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January 22, 2009

White male construction workers: You’re SOL

Filed under: politics,the Left — by lindyborer @ 4:26 pm
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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 there are other people who have needs as well.”

Thus proclaims Obama’s terminally liberal economic advisor Robert Reich.  Instead, money for the so-called infrastructure should not go to white male construction workers, but women, minorities, and/or the long-term unemployed—-who likely aren’t even IN the construction business. 

Let me step outside the fact that I disagree with the entire premise of the government being in charge of each and every aspect of our lives and of the economy—and especially in the private sector.  If we want the stimulus package to actually stimulate anything, and especially in relation to improving infrastructure, wouldn’t it make eminent sense to just make sure the money got to the people who are actually involved in the business of construction no matter what color they are?  It proves the point that when government gets involved in anything, it’s sure to complicate matters to the point of lunacy.  It proves that all too often, the government is motivated by ideology and not by common sense and practicality.  It’s the reason that I don’t want the government to take over health care, for example. 

As Ace pointed out:  “Sorry, Robert– for real infrastructure work, eventually you’re going to have to pay a guy who knows how to use a laser for surveying or how to operate a crane or how to weld steel. You cannot just draft the “long term unemployed, minorities, women” into real infrastructure work. Except, again, for pure bulls**** soft stuff like putting a couple of planters of flowers around a walkway to a federal building.”

Heaven forbid the funds go to anyone based solely on their experience or their resume.  All that matters anymore is skin color.   

Michelle Malkin has more on this lunacy.     

And by the way, just how, exactly, is Reich not being called out for being completely racist for this statement?  Okay, okay, I’ll do it.  Robert Reich is a liberal, socialist, wealth-redistributing, ideological racist.  There.

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3 Comments »

  1. Sounds like the “Great Leap Forward” in China. Mao sent millions out to the countryside to build little hand-made furnaces to produce iron. The problem is, nobody who was sent actually knew how to make good iron, so everything that was produced was of such inferior quality that it couldn’t be used for modern industry.

    But it looked good on the newsreels.

    Comment by politicalhousewyf — January 24, 2009 @ 1:29 am |Reply

  2. I have sort of tuned out for awhile, but this Reich fella’s quote just got my juices flowing again. What a bunch of bunk!

    Comment by Jon — January 29, 2009 @ 11:37 pm |Reply

  3. Glad you’re back.

    Comment by lindyborer — January 30, 2009 @ 11:54 am |Reply


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