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Immigrant children aren't the only ones in crisis
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Esther Cepeda

Posted on 07/16/2014 10:09:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion, the amount President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the child immigrant border crisis, might have on the traumatized children of Chicago's South Side.

In certain corners of this town — indeed, often in or very near Obama's own neighborhood — public school education is a joke, there are no jobs, there are no opportunities and there sure isn't much hope.

The same can be said about areas in St. Louis, Detroit, Oakland and in many high-poverty communities populated almost exclusively by Hispanics and African-Americans.

Putting aside the question of whether we should or shouldn't take in needy children at the border, we might ask ourselves: If President Obama manages to get almost $4 billion to give Central America's kids succor, might he endeavor to come up with roughly the same amount to help the Hispanic and black children in crisis in his own backyard?

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; election2014; illegalaliens
The anarchy at our border is perhaps the first crack in Obama's lock on black opinion writers. I understand her argument is about mo money, but the "magic negro" tag may have run its course. (Magic negro is courtesy of the LA Times)
1 posted on 07/16/2014 10:09:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yup... Barack’s traditional base is now asking what’s so wrong with THEIR kids that they get the short end of this dramatic rescue stick.

It’s still a warped view of things, but even envy manages to illuminate some truths. Namely, that their god in the White Hut really does have clay feet.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 10:13:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” ....and there sure isn’t much hope”


But ..... but ..... I thought Obama was going to bring hope.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 10:19:11 PM PDT by boycott
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You are right...it is a warped view.

But if Eric Holder’s people wake up to what is going on...they will protest this far more forcefully than any of us anti-illegal immigration folks will. It’s a little bit worrisome, imho.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 10:20:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“But America (Obama!) seems to be investing in prisons, seems to be ready to invest in more court systems and deportations, in helping the situations in Central America, and not in the things that will build the fabric of community life here the way they say they want to build the fabric of life in other nations.”


5 posted on 07/16/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: boycott

Well he kind of stepped on a banana peel there didn’t he.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 10:28:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Uncomfortably close to “Charity begins at home” — probably too close for him to dodge the taint forever.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 10:28:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion, the amount President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the child immigrant border crisis, might have on the traumatized children of Chicago’s South Side.”

The $3.7B would disappear to no noticeable affect.

Just like it would at the border, or anywhere else this administration would claim to spend it.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 10:33:03 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6
Hippies might have put it like this
9 posted on 07/16/2014 10:34:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

While I am not sympathetic to a coalition based on feeding at the trough, I do recognize that for the coalition of the democrats, the black part of the coalition has played by the rules, and have almost nothing to show for it. It is amazing how badly they are being treated by the Obama administration. Rich lily whites have their pet issues put at the front of the line, like the keystone pipeline, banning coal, etc. Anything that would create jobs has been shutdown by lily whites. Blacks have gotten scraps in comparison. Now, near the end of the Obama administration, they find that they are behind even non Americans in line at the trough.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 10:36:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Blacks were taken for granted by Democrats... and have now been cuckolded.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 10:37:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

And hey, at least it used to be a trough chiefly for domestic use. That was better than nothing.

Thanks, Barack, for bringing the reductio ad absurdam argument to illegal immigration.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 10:38:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What’s kind of funny is that looking through the fear campaigns to keep them apart, the tea party and blacks have a lot in common. The tea party are the black republicans.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 10:42:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Since there are less hungry mouths to feed in Central America, shouldn't the US start cutting back on foreign aid to these countries?

If foreign aid were based on population, you can bet that these countries would do everything they could to keep their citizens from heading to the US.

14 posted on 07/16/2014 10:49:19 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Abe Lincoln had a point... Slavery is a Bad Thing.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 10:49:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The irony (for lack of a better word) that we elected a President who’s only experience was that of a “Community Organizer” in one of the worst communities in the country! And now he’s trying to community organize us all into oblivion!


16 posted on 07/16/2014 11:15:16 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

17 posted on 07/16/2014 11:23:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: boycott

And I thought the oceans would cease to rise and the planet would begin to heal.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 2:51:38 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Remember that in a few years Latinos will be the dominate minority here. 0bama is just speeding up the process.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 3:03:50 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott

Any minority that gets caught up in the liberal dragnet will soon penalize its posterity through abortions.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 3:07:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s why they have to be imported by the thousands.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 3:14:09 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No amount of money dumped into the inner city hell holes Will accomplish a thing,what is needed is a major attitude Adjustment,and That aint about to happen in any of our lifetimes.
They aint gonna act white!


22 posted on 07/17/2014 3:32:46 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Ya gots to member, dees nu kids be future demodummie voters.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 4:04:25 AM PDT by DaveA37
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“Ya gots to member, dees nu kids be future demodummie voters.”.

And the kids described in the cites across this nation are already here. Adding this new bunch, at whatever the cost only supports the liberal ba$tards agenda. The goal is complete and total control of the gubmint FOREVER. How many do you think will ever vote ‘conservative”?


24 posted on 07/17/2014 4:07:47 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ltc8k6
“It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion, the amount President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the child immigrant border crisis, might have on the traumatized children of Chicago’s South Side.”

The $3.7B would disappear to no noticeable affect.

Absolutely.

In 2014, here in the United States, poverty doesn't have anything at all to do with money. Many of us made it from birth to Social Security eligibility and lived most of those years without smart phones, air conditioning, large screen TVs, and $200 basketball shoes.

Somehow, it never occurred to me to sell cocaine, participate in a drive-by shooting, join a street gang, or father an unknown number of children.

25 posted on 07/17/2014 4:31:50 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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