More and more those on the right of the political arena are falsely spitting out those old traditional stereotypes of lazy, incompetent, inferior blacks as a distraction to stop people from talking about those wealthy folks who are really on the receiving end of HANDOUTS. One of their favorite distractions is that ALL blacks want are handouts. Nope, all blacks want are jobs, so where are the jobs?
The faultiness in that logic is that there are just as many blacks, if not more, standing in those job recruiting lines as whites, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos’ because the unemployment rate is more higher among black Americans than any other group of people. However, those on the right want to keep up with the false pretense that it’s those lazy, incompetent, inferior black folks. Not those tax dodging Corporations!
President Bush bailed out the Savings & Loans industry with $500 billion of the taxpayer's money -- enough to fund 20 years of federal AFDC. ~~Steve Kangas~~
When the office of President was held by ex-President Reagan, we were bombarded with stories of black welfare queens driving a Cadillacs and the “Welfare Queen Myth." Even though, that was an outright lie because none existed! In fact, there were more whites on welfare than blacks. Nevertheless, single mothers in all color groups with children were struggling to make food in the house stretch until the next month without much success. They were told to stock up on peanut butter and make sandwiches and lectured on eating healthy with less resources to do so, which was an insult that would help create the next attack on the poor.
Those on the right and some on the left can continue to fabricate that story about entitlements being the cause of a bad economy, but they know who the real culprits are and how Corporate Welfare culture rose. In addition, Congress knows what welfare reform resulted in, but some folks when it comes to money do not have a conscience, especially if they are possibly sharing in the loot. An example of a single poor mother's job search:
"But her spirits soon took a blow as she launched her search for work. At an interview for a restaurant job, her status as a single mother quickly emerged as a disqualifier, she said."~~Janell Ross, Black Voices~~
“The manager just told me, ‘Why would I hire you when I have like 10 people with college degrees and no children who want this job?’” she recalled. “’They aren’t going to need to leave when there is a problem with day care.’ That really opened my eyes. I didn't stop looking, but I kind of knew I might not find anything.”~~Janell Ross, Black Voices~~
Nevertheless, the Congress would rather snatch the crumbs of food out the mouth of the poor than to even suggest that the rich cut down on their caviar or lobsters. The poor do not have lobbyist to dangle carrots in any of the Congressperson's face as an incentive to fight in their behalf. Of course, now the GOP is targeting grandma and grandpa who have already had their cost of living raise frozen since 2009. Yet, the cost of living in America hasn't stop rising.
Americans are beginning to wake up and realize that "We the People" excludes the poor and middleclass and has changed to "We the Corporations."