Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bush Tax Policy is Helping Black Americans

Jerry Bowyer reports at National Review Online ( NRO ) that despite left-wing criticism of the Bush tax cuts as being favorable to the rich only, the amazing job creation in the U.S. since 2003 ( almost 5 million payroll jobs ) has reduced the black unemployment rate to 8.9%. This rate is lower than the 9.5% average between 1995 and 2000; a period that is regarded by Democrats to be the most glorious years of economic opportunity for poor blacks. If you believe that employment opportunity is the most effective way for the poor to lift themselves out of poverty toward the fulfillment of the American dream, then President Bush's tax-lowering; job-creating "strategery" is vindicated by this employment data. Of course, if you believe in condemning the poor to a life-sentence of unemployment and total dependence on welfare, then, like Kanye West, you probably believe that George Bush does hate black people.