Saturday, November 21, 2009
Civil Rights Groups and Congressional Black Caucus Turn on Obama
The organizations — including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group— will make clear that they believe the president’s $787 billion stimulus program has not gone far enough to fight unemployment.
They will call for increased spending for schools and roads, billions of dollars in fiscal relief to state and local governments to forestall more layoffs and a direct government jobs program, “especially in distressed communities facing severe unemployment.”
AAPP says, It's about time the NAACP said something about the status of black America. It's also about time that the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Black Caucus addressed the unemployment status of our community.
But, one has to wonder why they are now pressing Barack Obama on this issue, when they are the ones that voted for his bogus stimulus plan from the get. Read >>>The Black Caucus and Obama: One-Way Loyalty | Black Agenda Report
As Glen Ford at the Black Agenda Report has noted, The Obama Administration makes it plain that no serious job-creation proposals will be entertained.The employment crisis is to be treated as a waiting game. Civil rights and labor leaders seem not to understand that their president “is philosophically opposed to targeted programs that might directly impact on Black unemployment.” More>>> on the White House plans sham jobs forum.
Now, as reported in the Huffington Post, a bloc of African American House Democrats, angry and worried that not enough is being done about high unemployment by the administration, forced the postponement of a much-anticipated vote Thursday on comprehensive financial regulation reform. The Financial Services Committee had finished hearing amendments around 3 p.m. and recessed, planning to return at 4 for a final vote on the package. But during the break, some of the Democrats on the committee buttonholed Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and told him they wouldn't vote for the bill because of the deepening problem of unemployment in their districts. The refusal to vote for the package, a key priority of the administration, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in particular, was portrayed as a direct rebuke of the White House's "lack of response to the economic situation." "We will not be proceeding to passage today," Frank began. "I have been meeting with members of the committee, particularly the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who have informed me that they are troubled by what they believe is the lack of response to the economic situation that is confronting them on the part of the administration, and therefore do not feel that they could -- in deference to the various constituencies that they represent -- vote for passage." The CBC met earlier this week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and expressed dissatisfaction with the administration's response to the unemployment situation, an aide familiar with the meeting said. More HERE
The bogus CBC and Congressional Black Caucus decision to buck Barack Obama all of sudden, is a tell tale sign that they will have competition in there own elections this years, as many people will hopefully come out of the woodwork to run against them.
Many of their districts are turning into white urban enclaves due to gentrification.
There will be a lot of different folks, including unhappy Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Whites and maybe a few Vietnamese running and splitting the black vote against these old CBC members crooks who have been in office ripping folks off for too long. Why are they bucking Obama now? Are these the same Congressional Black Caucus members that supported billions of America's hard earned tax dollars being sent over to Iraq for reconstruction when black America needed it's own reconsruction projects?
I have been pointing out for some time on my BlogTalkRadio program that these black politicans are just crooks and liars like their counterparts. They could care less about the Sub Prime Tsunami that black folks have experienced. According to a recent report, Blacks and Latinos will lose between $163 billion and $278 billion from sub prime loans taken out over the past eight years. Blacks will lose $71 billion to $122 billion, while Latino borrowers will lose between $76 billion to $129 billion for the same period. More HERE
Lets see if any of these balless members and their fellow democrats will confront the issue of mass incarceration of black folks while they are at it. Doubt It!
PS: Let me not even talk about the National office of the NAACP. I hope to have them on my blogtakradio program in the next few weeks.
Posted by AAPP at 9:46 PM