Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The highest-ranking black congressman says opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern governors is "a slap in the face of African-Americans."
Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said Thursday he was insulted when the GOP governors of several states said they might not accept some of the money from the $787 billion stimulus package. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he would accept the money.
Rick Perry of Texas, center, is one a number of Republican governors who are considering turning down some of the stimulus package money.
Clyburn said he was trying to protect black Americans when he added a provision to the stimulus package that would let state lawmakers override governors who oppose it. More HERE
“There is some we will not take in Mississippi,” Governor Barbour told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “We want more jobs. You don’t get more jobs by putting an extra tax on creating jobs.”
In an interview on Saturday, Mr. Barbour criticized the stimulus law, saying: “It’s filled with social policy and costs too much. You could create just as many jobs for about half as much money.”Meanwhile, as reported by MSNBC the U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat, said the governors — some of whom are said to be eyeing White House bids in 2012 — are putting their own interests first. "No community or constituent should be denied recovery assistance due to their governor's political ideology or political aspirations," Clyburn said Wednesday.
In fact, governors who reject some of the stimulus aid may find themselves overridden by their own legislatures because of language Clyburn included in the bill that allows lawmakers to accept the federal money even if their governors object. More HERE
AAPP: So, what do you think? Are southern governors slapping black folks in the face? Is this a color or racial issue? Are the southern governors color aroused? Did the highest-ranking black congressman go to far when he said opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern governors is a slap in the face of African-Americans ? Well, there is a history of southern governors doing bad things to black folks.
Well, at least the Delaware Governor is not part of this color aroused noise.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Shugniqua Nance, has been found on Wednesday. Which is good news. My question is why was there only alert in the city of Wilmington, Delaware and not only threw the state of Delaware, but was why was there not an national Amber alert for this 14 year old child.
Why is the state of Delaware and the other states across the United States so slow and quiet when it comes to bring things to light when it happens to black children . I am grateful, that Shugniqua was found in good health, and I hope that all of the minority Shugniquas across America as well as any missing child is found in good health. I would just like for all children when they are missing to be brought to the full light in America.
Is it neccessary for it to be partialism when it comes to missing children? Isn't it odd that to live in the same state as this child, that I had to read about it in the newspaper to find out that she had been missing and found.
It is time for Black America to stand up and take action, in protecting our children. We have to demand that our goverment officials are doing everything that they can to protect our children, if they go missing, we want not just local alerts. WE WANT STATE AND NATIONAL ALERTS.
It is time for our local and state and national officals take note that they are working for we the people and not just some people. But all of the people of the United States and we are tired of our children being overlooked in areas of their wellbeing. I for one am tired of it, and I hope that you are also.