Dems Say Sequester to Hurt Blacks/Women

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#1 Mar 5, 2013
But...of course...as I laugh out loud, repeatedly.
Informed Americans are tired of the Dems' same old song & dance.

http://tinyurl.com/b2xgktp

Dems say sequester will hurt blacks, women more than others

by Pete Kasperowicz

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday night that the $85 billion in cuts to federal spending, known as the sequester, will disproportionately affect blacks and other minorities, in part because they are more likely to work for the government.

"Sequestration will impact everyone, but it will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color who were hit first and worst by the great recession, and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery," Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said Monday.

"Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public-sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African-Americans."

Lee said in 2011, employed blacks made up 20 percent of the federal, state and local public-sector workforce, and that women were 50 percent more likely to work in the public sector.

Lee was joined by Del. Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands), who agreed that cuts to public-sector jobs would hurt blacks disproportionately.

"African-Americans are more likely to work in the public sector, where the jobs are going to be cut," she said. "We already have the highest unemployment, and will be severely hurt by the reduction in unemployment benefits."

Lee cited several other reasons why the sequester will hurt, from a study conducted by the Center for American Progress. That study said minorities would be hurt by cuts to long-term unemployment benefits, workforce development programs, early childhood grants, youth job programs, healthcare research and home heating assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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#2 Mar 5, 2013
-tip- wrote:
"Federal budget cuts under sequestration would quickly mean cuts to federal, state and local public-sector jobs, which disproportionately employ women and African-Americans."
That admission will be useful in future debates.

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#3 Mar 5, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
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That admission will be useful in future debates.
It would be entertaining to see a study produced to show that the sequester targeted white males somehow, just to stick it in the left's craw.

Higher minority employment in the public sector has been known for a long time, and is a significant reason why blacks vote Democrat.

Blacks are also the least likely to be entrepreneurs. Reversing that is key to ending the left wing dominance of the cities.

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Dundee, MI

#4 Mar 5, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
<quoted text>
That admission will be useful in future debates.
What's the problem with blacks being 20% of the government work force? You think everyone is supposed to work for private industry? There's not enough private sector jobs for everyone anyway!
Besides, those workers spend money in businesses, pay mortgage, rent, buy products, and do what everyone else does in the private sector! What's you guys problem with government workers? Do Dems have their finger on why GOP hates government workers ...black employees and unionized labor?

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#5 Mar 5, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> What's the problem with blacks being 20% of the government work force? You think everyone is supposed to work for private industry? There's not enough private sector jobs for everyone anyway!
Besides, those workers spend money in businesses, pay mortgage, rent, buy products, and do what everyone else does in the private sector! What's you guys problem with government workers? Do Dems have their finger on why GOP hates government workers ...black employees and unionized labor?
Ever wondered why that number is the way it is?

Because public sector jobs don't have the requirements and accountability of the private sector.

Your brothers have the worst entreprenurial rates in this country, one cannot run an economy sponging of "the rich" (whites) forever.

Government does not produce anything, from an economic sense. Wealth comes from the private sector, blacks produce far less wealth.

We don't like government workers, because their union extorted compensation is driving up taxes.

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Hilliard, OH

#6 Mar 5, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> What's the problem with blacks being 20% of the government work force? You think everyone is supposed to work for private industry? There's not enough private sector jobs for everyone anyway!
Besides, those workers spend money in businesses, pay mortgage, rent, buy products, and do what everyone else does in the private sector! What's you guys problem with government workers? Do Dems have their finger on why GOP hates government workers ...black employees and unionized labor?
Quit aborting all the black babies and maybe in 100 years you'll be 20% of the population.
Oh, wait...you'd have to stop killing each other after birth. Never mind.

Since: Jan 12

Dundee, MI

#7 Mar 5, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Ever wondered why that number is the way it is?
Because public sector jobs don't have the requirements and accountability of the private sector.
Your brothers have the worst entreprenurial rates in this country, one cannot run an economy sponging of "the rich" (whites) forever.
Government does not produce anything, from an economic sense. Wealth comes from the private sector, blacks produce far less wealth.
We don't like government workers, because their union extorted compensation is driving up taxes.
It is not realistic for everyone to own a business! Government was created to run a society and people have to be employed to do that. And why isn't there a outburst of white job creators?? Wasn't the tax breaks supposed to have done that? You want to see black business owners you're going to have to look at more than just Columbus. Try reading a Black Enterprise magazine for change and stop thinking that welfare blacks are the face of black America. You do yourself a great injustice of being arrogantly ignorant.

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#8 Mar 5, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> What's the problem with blacks being 20% of the government work force?
Nothing necessarily wrong with it, but it does make the various EEOC offices in these agencies a little disingenuous.

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#9 Mar 5, 2013
Obama orders that sequester be made as painful as possible.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/...

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#10 Mar 5, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> It is not realistic for everyone to own a business!
Everybody (who works) DOES own a business.

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#11 Mar 5, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> It is not realistic for everyone to own a business! Government was created to run a society and people have to be employed to do that. And why isn't there a outburst of white job creators?? Wasn't the tax breaks supposed to have done that? You want to see black business owners you're going to have to look at more than just Columbus. Try reading a Black Enterprise magazine for change and stop thinking that welfare blacks are the face of black America. You do yourself a great injustice of being arrogantly ignorant.
I deal with statistics.

Entrepreneurship is lowest among blacks.

That's what builds wealth, not the public sector.

Considering that taxes have not been cut at the federal level since 2003, and that unemployment was doing quite well until the Ds took Congress, I think that the theories were vindicated.

Kasich is planning tax cuts, and has the Ohio economy beating the national average.

The reality is that among blacks:
-welfare usage rates are higher
-illegitimacy is higher
-Crime is higher
-Drug use is higher
-Obesity is higher
-D voting is higher
-entrepreneurial activity is low
-employment is low
-public sector dependence is higher

Society cannot be run this way.

You cannot seem to admit that "black culture" is degenerate, and blame all of the problems on non existent white racism.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 6, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Quit aborting all the black babies and maybe in 100 years you'll be 20% of the population.
Oh, wait...you'd have to stop killing each other after birth. Never mind.
I don't think young black mothers are aborting like you think because that would jack your stats on who receives EBT and medicaid. Can't have it both ways, Bunker.

As for numbers, wasn't it the Irish (whites) who were the last great majority of immigrants from Europe? About 6.5 million Micks, lagged to these shores in the late 1850's and there were more than that of African captives around the same time.
Because of upward mobility and educational attainment, the Micks weren't breeding like rabbits anymore after the 1950's, despite the Pontiff's decrees of 'eat, drink, and make babies.

The Kennedy's clan were the last of the 'multiplying Taigs' and since then, the Micks are lucky if they can buck two of 'em out of Ms. Paddy's arse.
So that small percentage of blacks you look up on a government site, is misleading and woefully in error. I'd wager blacks are well beyond 45% of the US population. The illegal Mex-cans don't count in the numbers, so don't even go there.

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Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 6, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
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Nothing necessarily wrong with it, but it does make the various EEOC offices in these agencies a little disingenuous.
How so when the rank n file of any given department has less than 4% overall total of black employees.

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Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 6, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Everybody (who works) DOES own a business.
Only in the world of Tony's mind!

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#15 Mar 6, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think young black mothers are aborting like you think because that would jack your stats on who receives EBT and medicaid. Can't have it both ways, Bunker.
As for numbers, wasn't it the Irish (whites) who were the last great majority of immigrants from Europe? About 6.5 million Micks, lagged to these shores in the late 1850's and there were more than that of African captives around the same time.
Because of upward mobility and educational attainment, the Micks weren't breeding like rabbits anymore after the 1950's, despite the Pontiff's decrees of 'eat, drink, and make babies.
The Kennedy's clan were the last of the 'multiplying Taigs' and since then, the Micks are lucky if they can buck two of 'em out of Ms. Paddy's arse.
So that small percentage of blacks you look up on a government site, is misleading and woefully in error. I'd wager blacks are well beyond 45% of the US population. The illegal Mex-cans don't count in the numbers, so don't even go there.
Via Ohio Right to Life:

"...In 2010, the majority of abortions were performed in the metropolitan areas of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County), Columbus (Franklin County) and Cincinnati (Hamilton County). Together, these counties account for 74% of all abortions in Ohio.

The number of abortions in Ohio has decreased by nearly 40% since 1982, when reported abortions peaked. An increase is seen in the number of abortions being performed upon black women. While only 12.2% of the population is black, 37.1% of abortions in Ohio were performed upon black women....

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 6, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
<quoted text>
I deal with statistics.
Entrepreneurship is lowest among blacks.
That's what builds wealth, not the public sector.
Considering that taxes have not been cut at the federal level since 2003, and that unemployment was doing quite well until the Ds took Congress, I think that the theories were vindicated.
Kasich is planning tax cuts, and has the Ohio economy beating the national average.
The reality is that among blacks:
-welfare usage rates are higher
-illegitimacy is higher
-Crime is higher
-Drug use is higher
-Obesity is higher
-D voting is higher
-entrepreneurial activity is low
-employment is low
-public sector dependence is higher
Society cannot be run this way.
You cannot seem to admit that "black culture" is degenerate, and blame all of the problems on non existent white racism.
Black culture? What do you consider 'black culture?' And who are the people printing your so-called stats, and why should anyone believe them. Furthermore, how do you know what entrepreneurial endeavors blacks are doing or not doing? You're going by some abstract stats written by some bias 'think tank' Republican opinion rag, but you haven't opened a page of the magazine I mentioned to see independently for yourself. So that makes you an ignorant bigot, who's too rigid in his ideology of black inferiority to step out of your comfort zone and see normal black America, instead of always searching for the boogey man of black youth failure involved with crime and drugs. Your 'stats' seems to always concentrate on what blacks aren't doing, instead of the successes that blacks have gained, even in this tough economy where there are a lot of people unemployed of every race.
I remember the older generation in my parents time used to say, "Blacks are the last ones hired, and the first ones fired". I'll bet that still holds truth today. Don't just assume that blacks are in certain economic positions because of something they did wrong!

I have read hundreds of articles where blacks were not given financial loans to launch businesses by lending institutions or investors without a good cause. Like this article below:

Blacks and Latinos Aren't Thriving in Silicon Valley's Meritocracy
BY REBECCA GREENFIELD | FEB 7, 2013
The data from this Silicon Valley jobs report show that Silicon Valley's so-called meritocracy happens to benefit white and Asian people, while the black and Latino community suffers. The annual Silicon Valley Index had a lot of good news for the vitality of the South Bay's economy, with per capita income increasing 2.2 percent total and the tech hub adding 42,000 jobs last year. But those gains were not seen evenly across the community: whites and Asians saw per capita income increase while incomes actually fell for African American — and faster in Silicon Valley than in other parts of California or the rest of the country. Look at that huge 18 percent drop in per capita income for African Americans in Silicon Valley. It's three times the decline for the state of California and more than four times the decline seen in the U.S. The numbers for Silicon Valley, in fact, represent a growing gap: Income for the black and Latino community has declined, as the rest of Silicon Valley has gotten richer. As the president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which compiled the report, puts it: "Silicon Valley is two valleys," Russell Hancock told the Mercury News. "There is a valley of haves, and a valley of have-nots." This place that some call "post-race" happens to reward white and Asian workers more than other races.

Did you read that? It says the whites and Asians are being rewarded more than everyone else!

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 6, 2013
Artist, you don't get it! Racism is an ugly hateful mental disorder:

Silicon Valley's 'Culture' Is a Cover-up
BY REBECCA GREENFIELD | FEB 21, 2013
Despite emotional arguments from both inside and out of Silicon Valley that the tech world's meritocracy obsession comes with the best intentions, there are increasing calls from actual female and minority start-up employees inside the bubble who suggest very much the opposite — that outsiders are kept out, and on purpose, under the guise of inclusiveness. In Silicon Valley, it appears, start-up culture has actually reinforced its own glass ceiling.

The conventional wisdom has it that Silicon Valley really, truly wants to be a meritocracy but that it just can't. Some think the start-up world suffers from an underrepresentation of blacks and Latinos because of other institutionalized barriers to entry, such as access to education. Or that women just aren't interested. However, a new essay being passed around this week, written by San Francisco programmer Shanley Kane, suggests that there is a prevalent — and ingrained — sense of intentional exclusion. "A world of startup privilege hides blithely unexamined underneath an insipid, self-reinforcing banner of meritocracy and funding," writes Kane, a product management director at the open-source data start-up Basho, going on to explain how Silicon Valley uses the grand excuse of "culture" to keep certain employees out. For example, when a start-up says "we make sure to hire people who are a cultural fit," Kane says that really means something more like this:

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 6, 2013
Cont...

We have implemented a loosely coordinated social policy to ensure homogeneity in our workforce. We are able to reject qualified, diverse candidates on the grounds that they “aren’t a culture fit” while not having to examine what that means - and it might mean that we’re all white, mostly male, mostly college-educated, mostly young/unmarried, mostly binge drinkers, mostly from a similar work background. We tend to hire within our employees’ friend and social groups. Because everyone we work with is a great culture fit, which is code for “able to fit in without friction,” we are all friends and have an unhealthy blur between social and work life. Because everyone is a “great culture fit,” we don’t have to acknowledge employee alienation and friction between individuals or groups. The desire to continue being a “culture fit” means it is harder for employees to raise meaningful critique and criticism of the culture itself.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 6, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
Via Ohio Right to Life:
"...In 2010, the majority of abortions were performed in the metropolitan areas of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County), Columbus (Franklin County) and Cincinnati (Hamilton County). Together, these counties account for 74% of all abortions in Ohio.
The number of abortions in Ohio has decreased by nearly 40% since 1982, when reported abortions peaked. An increase is seen in the number of abortions being performed upon black women. While only 12.2% of the population is black, 37.1% of abortions in Ohio were performed upon black women....
The numbers HAVE DECREASED 40%... and counting. And how does Right to Life come across they're data? I doubt the clinics are pushing the info to them at all.

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#20 Mar 6, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> The numbers HAVE DECREASED 40%... and counting. And how does Right to Life come across they're data? I doubt the clinics are pushing the info to them at all.
The stats are straight from the 2010 Ohio Department of Health Abortion Report.
Black abortions are increasing.

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