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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke this week revealed a controversial plan to address racial income inequality: redistribute wealth from white, rich Americans to poorer black Americans.

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire Thursday, O’Rourke suggesting using the tax code to solve racial income inequality.

According to the Washington Examiner, O’Rourke was responding to an event attendee who asked about his plan to address economic disparity.

“One very obvious opportunity — but it will be insufficient. When we look at the fact that there’s 10 times the wealth today in white America than there is in black America, and that families have been able to successfully pass on that wealth over time,” O’Rourke said, according to The Examiner.

“We know from our history of redlining and excluding African Americans from the ability to build wealth through home purchases, that opportunity does not exist for much of the country,” O’Rourke continued.

“What if in the tax code we did a better job of breaking down that accumulated wealth, of taxing it so it is not producing the greatest income and wealth inequality that we’ve seen in our lifetimes, unseen since the Gilded Age of the 19th century? What if we decided that we would use the proceeds to invest in people, in education?” the former Texas congressmen went on to say.

O’Rourke was also asked why he, as a white man, is qualified to lead “racial healing.”

“I can choose to do this as a white man, to involve myself in this conversation. I can just as easily choose to back out of it,” O’Rourke said.

According to RealClearPolitics, O’Rourke is currently 6th among Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He trails former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

About 100 people attended the event, The Examiner reported.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. CapnJack

    May 11, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Racist prick!

    • Wilson

      May 11, 2019 at 10:35 pm

      But he is “Mexican” he can not be racist. 😛

    • Dt

      May 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      Yeah well tell the meters to get a JOB

  2. Rick

    May 11, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    As dumb as AOC….

    • Ed

      May 11, 2019 at 11:48 pm

      Yep, when it comes right down to it, he really is.

  3. Joseph Kempski

    May 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    FUCK BETO IN THE MOUTH TO SHUT HIM UP

    • Joseph Kempski

      May 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      You take my money you need to die of aids

  4. JerryV

    May 11, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Do you mean to tell me good I worked 43 years, 60 to 80 hour weeks, to build up a small nest egg so that I could retire at 65, and now you want to take that money away from me and give it to somebody else based on the color of their skin?

    Now who is the racist?

    • H

      May 12, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Exactly. And over my dead body.

  5. Michael

    May 11, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Got a whole 100 people to attend his event, huh? He’s a serious contender now!

  6. Alan

    May 11, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Not gonna happen “Beto” ….you ridiculous Leftist fraud. Because you will never be elected!

  7. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    May 12, 2019 at 12:41 am

    This mother fucker is off the charts.Through the ass hole over the border.

  8. Ellen

    May 12, 2019 at 5:10 am

    YOU MUST BE STUPID IF NOT CRAXY O’ROURKE…. WE WORK HARD TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILY, TO BEABLE TO GET WHST WE NEED AND NOT DEPEND ON ANYBODY TO SURVIVE, TO MAINTAIN A DECENT LIFESTYLE, I BRLIEVE IN THE SAYING “ paddle your own canoe” not hand out my hard earned dollar to the lazy, smooching illegals or African Americans who love to bring up kids to this country but depend on the govetnment and taxpayers money to support them.

    Why don’t you dole out your wealth to these poor black afticans, O’ROURKE?

  9. neo

    May 12, 2019 at 7:42 am

    YOU are too Late “Master Beto” it’s call taxation and government benefits….it was passed in the 1960’s by LBJ….dumb ass.

  10. Linda

    May 12, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Robert Francis has a personal net worth of $9 million. He needs to be the first rich, white American to dispense all of his wealth to poorer African-Americans. That would be called leading by example and eventually getting in line for the welfare train. What a clown with a criminal family.

  11. MissD

    May 12, 2019 at 10:09 am

    That’s because negros (most) are lazy and don’t work . I think Beto’s brain has been fried ! Appears to be looking a bit “worn out”.

  12. Margie

    May 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Let Beto be the First person give his Billions away!
    Beto isn’t going to give any of his money to black voters!!

    Beto ORourke is a Fraud! He will tell lies all day long if he thinks it gets him the black vote! Black Voters should be pissed off at the Democrats for treating them like they are
    Too Dumb to see thru Democrats Lies!
    Democrats have no problem with spewing lies to get a vote, they think no one can see thru their smoke screens!!

    We must Vote Every Democrat Out Of Office In 2020, and keep it up until everyone of them are out of Government!!
    Democrats have become a Dangerous Party to this country!

    • Cathy Schroeder

      May 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      They will be the ruination of this country, with their Socialistic idea’s. The only ones they are out for is themselves. How many people go into a job with a regular salary and come out Millionaires as they do in Government and get all the free benefits? The rest of us have to work for them and work hard just to maintain.

  13. Silas Longshot

    May 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Anybody ever connect the dots to the fact that 90% of impoverished blacks are trapped in democrat controlled cities / states? Getting rid of that problem is the only way blacks are going to get ahead.

  14. Patriot 1951

    May 12, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Let’s start by emptying YOUR bank account, Beto!

  15. Art LaPella

    May 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Jesse James wishes he could orate like that: “breaking down that accumulated wealth”.

  16. Richard Anderson

    May 13, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I’m betting he’s not talkin’ about His Money being given away…..this boy is Just Plain Stupid.

  17. Jon Wisdon

    May 14, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Keep playing the race card you dumb pawn. Beto isn’t a real candidate. He is playing an acting role.

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