Skip to comments.Obama Blames State and Local Governments, Congress for 14.1 Percent Black Unemployment
Posted on 08/08/2012 6:05:52 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
In an interview with Black Enterprise magazine, President Barack Obama blames state and local governments, as well as Congress, for over 14 percent black unemployment.
"Black unemployment still stands at nearly 14%. How do you communicate that the economy is headed in the right direction?," the editor in chief of Black Enterprise asks Obama.
"Most economists will tell you that there is no doubt the economy has gotten stronger, but we are digging ourselves out a deep hole. There are a lot more things we could be doing. To get them done, we need cooperation of Congress. We got the payroll tax portion of [my American Jobs Act] done, but what we didnt get done is the assistance I was proposing to the states to help them hire back teachers, firefighters, and first responders, because one of the weakest parts of this recovery has been state and local government hiring," Obama responds.
"Given the weaknesses of the construction industry, the American Jobs Act proposed that we rebuild schools, roads, bridges, airport, and ports. That would provide small businesses with opportunities as contractors and vendors in this rebuilding process. Again, Congress needs to act."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, black unemployment in the month of July was at 14.1 percent.
Additionally, Obama was asked, How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasnt done enough to support black businesses? The president responded: "My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. Im not the president of black America. Im the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, Ill put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses."
Hey Jackass, you cannot dig yourself out of a hole.
you are right you cannot dig out of a hole, you pull yourself out of a hole.
Those “local” governments where unemployment is extremely high, are DEMOCRAT-RUN.
If students would be failed instead of passed no matter how bad their grades are, they might be employable on graduation.
In school, all students had the same books, teachers, classrooms, etc. SOME students routinely failed because it was not COOL to study... some students routinely succeeded because they knew they'd never get a job without an education!!!
Hmmmm. And what is the rate of black highschool dropouts? Maybe their parent didn’t give a crap about them staying in school since the federal government insists that everything they get is free and their slave master doesn’t even want them to prove they are looking for work.
Once again the jug eared Dufus proves his competency in economic matters...............
If we can land a research vehicle right on target on Mars, surely we can remove this charlatan before January 20, 2013!!!
What kind of small businesses build schools, roads, bridges, airport, and ports. These are all large businesses with union employees payed with taxpayers maoney that we don’t have. What an idiot!
Isn't he a broken record? Never once has he talked about growth of the private sector to generate the taxes needed to pay the moochers, leeches, layabouts, and featherbedders on the government payroll. We have the highest corporate tax burden in the world and all he wants is more, more, more.
He is the most economically illiterate POTUS since FDR.
Either that or he knows precisely that this would move us more deeply into Greece, Italy, and Spain territory and destroy the nation.
One can only hope---and pray.
When young black kids say they’re not going to do something “white”, it usually means something like “studying”.
American Jobs Act = more of the above but won't happen this time because the scam has been exposed.
“So, Ill put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.”
Seriously? He wants his reelection to ride on the 14.1 percent figure. Because that is his track record.
The private sector is doing fine, so he says. HA. He just wants jobs that will go to public employee union members, so he can get the union votes.
Illegal aliens and many of the legal immigrants are taking jobs from all Americans, especially black Americans. This was pointed out by the late Terry Anderson. Why do black “leaders” support illegal aliens?
Obama is the most Communist of all of our elected presidents.
Obama is also one of the most incompetent, as well.
Looking carefully at the text of his above quote, I found this partial nugget: “ - - - the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able - - - “
Also in his quote are many references to “all” businesses, Americans, etc.
This unscripted quote from Obama reveals, IMHO, the following:
1.) Obama is diametrically opposed to a survival-of-the-fittest, (Darwinian), market-based economy.
2.) Those that are the most able must be held back to allow the least able to magically become equal to the most able.
3. Only the incompetent, and least able, leaders should be allowed the elitist duty to control the US National economy so that everyone is equal in all aspects of their human condition.
4.) The lowest common denominator of the human condition is the primary measure that all Governmental action should strive to achieve.
5.) Only by control of the most able will “All” get a “Fair Shot” of the American Dream of cradle-to-grave dependency on the Central Government’s Federal Plantation, at 1600 Plantation Avenue.
IF Romney cannot convincingly defeat Obama in November, THEN there will be _____________________________________________________________________ .
BTW, are you listening Romney? Tick-Tock.
Anybody notice how many times he says “I” in this?
What an ego.