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CITY TILTING CONTRACTS TO MINORITIES, WOMEN
NY Post ^ | 8/6/09 | Davis Seifamn

Posted on 08/06/2009 6:55:43 AM PDT by thefactor

New rules issued by the Bloomberg administration allow minority- and women-owned businesses to circumvent the system for awarding small city contracts -- an advantage denied white-owned firms, The Post has learned.

In a memo issued July 15, the mayor's Office of Contract Services told city agencies they could no longer solicit vendors to bid on small contracts -- defined as between $5,000 and $100,000 -- unless they're certified as at least 51 percent minority- or female-owned.

That means that even longtime vendors won't be able to sell goods and services to the city in that price range if the owner is white, unless they're fortunate enough to be selected through a random lottery system.

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"I was told I can't bid on city contracts because I'm white," the owner recalled.

City officials don't dispute that account.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloombergsnewyork; discrimination; hithardest; newyorkcity; nycmayor; preferences; womenandminorities
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1 posted on 08/06/2009 6:55:43 AM PDT by thefactor
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To: thefactor

I will file the lawsuit if I can get funding from someone.


2 posted on 08/06/2009 6:58:45 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Why does the president have purple lips?)
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To: thefactor

NJ been doing this for years.

Never mind that their bids are significantly higher than a white owned company.


3 posted on 08/06/2009 6:58:54 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: thefactor

And will any of evil white businessmen file suit? Or has political correctness forever trumped the Constitution of the United States?


4 posted on 08/06/2009 6:58:56 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: thefactor

The city knows you by the color of your skin...


5 posted on 08/06/2009 6:59:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN - Losers paid to protest - the liberal version of "rent a crowd"...)
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To: thefactor

Uh...thats illegal.


6 posted on 08/06/2009 7:02:26 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: thefactor

This is so clearly illegal, in that they are granting city business based on race. This goes beyond affirmative action type plans. This is a minority set aside quota program.

This is part of how elections have consequences. If anybody files a lawsuit, one hopes a fair minded judge will hear the case and make a ruling. If one files a lawsuit, only to have a politically correct wise minority type judge, then that person can’t get justice.

Why do we still have quotas like this, 45 years after the civil rights act of 1964????? How much more can the government do to ensure equal opportunity? And, how much racism and discrimination are these businesses really facing in getting city contracts? New York is very liberal, and I’m sure they have liberal guidelines for granting city contracts in place already. Why is there an additional need to set up a quota, which clearly is granting contracts based on race, ethnicity, and sex????????


7 posted on 08/06/2009 7:03:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldpuppymax

Political correctness trumps the constitution if politically correct judges issues the rulings. If a Sotomayor type judge hears the case, her rich wise Latina experience will influence her to rule against anyone challenging this type of plan in court.


8 posted on 08/06/2009 7:04:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: thefactor

has anyone told the city that:

1. A lot more women go to college than men these days?
2. A lot more men are unemployed than women these days?


9 posted on 08/06/2009 7:07:48 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: MNDude

how DARE you inject facts in this discussion, noobie!


10 posted on 08/06/2009 7:13:46 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: MNDude

i hope i didn’t need to put a ‘/s’ tag on that.


11 posted on 08/06/2009 7:14:22 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: MNDude

Just another way to fund Democrats with tax dollars.


12 posted on 08/06/2009 7:19:10 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: thefactor

Wouldn’t want to be near Bloomberg when he starts his car.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 7:51:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: thefactor

So a white husband names his wife as the owner of the company. Big deal.


14 posted on 08/06/2009 7:52:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
and then she leaves him and takes the business. ha!

better hope you can trust her.

15 posted on 08/06/2009 7:55:24 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

Yeah, well there is that.


16 posted on 08/06/2009 7:56:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

What if he isn’t married?


17 posted on 08/06/2009 8:00:31 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Angry Mobster)
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To: MNDude

Hmmm. Could #1 and #2 by chance be related?


18 posted on 08/06/2009 8:03:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

do a Google search and type “women employment center”. The page fills up with dozens of links.

Do the same with “men employment center” the page fills up with unrelated searches.


19 posted on 08/06/2009 8:07:46 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: thefactor

Castrate White males. A very efficient way to eliminate Whites. Something very dear to the heart of most wacko liberals.


20 posted on 08/06/2009 8:08:06 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: MNDude

I’m not for any kind of AA or set asides, and most women’s small business centers and the like are scams anyway. I was just pointing out the apparent irony in and connection between your two listed points.


21 posted on 08/06/2009 8:10:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: thefactor

Shut up Whitey!

22 posted on 08/07/2009 3:30:18 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: 9YearLurker

Shut UP Whitey!!!!

23 posted on 08/07/2009 3:31:44 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Shut the %^&* up Whitey!!!

24 posted on 08/07/2009 3:33:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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