Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. (The New Living Translation of the Bible)
FOUNDING FATHERS’ PERSPECTIVE
Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” (James Madison)
“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” (Benjamin Franklin)
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” (John Adams)
95% of all Black voters voted for Obama. They said their number one reason was they felt he’d improve the economy.
Since President Obama first took office:
◊ Overall Black unemployment increased by 40%.
◊ The unemployment rate for young Black men increased to 51%.
◊ White unemployment decreased by almost 50%.
◊ SBA loans for small Black businesses decreased from 8% to 1.7%.
◊ SBA loans for small non-Black businesses increased by 20% or more.
National Black Chamber of Commerce, 2016. Bates, Tim & Robb, Alice. “Decline in SBA Loans to Blacks Raises Questions About Obama Administration’s Commitment”
Black Press USA, 1/5/15. Burke, Lauren Victoria. “Is Black America Better Off Under Obama?”
Politifact, 7/13/15. Jacobson, Louis. “Bernie Sanders says real unemployment rate for African-American youth is 51%”
The Atlantic, 12/21/15. White,Gillian. “Education Gaps Don’t Fully Explain Why Black Unemployment is So High”
◊ The average household wealth of Whites is 13 times greater than Blacks. Before Obama’s presidency, it was 8 times greater.
Pew Research Center, 12/12/14. Kochhar, Rakesh & Richard Fry. “Wealth Inequality Has Widened Along Racial-Ethnic Lines”
◊ The median income for Black households dropped 9%. The median income for White households dropped 1%.
◊ Black home ownership decreased 6%. White home ownership decreased 3%.
Townhall, 7/23/15. Elder, Larry. “Under Obama Blacks are worse off – Far worse”
◊ The poverty rate for Black children increased to 39%. The poverty rate for White children increased to 14%. Newsmax, 7/21/15. Richter,Greg. “Report:3 Million More Children in Poverty Under Obama”
◊ The number of Blacks on food stamps increased 58%. Blacks receive food stamps 3 times more frequently than Whites. National Review, 3/24/16. Murdock, Deroy. “Blacks mainly backslide under Obama”
President Obama’s claim that Black Americans are economically better off because of his presidency does not have any basis in fact. In almost every category, the economic situation of Blacks has worsened since Obama was elected. The Obama presidency disproved the belief that simply electing a president of a certain race would automatically improve the economic situation of people OF that race.
To improve the economic situation of ALL races, voters should select candidates who have expertise and a strong improvement plan in that area, regardless of their race.Economy Obama Trump
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