“Yes, We Can!” Black Youth Unemployment Rate 393% Higher Than National Rate

Anytime conservatives talk about how bad our current economy is, the usual liberal “rebuttal” is something like, “You need to go take a basic ecomonics [sic] course, cause you don’t know anything about the ecomony [sic]!” Well, I suppose if I had money to burn, it might be interesting to go back and take another economics course.

But my taking another economics course isn’t going to all of a sudden make the economy better. It’s true that for some people in some sectors, the economy is doing fine. But for a lot of people, it’s not. People are struggling to make ends meet. They’re struggling to keep a job. They’re having a hard time finding a job. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Hey, why don’t we ask the people that voted for Obama’s “hope and change” and “free healthcare” how they’re doing? “Yes, we can!” right? Eh, not so fast.

Women aren’t the only people suffering amidst this centrally planned economy. It’s no surprise that Obama’s other major voting bloc is also suffering. That is, the black community. Particularly, the black youth population, aged between 16 and 19, according to CNS News:

The black youth unemployment rate for ages 16-19 is 393% higher than the national unemployment rate, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As of October 2013, the unemployment rate for this demographic was 36.0 percent, an increase over last month’s rate of 35.1 percent. The national unemployment rate currently stands at 7.3 percent

Fewer black youth held jobs in October with the number of employed decreasing from 487,000 in September to 444,000. This means 43,000 fewer black youth held jobs in October. Additionally, the participation rate for black youth has decreased from 29.4 percent in September to 27.3 percent in October, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points.

I don’t know why Obama would want to start another Middle East war when he’s got at least two wars going on here at home. The war on blacks and the war on women. They’re being completely fleeced, and they probably don’t even realize it, because they’re being told that they’re “entitled” to welfare and “free” healthcare, and that the reason they’re unemployed is not because of socialism, but because of Bush.

Yes, we can? More like, “No, we can’t,” or “No, there’s no incentive, since they’re throwing handouts at us.”