Miami’s Power Poll is split on potential passing of Bill HR40

May 3, 2021 6:00am
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Miami, FL Correspondent

With 46.7% of the respondents approving the creation of a Commission to study possible reparations for Black Americans, 40% saying “no” and another 13% undecided.

With 46.7% of the respondents approving the creation of a Commission to study possible reparations for Black Americans, 40% saying “no” and another 13% undecided shows how alienating the reparations issue is.

 

If the Commission is created and reparations are passed, only 13.3% think that all Black Americans should receive reparations, with 33.3% saying that implementation of certain limits like minimum age should be in place and a majority of 53.3% still undecided.

 

On whether Miami-Dade should approve a program similar to Evanston Illinois that is based on a limited social program targeting housing and education, 46.7% say yes, 40% saying No, and 13.3% undecided.

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If there was reparation program passed by the Miami-Dade Commission, clearly the majority (60%) agrees to a  social based program, with 40% saying either no or undecided.

 

On a program model? 100% say “No” to direct payments-only, 53.3% approve on social programs-only, 26.7% say yes to a combination program, with 20% undecided.

 

Clearly the possible passing of Bill HR40 would be a very divisive proposition in Miami-Dade, similar to the Civil Liberties Act that was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 granting each surviving Japanese-American internee $20,000 in compensation.

In conclusion, Miami’s Power Group seems to  support a very limited social based program for those that have been proven impacted.

UPDATE; Regarding our Bright Futures Scholarship Power Poll,  Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis signed the 2020-2021 state budget with no major changes to its Bright Futures Scholarship program.

Best & Stay safe,

Bob

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