I'm not even sure what your point is, but I'm guessing that you want to throw out some red herring about all of the promises that are broken for African-Americans.
The fact is that the Democratic Party has already in 3 months alone 1) Introduced a budget that focuses on schools (inner city one's especially), 2) SCHIP that provides health care for low-income families, 3) Tagged money for Universal Health Care to help inner city families, 4) Jim Webb's legislation for Prison Reform to end the mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders, 5) A substantial program to provide jobs through Obama's stimulus bill, and others.
The fact is that in 3 months Democrats have created more policies that will positively impact African-Americans than in the past 8 years of Republican rule. I doubt we will again see policies that transfer the countries wealth to the top 1%, voucher programs aimed at increasing the funding of private schools mostly populated by upper middle-class and wealthy students, and the bribing of African-American pastors to influence their constinuencies to vote in favor of a party whose lone agreement is on discriminating against gays, and making abortion an issue.
Derrick | 04.18.09 - 6:39 pm | #
Before I inject my response to Derrick - I have to address the words in his second paragraph that I had missed previously.
Did you see that HE SAID: POLICIES THAT TRANSFER THE COUNTRY'S WEALTH TO THE TOP 1%?????
This is emblematic of the way some people think. In the mind of Derrick and others - to reduce taxes and thus allow people to KEEP MORE OF THE MONEY THEY HAVE EARNED - is to raid the government treasury and GIVE THE RICH MONEY.
The disturbing part of this notion is that one must logically believe that all money is "public money" and thus any money that an individual earns is money that the government allowed him to keep. This is a perverted way of thinking but it is popular among some people.
[quote]The fact is that the Democratic Party has already in 3 months alone
1) Introduced a budget that focuses on schools (inner city one's especially),
2) SCHIP that provides health care for low-income families,
3) Tagged money for Universal Health Care to help inner city families,
4) Jim Webb's legislation for Prison Reform to end the mass incarceration of non-violent drug offenders,
5) A substantial program to provide jobs through Obama's stimulus bill, and others.[/quote]
(This is so frustrating folks)
Derrick - HOW MUCH of these new funds that will appear in the Black community are ORGANICALLY GENERATED where COMMUNITY MEMBERS who will ultimately CONSUME these benefits have done something DIFFERENT that you can point to which increased their RESOURCE AGGREGATION CAPABILITIES?
I truly believe that some of you JUST DON'T GET IT!!!
You believe that by VOTING YOUR WAY to entitlement and thus RECEIVING IT that you have WON THE BATTLE!!!
Each night you go and pray to Jesus that THE SYSTEM that is ordered in a certain way does not leave you. (Or more accurately that the FORCES which have generated these economic resources that you have redistributed NEVER MOVE OUTSIDE OF YOUR TAXING DISTRICT.)
Derrick you are talking to the WRONG PERSON.
There is not a single bullet point on your list that a CONSCIOUS Black person can point to and make the claim that our community's ability to PRODUCE ABUNDANCE has been augmented by these resources that were generated from forces that reside outside of the areas that your ideology has influence over. Thus the Tea Party Protests.
The most frustrating part about reading the analysis on the various Afro-Spear blogs (and on WRFG) is that they saw the tax protests as the fear of the collapse of WHITE SUPREMACY.
What they DON'T seem to get is the fact that this new REDISTRIBUTIVE REGIME is, in fact, the growth of poor and Black INFERIORITY in regards to the alignment of their PRODUCTIVE capacities within the communities that they now have dEMOCRATIC control over, able to field what ever local economic order that they desire and their need to instead appeal to faux terms such as SOCIAL JUSTICE as the justification for these resources to flow within.
Thus Derrick you SHOULD be asking:
1) Why is a city such as Chicago and Philadelphia unable to field an economic order that allows the economic activity WITHIN the city borders to PAY FOR basic government services?
2) Since MEDICAID already pays for health care for LOW INCOME FAMILIES.....what forces are impressing upon the consciousness of these lower-middle class/ middle class families in which they see that in having the GOVERNMENT to take over their health care obligations for their family they have INCREASED their position rather than being drawn into more dependency upon the system.
3) What about these "Inner City Families" has them needing "Universal Health Care" that is paid for NOT BY their own ECONOMIC PRODUCTIVITY or WILL TO FIX THEIR OWN condition but instead upon their voting preferences. Derrick when you show me that a successful vote in Chad could provide the people in this nation with abundance THEN I will agree with you that it was the VOTING FOR these policies rather than the fact that these people HAPPENED to have a mother that was inseminated in a qualifying nation that is the prevailing force for their demands.
4) Derrick IF ONLY their prior consciousness about the deadly impact of drugs upon their community would do the trick rather than legislation then you would impress me. How is it that YOU are not in jail san Webb's legislation?
5) Derrick the cities of Detroit, Baltimore, Newark, Camden, Rochester and Cleveland was awash with JOBS prior to the present ideological and economic order that dominates these environments took over. Why do you feel that GOVERNMENT is going to restore these tidings?