I'm sorry that I haven't kept up with as many posts as before, but some of us have to keep funding the Welfare State of America.
The days of baseball, hot dogs, mom, apple pie, and Chevrolet are gone. America can not and will not survive. It's not because of the Republicans vs. Democrats, third world immigration, or the Federal Reserve. It can be attributed to what Paul Kersey from Stuff Black People Don't Like (SBPDL) calls the: Black Underclass. Before you start calling me the "R" word, and call the NAACP, SPLC, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson let me make one thing perfectly clear: I am not talking about the hard working, law abiding, responsible black people that are going about their business. I'm talking about the others.
Recently Nike shoes put a new yet limited pair of Air Jordan's on the market. The end result: chaos. Scores of young black men literally ripping the doors off of malls to spend $180 for a pair of sneakers! There was more chaos at Foot Lockers with the new Air Jordan's than in Japan that suffered an earthquake, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown all in the same day. Egyptians are being killed for freedom and blacks are shooting at each other for overpriced footwear. America will not survive when citizens are fighting over athletic shoes. Now, shopping centers are going the way of the Pony Express. Restaurant owners in the ghetto have to put in bullet resistant glass so the employees will not get shot, and the place won't get robbed! Did our founding fathers imagine the citizenry purchasing food at a restaurant would have to do it with a protective barrier?!?
Besides rioting over shoes, the black underclass are tuning our inner cities into third world war zones. Cities like Detroit, Newark, and St. Louis are no go zones for most Americans. Despite being only 12-13% of the population, blacks commit most crimes in the US, and consists of the majority of the prison population. Don't believe me, click here. If you want to make it a black vs. white issue; think about this. The majority of white women that are raped, the perpetrator is black. Yet white on black rape is nearly nonexistent. What's worse; according to the Center's for Disease Control (CDC), the leading cause of death for black males ages 15-34 is homicide! A person's most productive years are cut short due to murder!!!
Education is a big problem in the black underclass. According to the Schott Foundation, 47% of black males drop out of high school. As the saying goes: "The more you learn, the more you earn." Needless to say, black unemployment rate is twice the rate of the national average! America has only so many openings for ditch diggers, janitors, waiters, and other no-skilled jobs. Factor in illegal immigrant labor, the loss of a manufacturing base, and a major recession, we see why the black unemployment level is so high. Some of the black underclass will say speaking proper English, studying hard and getting good grades is: "acting white" and peer pressure prevents many black children from achieving their full potential.
Another factor of the black underclass is illegitimacy. 70% of black mothers are unwed. Take it from a father; you need two parents to raise children. Having children includes buying formula, baby wipes, diapers, baby food, clothes, doctor visits, cribs, laundry detergent, etc, etc, etc. With no two parents in a household, then the mother has to work long hours at one or more jobs to keep the family afloat. Or, go on public assistance.
The biggest factor for the Black Underclass is the welfare state. President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty was supposed to lift the black American out of poverty. Johnson's war gave us welfare, Aid to Families to Dependant Children (AFDC), Women, Infant's and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TNAF), Food Stamps/Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), Section 8 Housing, Head Start, No Child Left Behind, Public Housing, Medicaid, and so on. This war to help the poor is costing you the sucker taxpayer one trillion dollars per year! That's not one trillion dollars total since 1964, but we get stuck with a one trillion dollar bill each year! Think about that next November when you are living week to week, and you clip coupons, can't afford to get your car fixed, can't afford to eat out at a fancy restaurant such as Applebee's or Bob Evans, can't afford to pay your utilities, use your credit card more than cash, and can't afford to have more children! It's the welfare state that contributes to illegitimacy, drop out rates, crime, and poverty. Compare NASA to the welfare state. NASA gave us such things such as: cordless tools, velcro, fire retardant suits, GPS, artificial limbs, aircraft de-icing, improved radial tires, and hundreds of other things we take for granted. What has the War on Poverty gave us? An EBT card? There is still the hidden costs that we don't see. We need to factor in the cost of police protection, security measures, declining property values, and the time and money we spend going to and fro as law abiding people live far away from this mess!
I'm not one to just bitch and not say what needs to be done. Here's what America needs to do:
1)Allow only twelve (12) and only twelve consistent months of welfare.
2) Any woman on welfare must take Norplant as not to have more children.
3)No welfare money for a)alcohol b)tobacco.
4)Recipients must take drug and alcohol tests. If they fail, no welfare, no welfare, Medicaid, or section 8.
5)Recipients must be enrolled in a GED program if one does not have a Diploma or GED.
7) NO MORE MONEY TO WELFARE MOTHERS THAT GET PREGNANT WHILE ON WELFARE.
8)All recipients are to be fingerprinted. While on welfare, or section 8, as wards of the state, the fingerprints are accessible to any and all law enforcement agencies. Once the recipient is off the public dole, the fingerprints are to be deleted from all databases.
Think about it; does China, Japan, Germany, or Canada have the problems the US has? I think not.