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Friday, January 12, 2018

Trump's gift for King Day

President Trump signed a bill making the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a national historic park this week.

That's nice. But in Trump's first year as president, he has given African-Americans a greater gift: economic independence.

More African-Americans are working for pay than at any time in history.

Trumponomics -- aka, capitalism -- is helping most the people who as a race were least likely to vote for him.

Some black leaders understand this.

Horace Cooper is an adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and a legal commentator.

Cooper told the Daily Signal:
The news for black America is amazing. It’s phenomenal. We have had three separate records accomplished: In June of 2017, in September of 2017, and in January of 2018, we have set record low unemployment for black Americans. And what’s really exciting, relative to the rest of the country, is black Americans are making much more progress, and that’s, like, really big gains. 
Cooper contrasted that with the Obama presidency.
Black American unemployment typically is somewhere between 40 percent and even 100 percent higher than white America’s unemployment. When this [black unemployment rate] number in 2018 reached 6.8 percent, that was the narrowest gap we’ve ever seen. We saw nothing like that during the Obama administration.
And it didn’t surprise me, because the policies of President Obama were more focused on handing out food stamps, and assistance, and government handouts, rather than seeing to it that the most important civil rights of all, your right to be independent, your right to be self-sufficient, [were] being honored with policies of limited government. That’s not Obama’s plan.
Cooper's enthusiasm is understandable, but unexplained is why the employment situation has improved for African-Americans more quickly and more broadly than for other groups.

It's not as if the coal mines opened in Chicago, or we began logging in New Orleans. Fracking has not begun in Manhattan.

Perhaps the self-deportation of illegal aliens has eliminated a competitor for employment.

Or it may be the century old last-hired, first-fired approach to black employment.

This is cause for celebration. Full employment is the best way to ease racial tensions in the United States.


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  1. Big D, that last sentence is pure gold. Thank you brother.

    1. Full employment is the best way to ease racial tensions in the United States.

      When President Trump had the confrontational press conference with the media a few days after Charlotteville, a female reporter shouted out a question asking him if racial relations were better or worse since he became President (he had been in office about 8 months). President Trump's response was that he was creating jobs, and jobs would resolve much of those tensions. As I recall, he ended it by saying, "I really believe that".

      - Ken

  2. Funny how you don't hear Obama or his grievance merchant buddies cheering about any of this, or even trying to take credit for it. Almost as if they don't care at all.

    1. Obama's sycophants have tried to credit Obama with the improvement in the economy. They hate what this has done for their plantation blacks and don't want to draw attention to it. Rising tides do lift all boats, but don't ever tell your enemies what you're going to do or they'll sabotage it. Trump knows: don't gice them an inch unless you're leading them into an ambush! --BJ54

  3. One of the problems that Trump has yet to correct (I really don't know how he'd do it) is the fraud in the BLS reporting statistics initiated by Obama. It's basically climate change fraud in employment numbers. What happened during the 2010 economic vortex from hell was that BLS changed they way U5/U6 statistics were computed. So, those underemployed or those who gave up searching for work were essentially dropped from analyses. This artificially inflated all of Obama's BLS numbers, giving rise to the preposterous "Obama Recovery." Now, embedded on that we see increases Trump. So, the magnitude of effect for specific demos is probably much greater. The way traders and TBTF institutions watched the actual "recovery" was to look at the fed withholding receipts that did not lie. When they saw the actual receipts they pushed the equity button.

    1. LUPO - lying until proven otherwise. Fact is, you can't trust any numbers where there's a government employee involved. They have too much at risk to actually report the true numbers.

    2. That's an interesting thought: due to distortions of gov't stats to make politicians look good, during the recovery "the magnitude of effect for specific demos is probably much greater."

      No idea how you would prove it true or false but it is a curious situation.


  4. Good news! Not greatly emphasized by the enemedia.

    1. And they will do anything and everything not to report it.

    2. ^^^^ Exactly. BJ54

  5. Didn't Reagan say that the best social program is a job? We see it here.

  6. What's that, Dems? You want to force a government shutdown and close all the national parks? If you do that now, it's racist! HAHAHA!

  7. Also, if there are jobs opening up over the nation, blacks will be able to move. Having enough money to move away from the inner cities will do a lot to get young people away from the criminal gangs.