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    Obama adviser: White males need not apply

    Obama adviser: White males need not apply
    Robert Reich tells House panel stimulus package should emphasize 'social return' over worker skill

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    Posted: January 22, 2009
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    Obama economic adviser Robert Reich

    A top economic adviser to President Obama has told a congressional panel the billions of dollars in the proposed economic stimulus plan should be allocated with social issues in mind, to make sure the money doesn't go to just "white male construction workers" or the highly skilled.

    Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, was speaking to the House Steering and Policy Committee Jan. 7 about funding infrastructure projects across the nation.

    "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.

    The hearing took place two weeks before Obama was inaugurated.

    "I have nothing against white male construction workers," Reich said. "I'm just saying there are a lot of other people who have needs as well.

    "There are ways in which the money can be, criteria can be set so the money does go to others, the long term unemployed, minorities, women," he said.

    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., appeared to agree, suggesting federal money be directed to specific groups of people.

    The federal government, he said, must "remove the discretion" about where the funds go, or what projects would be involved, even to the point of eliminating any input from governors or state legislatures.

    Reich agreed: "Governors ought to be, should be given a choice of signing on the bottom line or not."

    Then Rangel noted the "middle class" would be unlikely to create any opposition to funds directed to minorities.

    "One thing that you can depend on, you don't have to be worried about what the middle class is going to do. Things are so bad, they have to put food on their tables, get clothes for their kids, get them in school," he said.

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    Commentator Michelle Malkin said Reich's statements expose "the lie that the Obama administration is actually interested in revitalizing basic infrastructure for the good of the economy."

    "No, what Team Obama really wants is to ensure that the least skilled, least qualified workers get jobs based on their chromosomes and pigment," she said.

    Malkin cited Reich's own blog, where the Obama adviser wrote of the economic stimulus plan: "I'd suggest that all contracts entered into with stimulus funds require contractors to provide at least 20 percent of jobs to the long-term unemployed and to people with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level."

    This, Malkin wrote, is "spoken like a true-blue wealth redistributor. The 'needs' (read: demands) of politically protected minorities trump the need for competently build roads and bridges."


    Reich's blog headline

    On his blog, Reich makes his case for, "The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers."

    "At least 2 percent of project funds should be allocated to such training. In addition, advantage should be taken of buildings trades apprenticeships -- which must be fully available to women and minorities," he wrote.

    Race already has become an issue several times in the Obama administration.

    As WND reported, Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile admitted she swiped Obama's complimentary blanket from his inauguration ceremony and then joked it was not a criminal offense because, "We have a black president ... this was free."

    Outrage also erupted over the inauguration benediction by Rev. Joseph Lowery, the 87-year-old civil rights pioneer, for asking God to help mankind work for a day when "white would embrace what is right."

    Obama reacted to the benediction with a smile.


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    Where are the so called white construction workers in South Florida? I want them to show me that. The large construction sites were full of illegals when business was booming. In fact little English was spoken. When they finished the concrete for one condo in Aventure they put up a Mexican flag. Who ever came up with the comment white construction workers really needs to put down the crack pipe.
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    So much for bringing the country together. I guess that this means that our jobs will go to illegal aliens. How else can you take this. I really really really am so sorry that this jerk, oh I mean god, got elected. We really need third party. Time to start planning.

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    This is totally discriminatory and unconstitutional, and I just sent it to Lou Dobbs.
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    Looks like Loneprotester has a new enemy


    I have two related questions:

    1) how quickly do you think it would take the riots to begin if it was said the money should not go to blacks, or Asians or Latinos? How long before discrimination and racism would be shouted from the mountaintops?

    2) How is this any different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Then Rangel
    noted the "middle class" would be unlikely to create any opposition to funds directed to minorities.
    Mr Rangel wasn't been to California ether, most of the construction jobs are done by illegals. The last time "minority" businesses had priority higher bids were excepted and done by people who aren't qualified. What a joke we pay more for less....

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    Our local KFI has way to many immigrants laying brick for their new restaurant.
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    THIS IS SO THEY CAN RETAIN LOTS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!!!!

    This is also GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION.

    How about no more JEWISH Obama administrators?

    How about no mixed race Presidents?

    As far as I am concerned, the GLOVES ARE OFF!!

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    Are they hiring the largest under paid minority of all the "white female"?
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