrats and their friends in the media are quite correctly sending out a coordinated message this week attacking the GOP for blowing up the deficit yet again. (The CBO is now projecting a decade of trillion-dollar deficits under current tax and spending plans.) They’re correct, of course, and we’ve been complaining here about the lack of spending cuts to offset the tax cuts of last year. But assuming you give power back to the Democrats, they’re looking at “free” healthcare and “free” college for everyone in the country. How do you suppose that gets paid for? (Free hint: it doesn’t.)
Reparations are another matter entirely, however. That’s a giveaway program which has been wildly popular on the far left for some time now. But who would you give the money to? Slavery is still a big problem in many parts of the world and we still have the evil of slavery in the form of sex trafficking here in America. But none of it is government sanctioned and is, in fact, completely illegal. If you can find someone alive today who was ever held as a slave with the government’s blessings then I’m 100% onboard with giving them some reparations. Drop me a note as soon as you find one.
So do the Democrats have anything in their playbook which doesn’t involve just giving away more “free stuff” when they take back control? Well… there is at least one item. They’re making no bones about the fact that they plan to raise your taxes. Let us know how this platform works out for you.