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Congratulation Mr. President, Now Can You Compromise withe Republicans on the Fiscal Cliff

I know it a little late but congratulation Mr. President, Can we compromise with the Republicans on the fiscal cliff. $16 Trillion is ENOUGH we must not ruin your children and my niece and nephew and their eventual children’s’ future. America cannot afford of debt.

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November 6th 2012 Another Juneteenth ??

Is November 6, is a another Juneteenth? My dad wondered because he along me and my brother was very disappointed in President Barack Obama. The President has the US economy gone down hill.

Why are Congressional Black Caucus Wrong

Recently,  Two members of the Congressional Black Congress spoke out Rep. Maxine Waters(D-CA) Went on a Rant against President Obama  at a job fair in Detroit. From The Washington Examiner:

Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama’s performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to “unleash us” to pressure Obama for action.

“We don’t put pressure on the president,” Waters told the audience at Wayne County Community College.  “Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud to have a black man — first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”

With African-American Unemployment over 16%  Water express her frustration about the president:

  “The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too,” Waters said.  “We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired, y’all.  We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community.  We don’t know that.”

A few Days later in Inglewood,CA  in her congressional district Waters went after the Tea Party. From the Daily Caller:

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” the California congresswoman told constituents in footage that appeared on ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles, not backing down from comments made about President Obama earlier in the week. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”

A Day later Rep. Frederica Wilson(D-FL) went off at the Tea Party. Wilson  blames racism for the high unemployment. From Real Clear Politics:

“When you look at African American males, 40% of them are unemployed, those under 30 years of age. I understand exactly the entire nation must be involved in this recovery but the black community is experiencing a great recession. That’s what we’re experiencing,” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told MSNBC.

“And all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it’s slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access — no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that’s what it requires. So, we have a problem.”

As a black man, It’s real easy to blame White Folks.  For the last  30 years our community blamed  racism starting with former President Ronald Reagan complaining about “Welfare Queens.” Some complain about government surplus cheese  and food  that was given out. I understand.

For Years, Black politicians get millions of dollars  to  improve the lives of its constitutes but it lead some on on welfare for generation. They get fund for job training programs but more often than  the program is either  limited in scope or size.

We as a people put race ahead of common sense. Today the Congressional Black Caucus  said that They would march on the White House  if the President was White. From The Hill:

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”

The CBC which is representing the black community  in Congress put racial pride over truth.  This is disgraceful . It like was watching  a ship sinking . Everyone is getting into the lifeboats except us. The black community  is staying with President basically the captain going down with ship. Because he’s ours. We have to accept mediocrity from our leaders. That’s Bullshit!!!! Years ago the community would not stand by this.  Now the black community is the hardest hit group in America; high unemployment in all categories. More Americans on Welfare than any time since 1993. From CNN Money.Com via Yahoo Finance:

Amid a still struggling economy, more people in America fell below the poverty line last year, according to new census data released Tuesday.

The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America were living in poverty.

“The results are not surprising given the economy,” said Paul Osterman, author of “Good Jobs America,” and a labor economist at MIT. “You would expect with so many people unemployed, the poverty rate would go up. It’s just another sign of what a difficult time this is for so many people.”

About 46.2 million people are now considered in poverty, 2.6 million more than last year.

The government defines the poverty line as income of $22,314 a year for a family of four and $11,139 for an individual. The Office of Management and Budget updates the poverty line each year to account for inflation.

Middle-class wealth falls: For middle-class families, income fell in 2010. The median household income was $49,445, down slightly from $49,777 the year before.

The President wrote a check his ass can’t cash. We in the black community was looking to the Obama if he was Jesus. The bible said, “You shall no other god before me.” Were paying a price for this.  His policies have failed. The man is Socialist the CBC is overwhelmingly  Communist. Obama leveling of the playing field has hurt Black the most.

WAKE UP Black America if we continue  on this path we’ll we will be the laughing-stock of the country . You can’t keep on blaming former President George W. Bush  for Obama failures.  When President  was a   lawyer for ACORN  the corrupted Social justice group  sued banks in mid 1990’s in Chicago the Country would not be in this  mess. Trying to end red lining  to blacks turned out be used a vehicle to demand  more people in homes they could not afford. It was noble but unrealistic! The minority communities  are the losers.

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Unemployment at a Standstill 9.1% Surprise no New Jobs Created

Bad News just got worse as an August 2011 will go down as the first month 1945  Private Industry did not produce a job. Economists were expecting 80,000 created. From AP via Yahoo News:

Employers added no jobs in August — an alarming setback for the economy that renewed fears of another recession and raised pressure on Washington to end the hiring standstill.

Worries flared Friday after the release of the worst jobs report since September 2010. Total payrolls were unchanged, the first time since 1945 that the government reported a net job change of zero. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.1 percent.

The dismal news two-day before Labor Day sent stocks plunging. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 253 points, or more than 2 percent.

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Hurricane Irene to Batter East Coast

Hurricane Irene a powerful category 2 Tropical system which slammed Puerto Rico, Cuba, and The Bahamas  is making landfall on Wrightsville Beach,NC Friday.From Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Hurricane Irene is barreling toward North Carolina early Friday with landfall expected Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. Forecasters said the storm will hit eastern North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with winds estimated at 115 miles per hour. Mandatory evacuations of coastal North Carolina residents will take place throughout the day on Friday. Officials are expected to order evacuations Friday as far north as New Jersey. Forecasters said early Friday the storm is as large as the Southeast, and has the potential to affect as many as 65 million people as it moves north along the East Coast of the U.S.

Even the mayor of New York City is considering mandatory evacuations. Officials there are watching forecasts to determine the storm’s anticipated strength as it moves north. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said officials expect to shut down the city’s entire transit system Saturday afternoon ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene. He said service likely won’t be available again until sometime Monday or perhaps later. A transportation official said the system cannot operate with sustained winds of 39 mph.

Drudge Report  gives  several listing news and weather links.

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Illinois Loses More Jobs in 2011 Than Any other State

Illinois  lost more jobs for the first seven month of the than any other state. According to a report by the Illinois Policy Institute found based on US Bureau of Labor Statics in July Illinois 24,900 lost.  Since January the Land of Lincoln has lost 89,000.  The unemployment rate rose to 9.5%.

January 2011, Illinois passed the largest tax increase in state history. When Governor Pat Quinn signed the legislation  employers begged the Governor not to sign the bill for fears of job losses. Quinn sign the bill into law. Since then jobs have left the state.

Meanwhile Illinois neighbors Indiana, Ohio Wisconsin and Minnesota either cut taxes or no increase revenue.

What that means while it is not conclusive. The reports shows when taxes are  raised jobs are lost.

Will Springfield and other state capitols including Sacramento, Boston  and Annapolis will learn raising taxes has consequences.

Rock n Roll: East Coast 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

What a day folks. The eastern seaboard of the US shaken on Tuesday afternoon when a 5.8 magnitude temblor shook as the workday was coming an end. The quake struck after 3 P.M.  on a fault in Mineral, Louisa County ,VA about 90 miles southwest of Washington, DC. and 50 miles northwest of Richmond,VA.

The quake felt from Atlanta, GA in the South, to Montreal,QC North; Chicago out west. Buildings in cities on East Coast were evacuated spreading  panic in the streets. Centuries old Brick building  facades collapsed .

Nuclear Power plants up and down the coast shut down very briefly including the North Anna Power Plant nearby. President Obama was notified of the quake while hitting the links on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama family spending a ten-day vacation.

For people working at the Pentagon and New York City shades of September 11 Terror Attacks from ten years ago. From A.P. via Yahoo  News:

The earthquake came less than three weeks before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and in both Washington and New York it immediately triggered fears of something more sinister than a natural disaster.

At the Pentagon, a low rumbling built until the building itself was shaking, and people ran into the corridors of the complex. The shaking continued there, to shouts of “Evacuate! Evacuate!”

The Park Service closed all monuments and memorials on the National Mall, and ceiling tiles fell at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. All flights there were put on hold.

In lower Manhattan, the 26-story federal courthouse, blocks from ground zero of the Sept. 11 attacks, began swaying, and hundreds of people streamed out of the building.

The New York police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, was in a meeting with top deputies planning security for the upcoming anniversary when the shaking started. Workers in the Empire State Building spilled into the streets, some having descended dozens of flights of stairs.

 “I thought we’d been hit by an airplane,” said one worker, Marty Wiesner.

Another, Adrian Ollivierre, an accountant, was in his office on the 60th floor when the quake struck: “I thought I was having maybe a heart attack, and I saw everybody running. I think what it is, is the paranoia that happens from 9/11, and that’s why I’m still out here — because, I’m sorry, I’m not playing with my life.”

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AP has the video.

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