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Black Unemployment Drops Under Bush
Human Events Online ^ | 10-30-05 | Jerry Bowyer

Posted on 10/30/2005 8:05:16 AM PST by SideoutFred

George W. Bush is laying a claim to be the President who did the best job creating jobs for blacks. Currently, black unemployment is 9.4%, which is significantly lower than the 10% it averaged in the Clinton years. The current rate is also much lower than the average black unemployment rate over the past 30 years, which is 12.4%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; blacks; bush; bushrecovery; clinton; jobs; unemployment

But, but, but...how could this be

Everyone knows Bush is against Blacks?

1 posted on 10/30/2005 8:05:17 AM PST by SideoutFred
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To: SideoutFred

won't matter to Mr Spike.(L).. everyone knows Bush wants to kill African Americans...


2 posted on 10/30/2005 8:06:59 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: SideoutFred

So is Daschle saddened, deeply saddened??


3 posted on 10/30/2005 8:08:08 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: SideoutFred

That's why he wants them to work their asses off, whereas Dems like to have them laying about idle.


4 posted on 10/30/2005 8:09:10 AM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: SideoutFred

Bush's fault.


5 posted on 10/30/2005 8:12:11 AM PST by linkinpunk
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To: SideoutFred
Everyone knows Bush is against Blacks?

Well, this is proof that Bush IS against blacks. Making more of them get up in the morning and work for slave wages at WalMart!

6 posted on 10/30/2005 8:13:59 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: SideoutFred

Won't change a thing. Perception is reality. I've got a story on my links page that says that pretty much the same thing happenned under Reagan. How is he treated by libs?


7 posted on 10/30/2005 8:14:49 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Merry Fizzlemas, DUmmies!)
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To: SideoutFred

Cute little article, and excellent point made by Jerry.

He's also a talk-show host, drive time, WORD, in Pittsburgh.

Of course, the hideous number behind these statistics is the teen black unemployment rate which is in the 20s consistently thanks to the minimum wage.


8 posted on 10/30/2005 8:16:19 AM PST by GEC
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To: SideoutFred

Let's not exaggerate... it's the right direction but 6/10ths of a percent in 6 years is not the tide coming in.


9 posted on 10/30/2005 8:16:40 AM PST by thoughtomator (Ninety-nine Republican Arlen Specters arenít worth one Democratic Zell Miller)
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To: SideoutFred

For once, "it's Bushes' fault" rings true.


10 posted on 10/30/2005 8:17:53 AM PST by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: SideoutFred

Did you get the memo? George Bush hates black people.


11 posted on 10/30/2005 8:20:42 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: SideoutFred
Black employment ratios just "look" good because Bush killed so many unemployed blacks with floods, hurricanes, starvation that illegal wars for Halliburton.
12 posted on 10/30/2005 8:26:41 AM PST by elfman2 (In Key Largo)
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To: SideoutFred

but.. but isn't GW hateful of blacks? he hates black people!


13 posted on 10/30/2005 8:26:41 AM PST by Cinnamon
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To: thoughtomator

Let's not exaggerate... it's the right direction but 6/10ths of a percent in 6 years is not the tide coming in.

Do these numbers also include the number of humans, of any color, who won't work no matter whether a (D) or a (R) is president?


14 posted on 10/30/2005 8:28:02 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: JohnD9207

Anybody will work if the other choice is starvation.


15 posted on 10/30/2005 8:30:24 AM PST by thoughtomator (Ninety-nine Republican Arlen Specters arenít worth one Democratic Zell Miller)
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To: thoughtomator

Thank God Uncle Sam has provided a large enough safety net to eliminate that possibility.


16 posted on 10/30/2005 8:32:39 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: GEC

Sorry, but I meant to post that the black teen unemployment rate is in the low 30s.

The SPREAD between white and black teens is almost 20 points.


17 posted on 10/30/2005 8:32:40 AM PST by GEC
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To: SideoutFred

Remember...if you are not seeking employment, you are not unemployed. (just envisioning the DU Response) This stat is not a surprise...Larry Elder talks all the time about how blacks historically have higher wages, more employment and more instances of home ownership under Republican presidents. He is always making the point that the racist entitlement programs that are always pitched by the left do nothing to really help out blacks. Instead, they increase their dependance on the government and erode their self reliance. He also talks about how the Republican party has historically done more to advance the cause of minorities than Byrd and the clan ever did. Aside from the obvious abolishment of slavery brought about by conservative religious leaders and Lincoln, they also founded the NAACP (look it up). Meanwhile, the Democrats were passing Jim Crow laws and Byrd was busy filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 80 some odd days. I just don't get how minorities can identify themselves with a party that has been on the wrong side of every issue that would seem to be in their best interest for the last 200 years. Can conservatives count on the minority vote by simply promising free health care and a raise in the minimum wage every election cycle? If I was a minority I would be offended by this last statement, but for some reason the Democrats have been able to use this carrot for years now with great success. Can some one please tell me why?


18 posted on 10/30/2005 8:32:40 AM PST by willyd (No nation has ever taxed its citizens into prosperity)
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To: rdb3; mhking
ping



19 posted on 10/30/2005 8:34:13 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: willyd

Because George Bush hates black people. (Sarcasm ON)


20 posted on 10/30/2005 8:34:48 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: SideoutFred

This can't be! Bush hates blacks...Kanye West said so!


21 posted on 10/30/2005 8:35:54 AM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9/11 never happened-liberals pretend it didn't! [www.cafepress.com/therightsite])
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Black conservative ping

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22 posted on 10/30/2005 8:40:37 AM PST by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: SideoutFred
When something good happens it's never "Bush's Fault". It's just that someone(Jesse and Al) managed to over-power his evil. Didn't you guys get the memo?

"We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war now fighting another way and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us."

"George Bush doesn't care about black people."

23 posted on 10/30/2005 8:40:46 AM PST by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: GEC

"..the teen black unemployment rate which is in the 20s consistently thanks to the minimum wage."

Yes, the minimum wage is a factor, but not learning much in school or dropping out of school also makes many of them less of an employment prospect.


24 posted on 10/30/2005 8:41:16 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: Anti-MSM

don't hate on kanye...freedom of speaatch beaatch...lol I guess he missed the point that people said his comments were inappropriate not illegal.


25 posted on 10/30/2005 8:41:25 AM PST by willyd (No nation has ever taxed its citizens into prosperity)
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To: SideoutFred

It is probably that fewer blacks, as a percentage, are entering the work force, since they are being aborted into extinction.


26 posted on 10/30/2005 8:46:19 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: SideoutFred

This story is unimportant and irrelevant (to the democrats).

The democrats are going to make sure, via the lack of reporting of this news in the MSM, that their constituents remain ignorant of any good news during Bush's term.

They just want the bad news, i.e., the Libby indictment, to get out. They want the bad news out in the hope that it will get democrats elected. Never mind that they don't have any positions on the big issues.

Ann Coulter has a good line which might as well be the bumpersticker for the democrats in the next round of elections: ELECT DEMOCRATS- LIBBY WAS INDICTED!.


27 posted on 10/30/2005 8:51:03 AM PST by adorno
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To: SideoutFred

More bad news for Dems and Farrakhan fanatics.


28 posted on 10/30/2005 9:10:38 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: SideoutFred

Bush, America's first black president?


29 posted on 10/30/2005 9:11:58 AM PST by Vasilli22 (http://www.richardfest.blogspot.com/)
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To: willyd
"I just don't get how minorities can identify themselves with a party that has been on the wrong side of every issue that would seem to be in their best interest for the last 200 years."

The dems platform of hand outs looks at first glance, as if it means they actually care about the black population. But what is really going on is a racist practice to keep blacks out of the workforce so the racist doesn't have to work or compete with them. And also out of their neighborhoods so they don't have to live by them because the dem handouts are small enough to make sure they don't live in their neighborhoods.

The Republicans offer doesn't look quite so good at first glance. It's just freedom to work hard and become all that you can. But if you follow the Republican road, you get to work with (and in some instances outshine) some of those dems who offered you that hand out to get you to stay home. And also if you follow the Republican road you get to live in those dems neighborhoods and probably in a bigger house then theirs. : )

32 posted on 10/30/2005 10:11:47 AM PST by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: LibertySF

So what are you saying...that according to your graph Bush Sr turned around a recession by creating a favorable business climate which resulted in several years of declining unemployment rates and the greatest Bull Market we have ever seen? That Clinton managed to do absolutely nothing for 8 years except sell out our national security interests to the Chinese and get a hummer in the White House while taking credit for a market that he had absolutely nothing to do with creating, staying just long enough to ensure that we were in another recession before it was time to hands the reins over to someone else to fix the mess again?


33 posted on 10/30/2005 10:51:49 AM PST by willyd (No nation has ever taxed its citizens into prosperity)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


34 posted on 10/30/2005 10:51:55 AM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: SideoutFred

Word!


35 posted on 10/30/2005 11:00:48 AM PST by manwiththehands
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To: willyd

I can. Education.

Until this country rallies together to demand excellence in its public schools...some kids won't ever hear the words "reading comprehension, critical thinking, etc., etc., etc., unless their parents utter the words.

Few in the rural south still!!! THIS IS 2005!!! hear those words.


36 posted on 10/30/2005 11:04:16 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Chuzzlewit
...everyone knows Bush wants to kill African Americans...

It's because there are fewer blacks, sine he killed all of those blacks in New Orleans. Or maybe his plan is to work them to death.

37 posted on 10/30/2005 11:38:14 AM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SideoutFred
Black Unemployment Drops Under Bush

Bush Working Black Folks to Death.

39 posted on 10/30/2005 12:23:05 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: mhking

Wow, this is great news.


40 posted on 10/30/2005 7:28:05 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: JohnD9207
6/10ths of a percent in 6 years is not the tide coming in

This is an 11% improvement in the gap between White and Black workers. If the same rate continues in the future, Blacks will catch up with whites in about 20 years.

But wait. The RATE of closing the gap also improved. If that RATE continues to improve, then Blacks will catch up to whites in about 15 years, which is something the Neal Deal and War on Poverty were unable to do in 50 or 70 years.

It's all in how you play with the statistics.

41 posted on 10/31/2005 10:26:03 AM PST by NormalGuy
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To: GEC
The SPREAD between white and black teens is almost 20 points

What is the spread between teens of different demographic groups who completed the same level of education? or who scored the same on an SAT?

What is the spread between teens of different demographic groups when both teens are from two parent homes? From 1 parent homes? Raised by aunt, uncle, gandparent? Attend church often vs never attend church?

42 posted on 10/31/2005 10:30:12 AM PST by NormalGuy
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To: NormalGuy
The SPREAD between white and black teens is almost 20 points

What is the spread between Hispanic immigrant teens who don't know English and are illiterate in Spanish compared to Black teens who know English? What percentage of each group that actually work are earning the construction type wages of $15 and $25 per hour?

I see large numbers of illiterate Hispanics teens who are able to buy a house in 5 years, when they are 22-24, and conventional at that ... without taxpayer guarantees. Black homeownership is also up. But how many years does it take a Black person before they DECIDE to join the ownership class? And what percentage are with taxpayer subsidy?

43 posted on 10/31/2005 10:36:47 AM PST by NormalGuy
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