NAACP President: Blacks Worse Off Under Obama

Blacks have always been worse off under Democrats. So much of liberal legislative action to help blacks ends up hurting them and moving them backwards economically. There’s no doubt that many blacks survive the attempt to make them wards of the State.

The black family has been nearly destroyed by Democrat initiatives. There was a time in our history when the divorce and unwed mother rates were no different between blacks and whites.

Even Affirmative Action policies can be a problem. A black student applies to a college that ordinarily would not accept him or her because of specific entry standards. But because of certain government requirements to insure black educational participation, less qualified students get in and then flunk out because they really weren’t academically qualified.

One would think that with nearly 95 percent of blacks voting for Obama, they would be doing so based on a better economic outcome. But it’s not the case. The Washington Times reports:

“The black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent when Mr. Obama took office. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is below 8 percent, the Labor Department reported the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent for December.

“The worst during Mr. Obama’s first term was in September 2011, with 16.7 percent unemployment for blacks — the highest since 1983, the Department of Labor reports. The black teen jobless rate hit a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012.”

I’m sure Obama and Co. will blame the Republicans and conservative economic policies for black unemployment rates, and blacks will too. White House press secretary Jay Carney said as much: “Our economy is facing a major headwind, and that’s Republicans in Congress.”

The Democrats believe that higher taxes and printing more money will solve our economic problems, and conservative Republicans see these two actions as a long-term end to American prosperity.

Government welfare makes it difficult for people to leave the security of government programs that guarantee them an income. But what happens when the people with money stop working or leave high-tax states (usually controlled by Democrats)? The black unemployment rate goes up.

Look what’s happening in California and New York. The richest people are leaving. Tax revenues are down in California after the passage of a massive tax increase. Florida is becoming a haven for hard working entrepreneurs. Lebron James went with the Miami Heat over the New York Kicks because of New York taxes. It saved him $1.7 million in his basketball salary and probably $4 million in endorsement money each year.

Keep in mind that income taxes are collected on earned income. These aren’t people who have already made their money; these are people who are trying to earn a living. The rich earners hire people, start businesses, and buy stuff. Taxing them impacts the entire economy. Government spending of other people’s money does not have the same effect as 250 million people making economic decisions every day.

When 51 percent of the people in the United States don’t pay income taxes and tens of millions rely on government wealth transfer payments, it’s no wonder that money looks for a safer haven. It’s being assaulted. If such assaults continue, the engine that is keeping the US economy moving will no longer have the fuel to move.

When will blacks wake up to this fact? Why do they continue to elect the people who are keeping them in poverty?


  • truebluedetroiter

    Why didn't the NAACP President present this information from the mountain tops BEFORE the elections?

    • martha chandler

      Would anyone be listening if they had?? I wonder.

      • deesposito1

        What percentage of that 90+ percent of blacks who voted for obummer are listening now? Complaining is much easier than correcting!

      • Donald York

        He lied to the blacks just as he did to the whites and Latinos to be re-installed as the President. That is what Muslims do, they deceive!

    • Pelican7890

      Probably because because obama's. liberal media would not put it on the air and tle low information voter would never find that info on MTV and people magazine

  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Many of the wealthy sports stars are black and they support the democrat party. Florida used to be a reliably red state. With the influx of many people from the north/east it is no longer reliably red.

  • Doodlebug

    And yet, a lot of blacks fall at the feet and worship the ground this lying, arrogant, two faced dummicrat donkey walks on! I don't think they believe they are worse off and if they do, they most likely have gone along with obummer in blaming Bush. Will they ever learn?

  • TxGCB

    Great article but it falls on deaf ears. We know all this and have known it for along time but the minorities refuse to participate in reality. They are going to learn it the hard way. The halves that can buy the expensive items and the airplanes just stop spending and are satisfied with last years model. That impacts jobs when the need dries up. Supply and demand, such a simple theory and one that escapes the Democrats and their pawns.

  • eyemall

    And the whites too

  • TxGCB

    If black leaders like Colin Powell can change his stripes and buy his misplaced dogma, we all are doomed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.rose.129 Gary Rose

    How inthe World can they complain tell me? Ever since Mysteryman President conned his way into Office?The White House looks like a Black Panther Meeting Hall go see. And Many many Jobs are being taken by Blacks Only in Public Job Areas? Also Television Radio Newspapers Looks like Black History Month all Year tell me nobody else did not Notice this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.conner.104 Bill Conner

    All the Afro American believe he is the all mighty the worship the ground he walks on Until they wake up to the fact that he is A two faced split tongue lying S.O.B things will not improve.

  • francis

    some blacks are starting to come from under water and notice that it's not the republicans holding them under i'm a black man posting this message and i came from under the water a long time ago and noticed it and many more will to just takes time

    • Sandra Earhart

      From your lips to God's ears.

      • francis

        to God be the Glory....

    • CCblogging

      Welcome to reality. You seem to be a Patriot so help us restore our Republic.

    • don

      good for you francis but time is not on our side. i guess francis we can only pray that more sees the light to you yehaaaa

  • Breezeyguy

    That wind Carney is experiencing is because he has his head up Obama's rear end.

  • CCblogging

    Over 90% of black Americans voted for Obama and they got what they voted for.

  • http://twitter.com/oldtimer01 John The Truth

    Higher taxes and liberal policies are the driving force for lower growth and higher unemployment.

  • Jude O'Connor

    NAACP President probably thought he would have a direct line to the White House, especially when our Attorney General stated, "I won't prosecute my people" They love that race card and use it to trump many statements.

  • Truelitistnot

    Obama isn't black and he hates black people. Duh!

  • don

    ok who's holding the light for them? no way they seen this by themselfs

  • Guest

    Please stop with the bull that ALL the Blacks Voted for Obama...Fist off, even if that was TURE, it still wouldn't have been enough for him to win. It's was IDIOT Whites, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians...ect. So..that being said, MORE people in EVERY race need to be educated to stop falling for this race card crap and voting in a no experience poll taker.- Signed- a black woman who Didn't vote for Obama and cringes at that thought of people who did