Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made a recent announcement that is sure to rankle a sizable portion of her city’s residents. A universal basic income program has been established that will be offering payouts to the city’s poor families. There is just one stipulation that cannot be overstated.
These payments are only being offered to non-white people. If you are poor and white, there are no payments in your future. That’s just the way it is and that is how it goes. Schaaf does not care about the needs of these constituents at all.
It’s not like everyone just went through a year from hell or anything like that! Of course, the mayor is coming under fire for this program. You do not need to be a political science major to see that this is a bad idea. White people may pretend that they are too cool to care but those are the rich liberals talking.
They do not speak for all of the poor people who are looking for help from their local governments right now. “We have designed this demonstration project to add to the body of evidence, and to begin this relentless campaign to adopt a guaranteed income federally,” Schaaf said.
She’s saying a whole lot of nothing at the moment and that part was to be expected. The Associated Press was willing to take a closer look at the situation. Their findings should be alarming to those who reside in Oakland that find themselves excluded from these checks.
“The mayor of Oakland, California, on Tuesday announced a privately funded program that will give low-income families of color $500 per month with no rules on how they can spend it.
The Oakland Resilient Families program has so far raised $6.75 million from private donors including Blue Meridian Partners, a national philanthropy group. To be eligible, people must have at least one child under 18 and income at or below 50% of the area median income — about $59,000 per year for a family of three.
Half the spots are reserved for people who earn below 138% of the federal poverty level, or about $30,000 per year for a family of three. Participants will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements,” the AP shares.
So why would white families who would otherwise qualify find themselves on the outside looking in? The Associated Press has more about why the white families are being included and none of this is going to be reassuring to those who are feeling left out.
“Oakland’s project is significant because it is one of the largest efforts in the U.S. so far, targeting up to 600 families. And it is the first program to limit participation strictly to Black, Indigenous and people of color communities.
The reason: White households in Oakland on average make about three times as much annually than black households, according to the Oakland Equity Index. It’s also a nod to the legacy of the Black Panther Party, the political movement that was founded in Oakland in the 1960s,” the Associated Press continued.
The rich white people who are well off should not get a check, of course. This isn’t brain surgery. If the poor, white families qualify for the money by all of the other metrics that have been established, they should be able to receive. This is political suicide for this mayor, as she spits in the faces of all those who are currently struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.
Biden’s America is full of this type of nonsense. Those who are looking to make sense of what is taking place right now are going to have a tough go of it. The liberals are slowly taking over all of our cities and they do not care about the destruction that they leave in their wake. As long as they can pander to the naive people who can’t stop voting for them, that’s all that matters to them.