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Time For Blacks to Leave the Democratic Party

Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 4:05 AM
I have a friend who is not black, but is poor -- she is the elderly widow of a former co-worker of mine, she gets by through SSI and Medicaid, but only with my additional financial help. She is also a Republican. But if her SSI payments are reduced or medicaid slashed, which would happen under the Republican plan, her life will become much more difficult. Republicans talk as if any kind of government aid to the poor is a waste without any understanding or empathy of the circumstances of those who receive such aid.
dconnelly Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 7:43 AM
Steve, The Democrats are about to kill her then. With the inflation and taxes caused by the Democrat policies, her fixed income is going to degrade even more, and any COLA adjustments they make will not keep up with her living costs. If the Democrats are re-elected, you can count on her needing your help even more.
crackerette Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 9:28 AM
dconnelly

plus, obamacare will assure an early demise for her, she being a old sickly white woman who is not paying taxes. The beaucrats in charge of making medical decisions will decide her life is not worth saving...
Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 3:27 PM
She is Vietnamese,not white, and I do not see inflation or the fantasized "death panels" as being her main threat -- the main threat is if Medicaid will no longer cover her medical needs (she just had gall bladder surgery) , and if her SSI is cut by even a few dollars it will have an immediate effect.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 4:29 PM
As Romney has said over and over, he and Ryan have no intention to touch programs in a way that would affect those already receiving benefits. So I don't know why you feel SS benefit might be reduced. The benefits and process for cost of living adjustments are well-established.
SS recipients have been clobbered by the Obama term. Remember Bernanke's reasoning about a cost of living? No inflation because commodities averaged by housing (in crisis) = no inflation. Meanwhile SS recipients have to pay for heating oil, gasoline and food. Nice job, Dems!
Kenneth L. Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 4:33 PM
As far as Medicaid is concerned, perhaps your friend should leave California if you fear her Medicaid will be adversely affected. Block grants have been a great success in many states. (I realize that CA in near bankruptcy, so probably has more need of Federal money even if it means accepting the perverse incentives that cause costs to spiral upward. But states that take block grants for Medicaid can implement a lot of the cost-saving measures that Obama mentioned in the debate: better care instead of more care, coordination of tests among specialists, focus on result instead of reimbursement for individual tests and procedures.)

Speaking at the National Press Club in late September, black pastor Bishop E. W. Jackson unapologetically said it was time for black Americans to take a stand for what is right and called for a mass exodus from the Democrat Party due to the "irreconcilable conflict" between what the Democrat Party represents and their faith in God.

Regrettably, the Democrat Party has drawn a line in the sand forcing Christians of all colors to decide whether they will stand for their faith or against it if they stay in a party that blasphemes God when giving standing ovations for platform...