Skip to comments.Feds' minority contracts in peril
Posted on 03/04/2009 1:52:11 PM PST by houeto
All aspects of federal contracting programs favoring minority-owned businesses have been turned upside down by an injunction issued by a judge in San Antonio.
(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...
Very Good news.
Indeed. The Republicans ignore a great opportunity when they often play the same games of dividing people by race that the Democrats do. The Democrats often treat people as being defined by their skin color, whether that means having “blacks for Obama” and “hispanics for Obama” groups, or by supporting the hiring of less qualified candidates on the basis of skin tone. It should be so easy to fight them on the issue, but it’s rarely done.
Isn’t it funny that as soon as Asians start taking advantage of “minority set asides” that magically these set aside are ruled racist and need to be “re-worked”-LOL
Why don’t they just say “Blacks and Hispanics only” and quit playing this stupid game.
Let ‘em work for it.
BTW-I hope this stays in breaking news-This is big!!!
“The admission opens the door for contractors to legally contest lucrative federal procurement, services and construction contracts granted to minority contractors under preference programs across the nation, including many contracts already in existence.
That means those programs are also unconstitutional, Barton said.....
Thousands of minority-owned companies across the nation seek 8(a) certification from the SBA, which allows them to win procurement contracts from all federal agencies on a preferential basis, often without facing competitive bids.”
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights can’t claim to be defenders of minorities.” — Ayn Rand
It is in breaking. What's even more amazing to me is that they decided not to appeal!
wait until Obama issues a new rule. ONLY minorities will get contracts
Thanks to ravingnutter for this link.
yep, that’s what I was thinking too.
Notwithstanding that neo national socalist Ba’racks pledge to reconsider such no-bid contracts; When one considers the political bent of Ba’racks AG Holder the suspicion is Holder will vigorously defend such graft.
How can such programs be considered anything but discriminatory?
Rush was talking about something similar where Blacks, in particular, were given vouchers to attended private schools in Washington DC.
(including the same private school where Barry’s kids attend)
The Dims are covertly taking these away.
Since this is supposed to be America this is good news.
The best people with the best deal get the job. PERIOD.
I thought the liberals liked fair? Course that was never true unless it benefitted them or one of their sacred cows...
Good point, but it goes one step beyond that. What’s happening here is that — as I predicted a couple of years ago after listening to Bill Cosby’s shocking statements at the NAACP convention (basically it was a scathing rebuke of “black culture” in the U.S.) — the whole notion of preferential treatment for “minorities” is being called into question now that Hispanics outnumber African-Americans as the largest minority group in the U.S.
Back in the 80’s when I sold electrical supplies one of my customers was a VA hospital. The purchasing agent told me she was required to spend a certain percentage each month on minority contracts. She had found a black owned place in Austin, Texas that only sold light bulbs. And that’s where she shopped for all the light bulbs at the hospital. We called them “lamps” in the business.