While Washington is reeling from the proposed spending plans of President Biden, there are similar plans floating among cities in this country that involve millions of dollars to be given away.
But don’t think that means everyone will get some of the loot – it will only go to certain groups of people and even at that, not everyone in those groups. I know, it sounds confusing, but I will explain.
The overall group of people to benefit from the freebies is the homeless – but not all of them. Only certain select ones. In fact, one of the plans being proposed for the California city of Oakland, funded by private donations, will benefit families with at least one child under 18 and an income at or below 50% of area median income – said to be about $59,000 for a family of three.
Oh, and one more thing: The plan is only for “Blacks, Indigenous People and People of Color Communities.”
If you’re white, forget it. You don’t qualify. The thinking goes back to the plans for such aid proposed by the Black Panther Party in Oakland back in the ’60s – which said that such a plan is a “direct investment in the community” – a response to systemic injustice.
Keep in mind, I’m looking at plans in California, so that should give you a hint as to the scope of the plans and who will benefit.