By Tanya Dennis
Representative Maxine Waters by her own words is “tired” of waiting for her government to seriously address the unemployment issue, so after the Tea Party insisted on cutting the national debt by keeping taxes low and cut spending which included spending to help the unemployed, she got mad, telling the Tea Party they could “Go straight to hell.”
To add fuel to her fire, Republican Representative Allen West (R-FL) said that Representative Waters was an overseer on the Democratic plantation and haled himself as a “modern day Harriett Tubman” in his interview on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly.
West: “So you have this 21st century plantation that has been out there where the Democrat party has forever taken the black vote for granted. And you have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than overseers over that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset because they’ve been disregarded, disrespected, and their concerns are not cared about. So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman to kinda lead people on the underground railroad away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.
When asked if he is referring to Waters as one of the plantations bosses, he responded:
West: Well absolutely…I’m going to be brutally honest. White liberals have turned over certain leaders – “perceived leaders” in the black community like a Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, a Maxine Waters or Barbara Lee – and said pacify and keep the black community firmly behind us regardless of the failures of our social welfare policies.”
West implied that he would free black voters from a figurative Democratic Party plantation.
Attorney Ellen Brown who is author of “Web of Debt” and president of the Public Banking Institute reveals in her article “The Market Has Spoken: Austerity is Bad,” what probably lies at the bottom of Representative Waters’ anger and frustration.
Attorney Browns says that, “In an economic downturn, the government needs to spend more, not less, as history shows. This can be done while still balancing the budget, simply by taking back the government’s Constitutional power to issue money.
. . .the magnitude of spending contraction will result in 1.5 million to 2 million more jobs lost. That’s also about all the jobs created since the trough of the recession in June 2009. In other words, the job market will be thrown back two years as well.
The budget crisis is an artificial one, and the current “solution” will only guarantee a deeper recession and more widespread suffering. Rather than obsessing over deficits and debt, the government needs to turn its focus to jobs, sales and quality of life.”
Allen Bernard West represents Florida’s 22nd congressional district, serving since January 2011. West, is the only Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, and is married to Dr. Angela M. Graham. They currently reside in Plantation, Florida with their two daughters.
Allen West lives in Plantation Florida, now that’s irony!