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Thomas Sowell. Race & Rhetoric

by James Denison / April 5, 2012 5:44 PM PDT
a good article to read.

Makes the case of the difference between what one believes and what the actual truth is when it comes to economics. This man should have a good idea, he has an economics degree from Harvard, back when it meant even more.


One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my
office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24,
1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in
Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows."

The 1980s? Wasn't that the years of the Reagan administration, the
"decade of greed," the era of "neglect" of the poor and minorities, if
not "covert racism"?

More recently, during the administration of America's first black
president, a 2011 report from the Pew Research Center has the headline,
"Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics."
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You can't mix apples and potatoes
by Diana Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 11:26 PM PDT

He compares the last year of Reagan and the first year of Obama. If you want to make comparisons, you need to compare the Reagan's first year with Obama's first year or Reagan's last year with Bush's last year.

Diana

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why not compare
by James Denison / April 6, 2012 3:21 AM PDT

Obama's last year with the same year in previous administrations? Ouch, big hurt on Obama.

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(NT) So the fourth year on both?
by Diana Forum moderator / April 6, 2012 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: why not compare
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let me make it easy
by James Denison / April 6, 2012 5:25 AM PDT

there's no defense for Obama's administration. Incarcerations have increased, green funds have been foolishly awarded and lost, massive corporate welfare, massive bank bailouts beyond liquidity needs, unemployment explosion, biggest drop in real property valuations in your and my lifetime, the biggest increase both in dollars and percentage of national debt per annum of any president we've EVER had, the most expensive and ill conceived bill shoved through Congress that EVER was done before, even accounting for dollar norming across the years,...the list is almost endless, one could go on almost forever.

One simple fact is clear.

Obama Must Go!

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