Rick Perry: Time to Hold Democrats Accountable for Poor Results in Black Families

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There’s nothing more controversial in this Orwellian, upside-down world of political correctness than telling pure, unadulterated truth. No wonder why George Orwell, author of the prophetic, dystopian classic 1984, once said that, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

One of those “revolutionary acts” of truth was committed by 2016 GOP presidential candidate and former three-term governor Rick Perry on Thursday, speaking before the National Press Club.

Perry did the “unthinkable,” pointing out that poverty among blacks, a Democrat Party stronghold, has dramatically increased under the first “black” president.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]
“I’m proud to live in a country that has an African-American president,” Perry said. “But President Obama cannot be proud of the fact that the prevalence of black poverty has actually increased under his leadership,” he announced.

“Like the rest of America, black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office,” Obama said on December 19, 2014, to Urban Radio Networks.

The average black unemployment under Bush was 10 percent, under Obama, in this supposed “improving” economy, it’s been 14%. The percentage of black people living under the official definition of poverty in 2009 was 25%. It is now 27%.

A recent study by Pew Research (leans left) revealed that from 2010 to 2013, the median income for black households tanked by 9%, even as prices on everyday household necessities has continued to climb.

Perry continued, saying it’s time for Republicans to “help black families hold them [Democrats] accountable for the results.”

“When it comes to race, America is a better and more tolerant and more welcoming place than it has ever been. We are a country with Hispanic CEOs, and Asian billionaires, and a black President.

 

So why is it that even today, so many black families feel left behind? Why is it that a quarter of African-Americans live below the poverty line, even after the impact of federal programs like food stamps and housing subsidies?

 

The supplemental poverty rate for African-Americans is nearly double the rate for other Americans.

 

Democrats have long had the opportunity to govern in African-American communities.

 

It is time to help black families hold them accountable for the results.”

Watch below via the Washington Examiner:

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About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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