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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
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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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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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