Here I try to embed a video from the MSNBC show Hardball, with not Chris Matthews, but "The Chuck", talking about new census figures regarding Hispanics in the United States. Fifty point five million Hispanics, or 16.3% of the total population.
I am hoping that the transcript is here.
Frankly, I am not very concerned. If the economy turns around, and I hope it does, then this large number of Hispanics will be able to partake in the success, assuming the Obama Administration and the Reid/Pelosi Health Insurance Reform have not combined to create an even greater Underground Economy.
The Republican Party is about John Locke, the Founding Fathers, Middle Class values and Upper Middle Class aspirations. As the economy improves, that 16.3% of the population will benefit and move upward. On the other hand, as Hispanics grow as a percentage of the US population they might bring with them habits of thought and action from the old country and we could see the US go the way of the ABC nations. Once strong and surging economics, those three nations have since slid backward compared to the rest of the world. Only now is Brazil emerging from many years in the doldrums. Argentina is still on the ragged edge, economically.
Our future is in our hands.
Regards — Cliff