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    Former Clinton Secretary of Labor goes before congress to say white males don't need the help...that stimulus money should go to minorities

    Wasnít this supposed the era of post-racialism? Robert Reich apparently didnít get that message. In his appearance before Congress on structuring the stimulus plan on January 7th, Reich suggested that the package discriminate against white male workers:

    YouTube - Explosive Video Reich, Obamas economic advisor no "White Male Construction Workers"

    I am concerned, as Iím sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. Ö I have nothing against white male construction workers. Iím just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. Ö Criteria can be set so that the money does go to others, the long term unemployed minorities, women, people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.
    Basically, Reich wants Congress to create some means testing that doesnít explicitly keep stimulus funds from paying the salaries of white males. He suggests that the lawmakers create ďcriteriaĒ that will have that effect in practice without being crass enough to say, No Whites Need Apply. Congress has done this in milder form for the last few decades by mandating set-asides for women- and minority-owned businesses in government contracts, but even those donít require the businesses to refuse to hire white male construction workers.
    This sounds a lot more like a paternalistic welfare program than a real effort to improve American infrastructure. Weíre building roads and bridges for all Americans, using tax money from all Americans. Everyone should have equal access to the jobs created by this stimulus plan. What Reich proposes is flat-out official racism by government, refusing to hire people on the basis of their skin color. Didnít our last election demonstrate a rejection of that kind of thinking? And note that Reich offers the racist rationalization that he doesnít have anything against white male construction workers. Maybe some of his best friends are white male construction workers, too.

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    Yeah, the same guy that just quit Citibank after tanking them......
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    Hasn't this been posted before?

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    I heard this today on the radio. I was sickened. I really don't want to drive on a bridge built by a bunch of unskilled workers. If Rangal wants his family on that bridge. Go for it.
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    I guess I've got to find another detail to work since more people will need my tax dollars to survive. Wouldn't want them to do something out of desperation like getting a job of their own.
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    President Obama has picked the most socialist cabinet I have ever imagined. I bet he must have been reading Karl Marx's book before he took office. I'm surprised he didn't swear in with that instead of the bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Hasn't this been posted before?
    Yes, by you. Twice...after I posted this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Yes, by you. Twice...after I posted this!

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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