Barbara Lee: With Unemployment Rate Still High, We Must Reject Drastic Republican Cuts to Programs That Help the Most Vulnerable and Needy Populations
June 3, 2011
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement this morning in reaction to the May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
“While the overall economy may be showing signs of improvement, too many people are unable to find work and millions are still feeling a great deal of pain. Clearly there is still much work to do to ensure that our economic recovery is felt in every community. The national unemployment rate rose to 9.1%. That number rises to 16.2% in the African-American community and 11.9% in the Hispanic community, both increases from last month. And among teenagers, the unemployment rate is at 24%.
“This reality underscores the importance of the message that we relayed to the President yesterday at our White House meeting. We outlined to the President that we cannot accept a budget that penalizes the most vulnerable and needy populations with drastic cuts to important programs like WIC, food stamps, and job training. Republicans have yet to create a single job in the 5 months since they’ve taken control of the House, yet they want to cut these programs that assist the most vulnerable. And they won’t even allow for a vote on the ‘99ers’ bill that I introduced with Congressman Bobby Scott to provide emergency aid for those who have exhausted their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.
“The extreme Republican agenda of paying for tax cuts for millionaires and subsidies for oil companies on the backs of the low-income and the poor is hurting millions of people in a very real way. This jobs report should serve as a stark reminder that Republicans need to work with us and get serious about creating jobs, fostering new economic opportunities and providing pathways out of poverty.”
No Barbara Lee, this is not what we want. Stop trying to divide our people by race and age. What you need to do is deport the 30 million illegals here working our jobs. And don’t give us the false left-right paradigm – it’s the Republican’s fault – bullshit, because the traitors in our government lie out of both sides of their face.
I wondered what Barbara Lee’s response to the jobs report would be, now I know. She is seeking to perpetuate the lie of a recovery to support that treasonous bastard Obama and push her social communism as the alternative to the neo-con Nazism. No sale. Pack your lies commie; you are going home in 2012.
God bless our great Republic, death to the international corporate mafia and their lapdogs, we the American people of the American race will have our Republic back under our Constitution.