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To: fightinJAG

” I just don’t see making Mr. Cain’s proposals into a racist ....”

Cain said his Enterprise Zone plan , with rates possibly as low as 333 ,
was specifically to help
“ Black Americans “ and
“ African Americans “ living in inner cities.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1110/13/ebo.01.html

He never said anything bout helping poor white Americans living in Appalachia.
Or Native Americans living in extreme poverty
on the reservations.
Jonathan Karl reported last Monday on World News
that Cain
was going to use a lower tax rate for inner city blacks
as a way to get votes.

” In another unconventional move for a Republican,
Cain’s aides tell me he’s going to make a direct appeal
for African American votes,
unveiling a plan later
this week to help inner city poor.
A plan , I am told , that will include tax rates even lower
than 9 9 9. “

More white Americans live in poverty in rural areas than blacks do in the inner cities.
http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/dispatch/pov_myths.htm
Aid to those living in poverty should be color blind.


151 posted on 10/25/2011 12:13:00 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
I don't see helping blacks as a failure to help whites.

999 will help all Americans.

I am trying to understand why there seems to be so much resentment among some about making people who had not been paying any taxes, and who in fact are taking taxes (both through welfare and the EITC), pay something, if not make the immediate leap to paying the same as everyone else.

And while there are those, seemingly you among them, who claim Cain's plan is racist for, supposedly, targeting help to black Americans (although, in fact, anyone who lives in an OZ gets that rate, not just blacks, and any locale can apply to be an OZ, not just centers of black populations), at the other end of the spectrum, we have Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann and others fiddling the Liberal violins by wailing that 999 "hurts the poor the most."

[Here at # 76.]

So according to the Stupid Party and conservatives, Herman Cain is racist if his plan has targeted help that benefits blacks and is a "heartless" if his plan doesn't provide targeted help and thus "hurts the poor the most."

Great. Good luck with ANY entitlement reform, folks.

156 posted on 10/25/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
” In another unconventional move for a Republican, Cain’s aides tell me he’s going to make a direct appeal for African American votes, unveiling a plan later this week to help inner city poor. A plan , I am told , that will include tax rates even lower than 9 9 9. “

I'm sure you understand that if American blacks ever stop voting in lockstep for the Democrat party, that is the end of that party forever?

Many have been saying for years that the GOP needed to find a way to tap into the black American vote that was essentially conservative, but which had been given to the Dems by rote decade after decade.

Now along comes a candidate who says he's actually going to attempt that -- he's going to try to peel off 30% of the black vote and thus break up the biggest voting bloc in the Dem base in history -- and what happens?

People such as yourself seem to be hollering that this is racist or otherwise wrong somehow.

As I posted to you previously, Cain can't even get through a GOP debate without some blabbermouth CONSERVATIVE critizing his plan to make everyone pay something as "it hurts the poor the most."

As if we'll ever get ANY entitlement reform through if our own stupid party falls into the B.S. trap that "it hurts the poor the most." Doesn't cutting back welfare, in some version of the universe, "hurt the poor the most"?

Cain's entire plan is about helping ALL of America. Please! It sounds so very whiney to be saying "but he didn't specifically mention this guy or that."

I applaude him for standing up and saying our inner cities stink and they ARE the most graphic evidence of the Democrat plantation ever. And the solution Cain is going to apply to them is everything a conservative could want, including requiring cities to abolish minimum wage laws and implement right-to-work policies in order to apply to become an OZ.

Also, while of course OZ are targeted to inner cities, which -- why can't we come out and say this without getting some whiney pushback about the guy in Appalachia or the man on the Indian Reservation (good grief, I thought I was watching "THe View" there for a moment)?? -- we all KNOW are majority black, the OZ rates are for anyone, of any race, who lives there. And the OZ designation is available to any locale, regardless of its population's majority race, that applies and meets the criteria.

157 posted on 10/25/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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