Obama Plans to Spend $200 Million to Be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ or Something

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 at 7:46 am

One of his real brothers lives in a Kenyan hut and Obama hasn’t give the guy a nickel even though he’s worth millions. But he’s now going to spend at least $200 million of our money pretending to be “My Brother’s Keeper” here in America. He obviously doesn’t realize we’re broke.

President Obama on Thursday will establish a new interagency task force charged with promoting opportunities for young men of color through an examination of government policies and programs.

The program, dubbed “My Brother’s Keeper,” will ask businesses and foundations to fund programs across the country designed to keep young minority men employed or in school and out of jail.

“For decades, opportunity has lagged behind for boys and young men of color. But across the country, communities are adopting approaches to help put these boys and young men on the path to success,” a White House official said in a statement. “The president wants to build on that work.”

The president will announce that foundations supporting the initiative have pledged at least $200 million over the next five years to “find and rapidly spread solutions that have the highest potential for impact,” the White House said.

We’ve spent trillions in the so-called “War on Poverty” but that’s clearly not enough. We need to throw another $200 million around for Obama’s latest vanity project. And there’s plenty of useful idiots to help pitch in:

Colin Powell, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NBA hall-of-famer Magic Johnson, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver are also expected to be in attendance, as will business leaders, faith leaders, state and local officials, and participants of a youth guidance program called “Becoming a Man” that targets boys on Chicago’s South Side.

Instead of spending our money on this, why don’t wealthy liberals Obama, Bloomberg and Magic Johnson pay for this out of their pocket? Then they can pat themselves on the back even more.

The president has met repeatedly with the group, and heralded it as an example of how small interventions can help keep young minorities out of trouble.

Also in attendance will be Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, according to the network’s media reporter, Howard Kurtz.

No doubt the tolerant left will applaud O’Reilly’s efforts. By the way, did you know O’Reilly interviewed Obama before the Super Bowl. O’Reilly hardly ever mentions it.

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11 Responses to “Obama Plans to Spend $200 Million to Be ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ or Something”

  1. Catseye on 27/27/14 at 4:38 pm

    From the old parable of “if you like your brother you can keep your brother”, I take it?
    -ht/Cold Fury

  2. GrassMudHorsey on 28/28/14 at 9:14 am

    “will establish a new interagency task force charged with promoting opportunities for young men of color through an examination of government policies and programs.”

    What the…?!!

    I’m sorry, I thought welfare, food stamps, medicaid, the student loan program, various minority set asides in gov’t contracting, and so on did a pretty fair job already of promoting opportunities for pretty much everyone.

    But there is a happy ending here- Earflaps has set up a nice slush fund for his retirement, so he can gad about playing the world’s best golf courses as well as keep stocked up on Kools and K-Y.

    Oh joy.

  3. runningrn on 28/28/14 at 10:18 am

    James, that was my thoughts exactly! Where are all the dividends from all the money invested in Midnight Basketball under Bill Clinton? Where are all the young black male doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs? Those kids should be all productive members of society for all the money that was sunk into those programs.

    The problems with young, black men cannot be fixed by the government. In fact, the government is responsible for creating the problems with black young men! Destroying the family unit and enabling single mothers to raise multiple children without the need for a father under the guise of benevolent sounding things like “WIC”, “Welfare”, “Free Lunch Programs”, etc. is the root of the problem.

    This is just another attempt from Obama to distract everyone from his current scandals and failure.

  4. jukin on 28/28/14 at 10:35 am

    Looking at Obama’s “Fecal Touch” looks like young men of color are going to be even worse off than they already are under King Barky the Incompetent’s economic marvel. Particularly the southside of Chicago where he already brought misery, ruin, and death many years ago.

  5. Drumwaster on 28/28/14 at 10:50 am

    The traditional question of “what if this were a GOP President proposing spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to help non-minority youths” would get me immediately denounced as a racist, so I won’t bother asking it.

  6. CJ on 28/28/14 at 11:10 am

    *foundations supporting the initiative have pledged at least $200 million*

    So it is taxpayer dollars or donations?

    I agree it won’t do a damn thing, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that this is “our money.” Or am I missing something?

  7. deepred on 28/28/14 at 4:11 pm

    That’s all right. we’ll just screw our veterans and whittle our military down to 1930’s levels. That should cover domestic spending to keep the dependent class and the Progs. happy.

  8. retired military on 28/28/14 at 7:24 pm

    “find and rapidly spread solutions that have the highest potential for impact,” the White House said.”

    Gee Obama could resign from the WH and that will help improve things for everyone.