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No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money
    #9664168 - 01/23/09 09:29 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Wasn’t this supposed the era of post-racialism? Robert Reich apparently didn’t 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:


Barack Obamas Economic Adviser Robert Reich....





"I am concerned, as I’m 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.  … I have nothing against white male construction workers.  I’m just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. … 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 doesn’t explicitly keep stimulus funds from paying the salaries of white males.  He suggests that the lawmakers create “criteria” 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 don’t 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.  We’re 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.  Didn’t our last election demonstrate a rejection of that kind of thinking?  And note that Reich offers the racist rationalization that he doesn’t have anything against white male construction workers.  Maybe some of his best friends are white male construction workers, too.


http://hotair.com/archives/2009/01/22/video-no-stimulus-money-for-white-males/




Since Obama does not want the stimulus money going to white males, then as a white male I will stop paying my taxes!!!!


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: lonestar2004]
    #9664177 - 01/23/09 09:31 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: MisterMuscaria]
    #9664224 - 01/23/09 09:44 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

whats crazy is that i live in south Texas and I've not seen a white construction worker in decades....


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: lonestar2004]
    #9664472 - 01/23/09 10:28 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

That guy is a fucking moron and a jackass.  Apparently he doesn't mind the fourteenth amenment being violated if it is popular and good.


Hey jackass retards:  jim crow laws were popular and good.

The arrest of black's for doing things that wouldn't be a crime if done by a white man were popular and good.


Slavery was popular and good.



That guy is a fucking disgrace to the constitution and his office.  He basically admits the purpose of his proposal is to discriminate.  Fucking ridiculous.


It's on digg

http://digg.com/politics/Robert_Reich_No_White_Male_Construction_Workers


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: johnm214]
    #9664979 - 01/23/09 12:21 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Read between the lines.  It's a return to using union construction labor, which is fully integrated, over the nearly all white non-union shops that the so-called labor department under dubya allowed to discriminate, and gave preferential treatment to, such as Halliburton/KBR.

I'm a middle aged white male, a union electrician, and our contractors are expecting to get a lot of work in the coming months.
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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #9665011 - 01/23/09 12:31 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Read between the lines. 




"It seems to me that infrastructure spending is a very important and good way of stimulating the economy. The challenge will be to do it quickly, to find projects that can be done that will have a high social return, that also can be done with the greatest speed possible," Reich said. "I am concerned, as I'm 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," he said.

I Read between the lines and the translation was redistribution of wealth to everyone but those paying the most taxes or the most qualified to do the work.....


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: lonestar2004]
    #9665082 - 01/23/09 12:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Reich the Racist Fuck said:
"I am concerned, as I’m 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.  … I have nothing against white male construction workers.  I’m just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. … 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."




Okay, that is some bullshit, there.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #9665195 - 01/23/09 01:05 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

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Read between the lines.  It's a return to using union construction labor, which is fully integrated, over the nearly all white non-union shops that the so-called labor department under dubya allowed to discriminate





I've yet to work in an all white shop anywhere, I have worked in
an all black establishment, I was the only one that wasnt out of
400 people, apparently they needed to fill their affirmative
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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #9666168 - 01/23/09 04:02 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Prisoner#1 said:
Quote:

RogerRabbit said:
Read between the lines.  It's a return to using union construction labor, which is fully integrated, over the nearly all white non-union shops that the so-called labor department under dubya allowed to discriminate





I've yet to work in an all white shop anywhere, I have worked in
an all black establishment, I was the only one that wasnt out of
400 people, apparently they needed to fill their affirmative
action quota as well and I was it




White folks have it so rough.  :frown:


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: TGRR]
    #9666403 - 01/23/09 04:42 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

> White folks have it so rough.  :frown:

Everybody has it pretty rough right now, regardless of skin color.  When will people learn that discrimination begets discrimination, regardless of who the majority or minority happen to be.  Reich, assuming he said what has been posted (and I have no reason to doubt such) should be ashamed.  He, through Obama, represents the PEOPLE, not a minority, not a majority, but those that are out of work, those that are suffering.  To bring race into the picture is petty.  Why would he say such a thing unless he wants to create divisions within society?  Why would he want to create divisions within society; who gains?  Certainly not the people that are suffering.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Seuss]
    #9666414 - 01/23/09 04:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Seuss said:
> White folks have it so rough.  :frown:

Everybody has it pretty rough right now, regardless of skin color.  When will people learn that discrimination begets discrimination, regardless of who the majority or minority happen to be.  Reich, assuming he said what has been posted (and I have no reason to doubt such) should be ashamed.  He, through Obama, represents the PEOPLE, not a minority, not a majority, but those that are out of work, those that are suffering.  To bring race into the picture is petty.  Why would he say such a thing unless he wants to create divisions within society?  Why would he want to create divisions within society; who gains?  Certainly not the people that are suffering.




Obviously.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: TGRR]
    #9667293 - 01/23/09 07:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

> Obviously.

Which leads to the big question... was this a slip, or does this represent the beliefs of the new administration?


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Seuss]
    #9667367 - 01/23/09 07:42 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

next thing you know, they'll be doing the paper bag test to decide who gets the job.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Seuss]
    #9668271 - 01/23/09 10:08 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Seuss said:
> Obviously.

Which leads to the big question... was this a slip, or does this represent the beliefs of the new administration?




Oh, they're all Black Panthers.  Once you're all out of work, they'll put on their Mandingo outfits and rape your women.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: TGRR]
    #9668962 - 01/23/09 11:54 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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TGRR said:
Quote:

Prisoner#1 said:
Quote:

RogerRabbit said:
Read between the lines.  It's a return to using union construction labor, which is fully integrated, over the nearly all white non-union shops that the so-called labor department under dubya allowed to discriminate





I've yet to work in an all white shop anywhere, I have worked in
an all black establishment, I was the only one that wasnt out of
400 people, apparently they needed to fill their affirmative
action quota as well and I was it




White folks have it so rough.  :frown:




yeah... actually they do


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: TGRR]
    #9668972 - 01/23/09 11:56 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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TGRR said:
Quote:

Seuss said:
> Obviously.

Which leads to the big question... was this a slip, or does this represent the beliefs of the new administration?




Oh, they're all Black Panthers.  Once you're all out of work, they'll put on their Mandingo outfits and rape your women.





it's about damned time... race wars dont just start themselves


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #9669129 - 01/24/09 12:27 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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yeah... actually they do




BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #9669132 - 01/24/09 12:28 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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it's about damned time... race wars dont just start themselves




Did you learn that from the Turner Diaries, Pris?


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #9672309 - 01/24/09 05:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

> it's about damned time... race wars dont just start themselves

I'm still not certain what to think.  It is unfortunate that this is a relevant discussion.  I'm hoping that it is not a sign of the general attitude of his administration.  I never got the impression that Obama is racist, though it is obvious that his wife is.  It will be unfortunate if racism becomes part of his administration, as it will reduce the chances of minorities getting into office in the future.


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Re: No White Construction Workers on Infrastructure Projects using stimulus money [Re: Seuss]
    #9672337 - 01/24/09 05:49 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If this kind of shit continues there will be a back lash against the Messiah...


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