Hillary Clinton, who is aggressively competing for the black vote with her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, touted the endorsement of Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, a prominent black leader and pastor of one of the oldest black churches in America, the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
Not surprisingly, Hillary secured more than $1 million in federal funding last year for the Harlem-based non-profit group. Clinton backed an $839,000 federal funding earmark to the development corporation’s programs for at-risk youth; $446,500 for the organization to expand youth after-school programs; and $146,000 for the group’s social service work.
Let me point out to the average Hillary supporter here that federal money doesn’t grow on federal trees planted in Washington DC. It comes out of taxpayer pockets. Think of Hillary and her votes next April 15.