VICE IDIOT STEPS IN IT AGAIN
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is making news for all the wrong reasons (surprise, surprise) … but once again his gaffe is helping us make a very important point about the false constructs that form the basis of American political thought.
The “Vice Idiot” – who has never met a poorly chosen phrase he didn’t like – told a half-black crowd in the swing state of Virginia that Republicans wanted to “put y’all back in chains.”
“Look at what (Republicans) value, and look at their budget. And what they’re proposing. (Romney) … said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules – unchain Wall Street,” Biden told a group of Obama supporters in Virginia earlier this week. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
Take a look …
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First of all, GOP nominee Mitt Romney has made it clear that he’s not about to cut the federal government in any meaningful way. Meanwhile his running mate Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, has also rejected meaningful cuts and supported half-measures that utterly fail to address America’s addiction to unsustainable deficit spending.
In other words, the GOP ticket is every bit as unwilling to rein in excess government as the Democratic ticket … which is why we are supporting neither party this fall.
Which brings us to our larger point …
What has all this excess interventionism and government growth (first under Bush, then under Obama) done for blacks? Well African-American unemployment is over 14 percent – nearly six percentage points higher than the overall unemployment rate. Blacks also tend to remain unemployed longer than whites. Additionally black homeownership and income levels have taken a disproportionate beating – as have small businesses owned by African-Americans.
Here in South Carolina things are even worse. Just take a look at our worst-in-the-nation public education system – which is basically a taxpayer-funded version of Jim Crow (one that gets more expensive each year thanks to the full-throated support of the NAACP and other black “leaders”).
Wake up, black people …
Republicans don’t want to “put y’all back in chains.” They – and the Democrats – never unchained you.