Obama interrupts vacation for Ferguson MO riots, Where was Obama past 6 years, Ferguson poverty levels reflect national impact of Obama policies, Blacks hurt by economy and illegal aliens
“The share of families with an employed member was unchanged at 80.0 percent in 2013. The likelihood of having an employed family member rose in 2013 for Asian families (to 88.8 percent) and for Hispanic families (to 85.1 percent). The likelihood for white and black families showed little or no change (80.1 percent and 75.7 percent, respectively).”…BLS report, April 25, 2014
“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
Barack Obama has interrupted his perpetual vacationing due to the situation in Ferguson, MO. This supposedly shows that he cares about the citizens there. Or is it just another diversion away from the impact of his policies on the country.
The labor force participation rate for blacks has dropped 1.5 percent since Obama took office.
The unemployment rate for blacks just increased .7 percent in July to 11.4 percent.
And the increase in illegal aliens working in this country, taking jobs away from everyone, God only knows.
From Zero Hedge August 17, 2014.
“Charting Poverty In Ferguson: Then And Now
While there have been many socio-economic ‘explanations and justifications’ for the recent events in Ferguson, many of which have exceeded the realm of the factual and have brazenly encroached on feelings, emotions, heartstrings, and various other of the media’s favorite manipulative mechanisms to achieve a desired outcome, the unpleasant reality is that much of what has transpired not only in the small 21,000-person St. Louis suburban community, but what is taking place across all of America has to do with a far simpler phenomenon: the rise of poverty and the destruction of America’s middle class.
Here are some facts:
Ferguson has been home to dramatic economic changes in recent years. The city’s unemployment rate rose from less than 5 percent in 2000 to over 13 percent in 2010-12. For those residents who were employed, inflation-adjusted average earnings fell by one-third. The number of households using federal Housing Choice Vouchers climbed from roughly 300 in 2000 to more than 800 by the end of the decade.
Amid these changes, poverty skyrocketed. Between 2000 and 2010-2012, Ferguson’s poor population doubled. By the end of that period, roughly one in four residents lived below the federal poverty line ($23,492 for a family of four in 2012), and 44 percent fell below twice that level.
These changes affected neighborhoods throughout Ferguson. At the start of the 2000s, the five census tracts that fall within Ferguson’s border registered poverty rates ranging between 4 and 16 percent. However, by 2008-2012 almost all of Ferguson’s neighborhoods had poverty rates at or above the 20 percent threshold at which the negative effects of concentrated poverty begin to emerge. (One Ferguson tract had a poverty rate of 13.1 percent in 2008-2012, while the remaining tracts fell between 19.8 and 33.3 percent.)”
From Citizen Wells May 4, 2014.
“Obama hope and change decimates blacks.
Two of the demographic groups who were the biggest supporters of Obama have taken the hardest hits in employment. Blacks and the young.
Democrats and the left continue to use blacks and the poor as “exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings .“
When will the black community in the US wake up, boot the demogogues out and embrace candidates of all ethnic and political backgrounds?
Soon I hope.
“The truth shall set you free.”
Here are some numbers, straight from the US Labor Dept. BLS.
They are from January 2007 when the Democrats took control of both houses of congress, January 2009 when Obama took the White House and April 2014.
______________________Jan 2007______Jan 2009______April 2014
Employment to Population______59.4__________55.2__________53.8
Not in labor force___________9,666,000___10,312,000____12,035,000
39.8 percent of food stamp recipients are black.
Blacks are 13 percent of the US population.
Is it working for you?”