The infrastructure bill the Senate passed on Tuesday discriminates against whites at every turn.
Americans are enthusiastic about spending money on infrastructure — bridges, roads, broadband and green technologies. But this racist bill locates and hands out jobs and contracts projects based on race, not merit. Minority businesses and neighborhoods hold the inside track. If you’re white, you’re low priority.
The bill includes grants to install solar or wind technologies and generate jobs in areas decimated by closing coal mines or coal-fired electric plans. Here’s the catch: when contractors bid, the bill says minority-owned businesses will get chosen first. Bad news for white contractors and displaced coal miners, who are overwhelmingly white and need jobs. (Section 40209)
The same is true for the bill’s proposals to improve traffic patterns in cities. Contractors and subcontractors get priority only if they’re owned by minorities or women. White male business owners can take a hike. (Section 11509)
Americans should be outraged. But not surprised. After all, President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, which passed in March, also put into place an ugly system of discrimination against whites. It offered debt relief to Black farmers but not white farmers. Another provision offered billions in aid to minority-owned and women-owned restaurants, but it told struggling restaurants owners who happened to be white men that they had to go to the back of the line.
The injustice was obvious. White male farmers and restaurant owners sued, claiming the anti-white provisions are unconstitutional. So far, they’re winning. In every case, federal judges have halted the race-based programs in the American Rescue Plan Act until the challengers have their day in court. Politico reported last week that Biden’s Justice Department may fold without a fight on the Black farmer debt relief cases because the law is not on their side.
You’d think Democrats and the Biden White House would get the message. Instead, they’re doubling down on rigging legislation and divvying up taxpayer dollars to benefit minorities and shortchange whites.
Chances are high that the infrastructure bill’s hodgepodge of anti-white discrimination will be struck down by federal courts. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution bars the government from trying to even the score by discriminating against whites and in favor of minorities. The justices warned against creating “a patchwork of racial preferences based on statistical generalizations” to correct past injustices. That’s precisely what this infrastructure bill does.
The bill’s backers would have you believe that obsolete airports, dilapidated public works and deteriorating roads and public spaces are evidence of racial injustice. Rep. Yvette Clarke rails that “our infrastructure is racist” and calls on the Congress to pass a bill that “puts the needs of underserved and disadvantaged communities at the fore.”
That’s code for minority communities. But the truth is there are plenty of poor white people in this country, too, and poor, predominantly white communities could benefit from a bold, federal infrastructure initiative. Race and ethnicity should have nothing to do with it. Locate the projects and put the funds where the the economic need is greatest, regardless of race.
West Virginia has the lowest average income in the nation and ranks 46th in internet connectivity. Maine ranks 36th out of 50 states for income and 34th in broadband connectivity. People in these states could really benefit from federal broadband assistance. Here’s the hitch: The infrastructure bill tilts the scale in favor of states with high minority and non-English speaking populations instead of considering economic need and existing broadband capacity (Sections 60304 and 60305). Because Maine and West Virginia are 94% white, they’ll get less.
Polls show that Americans favor fixing roads, bridges, tunnels and airports. They know that good infrastructure promotes economic growth. What they’ve been kept in the dark about the fine print in Sen. Chuck Schumer’s bill. Under the guise of upgrading the nation, the bill unfairly favors Black and brown Americans and treats whites like second class citizens
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “The Next Pandemic,” available at Amazon.com. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
I’m curious to see if this racist bill that locates and hands out jobs and contracts projects based on race, not merit will pass the Supreme court Smell test regarding racial preferences which translate into discrimination against whites? What a great opportunity for the Supremes to shine forth to challenge the Democrats to challenge and again defy they who like Joe now defies THEM,,,, to kill a liberal pork laden bill, and finally force the Democrats to tow the line of a genuine racial equality (not equity which is a word not mentioned once in our Constitution). Only legislation that Unites is Constitutional as one nation under law, one nation under God, than defines the name of the country we live in,,,,the UNITED States of America, not the divided States of Equity.
He did the same thing with his debt forgiveness for farmers .. someone sued him and for racially helping the black/brown people and whites were not allowed to apply for it… Biden lost that one. A restuarant owner sued about his other relief.. he wouldn’t give help to white owners… now he’s doing it again.. more and more this nightmare in our white house and his cult of radical democRATS are racially dividing this country… This insanity MUST be stopped!!!! they are killing America
YET even with a # of courts Slapping him down ON THE OVERT RACISM in that, NOT A DAMN THING got done to biden and co…
HAD the judges had the balls, they SHOULD have ordered immediate arrest warrants FOR Those in the admin doing this.
Well, Iluminato, Shades of the USAF in 1957!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Affirmative Action causes all enlisted to obliberate reference to race or ethnicity on service record (201 file). Then 2 weeks later, all NCOs had to report to base photo lab, in dress blues and have picture taken. When asked why, was told for promotion selection folder. 67 years ago, so, not much is new is it?
Passing the supreme court smell test??
WHAT SMELL TEST?
With ow the scotus seems to KISS UP TO BIDEN, i highly doubt they will do anything to stop biden..
A White excuse for a President along with a predominantly White Congress launches legislation unfavorable to White Americans. Somehow, I’m thinking Obama would not have done that to Black people—and he didn’t.
What’s up, Joe? You go on about anti-Asian hate since you have you Chinese connections to look out for. You spout off about systemic racism and Jim Crow as you schmooze up to Blacks. Then you throw your own race under the bus. You’re a sorry inexcusable a**, Biden.
IF we had a GOP with a spine, they would try.. BUT ALAS, they don’t have a spine.
The treachery of the traitorous, socialist Democrat Party know no bounds.
This traitorous, socialist Democrat ruled government violates our U.S. Constitution, our Laws and even the Supreme Court.
“In 1964, Congress passed Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The Act prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and federally funded programs. It also strengthened the enforcement of voting rights and the desegregation of schools.”
The infrastructure bill tilts the scale in favor of states with high minority and non-English speaking populations instead of considering economic need.
Unless you happen to be a Democrat with the mentality of a crayon. You can see that this traitorous democrat Rule government is doing everything it can to destroy the U.S.A..
The Dishonorable, Socialist Democrat Party game plan is to lie, cheat and steal elections in order to take total control of the American people, increase Taxes on everything and bring American commerce and economy to its knees.
Then access power and retain it by any means available –
no matter the costs to the people, the government or the nation.
WITH all the other parts of the constitution the DEMS WILLFULLY ignore, why the hell would they EVER CARE about violating the civil rights act… SINCE MOST OF THEM VOTED against it!!
yawwwwn! yea! yea! yea! Wake me up sarge when the fun starts.
This nightmare in our white house along with his cult of radical democRATS ARE KILLING AMERICA.. They ARE racially dividing this country more and more… IT IS DISGUSTING what is going on in our country now… CRT is trashing the white people.. pitting the races against each other more and more and they keep implementing this garbage in schools against the kids, and businesses against their employees they are tearing apart this country… This nightmare in our white house shut down the Keystone pipeline, won’t let anyone drill for oil here and now is going to Opec trying to get them to increase their oil production because we need it now… this NIGHTMARE of an administration is destroying this country and the American people. They REFUSE to do anything about the invasion at our southern border … they have destroyed the sovereignty of our nation with their open border so the entire world can walk in… AT OUR EXPENSE.. These illegal aliens are draining our tax dollars and our resources and spreading the virus… and they do NOT care!!!! GOD HELP US ALL AS THEY DESTROY OUR COUNTRY MORE AND MORE!!!!
Democrat party supporters operate strictly on emotion, with very little cohesive thought, and who simply do not understand human morality or basic economics. “I will NOT negotiate.” Democrats are willing to destroy themselves and everyone around them before they will agree to compromise their failed policies and destructive beliefs. The Democrat Party’s intensions are : Rule and Ruin”.
The Disgraceful Democrat Party’s Chutzpah Knows No Bounds
The definition of “chutzpah.” It’s someone killing his parents and then falling on the mercy of the court on account of his being an orphan.
“Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?”
As for The Democrat Party’s fantasy that it’s the Republicans who are obsessed with race, maybe they should be reminded of who’s pushing Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, rubbing salt into racial wounds daily, and promoting the fiction that the greatest threat to the republic is “white supremacy.”
Chances are high that the infrastructure bill’s hodgepodge of anti-white discrimination will be struck down by federal courts. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution bars the government from trying to even the score by discriminating against whites and in favor of minorities.
Yep. Tell this to all the whites who lost money in criminal justice courses at colleges back in 1975 and 1976, when affirmative action was taking place. This isn’t the first time nor will it be the last time.
Everybody needs to remember it was people who were purgered against that came up with the constitution.
WITH how many CONSTITUTION HATING libtard commucrats, are judges now though, i just CAN’T see them slapping the govt down, now.. LIKE THEY USED TO do back in the 80s.
Slow Joe is determined to foment a new race war. If this sorry racist piece of garbage legislation comes close to getting passed it’s going to hit the fan. You can’t do this to people. It’s still hard to believe there are so many limp wristed self effacing legislators and deep state operatives that enjoy being dehumanized and abased as a race. I realize this has been coming on for decades, but one really has to be completely dull witted to go along with this racist movement with everything that is going on with this administration. The Republicans had better grow some and do something about this before we get “ACA” treatment again like we did when Prune Pelosi told us we would have to pass the ACA legislation in order to see what was in it.
These politicians are WHITE folk. They should be stripped of their white skin till they ditch racism.
AND do it without giving any form of pain killer or anesthetic!