During his Friday podcast, comedian Adam Carolla skewered California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for not having a clear answer about why poverty strikes African-Americans and Hispanics in such high numbers. Newsom was a guest on Carolla’s show to promote his book “Citizenville,” which he co-authored with Lisa Dickey. But the Democratic politician invited an attack when he made said both African-American and Hispanics struggle with being prepared for financial hardship. “Think about it — half of African-Americans in the state of California, roughly half of Latino families have no access to a checking account or an ATM
Comments: This is pretty awesome. Best thing I´ve heard in a while!
Obama (maybe): "Now you all have been gathered here because the system has forced you to be unemployed, despite my best efforts to make America a just nation. You are the real patriots, and you all voted for me, and The Man is trying to keep you down because of your righteous action.
So I´m recruiting any of you who are willing to be trained as a ten million man army of civilian patriots of the New America.
You will be very well paid. After training, you will be armed, and your mission will be to help disarm and bring for retraining the unpatriotic and greedy who are preventing our glorious future from coming about. You are the key to our future.
Here is a partial explanation. If a person is participating in the underground (cash) economy, selling drugs, running illegal drinking establishments, buying and selling food stamp allotments, that person does not want a bank account. Bank transactions could be viewed as money laundering, should the account be used. In addition, any bank transation of 3000 dollars or more, is subject to legal scrutiny. Blacks and hispanics are much more likely participants in that underground economy.
So he asked the Elephant-In-The-Room question, didn´t he? Good on him!
Jeff Poor misses the boat with this:
The host surmised that the difference was the lack of a strong traditional family structure among blacks and Hispanics — specifically the lack of fathers in stable households.
No, I don´t think the host surmised that the reason was ENTIRELY that, but it´s safter than the whole truth to say that. Like me, the host could have surmised that another part of the equation is the generational welfare that keeps blacks and hispanics on the plantation. After all, Democrats need the welfare vote and are willing to subjugate entire minority groups in order to get those votes.
It´s insidious and insulting, but so long as we have ObamaPhone men and women around who really believe they´re better off with welfare than with work, we will have such LoFos around.
I applaud Carolla. We need more such openness. It will help to put PC-ness back into the cesspool from which it emerged.
FTA: “...half of African-Americans in the state of California, roughly half of Latino families have no access to a checking account or an ATM…”
Access to a checking account and/or an ATM has nothing to do with anything other than a track record of not paying your bills. Make your car or rent payments late, ignore traffic tickets, have your vehicle repo’ed, run up huge credit card debt, don’t pay ordered child support……voila!!! No access to a checking account, no access to a car loan, no access to a credit card account, can’t buy a house, everything becomes cash on the line. No one’s fault except ones’ self.
Adam Carolla used to be partnered with Dr. Drew on a show called Love Lines. They recently reteamed and are doing some live venues of their show. Adam has been featured for some of his openness on Breitbart´s Big Hollywood website recently.
For those who don´t know, Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel hosted The Man Show which had a good 5 year run. Kimmel also was the host on Win Ben Stein´s Money. I would bet that some of Ben´s conservative ideas rubbed off.
Sad to say it but some cultures lend themselves to be takers...call it opportunistic or just plain lazy there is NO excuse for not getting educated and getting a job with all the free programs out there. So we have to assume they have taken the Takers Pledge to NOT WORK and are just bums!
If you don´t like being called a Taker then get a freeking JOB!
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