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Reparations Cons


As April 15 approaches, visions of tax cuts dance in conservatives’ heads. That’s fine. But cheating on your taxes is not. The Justice Department has been cracking down on an increasingly wide array of sleazy schemes for avoiding taxes. The most amazing scheme of all may be the one at the end of this report. It seems that the slave-reparations issue has been seized on by con-men, who get unsuspecting African Americans to file returns claiming tax credits for slavery, segregation, separate-but-equal laws, treatment as second-class citizens, etc. Political correctness meets the IRS. Fortunately, looks like this particular scammer is headed for the slammer.