Friday, September 02, 2011

Open Letter to the Congressional Black Caucus: Where is your jobs bill?

George Cook
Let me start off by stating that I have the utmost respect for all who serve as members of the US Congress and that I appreciate the hard job that each and everyone of you do.

Recently there has been more news coverage of criticism by the CBC against President Obama when it comes to jobs and unemployment in the African American Community.

This being the United States of course all and any members of the CBC have the right to question and or criticize the president.

Those same rights give me the right to ask , "Where is the CBC's job plan?"

Not just the CBC but has any member of the CBC recently introduced or at least penned legislation that would help with black unemployment? As much as many want to blame President Obama as president he does not write legislation, members of congress do.

If there is a plan and or legislation from the CBC or any one of it's members please let the public know. We have that right especially when a president many of us voted for is being criticized and unfairly so in my opinion.

I believe it's not right to criticize some one's else's job if you are not doing yours. If the CBC and it's members are only talking about but not helping with the issue of black unemployment then they are part of the problem not the solution.

Yes let's hold the president accountable. But then again members of the CBC should also hold themselves accountable and be able to produce legislation to help their constituents not just point fingers at the president.

But then again better yet it would be great if everyone just worked together .

By George Cook Author of the Kindle book Let's Talk Honestly: One Black Man's Thoughts $1.50

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