Bill Maher sets fire to San Francisco’s ‘crazy’ repair plan
“Real Time” host Bill Maher has taken a blowtorch to San Francisco’s “crazy” reparations plan that would give black residents millions of dollars.
During Friday night’s roundtable with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Maher questioned whether the reparations proposal was going “too far,” saying it was ” a lot” to give $5 to each black resident. million.
“Even I haven’t gone that far,” Yang joked, alluding to his universal basic income policy he pursued in 2020.
“I mean, it seems like, you know, when people ask why do you speak out against waking madness — because it’s crazy. Isn’t it crazy?” Maher said. “And by the way, San Francisco doesn’t have a history of slavery or anything like that, you know. It would cost each remaining citizen $600,000 each. That’s madness, isn’t it?
Yang called the proposal a “political statement”, telling Maher “We have a lot of people at different stages of the public service who are releasing bills and policies that are more for messaging and fanning the fires on the streets. social networks than actually trying to get something across.
The HBO star also addressed the turmoil that erupted at Stanford University where progressive law students yelled at Trump-appointed federal judge Kyle Duncan, who was asked to speak on campus, but the Disruption was supported by Dean of the School of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Law Tirien Steinbach.
In a clip shown by Maher, Steinbach is heard asking Duncan “is it worth it cause”.
” ‘Is it worth it ?’ Freedom of expression “is it worth it?” And is it really painful? Is it really painful? If you don’t like this guy, don’t go to his lecture! Maher exclaimed.
Slotkin responded by insisting that college campuses should be a place of free speech regardless of their politics, but struck Duncan as being “a bit of a fragile flower”.
“I mean, push through, man. Like, just keep going,” Slotkin said.
“It was impossible,” Maher pushed back. “You don’t have a problem if the college officer is up there defending the troublemakers and not the speaker?” Because that’s what she did. She defended the hecklers, not the speaker.
Maher then pivoted to the University of Michigan where he cited a statistic claiming the college has “142” DEI staffers on its payroll.
“That’s a lot, isn’t it? Maher reacted. “Has it become a cottage industry? I mean, is it something where it’s jobs now? And these people will one day want to give up their jobs? »
“I have no problem with an institution looking at itself and hiring people to do that. I have friends who do it for Fortune 100 companies. It’s a good thing to do that,” Slotkin replied. “I don’t know about the 142 jobs, but I have no problem with institutions that think things through and try to do better in their own way. I don’t have a problem with that.
“So when I was running for president, I was trying to figure out why college got two and a half times more expensive and it didn’t get two and a half times better – newsflash,” a Yang said. . “And that’s because they hired two and a half times as many administrators. So there is bloating in a lot of different directions.