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January 24, 2009

And our friend Robert Reich would like to see only CERTAIN people (based on – ahem – skin colour – ahem – class – ahem – gender – ahem- lack of experience – ahem) receive benefits from the stimulus package. He writes ALL about it in his blog.

Robert Reich’s Blog
“And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most — women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed — will be shut out.
So – Even the unemployed white male experienced and skilled worker will be excluded from receiving benefits from the stimulus?

“…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 withincomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. And at least 2 percent of project funds should be allocated to such training. In addition, advantage should be taken of buildings trades apprenticeships — wich [yeah – those are his typos] must be fully available to women and minorities….”

Here’s a thought: How about the many SKILLED EXPERIENCED WHITE MALE workers in the ‘construction’ line of work who have lost their jobs due to amount of Illegal Aliens … Uh, undocumented workers? I guess they might as well be considered ‘minorities’. Sure. Whatever. But the very fact that you want to make sure that the people less qualified, less experienced, female, non white workers get jobs – while SKILLED workers are overlooked is disgusting. This is the change we need? What would the quality of our future “infrastructure” be like? Well – I guess it would be the same quality of work you get when you hire unskilled, less qualified, less experienced workers to do jobs that are usually given to QUALIFIED TRADES men. Yes. These jobs are TRADES. The ones who are usually the most dependable, reliable, trustworthy, QUALITY workers are those who have taken the time to MASTER their trade.

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