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Black lawmakers want Obama to do more to create jobs
The Miami Herald ^ | August 23, 2011 | Patricia Mazzei

Posted on 08/23/2011 8:32:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama could have a political problem with black voters in 2012.

Obama is still immensely popular with African Americans. But at a town hall-style meeting held in Miami Gardens this week, some black leaders and Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus said they are exasperated that the country’s first black president has not done more to address the needs of the black community — particularly its 16 percent unemployment rate.

“Can you say, ‘black’?” Rep. Maxine Waters of California snapped at Don Graves, the executive director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He had told the crowd of hundreds at Mount Hermon AME Church that Obama is focused on helping every community, though “certain communities have been hit harder.”

The meeting Monday night, coupled with a jobs fair in downtown Miami on Tuesday, was part of a national, five-city tour intended to draw attention to hurting, urban communities and to connect employers to job-seekers.

The tour was a contrast to Obama’s bus trip last week when he ventured to rural areas in the Midwest before heading with his family to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for vacation.

The White House is expected to unveil a new jobs plan after Labor Day.....

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; recession; unemployment
He knows he has your votes, come rain or shine. Why should he expend any effort on your behalf?
1 posted on 08/23/2011 8:32:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only jobs he can create are government jobs not public sector jobs. Question for Maxine Waters: How many African-Americans work in government jobs vs how many whites?


2 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Black lawmakers want Obama to do more to create jobs...

...for black people.

3 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

really? ya think he cares?


4 posted on 08/23/2011 8:36:05 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>He knows he has your votes, come rain or shine. Why should he expend any effort on your behalf?<<

I was watching something else on YT when I tripped across the Howard Stern (not my favorite guy but in this case he was spot on) segment where he asked black barry supporters if they agree with “barry’s” positions — but they were McCain’s positions, up to and including Gov. Palin for VP!!!

When Colin Powell announced he was voting for barry, I knew that blacks vote skin color first and issues 4th. The worst racism of all.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see. Black leaders want jobs for their constituency while our president want to tax the rich so that those without a job can have a hand out.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:37 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mayhap even the faithful are waking up?


7 posted on 08/23/2011 8:39:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“President Barack Obama could have a political problem with black voters in 2012.”

Naaah.

100% predictable.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 8:39:47 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deport all the illegal aliens. They are the reason black people, especially young Black people cant get jobs.


9 posted on 08/23/2011 8:40:42 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Naomi Wright of Miami Gardens, who attended Monday’s meeting and Tuesday’s jobs fair, said she was disappointed that employers weren’t conducting interviews on site.

There is a very good reason they are not conducting interviews on site, Naomi. You can thank your friendly neighborhood Affirmative Action laws. More specifically, the 4/5 rule.

If they conduct interviews on site, everyone they interview is considered a job applicant even if they are woefully under-qualified. If the firm winds up hiring a minority group at less than 4/5 the rate that they hire white applicants, they will be taken to court and will most likely lose a discrimination suit.

So, if they interview 500 unqualified people at your job fair, they will need to hire a great deal of them to stay in compliance. They are sending you to the computer because it screens out unqualified people and does not count them as official "candidates".

The clowns you have in front of you blaming your misfortunes on the Tea Party are in reality the very people who are making it so difficult for you to get a job or even an interview. Would be nice if you would finally wake up to that fact.

10 posted on 08/23/2011 8:48:19 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They voted for Zimbabwe and now they got Zimbabwe. The 1/2 black president is a jobs and economy killer. Keep voting for him if they want the same. Don’t blame the whites or the Tea Party who want to see them gainfully employed and living a productive life. Keep voting for Loser Dems of any color but don’t expect better results. They voted for change and change is here. Still voting for the Bama? Blame themselves then!


11 posted on 08/23/2011 8:50:01 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Black lawmakers want Obama to do more to create jobs . . . or ANY jobs, for that matter!!
12 posted on 08/23/2011 8:54:24 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember Jack Kemp...enterprise zones...We have been down this road for my entire life...Obama is a socialist, they don’t do jobs very well.


13 posted on 08/23/2011 8:56:48 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maxine apparently only cares about blacks. That’s it. What racism. Also stupid considering they be gettin’ quite a lot from da gubmint.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 8:56:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he’s mostly concerned with the job woes facing people who are half white like he is.


15 posted on 08/23/2011 9:02:22 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blacks will vote for Odumbo. It’s a black thing and we won’t understand cause’ we ain’t “down with it”. Even if O raped a white woman, told Oprah to eff off, they will still vote for him.

...and we’re the racists.


16 posted on 08/23/2011 9:03:38 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I watched some of the Black Congressional Caucus bitch fest, held in Atlanta. All those people talked about was how they could FORCE the American taxpayers to do more for them. I'm talking FORCE! We're going to be seeing some violence.
17 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:57 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I gotta job for you chumps, Go get me a soft serve ice cream"


18 posted on 08/23/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: SkyDancer
These black racist are paving the road to hell. Obama order OPM to increase diversity in fed jobs. More black and Hispanic quotas. Why aren't Asian treated as minorities. Oh wait I am sorry they are achievers not waiting for fed hand outs. Wife is Asian, very conservative but too many of her fellow Asians are hardcore liberals. They fail to understand how bad they are actually treated under diversity laws.
19 posted on 08/23/2011 9:19:39 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He needs to create a Department Of Suspenders and hire the bros to make suspenders to hold their damn pants up.


20 posted on 08/23/2011 9:26:19 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People in hell want ice water, and the chances are about the same for either one.


21 posted on 08/23/2011 9:47:34 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Idiots. The GOVERNMENT (and certain Barack Hussein Obama, Hmm Mmmm MMM!) creates no jobs, while the private sector does MILLINOS.

Numbskulls. Sheesh.

22 posted on 08/23/2011 10:09:30 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (De-RINOFICATION of the GOP leadership is Job Number ONE. Let's GIT 'ER DONE!!)
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To: freedumb2003
When Colin Powell announced he was voting for barry, I knew that blacks vote skin color first and issues 4th. The worst racism of all.

That annoys the heck out of me too. During the Gore/Lieberman campaign, my aunt proudly told me that she was voting for algore because Lieberman was Jewish. I asked her how voting for someone because they were Jewish was any different than voting against them because they were Jewish. And it's every bit as true for race.

Mark

23 posted on 08/23/2011 10:18:49 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He knows he has your votes, come rain or shine. Why should he expend any effort on your behalf?

Bingo! As if they want jobs. They want handouts. He is not worried at all about the black vote. Heck, he might go from from 98% of the black vote down to say....... 97.5%? Whop-d-do.

24 posted on 08/23/2011 10:46:04 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces: August 12, Opps!! didn't happen :)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now this here’s just funny.

Ya can’t get much better than blacks complaining about 0bummer’s Socialism failing to create jobs for them!


25 posted on 08/23/2011 10:58:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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Well didnt they get several BILLIONS in reparations already with much more promised on the way?

I note that when the Mississippi flooded last year and several states were affected I noted that since its mostly white folks were being hurt that no one rose to their aid by calling for a National drive to help the poor devastated people; where was the usual Holly-Weird crowd who just love the easy media attention and where was the usual fund-raisers that usually emerge to help victims of these disasters (though the victims never usually see any of the $$)??

26 posted on 08/23/2011 11:53:31 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

see also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIMit_h_Os


27 posted on 08/23/2011 11:58:35 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Maxine apparently only cares about blacks. That’s it.

Maxine only cares about Maxine. Her tribe, I mean, caucus, is only concerned for themselves, to the detriment of the other tribes, I mean, people.

28 posted on 08/24/2011 12:37:03 AM PDT by CW_Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You're correct. Any "group" that does not make their votes contestable has no power. Hispanics cannot let themselves fall into the trap.

Democrats don't care about black Americans, only maintaining their dominance over them. They're trying to do the same to hispanics.

Further, Democrats want to take that plantation relationship and expand it to all Americans through ever more intrusive government.

They offer false freedoms (like financial security through dependency) as a cover for the real freedoms they steal (choices in healthcare, food, jobs, lightbulbs and toilets).

29 posted on 08/24/2011 12:44:24 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bottom line is that the government CANNOT create jobs, except in makework nonsense.

The best government can do is get out of the way of the enterprising, de-regulate business, and then let a thriving economy create jobs.

That’s not what these folks mean, though; what they mean is, “Hey, Bro, tax Whitey and gimme a check for doin’ nuthin.”

And THAT is something Obama was supposed to do once elected, but at which he has failed miserably.


30 posted on 08/24/2011 12:47:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Maxine didn't just tell the tea party to go to hell but promised to send them there herself.

That's the new tone of civility. /s

31 posted on 08/24/2011 12:50:14 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maxine (the mouth) Waters is a sub-moron who I doubt knows who John Maynard Keynes is and why he is dead in more than the physical sense.

Obama won't create jobs because he CAN'T create jobs. If the trillion we spend (mostly wasted) didn't work, then what does she expect Obama to do. Apparently Waters is as ignorant as she is stupid. She needs to go and read (if she can read) the history of the 1930's and the great Depression to see that unemployment never fell below 10% during the whole decade after 1932. In fact for most of that time it was way above 10%. So with massive efforts by the government to create jobs, it failed miserably.

Maxine Waters IS is the problem. Can you imagine any business wanting to move into a district that has people stupid enough to put a person such as her into public office? Surely her district is a hellout of a major degree. I'll bet it also has an horrific crime rate which scares away business. I lack the words to describe what a wretched creature Maxine Waters is.
32 posted on 08/24/2011 1:58:51 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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Maxine didn't just tell the tea party to go to hell but promised to send them there herself.

She and her co-conspirators have gotten us to hell. The fight now, IMHO, is keeping our grandchildren out.

33 posted on 08/24/2011 2:29:36 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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I lack the words to describe what a wretched creature Maxine Waters is.

I don't, but it would get me booted from FR.
34 posted on 08/24/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by domeika
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem with Obama and his fellow entitlement parasites, Maxine Waters especially included, is that they truly don’t know how to create private sector jobs. Any experience they have had with the private sector has been limited to class warfare attacks and using it as a convienient boogeyman worthy of ever more punative taxes, all in the name of fairness and the chilin of course. They have never seen the private sector as a job creator or driver of the economy and they never will, any more than a tapeworm is, or could ever be, capable or even interested in the welfare of the host.


35 posted on 08/24/2011 8:28:55 AM PDT by domeika
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More? I wasn't aware he's done anything.
36 posted on 08/24/2011 8:34:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: television is just wrong

I guess they are about to learn what counts the most with mac, the crybaby liar daddy:

IT ALL ABOUT HIM, FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS HIM.

Everyone and everything else is just bus fodder to him, nothing more and nothing less.


37 posted on 08/24/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT by chiefqc
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