Florida House of Rep, representative Allen West, believes President Obama has no plan for the Black Community and his policies have not been effective in providing African Americans with jobs or the tools to achieve/grow their businesses. He had this to say on Obama’s policy in his recent speech given during the Conservative Black Forum.
He said that the level of unemployment in the African American community is about 14 percent and a thorough survey would reveal that the numbers may be as high as 18 to 20 percent. He also substantiated his claim with the statistics that showed African Americans are not been proportionately represented when compared to other populations.
“60 percent of new start-ups are in the white community, 23 percent of new start-ups [are] in the Hispanic community, 5 percent [of] new start-ups [are] in the Asian community and, with 13 percent of the population, you’re only seeing nine percent of new start-ups coming out of the black community,” West said.
West also stated that granting de facto amnesty to approximately 900,000 foreign immigrants, shows that President Obama doesn’t care that these immigrants would definitely steal job opportunities for the average African American. This figures paint a dismal outlook for the immediate future of the African American community.
Rep West also told the Daily Caller, President Obama ‘doesn’t have a vision for the black community and economic development. He doesn’t have a vision for America. So, I think that’s why we see all of these horrible economic indicators turning in the way that they are. His vision is just to get re-elected and that’s not what I’m here talking about.”
Rep Allen West is a key figure in advocating for job reforms and creation in Black communities. He is also a republican.