You are now dethroned from power, scurrying like rats for the few morsels of hope tossed down by the Managerial-Elite of Black-Run America (BRA), all the while paying for your own dispossession via a transfer of wealth through taxation.
We could have been on Mars, but instead we paid for Ralph Abernathy's dream of ending poverty, racism, and hunger.
Alleviating hunger via SNAP/EBT cards. When they stop working, we already know what happens...
To pay for this dispossession, NASA and improvements in the transportation infrastructure were abandoned; the goal was to turn all of America into nothing more than Newark and Detroit.
"We have just concluded the 5th fiscal year since President Obama took office. During those five years, the federal government has spent a total $3.7 trillion on approximately 80 different means-tested poverty and welfare programs. The common feature of means-tested assistance programs is that they are graduated based on a person’s income and, in contrast to programs like Social Security or Medicare, they are a free benefit and not paid into by the recipient," says the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee.
"The enormous sum spent on means-tested assistance is nearly five times greater than the combined amount spent on NASA, education, and all federal transportation projects over that time. ($3.7 trillion is not even the entire amount spent on federal poverty support, as states contribute more than $200 billion each year to this federal nexus—primarily in the form of free low-income health care.)What type of world is that $3.7 trillion help fund? How about one where two children left home alone when a house fire broke about being the least of the worries for the aunt involved (who left them home alone), compared to the status of her EBT/SNAP food stamp card:
House Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 1 in Hospital2 Year Old Still in Critical ConditionUpdated: Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009, 5:24 PM EDTPublished : Monday, 19 Oct 2009, 5:18 PM EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Screams filled the evening sky as family members try to cope with what happened Monday in a South Memphis community. Two children, 2-year old Catareon Dunn and 3-year old Ladareon Dunn, were left home alone shortly before a fire broke out.
Officials responded to a house fire call at 1236 Effie Road off Mt. Moriah.
The two boys were left unattended while their mother and aunt left the house to go drop off a friend. Sometime after that, 911 received a call from neighbors saying the house was on fire.
Neighbors say they heard screams coming from the house and rushed to the back door to try and rescue the children. However, when they got there, the flames and smoke were too powerful for them to enter.
When the children were finally pulled from the house, onlookers described them as looking like "rag dolls." Both were rushed to the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition. Ladareon died shortly thereafter. Catareon remains in critical condition.
The children’s aunt, Marilyn Wilson, who left the house with the mother, said she had no regrets about leaving the children home alone, “No, I really don’t because if they had been there by themselves, I don’t know if the boys set the house on fire or somebody threw something in there to set it on fire. I really need to get in there to see if my purse burned up. I had my Food Stamp Card and everything in there.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Memphis Fire Department.A food stamp card can be replaced. Children cannot.
Worse, once a city loses its founding population, expecting to maintain the same standard-of-living with a new demographic in political power means you get Memphis 2013.
But happens when a city is overwhelmed by those seeking handouts? What happens when a city no longer has enough white producers to fleece, to help pay for the cradle-to-grave lifestyle of those dispossessing them?
The welfare office tells them to go elsewhere, seeking new white towns to conquer.
|[Pa. officials concerned about migration from N.J., USA Today, 7-15-2007]:|
Robin Moore had never heard of this city in the mountains of central Pennsylvania, so far in distance and feeling from her home in Newark.
Compelled by a desire to stretch her dollars and find space and safety, Moore dialed a phone number she spotted on a flier in a Newark welfare office. "I always liked Pennsylvania, so I kind of took a chance with Altoona," says Moore, 37.
In March, she moved with her husband, three daughters and grandson to a public housing development here.
"I wanted to protect my children," she says. "I wanted to protect my husband because in New Jersey, there's a lot going on. This town had more of what I wanted, a little more peace."
Moore's is one of at least 16 lower-income families who in recent months moved more than 200 miles across state lines from Newark and nearby urban enclaves to Altoona, population 47,000.
Home for Moore is a four-bedroom, two-story unit that has a back deck and mountain view, a marked change from the Newark public housing project, rife with drug dealing, where she once lived.
The arrival of Moore and others, along with inquiries by dozens of other New Jersey residents seeking subsidized housing here, has triggered concerns by Altoona housing officials that New Jersey is steering its poor to Pennsylvania, kindling tensions between longtime residents and the newcomers.
The migration is one reflection of the shortage of affordable housing in many metropolitan areas. Teachers, police officials and other middle-class workers often live far from where they work because they can't afford adequate housing in those communities.
The poor aren't much different, says Danilo Pelletiere, research director for the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
A curious trend
It was about a year ago that the Altoona Housing Authority began getting six to eight calls a day from New Jersey residents seeking applications for subsidized housing, Executive Director Cheryl Johns says.
She found it curious that those seeking to move here had no idea where the city was.
She contacted a state senator whose office tracked down two fliers, posted in a Newark welfare office, that gave the phone numbers of the Altoona Housing Authority and an apartment development in Williamsport, Pa., that accepted government rental vouchers.
Bruce Nigro, welfare director for Essex County, N.J., says that once he learned of the fliers, he banned them.
A person who qualifies by income for subsidized housing can apply for a unit anywhere, says Donna White, a spokeswoman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but most people stay in their local communities. Of the 1.8 million families in the rental subsidy program, 7%-10% get a voucher in one area, then use it in another, she says.
|Watching Apollo 11 lift-off... the antithesis of MLK's dream|
Newarkers take Altoona expressPa. city is none too pleasedFriday, June 01, 2007BY JONATHAN SCHUPPEStar-Ledger Staff
Cheryl Johns found it curious that poor people from Newark were calling Altoona, a small rural town 260 miles away in the hills of Central Pennsylvania, looking for places to live.
Johns, who runs the Altoona Housing Authority, first noticed the trend a few years ago, when her office started getting requests from Newarkers to fill out applications for government-subsidized apartments.
Then the odd trickle became a deluge.
Now Altoona is accusing Newark of referring clients to them, and a Pennsylvania congressman has asked New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine to intervene.
"What I'd like to see stopped is this flood of people coming from New Jersey on a daily basis," Johns said yesterday. "I'm not denying a housing application to anyone. But the housing problem in Newark needs to be fixed. Don't push your problem to Altoona."
The spat apparently stems from the severe shortage of affordable housing in Newark and other parts of New Jersey, where home costs are among the top in the nation and federal subsidies are shrinking. That, New Jersey officials say, has made people desperate.
The problem is particularly acute in Newark, where 28 percent of the 273,546 residents live in poverty. The city housing authority, wracked by layoffs and fiscal mismanagement, is now bracing for massive funding cuts and has closed a waiting list for subsidized apartments.
Demand for affordable housing also outstrips supply in Altoona, a city of 49,523 people, 18 percent of whom live in poverty. Johns said many applicants have to wait a couple years for public housing units and so-called Section 8 rental vouchers.
Since the calls started, the Al toona Housing Authority has placed about eight families from Newark in its apartments, and given Section 8 vouchers to another six, Johns said. Other Newarkers have found cheap apart ments from private landlords in Al toona, she said.
Those numbers aren't a problem, she said. But she started get ting upset a few months ago, when requests for applications from Newarkers began pouring into her office. Anywhere from three to five calls were coming in every day -- twice the previous rate. When her employees asked why Altoona, the callers gave one of two answers: a friend told them about Altoona, or they got the number off a flier in Newark. Many of them cited crime and poor conditions in Newark's public housing complexes.
That set Johns off. With help from a local state senator, she got a hold of the offending flier, purportedly taken from a Newark welfare office, which listed the numbers of the Altoona Housing Authority and a private complex in Williamsport, Pa. (where officials say there haven't been any complaints).
Robin Moore, 37, saw the flier during a January 2006 visit to her caseworker in the Essex County welfare offices on Rector Street in Newark. She loved her hometown, and she'd never even heard of Al toona. But she was tired of working 50-hour weeks as a customer service representative just to pay the bills on the two-bedroom apart ment on Osborne Terrace she shared with her husband, three children and grandson. And she worried about the drugs and crime.
So she called the number and got an application for an Altoona Housing Authority apartment. Her first trip to Altoona, to fill out more paperwork, was a 15-hour Greyhound bus ride. In March, she got approved to move her family into a tidy four-bedroom apartment in Fairview Hills for less rent than she paid for the smaller place in Newark. She's collecting unemployment insurance and her husband works as a housing authority groundskeeper.
But Pennsylvania officials weren't satisfied.
In a May 21 column in the Al toona Mirror newspaper, Mayor Wayne Hippo alleged that "more than a few" of the New Jersey mi grants "have been involved in the drug and crime trade." He didn't mention Newark by name.
"Personally, I'm sickened that somebody in a New Jersey welfare office decided to 'solve' some of New Jersey's problems by creating a list of Pennsylvania cities to send their troubled cases to," Hippo wrote.
On Wednesday, Johns fired an angry letter off to Keith Kinard, di rector of the Newark Housing Authority, accusing his staff of referring their clients to Altoona.
In some alternate America, the riots in Detroit and Newark of the late 1960s were greeted with volley after volley of bullets, fired by members of the National Guard. The Kerner Commission was never assembled, for the blame on the disturbances/insurrection/rebellion was placed squarely in the direction of the black community.
Those cities didn't become incubators for every negative social characteristic associated with the black underclass, the type of pathologies breeding dysfunction never before seen on earth.
Ralph Abernathy wasn't allowed to protest the Apollo launch in Florida, for he and his ilk never came close to Cape Canaveral on their horse and buggy.
In that alternate America, the money spent over the past 40 years on welfare, social engineering (Head Start, HUD programs, diversity initiatives, etc.), etc., went to the building of a permanent base on the moon, from which a space port was constructed that served as the launching pad for colonizing the stars.
And for the launch of the ship that would put man on Mars.
Instead, a city like Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania gets to taste the type of community blacks have created in the shadows of skyscrapers found in cities long ago abandoned by white people.
We could have been on Mars, but you had to fund Black-Run America (BRA) instead.