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Minorities Disproportionately Worse Off Under Obama

jonkanner Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 3:48 PM
How can you possibly say the Republican agenda sucked. For that to be possible, the Republicans would have first needed to have had an agenda. I pinched my nose tight and voted GOP, but not because they had an agenda, good, bad, or otherwise. I did it because in my district, the individual GOP candidates were less offensive to me than those from the other party, and in some races the distinction was pretty tight. If the Republicans have a clear agenda next time around and run slates of candidates who understand it, speak to it, and support it, I might even be able to cast some votes without first having to pinch my nose. (Mr Priebus, are you payin' attention here?)

It is puzzling that so many minorities voted for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney considering how disproportionately they have suffered economically during Obama's presidency. Black unemployment under Obama increased at a higher pace than whites, from 12.7% to 14.1%, ending at almost twice the unemployment rate of whites. Now, one out of every seven blacks is unemployed. White unemployment barely increased under Obama, from 7.1% to 7.4%.

Blacks' median income has fallen 11.1% under Obama, more than twice as much as whites. The disparity in wealth between whites and blacks nearly doubled during Obama's tenure. According to CNN,...