. Democrats are liberals who have been running black communities for the past 40 years with socialist policies that have turned black communities into economic and social wastelands. Black Democrat Juan Williams exposed the deplorable conditions in black communities in his book “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-end Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America.” . Democrats oppose programs that will help blacks get out of poverty, such as the Faith-based Initiative that would put church-based social programs on an equal footing with secular groups when competing for federal grants. Democrats oppose school choice scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools. Democrats oppose Social Security reform even though blacks lose $10,000 in the current system because blacks have a five-year shorter life expectancy. Democrats favor same-sex marriage and partial-birth abortion. The Republican Party Today
. Since the War on Poverty of the 1960’s, over $7 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. Under President George W. Bush, record money has been spent on education, job training and health care. Over $1.4 billion has been spent for overall education - a record 137% increase, and $13.1 billion was spent for the No Child Left Behind Act. Bush has also spent $18.8 million for Historically Black Colleges, $24 billion for small business loans and grants, and $10 billion for Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance for the poor. Since 2001, access to free community health centers has been extended to 2.2 million poor people. In May 2003, Bush provided $15 billion, three times more money than President Bill Clinton, to fight AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean.
. All Americans received tax cuts under Bush’s tax cut plan—108 million average families received $2,500. Over 3.8 million more poor people were freed from the tax rolls entirely, and poor blacks received an additional gift of $1,000 per child plus $1,658 per family under the Earned Income Tax Credit program. “Tax cuts for the rich” is a deceptive Democratic Party talking point. . Bush has appointed more blacks to high level positions than any president in our nation’s history, including: Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Director of Personnel Management, Assistant Attorney General, Chairman of the FCC, Director of HUD, Secretary of Education, and Assistant Secretary of Education. Republicans support merit-based Affirmative Action as was started by President Richard Nixon in 1969, not the Democrats’ unfair quota system of today. . During Hurricane Katrina, the Democrats running New Orleans and Louisiana failed blacks. Red Cross food was refused by the Mayor, and over 1,000 buses were left in parking lots and became ruined by the flood. The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prevents a president from sending federal troops to a state without the governor’s consent. The Louisiana Governor denied Bush consent for days. Democrats blocked Bush’s 2001 energy bill which had $540 million for levee repairs. . Republicans support school choice scholarships, protecting the sanctity of life and preserving marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Studies show blacks think conservative, but vote liberal. ~~~