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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The battle over the state the budget is heating up as the clock is ticking on the governor’s decision. Meanwhile many people are unhappy about the current plan.

Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives.

The civil rights leaders say it is regressive and will harm children, minorities, women and the poor.

“I suggest they go back to the drawing table,” Brunswick County NAACP President Bernest Hewett said. “I suggest they get off party lines and get on human lines. My suggestion to them would be that they need to work with the people and not against them.”

The NAACP is most upset by cuts to education and feels these deep cuts will have long term consequences. Hewett said our current legislature cares more about politics and propaganda than they do the people.

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2015 years 8 months ago

I am stunned by the responses that have been posted here. I guess I should be used to it, but the sheer hate takes my breath away.
BTW, did you know that the vast majority of people who receive any kind of government help are white?
The NC budget is grossly irresponsible. It places us LAST among 50 states in spending for education. Schools were underfunded before. Now what do you think will happen?
Greed brings grief. What a pathetic state this is.

2015 years 8 months ago

The vast majority of people receiving government assistance are indeed White…..if you look at raw numbers. That’s not surprising since Whites make up roughly seventy-seven percent of the population. An entirely different picture appears when you look at the per capita rate among ethnic groups.

When you compare the number of Whites receiving government assistance vs. the number of Whites in the population, with the number of Blacks receiving government assistance vs the number of Blacks in the population, you realize that if you are Black you are four times more likely to require government assistance than a White person.

Do you know the single greatest reason why that fact exists?

Illegitimate births.

The greatest contribution leading to long-term, multi-generational poverty is single-mother births and the latest figure I have, from 2008, is that 72% of Black babies are now born out of wedlock. (http://www.bvblackspin.com/2010/11/08/72-percent-of-african-american-children-born-to-unwed-mothers/)

Here are a few frightening statistics from that link:

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
85% of children with behavior disorders come from fatherless homes
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
75% of all adolescents in rehab come from fatherless homes
85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes.

A drug addicted high school dropout with a prison record can’t do very much, but he can sure get you pregnant! Can you see how illegitimate births accelerate multi-generational poverty?

Also interesting to note is that the percentage of illegitimate births is climbing rapidly among Whites and Latinos, meaning that we are going to see an increase in multi-generational poverty across the entire population. The two most egregious examples of “reproductive irresponsibility” I am personally aware of are both White.

What Hewett and his liberal cohorts don’t grasp is that we can’t afford it and we had better get it under control, now. We need to revisit the basic purpose of government, we had better re-evaluate funded abortion on demand, and while it pains me to say this in “the land of the free,” perhaps we are free to the point of recklessness. We had better examine China’s example of regulating childbirth. Do we have to go as far as mandatory birth control and forced abortions……or are we finally willing to say, “You gave birth to her – YOU figure out how to feed her.”

If we don’t get some control over who reproduces offspring and hold THEM responsible for their own actions, we are going to be left with a choice of paying the majority of our earnings in taxes to support bums of every color, or stepping over dead babies in the street.

2015 years 8 months ago

…but let’s keep our feet in cold, hard reality, okay?

What’s your solution – keep taxing the productive members of society to support an ever-increasing supply of people who will never break their chains of dependence and eventually cause us to collapse?

Hey, I’m all in favor of NO restrictions on childbirth other than common sense….as long as we drop this insane notion that society is obligated to feed them, clothe them, put a roof over their head, and treat them when they fall ill.

Here’s the icing on the cake, for the do-gooders and simple-minded saps: In 1960, before Johnson’s “Great Society” and “War on Poverty” blew AFDC wide open and created Medicaid, the rate of illegitimate births in the United States was 5.3%. After fifty years of that phony-baloney “war,” it’s now bumping on 40%!

That’s because there is no incentive to not have children you can’t afford. A mother need not worry about hearing her infant scream from hunger pains as long as the government can force other people to pay for the child’s food. Every program in the realms of taxation and social services ENCOURAGES people to have children they can’t afford.

Our war on poverty has actually established a breeding farm of people endlessly mired in poverty.

So if you’re not willing to restrict childbirth, and you refuse to end the programs that enable and encourage irresponsible breeding, what’s the answer, Nancy?

2015 years 8 months ago

Too bad those restrictions on birth that you propose weren’t in effect 9 months before you arrived.

You are cold-hearted, smug, utterly lacking in compassion and knowledge of our Constitution.

You are obviously ill-informed about restrictions on receipt of welfare that were established under Clinton. AFDC is gone. Food stamps are grossly inadequate.

What on earth makes you such a hateful racist?

2015 years 8 months ago

Please tell us.

He gives very specific facts. Must have hit a nerve. Afraid your entitlements might be in jeapordy?

2015 years 8 months ago

What, in either of my posts is racist? Point it out, please. Stating statistical FACTS about illegitimate births in the Black community and linking you to a BLACK-ORIENTED WEBSITE is racist???? According to NPR the rate of illegitimate births in the Balck community hit 70% in 2005. Yes, NPR – now THERE’s a conservative, racist source, huh?

So point out the racist content or drop the ludicrous charge, because all it does is make people shake their head and wonder about your intelligence.

While you’re at it, point out that portion of the Constitution that says I have to support your kids. Point out that portion of the Constitution that says the government has a RIGHT to make me support your kids.

Of course AFDC is gone. The only reference I made to AFDC was when it existed in the Sixties. It’s been replaced by TANF, which seems to get extended at will. (BTW, I don’t particularly care if your food vouchers are inadequate. Go hungry or buy your own food, as I do!)

Last of all, why don’t you try ANSWERING MY QUESTION? What do we do – keep paying for worthless societal sponges to keep breeding the next generation of sponges?

If you don’t have an answer, don’t waste my time. Calling me names just makes YOU look foolish and offers no solution to the problem…..

2015 years 8 months ago

So it is racist to want to keep the money I earn, not you, but me to use for my family? No.
It is racist to want welfare sponges to stop breeding what they can’t afford to feed? No.
It is racist to want to stop the handouts that are never ending? No.
If you know the government is going to send you a check every month, why would you try to get an education, try to get a job and start paying taxes?

Cell phone
energy or utility assistance

All items that not only do I pay for my family, I also pay for yours. Since I’m paying, come cut my grass. Give me a little return on the money that is taken from me.

2015 years 8 months ago

Nancy, I know of a young family of 3 (woman 22, man 23 child 3) she works full time, he is a bum that sits around and smokes dope all day and works here and there under the table for cash. They live in a rented trailer. They get 500.00 a month in food stamps !!!! Inadequate???? NO. They have so much food they had to buy a freezer for the extra meats. Really?

I am glad you like paying for BUMS and potheads to eat. I DO NOT like it at all.

2015 years 8 months ago

Some of the things you cited might be fact but regardless of the statistics or how you spin it whites are sucking up more of your tax dollars than blacks when it comes to government assistance(welfare, section 8, etc.).

2015 years 8 months ago

Suffer the little children. Nice motto, dude.

2015 years 8 months ago

The problem crosses racial barriers. What you don’t seem to understand is that even more important than the money we’re blowing, this is DESTROYING far too much of the Black community.

The number of Whites who are dependent upon the government is a small enough percentage that it has little impact on Whites as a whole. We all know a Becky or a Carie who lives in a trailer in Rocky Point and has a few kids by her beaus d’jour. Eventually she meets some guy named Ricky or Randy who drives up in his Trans Am or Siverado pickup combing his mullet and they move into a bigger trailer in Wilson so he can work at the tire factory and they can beat each other up every Saturday night. They stay poor, but she’s off TANF and Medicaid as long as they stay together listening to .38 Special.

The number of Blacks on long term governmental dependence as a percentage of the Black population is large enough that it is insuring far too many Blacks are sentenced to a life-long stay in poverty. There are too few equivalents to Becky’s “knight in shining pickup,” so far too many Black women grow old in the inner city’s public housing. All those nasty statistics I mentioned earlier render many Black men unmarketable when it comes to a permanent relationship. (Do you want an unemployed drug-addict sleeping with you? Trust me – you DON’T)

Every successful Black friend or co-worker of mine shares the same traits. Maybe not all of them, but several traits each. They grew up in two-parent household or with a STRONG female authority figure who dedicated a large portion of her time to raising them. They all completed high school, most completed college. They all had bed-times during school and year-round, variable curfews to get home. NONE of them has a criminal record and they all seem to say something about their mother killing them had they been arrested.

The one trait that they ALL share is that their family left the social gravy train behind when they were young. The government gives you just enough to survive – ever know anyone who got rich on TANF? The much feared income level that disqualifies you from DSS cash benefits is actually the road to success.

So it’s not only about blowing the money – it’s about a race that is destroying itself by illegitimate births and all those resultant nasty statistics I posted. To tell the whole story, I don’t want my money used to forge chains that enslave you just as tighly as the iron chains your ancestors wore.

2015 years 8 months ago

African Americans don’t get welfare, there is no such thing for us. Food Stamps whatever! Almost the whole country is on food stamps since Bush stole all our money. Do what I do keep clipping coupons and go on a diet.

I don’t have a white friend that isn’t on disability, getting paid from the government by my hard earned tax dollars to sit on their butts to be pill popping drug addicits that would find or make a hole at work, fall in it and collect a check. I know plenty of white people who have lost limbs at work to collect a disability check because they were too lazy to work for a living.

I am glad that Joe the so called plumber can’t get a loan for a bussiness his friend pretends he has. Why should this country continue to make whites feel better about themselves by giving them things they did not earn or deserve. A thief is a thief black or white.I recieved a great education and I make good money, I give back to my community and that is good enough for me. I earned my education and I have been reduced to training white women in fields they have college degrees in.They are as dumb as they come, they cheat and sleep their way through college, embezzel money from every place they are employed, only to scream life is not fair.

Well I say life is what you make it if you want to be a incest breeding, down syndrome, welfare, pill popping, nasty house keeping, sleep your way out the door slut more power to ya. Just don’t be surprised when an African American is the one giving you your walking papers and denying your disability claim, and food stamp benefits that your lazy azz doesn’t deserve.You can come cut my grass and I might even let you look at my horses after you feed them,then you have to go for fear of what my neighbors might think.

2015 years 8 months ago

“The civil rights leaders say it is regressive and will harm children, minorities, women and the poor.” What a bunch of HorseHooie! What the civil rights leaders are REALLY trying to say is, “You’re taking the free money out of the pockets of our lifetime entitlement recipients.”

It is time for the lazy, the irresponsible and the capable to get off their butts! It is time that the taxpayers STOP funding women that choose to stay home and farm babies for lifetime entitlements at the taxpayers expense.

I’ve said it a thousand times. I do not have a problem with my hard earned tax money being spent to help some unfortunate soul get back on their feet. I DO have a problem with my hard earned tax dollars being spent to pay people to be continually lazy, sit on their butts and do drugs for a lifetime!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

of all groups, the NAACP is hardly fit to make budget comments. It’s their very actions which can cause ultra-liberal Democrats to forget you can not spend more than you take in.

NAACP — how many of your members are on Medicaid or some other give away program?

Want more money for education — lead the fight to do away with Medicaid.

2015 years 8 months ago

Or perhaps the group is upset because the budget no longer calls for the working man to support the lazy, nonproductive slugs of society who only know how to create more lazy nonproductive slugs. This encompasses a large group of who the NAACP represents. What it does call for however is for gov’t to balance the budget, which is a state law by the way, and to cut funding to selfish programs that fund the lifestyles of the inept and lazy. All I can say is……its a good start.

2015 years 8 months ago

About time we start cutting. I have to live within my budget, so should the goverment. $534,000 is what each household owes because of our nations debit and this guy wants to add to it.
Who is to pay the bills for the extra programs?
Always the children who will suffer. How about you parents, it took two, to be parents, do your job. I do not think it takes a village to raise a kid, it takes parents. About time these dead beat dads, get what is coming to them. Father a kid then walk away, yeah, you the man!

2015 years 8 months ago

Elections have consequences….I could SWEAR I’ve heard that somewhere before…


2015 years 8 months ago

“The civil rights leaders say it is regressive and will harm children, minorities, women and the poor.”

Understand this, Mister Hewett: The gravy train is over. You’re going to pull your own weight or you’re going to fall by the wayside. People are waking up to the fact that the government is not here first and foremost to make the poor, un-poor. The government isn’t here to play Robin Hood. The government isn’t here to be your Santa Claus.

The productive members of society will no longer carry the lazy, the incompetent life mis-managers, and the the scammers.

John Smith hit the nail on the head in Jamestown – those who don’t work, don’t eat.


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