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Jul 30 2011

Obama Economy Is Destroying Black Middle Class

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Compliments of Wyatt’s Torch.

Black Americans who voted their skin color in the catastrophic election of 2008 have had cause to regret it. Those satisfied to subsist by sucking on the grotesquely pendulous mammalian protuberance of Big Government will do okay for now. But those who want more for themselves and their families are getting hammered by Hope & Change:

The unemployment situation across America is bad, no doubt. But for African-Americans in some cities, this is not the great recession. It’s the Great Depression.

For example,

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, in Charlotte, N.C., the unemployment rate for African-Americans is 19.2 percent. If you add in people who have given up looking for jobs, that number exceeds 20 percent, which, according to economists Algernon Austin and William Darity, has effectively mired blacks in a depression.

Hard work doesn’t seem to be a path forward for blacks these days.

Vanessa Parker … was an administrative assistant at IBM in Charlotte. She went to night school to better herself, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Parker and her husband saved up enough money to move from a bad neighborhood to a quiet, middle-class street. But instead of moving up in the company, IBM moved out. Now she works at a big-box store for minimum wage.

“It’s very frustrating and it makes you wonder why are you doing it,” she told me. “Because it seems like the more that you try to get ahead, seems like you’re falling back.”

The government’s hostility toward those who provide employment could start you thinking that someone doesn’t want blacks climbing out of the ghetto, where they can be counted on to vote Democrat in exchange for handouts of other people’s money.

According to the National Urban League, virtually all of the impressive economic gains achieved by blacks over the past 30 years have been wiped out by the current recession/depression/“recovery”. As Patrick Graham of the Urban League of Central Carolina observes,

“It takes time to build anything. But it doesn’t take very long to destroy it.”

What our current rulers are destroying by suffocating the economy with excessive taxing and spending, monstrous debt, overbearing regulations, and general malignant intrusiveness will take generations to rebuild, if it ever can be.

On tips from Wyatt’s Torch, Apostle53, and J.

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  • Bill T

    Guess where the unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent joblessness in the United States.
    http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/28/3799513/improving-mexican-economy-draws.html#ixzz1TcKRg4nZ

  • serfer62

    The black vote for The Won may drop from 96% to maybe mid 80s but like the Jewish vote remains with the Kommiecrats no matter what.

    If sent to the gas chamber they would requst an Absentee Ballot to vote for Him.

  • Wyatt’s Torch

    serfer nailed it. Seems no matter what that commie punk does, the black vote is with him. I get it…sort of…the first time around. But now? Hey, HE ISN’T YOUR FRIEND!

    Allen West is a black guy, and I’d vote for that man in a heartbeat. He’s not “one of my own” racially, but he sure as hell is patriotically.

    How about it Mr. and Mrs. Black Community. If you must vote racist, at least do it for a guy that will stand up for you and your country.

    JEEZ!

    (PS Will someone tell me why the Republicans let Harry Reid and his gang get away with yet ANOTHER press conference where it’s all about trashing conservatives and lying through their teeth? WHERE THE HELL ARE THE CONSERVATIVES GETTING ON THE AIR AND COUNTERING THIS CRAP?)

    (PPS Don’t bother responding. I know the answer.)

  • Fanny

    Dirty rotten sonbanabitches. All of them!!! They’re destroying our country with Obama’s blessings.

  • Stephan

    In a few years they will have killed them selves off, and then they won’t matter.

  • Calabrian

    He’ll get 99% of the black vote in 2012. Their cognitive dissonance is amazing.

  • Marci

    When will people wake up to the fact that he is the race warfare president and it is NOT to their advantage? It’s to keep them down and dependent.

  • AC

    The Mexican unemployment rate is bogus. Third world unemployment rates are never comparable to those of the developed world, because so much of the economy is informal, familial, or on a subsistence level.

    If they’re moving back to Mexico it is probably to live off of family, not because of the booming Mexican labor market. Mexico suffers from an enormous deficit of jobs, which is why the cartels can hire well-trained murderers and mules starting at $50/week.

    Mexico is a third world socialist hellhole, hardly a source of job creation.

    Our unemployment numbers are also bogus, but for different reasons.

  • AndyPandy

    Good for the racist fucks.

  • Hal 9000

    “Mexico is a third world socialist hellhole, hardly a source of job creation.”
    I don’t know,I see”Hecho En Mexico”on a lot of electronics
    these days

  • Beforethestorm

    There’s no “there” there. The guy’s an empty suit. I cannot even stand to see this guy let alone hear him. Most black people will not make the connection between this guy’s policies and their own financial problems. There is simply no understanding of the way economies work. I remember once trying to explain inflation to what I thought was an intelligent black woman. She thought I was talking about taxes. I gave up when she got mad. I think I was making her feel stupid.

  • Beforethestorm

    One more question: why doesn’t Vanessa Parker with the hard-won degree move somewhere where the jobs are more plentiful like Texas? I get the impression that if you are a minority with a degree all you need is a pulse to get a job. Corporations LOVE token minorities.

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  • AndyPandy
  • Austin

    Might I suggest flying the American flag as often as possible? This is something everyone can do. Pass it on!
    Study: Setting eyes on Old Glory moves voters toward GOP
    http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/July11/FlagGOP.html

  • Uneducated Moonbat

    THAT’S RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • J

    widest wealth gap between US whites, minorities

    http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1663005

  • Proud Kuffar

    It is certainly true that Obama’s economic policies have not helped the Black community and the poor in general, as seen in the wide wealth disparity between minorities and whites and increased dependence on food stamps and welfare. However, he is not solely to blame for the plight of Blacks in America.

    African Americans need to start taking responsibility for their social behavior if they want to be prosperous in this country. Obama is not responsible for the high crime rates, drug usage, the number of single mother households, low graduation rates, urban decay, and various other socioeconomic ills plaguing the Black community. Many Black men behave merely as sperm donors to their wife or girlfriend and leave. Youths are consequently raised without the guidance of a strong father figure in their lives and the downward spiral of reckless behavior and abandonment continues. Young blacks look up to sports figures and drug abusing hip hop artists as role models instead of upstanding citizens within their own community.

    Many minority groups have come to this country and prospered such as the Jews, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, and many others. Though not WASP, these groups have thrived due to their value for higher education and hard work. The African American community has had a presence in America since the 1600s, but still finds itself economic and socially marginalized. This is entirely due to social behavior within the demographic.

    Blacks are indeed at their lowest point since the Jim Crowe era, despite the election of the current mulatto President of the United States, who self-identifies himself as Black. There has been no Jewish American, Chinese American, Indian American, or Mormon president despite the presence of many qualified candidates out that blow Barack Obama away in credentials. The Black community needs to stop blaming whitey and the gubment and take social responsiblity or they will never prosper.

  • Jodie

    Proud Kuffar says:
    July 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Very nicely said! Good job!

  • Bob Roberts

    Beforethestorm says: July 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    There’s no “there” there.
    ————-
    Dark Helmet: What the Hell am I looking at?! When does this happen in the movie?!
    Col. Sandurz: Now! You’re looking at “now,” sir. Everything that happens now is happening “now.”
    Dark Helmet: What happened to “then?”
    Col. Sandurz: We passed it.
    Dark Helmet: When?
    Col. Sandurz: Just now. We’re at now “now.”
    Dark Helmet: Go back to “then.”
    Col. Sandurz: When?
    Dark Helmet: Now.
    Col. Sandurz: Now?!
    Dark Helmet: Now!
    Col. Sandurz: I can’t.
    Dark Helmet: Why?
    Col. Sandurz: We missed it.
    Dark Helmet: When?
    Col. Sandurz: Just now.
    Dark Helmet: When will “then” be “now?”
    Col. Sandurz: Soon.
    Dark Helmet: How soon?
    Spaceball: Sir!
    Dark Helmet: What?
    Spaceball: We’ve identified their location.
    Dark Helmet: Where?
    Spaceball: It’s the moon of Vega.
    Col. Sandurz: Good work. Set a course and prepare for our arrival.
    Dark Helmet: When?
    Spaceball: Nineteen-hundred hours.
    Col. Sandurz: Buy high noon tomorrow they will be our prisoners.
    Dark Helmet: Who?!

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    Darn old reptile hide back under your rock and GO AWAY

  • ed357

    0BAMA’s economic policies are not just destroying the Black Middle Class………

    MORE ACCURATELY zer0′s ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE DESTROYING THE “MIDDLE CLASS”……….

    How’s that “Hope and Change” working out for you?

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  • http://www.cheapweddingprogram.com Sook Muranaka

    They say you learn something new everyday. . . i learned something new every sentence!

  • Beforethestorm

    I’d love to hear a follow up interview with the dim bulb who thought Obama was going to pay her mortgage and put gas in her car…set the Wayback machine for 2008. Pardon the quality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

  • welfare sucking leech

    “We got us Obama now!”

  • chuck in st paul

    Shelia Jackson Lee knows why Americans of African desent are still not rich – IT’S RACISM!! “Right wing teabaggers are destroying this President’s efforts to save America.”

    Point of fact – working Americans don’t want to be saved from “America”. They want to be saved from the rape of their wallets by all the Cargo Cult free loaders and their Dhimmeroid enablers.

  • JoeS

    I’m pretty tired of America’s icon and Jesus’ replacement – Marty King – being brought up again and again, as though he would be aghast about what the black community-TM, has been up to. King was ALL for redistribution and set asides. He was in no way in favor of capitalism. He was, in short, a phony who got to replace all those darned, old, white people who founded this country, because of a couple of lines in one of his speeches.

    But hey, at least you buy some time off of the “racist” hit list when you mention/show him…

    @Kuffar

    “…African Americans need to start taking responsibility for their social behavior if they want to be prosperous in this country…”

    Sure. But the elephant in the room is that…this IS how they behave when they are not forced to “act” in a civilized way. This IS them. The examples are endless. Without strict law enforcement (Think: Jim Crow), they always revert back to the norm (think: South Africa; think: oh hell, just look at history!!)

    Some recent Black festival or whatever, in Indiana was hailed a (“victory”) because blacks didn’t riot and attack and kill, etc, like they did the previous year. You know why? Because of a MASSIVE police presence, that’s why. http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2011/07/it-looked-like-government-had-declared.html

    This is as good as it gets, people…

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