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Monday, February 15, 2016

How the Clintons Played the 'Black' Card (1992 - Present) - Pt 2

~ "Remember its important all mah sistas' out there in South Carolina get out an' vote tomorra'. Ya'll don't really want someone Jewish as our Prez do you? Remember what Brother Farrakhan says 'bout dem.. Thanks girlfriends..  Holla!"  (~ whispers aside) 'Thanks to the Jewish groups for the nearly $1mil in public speaking fees betw 2013-15'

In Friday's post, we talked about a very in-depth article written in 'The Nation' which is a magazine that politically is to the left and written by a black woman in which she explains point after point in detail how blacks suffered greatly under President Bill Clinton in the 1990s and will even further if Hillary is elected..

The article is entitled 'Why Hillary Clinton Does Not Deserve the Black Vote' and can be read in its entirety here: /http://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/

For those who do not have the time for such a long read, here's a continuation of the main points she makes in her article.
"An oft-repeated myth about the Clinton administration is that although it was overly tough on crime back in the 1990s, at least its policies were good for the economy and for black unemployment rates. 

The truth is more troubling.  

As unemployment rates sank to historically low levels for white Americans in the 1990s, the jobless rate among black men in their 20s who didn’t have a college degree rose to its highest level ever. This increase in joblessness was propelled by the skyrocketing incarceration rate.

Why is this not common knowledge? Because government statistics like poverty and unemployment rates do not include incarcerated people..
 When Clinton left office in 2001, the true jobless rate for young, non-college-educated black men (including those behind bars) was 42%. This figure was never reported. 

Instead, the media claimed that unemployment rates for African Americans had fallen to record lows, neglecting to mention that this miracle was possible only because incarceration rates were now at record highs. 

Young black men weren’t looking for work at high rates during the Clinton era because they were now behind bars—out of sight, out of mind, and no longer counted in poverty and unemployment statistics."
When you look at the extremely distorted numbers that come out every month from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you have the Clinton Administration specifically to thank.

Since he could not reduce unemployment through actual government policy or job creation, Clinton instead changed the definitions of what is 'unemployed' so for instance people out of work 24+ months aren't 'unemployed' anymore..    

Its no different than how the government determines if there is inflation for purposes of raising Social Security each year.. It doesn't count necessities like the cost of food or electricity/heating so they can rise but 'officially' inflation didn't and so everyone's monthly check stays the same as costs go up..

Little accounting tricks.. It is all Washington knows how to do..

Continued..
"To make matters worse, the federal safety net for poor families was torn to shreds by the Clinton administration in its effort to “end welfare as we know it.” 

In his 1996 State of the Union address, given during his re-election campaign, Clinton declared that “the era of big government is over” and immediately sought to prove it by dismantling the federal welfare system known as Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC). 

The welfare-reform legislation that he signed—which Hillary Clinton ardently supported then and characterized as a success as recently as 2008—replaced the federal safety net with a block grant to the states, imposed a 5-year lifetime limit on welfare assistance, added work requirements, barred undocumented immigrants from licensed professions, and slashed overall public welfare funding by $54 billion...
Extreme poverty doubled to 1.5 million in the decade and a half after the law was passed. 

What is extreme poverty? 

US households are considered to be in extreme poverty if they are surviving on cash incomes of no more than $2 per person per day in any given month... 

Currently, the United States, the richest nation on the planet, has one of the highest child-poverty rates in the developed world."

Well yes but hey, Wall Street was happy and that's all that matters to the Clintons and other piece of shit Wall-Street Democrats (not to be confused with True-Blue Democrats like say, Bernie Sanders)

Continued..
"Despite claims that radical changes in crime and welfare policy were driven by a desire to end big government and save taxpayer dollars, the reality is that the Clinton administration didn’t reduce the amount of money devoted to the management of the urban poor; it changed what the funds would be used for. 

Billions of dollars were slashed from public-housing and child-welfare budgets and transferred to the mass-incarceration machine. 

By 1996, the penal budget was twice the amount that had been allocated to food stamps. 

During Clinton’s tenure, funding for public housing was slashed by $17 billion (a reduction of 61%), while funding for corrections was boosted by $19 billion (an increase of 171%), according to sociologist Loïc Wacquant “effectively making the construction of prisons the nation’s main housing program for the urban poor.”
Bill Clinton championed discriminatory laws against formerly incarcerated people that have kept millions of Americans locked in a cycle of poverty and desperation. 

The Clinton administration eliminated Pell grants for prisoners seeking higher education to prepare for their release, supported laws denying federal financial aid to students with drug convictions, and signed legislation imposing a lifetime ban on welfare and food stamps for anyone convicted of a felony drug offense...

Perhaps most alarming, Clinton also made it easier for public-housing agencies to deny shelter to anyone with any sort of criminal history (even an arrest without conviction)
(He also) championed the “one strike and you’re out” initiative, which meant that families could be evicted from public housing because one member (or a guest) had committed even a minor offense. 

People released from prison with no money, no job, and nowhere to go could no longer return home to their loved ones living in federally assisted housing without placing the entire family at risk of eviction. 

Purging “the criminal element” from public housing played well on the evening news, but no provisions were made for people and families as they were forced out on the street..."

Whoever would do that sounds like a complete n' total Bastard, doesn't he?
And this is what we talk about constantly when we say how the black community Constantly has their priorities out of whack..

They waste so much time and energy trying to make the Confederate flag disappear which was merely the battle flag of a nation that has not been in existence in 155 years and controlling who gets to call them 'Nigger' - whites or other blacks..

And they absolutely refuse to ever get to the heart of the matter; why they are so far back vs Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians and any other race/ethnicity when it comes to education, income, incarceration, etc..
It's actually sad how scared Shitless they are to go on the attack after their own political party who have done them wrong for the past 2 decades...

Instead they rather vote in more Wall Street Dems, first a big-earred Oreo cookie and now this rotten cunt, Hillary...  And dare to support her excitedly!

Yeah Yeah we know..  'Republicans Worse..'     Gotcha..

Where's that ~ rolled eyes ~ smiley?