Friday, July 27, 2012

The Survival of the Black Family

The black family unit is under attack.  Illegal immigration is chipping away at the opportunity for black employment all across the nation.  The president panders to illegal immigrants by passing by executive order in June 2012 that makes illegal immigrants under 30 years old who have been in the US since they were 16 and have lived in the US for at least 5 years eligible for deferred action which amounts to a suspension of deportation. This group would then be eligible for work permits.  This executive order was made by the president after the Dream Act failed in Congress. Additionally, the Justice Department continues to wage wars against states who attempt to combat the illegal alien problems they have.  The net effect for Democrats is the Latino vote, so they believe.  The net effect for blacks has to be fewer jobs, albeit low paying.

All the while, who is fighting for the 42.3% unemployment of black teenagers? Food stamp usage increased from 28.2 million in 2008 to 46.2 million as of October 2011 under the current administration.  Of the amount of families on food stamps, blacks make up 22% of participants but are only 13% of the population. Who is screaming about that? I am not knocking the families who need this assistance; it is sustaining many hard working families and that is good.

The larger narrative must be how do we take these families from welfare to work?  The answer cannot be taking the work requirement out of the welfare programs as our president just did. We cannot help the poor by making them more dependent on government aid.  We help the poor by providing job and skill training and then also by supporting policies that help the job creators in our communities.  Handing out government aid is the slippery slope to the ruination of our great nation.

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