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Blacks hit hard by economy's punch

• Washington Post
These days, 24-year-old Delonta Spriggs spends much of his time cooped up in his mother's one-bedroom apartment in Southwest Washington, the TV blaring soap operas hour after hour, trying to stay out of the streets and out of trouble, held captive by the economy. As a young black man, Spriggs belongs to a group that has been hit much harder than any other by unemployment. 

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The article missed an important factor influencing these people and youth just out of high school looking for experience to carry on with the rest of their lives: the 30million illegals in this country who've been the worker of choise because businesses don't have to fill out countless administrative forms once they're hired.  No "deductions" for welfare programs, retirement funds, etc.  The corporations made more money and the country got substandard product.  Of course Federal welfare programs made it possible for these people to make ends meet - read that as working 2-3 days a week for the new pick-up and gov't. will GIVE them housing, food, medical care, and and education they obviously don't need or want. 

Have a nice day - Buck Norton


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