Elizabeth Warren supports extending a form of reparations to yet another demographic viewed as supposed victims by much of the Democratic Party.
The Massachusetts Democrat and Presidential candidate has proposed paying back tax refunds to gay couples who filed taxes as single individuals before the government recognized gay marriages. Before the 2015 Obergfell v. Hodges judicial activist Supreme Court ruling, ‘married’ individuals in same-sex partnerships filed taxes as single people.
Warren claims that the government owes more than $50 million to gay couples who weren’t recognized as married, even though tax regulations had always recognized them as single. She’s proposed a “Refund Equality Act” that would allow gay couples to claim reverse back taxes from the IRS to make up for it.
The Massachusetts Senator had brought up legislation that would guarantee payments to gay couples in 2017 that wasn’t advanced. As President she would have greater latitude to pursue the idea.
Warren’s also endorsed reparations for descendants of slaves in the United States, an idea that seems to be catching on with force throughout the entire Democratic party.
Warren seems to be gaining an amount of traction in the crowded Democratic primary, siphoning support from democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. She’s been advertised as a Democrat with an ability to appeal to both to the left-wing and centrist neoliberal elements of the party that increasingly find themselves at odds over policy priorities.
In between reparations for descendants of slaves, reparations for gay couples, and the incredibly expensive “Green New Deal” that Warren has supported, it would seem that there will be little to no wealth remaining for the broader American people under her administration.
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