Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It's Time to End the Taxation of Blacks

Pete Buttigieg 
By Robert Wenzel

Speaking in Fresno, California presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made some pretty outrageous claims about racism in modern day America.

He claimed there was current day racism in entrepreneurship, in homeownership, in health, in education (and apparently a lot of it) --  and that we have to systematically reverse this with reparations payments to blacks.

All this can be viewed in the clip below.

It should be noted that the reason he focuses on this widespread racism that he sees in current day America is because the sneak wants to justify the payment of reparations by current day whites to blacks.

But I am not racist, so he should leave me out of his sneaky plan.

But he did mention one organization that I would agree with him was racist and continues to be racist but more than just racist it is actively oppressing blacks. Indeed, I would go beyond Buttigieg and argue that it is the key organization that keeps blacks down: the United States government.

Thus, although, it makes no sense to call for reparations from those who had nothing to do with slavery or oppression of blacks, it does make sense to call on the government to stop taxing blacks.

The government is a problem as Buttigieg points out and it is outrageous for the government to claim it is trying to make things good for blacks when it is the oppressor.

Income taxes and payroll taxes are certainly among the methods of oppression and should be abolished for blacks.

On a technical note, what the government is doing to blacks may stem from racism but it is really the oppression by the government, such as by forced public education and minimum wage laws, in addition to taxes, that is the real problem.

From a libertarian perspective, slavery and government oppression are evil while racism, though silly from my perspective (SEE: About My Racist Friends, My Homophobic Friends and My Own Prejudices), is not a violation of the non-aggression principle.

So let's identify the real perpetrator of oppression of blacks in the modern day America and act to stop the evil.

Now some of you may be jumping ahead of me and might be able to identify other groups that might be oppressed by taxes and I am with you there but at this point, let's just get the ball rolling with the elimination of taxes for blacks, if you get my drift. That's where the momentum is right now and we should advocate for the shrinking of government at every pressure point we can find.

End black oppression, end the taxing of blacks now!

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. More about Wenzel here.


  1. Brilliant. Any politician that does not go along will be labeled racist. The ball will start rolling and every intersectional group will glom on. And in this day and age all you have to do to be included (or should that be excluded) is self identify as black.

  2. Its at best a dangerous precedent and more "liberal livin in a bubble" idiocy.

    I know its a pie in the sky trail to emboldening the down trodden that the swamp created to think they are owed something. Life owes nothing to anyone. Especially a demographic that intentionally drank the Koolaid.

    All this is ... is a new tool of divisiveness

  3. By selective elimination of taxation it is doing the same thing government loves to do, pit groups of people against each other where the way to benefit or simply prevent being plundered is to empower government. To use politics.

  4. Even on its own terms, Pete's plan makes no sense. It's not clear to me how being required to pay reparations will "reverse" the alleged racism that apparently exists. Won't it make it worse if those who are racist have to forcibly pay money to those whom they despise?

    In the current culture of feelings trumping reality, why don't blacks just identify as oppressors or as whites? That would be a much cheaper solution.