lucius_gantt_1.jpgI believe so-called big issues the National Democratic Party will focus on to generate votes in upcoming elections are an increase in the minimum wage and immigration reform.

I have no problem with such a strategy because the current minimum wage is too low and new and improved immigration polices need to be legislated and enacted.

Regarding minimum wages, however, it doesn’t matter how much they are increased if government allows sellers of necessary products and services to merely raise prices as high as they can and whenever they want to.

The stupid political idea of suggesting wage raises to get votes and at the same time call for tax breaks for beast bankers, insurance crooks and other financial criminals is discredited. And support for business deregulations that will allow people to be robbed by greedy corporate executives must be abandoned.   

As far as immigration goes, the politicians whom you love have no intention of making any fair changes in the current policies.

They will put something together to please the Cubans or please the Mexicans but try to come to the U.S.A. on an inner tube from Haiti and see how much love the black people seeking to immigrate to this country get.

The lighter you are, the righter you are. You will have zero problems if you try to come to the United States from Europe. If you are not black, not only can you come here when you desire but also you can come here and work and no one will make fun of you.

Where in the world do you think many of the white NBA players come from?

They come from Germany, France, Russia, European Georgia. Other non-blacks come from Japan, China, Argentina. And no one says a mumbling word. No one talks about hockey players coming here from Canada and many other countries.

Black people in the United States tend to believe anything that is said in Washington, D.C. No one needs to show African Americans anything.

There’s no need to prove anything and no politician ever has to point to black businesses that he or she has helped or black people that he or she has served.

All a white politician has to say is, “I love Martin Luther King” or “I support Obama” or “I watch BET” or “I eat soul food” or “I love FAMU and Morehouse and Alabama State” or any other predominantly black school.

How many rivers will we have to cross before we stop allowing ourselves to be tricked by the devilish boss? What is best for political parties sometimes is not necessarily what is best for us.

If politicians want to help black people, they should patronize black companies and give more contracting opportunities to black entrepreneurs.

To increase jobs for blacks in 2014, politicians have to understand that black businesses hire black workers. And we need to patronize one another and we need to hire one another.  

One day you’ll stop falling for the political BS and you’ll declare that you’re tired of being misled, bamboozled, tricked and trapped by the political cracker-jack.

Lucius Gantt, a political consultant based in Tallahassee, is author of the book Beast Too: Dead Man Writing which is available at You can like The Gantt Report page on Facebook and contact Gantt at