Six years into Obama’s Presidency and after offering up 96 percent (2008) and 93 percent (2012) of their support to get and keep him in office, black Americans are still stuck in a rut of joblessness and chronic unemployment. At least that’s what the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.
Under Obama, black Americans are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. And the unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February, compared to 5.8 percent for whites.
The report tilted “One Nation Unemployed: Raise the Minimum Wage” was released Wednesday and calls for job training programs, jobs bills targeted at blacks and Latinos, and an infrastructure bill.
Although the report doesn’t mention exactly where employers are supposed to get the extra capital to pay their workers beyond what they are currently paying in wages, it does come along with a nice video and some cool graphics.
More good news is that President Obama took time from his Yay Y’all We Managed to Pull 7.1 Million Obamacare Shopping Cart People Out of Our Butts Tour today to push Congress to pass legislation that would raise the minimum wage.
The bad news is that Barack Obama’s government — expanding policies high on taxation and low on free market growth — are one of the main reasons why businesses aren’t hiring Americans, black, white, purple, or green.
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