Read about who is benefiting under an Obama Administration. From the American Thinker:
Racial Spoils in Obama's America
By George Picard
"'There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America,' declared Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. 'There's the United States of America.'
One year has passed since Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress were swept into power. We felt our racial sins had been washed away as millions of whites pulled the lever for Barack Obama. He promised us unity and clearly implied that he would govern in a color-blind way.
This promise, like so many others, has been broken.
The administration and Congress have passed policies clearly based on favoritism. They have further appointed, approved, and empowered key officials who have displayed a strong desire to benefit African-Americans over the interests of all Americans.
Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment
There are two ways this agenda has been promoted: steps that have a disparate impact in favor of African-Americans, and those that are designed to specifically favor African-Americans (disparate treatment).
Disparate impacts are outcomes that benefit African-Americans because they are compose a higher proportion of a particular group. These include:
•efforts to gut the workfare requirement that was the signature achievement of Bill Clinton in the area of welfare reform;
•giving a blank check to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Authority to expand home 'ownership' among lower-income people and income redistribution on a massive scale (via tax hikes and stimulus bills -- and by the way, stimulus views vary by race, with African-Americans far more in favor of it than whites, Hispanics, or Native Americans); and
•health care 'reform' (including expanding the ranks of those who qualify for Medicaid) despite all the polls showing that most Americans are happy with their own medical care and do not want the intrusion of government, the massive deficits, and the tax increases that will come with such "reform."
Because African-Americans make up a high proportion of the disadvantaged, they will disproportionally benefit. This is an agenda at work.
Don't believe me? Listen to Barack Obama when he spoke to a friendly crowd of minority journalists in 2008 about why he favored universal care:
'If we have a program, for example, of universal health care, that will disproportionately affect people of color, because they're disproportionately uninsured.'
Obama expressed support for reparations (retracted during the campaign) and expressed frustration that the Constitution and the Warren Court presented roadblocks to redistributing wealth to blacks (do you recall his 'spread the wealth around' gaffe during the campaign?). As Barack Obama has said, 'Words matter.' Listen to his own words in a 2001 radio interview. Maybe by the time he is done with the Supreme Court, that will be less of a problem.
In his 2006 book, Obama outlined a plan for essentially a government bailout of the inner cities, which he describes as 'repositories for all the scars of slavery and violence of Jim Crow.' (I urge readers to peruse 'Obama's Stealth Reparations,' written by Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution fellow.) Some of these ideas are being implemented now via the stimulus bill and other measures.
Those views (and goals) were buried by the campaign, but they are preserved and readily available on the internet for those willing to look and to see. (By the way, Google 'Reparations by way of Health Care reform' to further explore this topic.)
But even that type of gaming is not enough. We also have disparate treatment on display if one can sift through over a thousand pages of legalese (some of the most creative writing comes out of D.C. these days, not Hollywood).
The Senate health care reform bill has been ginned up with a raft of provisions that will send money flowing to medical schools that offer preferential admissions to underrepresented minorities (read: quotas that exclude Asians) and that are geared towards sending doctors and nurses to 'vulnerable populations' in 'underserved areas' or 'populations experiencing health disparities.' Six federal agencies must create an 'Office of Minority Health.'
(Plus there is a big dollop of dollars for community organizing groups that have 'existing relationships ... with uninsured and underinsured consumers' -- can anyone spell A-C-O-R-N?)"
Please read it all.
You know, I understand that Obama wants to help his own people. That's just human nature. But, if he really wants to be an assistance to the black community, he needs to lay off the destruction of the private sector which is destroying jobs. That, in itself, would be a huge boost for blacks.
Jobs is the answer to our economic recovery, and Barack Obama is an enemy to a healthy economy overflowing with job potential.