Discussion in 'Politics' started by NATO AIR, Feb 4, 2005.
(and the liberal LA Times actually approves)
From the above, it should be obvious not so much as 'courting blacks' as being on the same page as the majority of blacks. There is a huge difference. A difference the blacks that are cognizant of appreciate.
I think they have begun to feel that Bush understands their problems and their faith much more so than most Democrats
All that is fine. But most inner city problems can be traced to money - or the lack thereof. If the GOP wants to get two birds with the same rock, it should promote job growth in the poor sections of town and get unemployed black people on the payrolls. That will reduce crime dramatically and maybe, just maybe poor black people will begin to realize that Democrats are not their friends.
The upshot of most liberal handout programs is more dependence and more poverty. I don't think that libs sit in back rooms and plot how to keep blacks dependent on government handouts (except maybe kennedy and kerry). But I do believe that most libs have short attention spans when it comes to dealing with social problems. They mistake a quick fix for a solution. They're usually wrong.
I may be wrong here, but seems to me that the GOP has reached out in the modes you are suggesting. Small business loans and tax breaks. Am I missing something here, Merlin?
that's nice and all, but how about getting those people to TRUST Bush? Since those areas are infested with liberals, it's hard to shout above the crowd.
Whatever they are doing doesn't seem to be bearing much fruit. Inner city populations continue to decline as people move elsewhere. Unemployment rates of the inner city populace is extremely high - 24% in one city, even higher in others.
But this is really a problem for the cities themselves to deal with because they are usually far more cognizant of the specifics of their inner city's problem than the federal government. Usually when the feds get involved you end up with a one-size-fits-all solution that doesn't work very well in most cases and not at all in some.
Personally, I would like to see a return to employment programs implemented during the great depression. The CCC for instance. All able-bodied welfare recipients would have to sign up. That gives the taxpayer something in return for the welfare bucks spent, it provides training to the unemployed and develops a work ethic in those who may be allergic to doing an honest day's work.
Who the hell do you think I am - Karnak the Great? Beats the stuffings out of me. But I don't think that trust is an issue. A job is a job - it doesn't matter if you trust the employer or not as long as you get paid on time.
well damn Merlin, if we did that then we couldnt raise generation after generation of welfare freeloaders.
kidding aside, that is a good idea. i no more want to throw my tax money into the toilet then you do. they need a good program for welfare to work. with a time limit for the process. some people are just having a bit of bad luck. not raised on it. and the boost towards some new type of training may be what they need to get back into the game.
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