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Obama adviser: White males need not apply
WorldNetDaily ^ | January 22, 2009 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 01/22/2009 8:41:23 PM PST by RobinMasters

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.

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KEYWORDS: firsthundreddays; obama; racism; reich; robertreich; whitemales
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1 posted on 01/22/2009 8:41:24 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

obama is a nitwit


2 posted on 01/22/2009 8:45:53 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: RobinMasters

I hate to repeat this, but government sponsored racism has been occurring for some years now, right under Bush’s nose and the Republican majority.

Imagine being a white guy looking for job, and the first thing you see on a job ad is, “Minorities and women encouraged to apply”.

In other words, “male whites” need not apply.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 8:47:28 PM PST by dragnet2 (Bush's legacy is Obama)
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To: RobinMasters
But, those remarks have no racial overtones . . . Of course
4 posted on 01/22/2009 8:49:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: RobinMasters

Construction is the only job that white males are allowed to do these days, they certainly aren’t allowed any other jobs due to affirmative action, unless of course they are college educated. What do they want? To completely destroy those who are still willing to work for a living? Will they please leave these hardworking family men alone? The other men could do it do if they weren’t so busy living off their girlfrinds on welfare.


5 posted on 01/22/2009 8:49:45 PM PST by rodeo-mamma
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
obama is a nitwit

What evidence is there that he can think an English thought. I think he's a dumbass.

7 posted on 01/22/2009 8:51:55 PM PST by Stentor (Tax cheater Tim Geithner is scum.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

“..that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers,” he said

WHO is going to do these jobs then? I don’t want to drive over a repaired bridge built by illegal immigrants or Acorn project rejects.


8 posted on 01/22/2009 8:53:56 PM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: RobinMasters

bookmark


9 posted on 01/22/2009 8:54:13 PM PST by Reddy
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To: RobinMasters

The little twit needs to resign as an adviser.


10 posted on 01/22/2009 8:56:15 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representive Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Stentor

obama thinks in kenyan keyenisiam


11 posted on 01/22/2009 8:57:05 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: RobinMasters

And at the same meeting Charlie Rangel opined that they didn’t just want to send the money to the states without strings attached because the states would want to spend it on projects they wanted without perhaps sending it to minorities in the cities - should make the state legislators happy.....


12 posted on 01/22/2009 9:00:39 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: RobinMasters
"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.

Translation: Let's use the ruse of 'infrastructure spending' to socially engineer redistribution of wealth to everyone but those paying the most taxes or the most qualified to do the work.

13 posted on 01/22/2009 9:00:50 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: RobinMasters
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,"

Because we all know inner-city kids are better at repairing roads and bridges.

14 posted on 01/22/2009 9:02:03 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
obama thinks in kenyan keyenisiam

He's gonna lose his street cred ( snicker ) having the man do his talking for him.

15 posted on 01/22/2009 9:02:39 PM PST by Stentor (Tax cheater Tim Geithner is scum.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
I am going to start counting the stupid things this moron is doing in his fist days as commander in chief.

1) He dissed our men in service by ignoring their event at the inauguration
2) Picked a fight with China over currency, possibly starting a trade war
3) Put through 5 presidential directives on his first day- more than any president in history
4) Closed the only place we have to house our enemies in this war (Gitmo)
5) Proposes talks with Hamas
6) An advisor puts his foot in his mouth about "white male construction workers" (and they thought GW Bush said dumb things)
7) Actually argued with the Pope about abortion
8) Actually complained about a tough question while visiting the White House press room

There are probably more, but I will have to leave that up to observant FReepers to write. This moron is going to be the biggest bust, the greatest horror this nation has ever seen.

He will pave the way for Sarah Palin to rescue us. I say he won't make it two years before the calls for impeachment come.

16 posted on 01/22/2009 9:05:11 PM PST by Nachum
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To: spodefly

Exactly. And they’re still figuring out how to claim that giving money to the ignorant and unproductive will increase the GNP. I expect the spin-doctors are working overtime tonight.


17 posted on 01/22/2009 9:09:49 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: RobinMasters

Like white guys would ever get reparations.


18 posted on 01/22/2009 9:10:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Rennes Templar
"that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals"

And to think this dwarf has a doctorate. Let us instead make sure that these jobs go to unskilled people who are not already professionals. By all means, let's have bridges built by people who sing, dance, and play basketball instead of studying hard subjects.

19 posted on 01/22/2009 9:11:15 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representive Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: Nachum

Please keep this list and I’m sure you will.

one major thing tho- Ya’ don’t argue with the Pope in

public. He’s and his “campaigne have been dissing

the Pope the whole time Obama started his nonsense.

Ya’ just don’t do that! 0b0z0 is a nitwit... he probably

doesn’t even know how to spell Benedict and when ya’ diss

the Pope you are dissing Western Civilization, am I not

correct?(in the larger sense of the word)


20 posted on 01/22/2009 9:12:45 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: Nachum

Did you see his patronising little talk by video with active duty soldiers overseas? It was held during one of the balls, and he couldn’t wait to end it. I’d put that one on the list too.


21 posted on 01/22/2009 9:13:30 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
I think we should start a "Barack is so stupid..." Thread. Every day FReepers can catalogue, date the stupidity, and list it for posterity.

What do you think?

22 posted on 01/22/2009 9:23:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: RobinMasters

Someone on here needs to keep track of all the gaff statements by BHO and his staff....it’s only been 2-3 days and he is just digging a hole he will not get out of...

How can they seriously say “don’t give the jobs to the highly skilled”? Unbelievable...I cannot wrap my mind around suck idiocy.


23 posted on 01/22/2009 9:28:10 PM PST by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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To: RobinMasters
make sure the money doesn't go to just "white male construction workers" or the highly skilled.

Guess that leaves these guys out.

Are they to be sent here, instead?


24 posted on 01/22/2009 9:32:53 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Bush lied, people died?!? Obama won, America's done!)
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To: rodeo-mamma
Hate to pop your bubble, but hispanics have just about taken over construction in a lot of places. Since I am a hardworking white guy, would you kindly tell BO to just send me my checks when I get replaced? Oh, and finish paying my mortgage and the kids college tuition. 1500 a week will cover it if he throws in a bass boat and a years worth of gas.And a motorhome. And a V-Tail Beechcraft Bonanza airplane, with lifetime fuel,maintainance, insurance and hanger fees.See? I'm easy to please. I'd be glad to help them out. Besides, according to this article, it's my duty to the new CIC.
25 posted on 01/22/2009 9:35:26 PM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Nachum

keeping a list might be useful but to me it’s only a matter of time.
I dare hope that SCOTUS has his number after that second adminstration of oath without the bible.
doing it on the bible is pretty important - weren’t there many comments here on FR about how the Bible would catch on fire if he put his hand on it? The Bible didn’t catch on fire- 0bama effectively fu***d up the recitation BECAUSE his hand WAS on the Bible.
The second administration of oath of office by da’ judge -there was no Bible involved.

The MSM says’ that’s all cool but it really isn’t- this
clown would NEVER take an oath on the Bible that’s why we have this on-going situation and the MSM has closed the subject.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 9:39:27 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: RobinMasters
"these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers,"

There you have it folks; right here in black and white. Literally!

These words spoken by a "white" northeastern liberal, who's never made an honest dollar in his life outside of politics.

His kind are the ones fueling the black segregationist agenda in this country, and he's doing it for the sake of power within the party, and he's doing it with "OUR" money, and in "OUR" government!

What more proof does anyone need?

27 posted on 01/22/2009 9:47:17 PM PST by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: Nachum
Good idea. Include posting nasty unfounded digs at Bush over Katrina on the official WH website on day one. Putting away childish things in favor of being asses I guess.

I e-mailed the WH about that and got a daemon-mailer error message back. Apparently the WH e-mail server doesn't work. FWIW.

28 posted on 01/22/2009 9:57:50 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Hillarys nightmare

Reich once said on TV that communism only failed because the right people were not in charge. I guess he thinks he’ll be one of the right people when it’s forced down Americans throats.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 10:03:11 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: RobinMasters

Let the lawsuits for racial discrimination begin!


30 posted on 01/22/2009 10:12:29 PM PST by Chewbacca (Buy gold and silver coins to profit from the comming dollar melt down!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I saw a friend of mine who is a civil engineer. He said he has given up on hiring any one under 30, because most of the younger men today have trouble even reading a ruler. He told me that he has been unable to find anyone this year who could even add simple fractions correctly.

He also said that most of the younger people have no work ethic, and only show up when they want to. He is not a racist, he has a racially mixed crew. Also. when he has bothered to train a younger man, the guy usually leaves for someone who will pay him a little more. According to him the younger generation have no concept of loyalty.

If any one person with a high school diploma can not even read a ruler, than what good is that diploma?

We are in trouble, because a significant proportion of the younger generation will not be able to handle basic construction jobs. I know that I do not want to go over a bridge that will be built by one of these unskilled workers.


31 posted on 01/22/2009 10:19:51 PM PST by Do the math (Doug)
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To: RobinMasters

unless the white race has died completely, it will come to blood.

reckonings suck


32 posted on 01/22/2009 10:21:44 PM PST by wardaddy (This nation will be torn asunder within 50 years barring Lady Sarah or another miracle)
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To: wardaddy

The white race has no racial pride left only racial shame. Our own race has neutered itself. I’m all for letting all people have opportunity but this is ridiculous.


33 posted on 01/22/2009 10:40:06 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: TheThinker

link to video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opxuUj6vFa4&feature=channel_page


34 posted on 01/22/2009 10:45:46 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: RobinMasters
Correction: White heterosexual males need not apply.

If you're one of those looking to Obama for help, you're going to have to pretend to be gay.

35 posted on 01/22/2009 11:18:37 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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Sure, let’s start building those roads and bridges right now. Hey, you group of unemployed people standing around on the street corner. Here’s some clothes and equipment. We’ll transport you all to some river and you can all start BUILDING THOSE BRIDGES!!! Even though few of you can recognize one tool from another. Yeah, what a great plan. Bridges to Nowhere built by millions of people with no bridge-making or other construction skills.


36 posted on 01/23/2009 1:47:16 AM PST by driftless2
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To: TheThinker

If Obama uses his Presidency to act like an affirmative action jerk then he will cause some very serious problems. He is an evil man. It has only been a few days and look at the problems he is stirring up. He doesn’t even see what he is doing because he is being self-righteous. I bet some people who voted for him are already starting to regret it. Let’s just hope that he isn’t manipulative enough to garner more support while being a stupid evil man.


37 posted on 01/23/2009 4:22:36 AM PST by rodeo-mamma
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To: dragnet2
I hate to repeat this, but government sponsored racism has been occurring for some years now, right under Bush’s nose and the Republican majority. Imagine being a white guy looking for job, and the first thing you see on a job ad is, “Minorities and women encouraged to apply”. In other words, “male whites” need not apply.

Check out any history book used in from K-highest levels of learning institutions. Whites have become the perfect scapegoat, and there are a whole lot of 'whites' who believe the dogma that only 'whites' are racists.

Look how the liberals 'whites' in particular who hate with a passion Ann Coulter for penning the reality of the government run programs that destroys families. Sad part of it is that liberals have a very 'broad' base and there are a vast number of 'whites' who keep these destroyers in positions of power.

38 posted on 01/23/2009 4:48:53 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: RobinMasters

Social projects. That worked out really well during the depression didn’t it?

I suggest everyone read up on FDR, since that’s apparently what we’re faced with here.


39 posted on 01/23/2009 4:57:01 AM PST by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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Someone better let Mr. Reich know that “67% of construction workers are Hispanic.”

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1411081/robert_reich_excludes_white_male_construction.html?cat=3

Unreal. This whole situation is surreal, actually. I’m turning numb with anger.


40 posted on 01/23/2009 5:14:08 AM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: RobinMasters

Don’t worry, the money will most likely go to white male contractors and Mexican construction workers.


41 posted on 01/23/2009 5:14:20 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: spodefly
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.

Translation: Let's use the ruse of 'infrastructure spending' to socially engineer redistribution of wealth to everyone but those paying the most taxes or the most qualified to do the work.

What did you expect? De t'urd Reich is back in power...

42 posted on 01/23/2009 5:18:59 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Nachum

You should start a ping list.


43 posted on 01/23/2009 5:27:25 AM PST by Getsmart64
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To: rodeo-mamma

My development recently had new siding put in during the summer.....Not 1 white worker......All Muslims and Mexicans.....They were very courteous,nice and worked hard, but I couldn’t believe it...not 1 big hunky construction worker that I was looking foward to serving iced tea to....


44 posted on 01/23/2009 5:27:33 AM PST by geege
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To: RobinMasters

Welcome to the back of the bus, Cracker.


45 posted on 01/23/2009 5:29:26 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Do the math
I know that I do not want to go over a bridge that will be built by one of these unskilled workers.

If they can even get it together...

46 posted on 01/23/2009 6:11:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: RobinMasters

Last time I looked, Reich was a white professional; therefore, he needs to surrender his job immediately.


47 posted on 01/23/2009 9:32:35 AM PST by NRA1995 ("Yew jes' go & lay yore hand on a Pittsburgh Steeler fan & Ah think yore gonna finally understand")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Because we all know inner-city kids are better at repairing roads and bridges.

We do know that they are good at spray painting bridges...and buildings...and railcars.

48 posted on 01/23/2009 9:38:05 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RobinMasters

Robert Reich

This little twit did a narrative on a recent History Channel program about the seven deadly sins...greed. He actually equated our ‘capitalist’ system and slave trade beginning because of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.....


49 posted on 01/23/2009 9:42:03 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: RobinMasters

Good luck finding enough black male construction workers that either a) have the know-how or intelligence, or b) have the will TO WORK for a living.

Or.....are they planning on hiring illegal Mexican males for these construction jobs? I can see it now. Additional budgetary allocations for on-site Spanish translations running into millions of dollars (at taxpayer’s expense, of course).

These idiot DemocRats won’t quit until ALL taxpayers are unemployed and on welfare. Only problem is....

who’s gonna be left (employed) to pay for all that welfare?


50 posted on 01/23/2009 9:46:34 AM PST by XenaLee
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