A Denver councilwoman caused a stir when she declared that white-owned businesses should pay reparations.I doubt something like this would have to go beyond a state court to be struck down as unconstitutional should it ever come to be. But since this AOC wannabe has no understanding of economics, history, and just as important, no understanding whatsoever of human nature, none of this is surprising.
Candi CdeBaca, a 37-year-old Democratic Socialist who is facing a run-off election in June, told a business forum Thursday that white-owned businesses should pay an additional race-based tax, which would be given in turn as reparations to minority-owned businesses.
“Capitalism was built on stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources,” CdeBaca told the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, 9 News reported.
She said business improvement districts could levy the racial tax.
‘You could be collecting those extra taxes from white-led businesses all over the city and redistributing them to black and brown-owned businesses,” she said.
If she got her way I would expect white businesses to close up shop and flee, just as businesses in general have been fleeing California due to the incentives provided by government at state and municipal level. However, California’s taxes and regulations have gone after everyone while CdeBaca is going after the paler citizens of Denver. But then we must remember that Colorado has been infected by the California sickness, and particularly the political virus infecting the populace.