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“Equality” In The COVID Stimulus Bill Is Non-Existent.

In our post concerning “Animal Farm” and the unequal treatment of regular vs. Federal workers the other day, in the comments a reader left a link to an article by the New York Post concerning more disparities in the bill.

Here are some of the highlights from the bill as described in the article:

Section 1005 of the bill offers “socially disadvantaged” farm owners total debt forgiveness of up to hundreds of thousands of no-strings dollars per farmer. But white men needn’t apply. The bill’s definition of “socially disadvantaged,” drawn from elsewhere in federal law, limits aid to racial groups who faced historic discrimination.

[The bill] grants restaurant owners up to $5 million per facility to offset losses caused by lockdowns. That’s a lifeline for restaurants barely hanging on.

Here’s the hitch: Only women, veterans and owners of “socially and economically disadvantaged” concerns (again, defined racially elsewhere in federal law) may apply during the program’s first three weeks. Most white males go to the back of the line, even if their needs are more pressing.

Many of New York’s dairy farmers are facing bankruptcy, because the restaurants that accounted for half the demand for their products aren’t buying. Yet the farm aid in the relief bill won’t reach many of these farmers; most are white men.

The bill looks more like reparations than COVID relief. It says farm aid is “for the purposes of addressing the longstanding and widespread discrimination against socially disadvantaged farmers.”

Then again, on taking office, President Biden pledged that his “priority will be black-, Latino-, Asian- and Native-American-owned businesses” and “women-owned businesses.” So it’s no surprise that Section 4201 of his relief bill sets aside more than $1 billion of loans for minority-owned businesses. As if they’re the only ones struggling.

Although many on the left will deny it, when you start doing things like offering services, goods or programs on the basis of race, including some races and excluding others, that is by definition racism.

Many on the left will deny that when you start doing things like offering services, goods or programs on the basis of gender, including some genders and excluding others, that is by definition discrimination based on gender.

The fact of the matter is that such determinations and such blatant discrimination and racism are explicitly prohibited by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. ( 42 U.S.C.)

Specifically,

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

(Pub. L. 88–352, title VI, §601, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 252.)

When the US House of Representatives intentionally and blatantly violates Federal law, we wonder what is left? Why should the “little people” have to follow the law if the legislative leaders of the country give the law the proverbial middle finger?

COVID and the associated economic impacts have hit all people regardless of race, creed or gender.

Yet this bill divides the country up along racial and gender lines.

It is almost as if the Democrats don’t care about the laws of the land and want to return to a different type of “Jim Crow” laws they supported and maintained in the south.

Why is it that the Democrats hate the laws of the land and hate equality?

It is because all they have is hate for America and Americans?



One Response to ““Equality” In The COVID Stimulus Bill Is Non-Existent.”

  1. Moondoggy says:

    Great, now our legislatures are openly promoting racism, as long as its the politically correct form of racism. This whole bill is a farce and does little to help move us forward into a post-Covid economy. It was just about paybacks and furthering the extreme left agenda. People need to wake up and call/send letters to their legislatures to tell them this behavior is not acceptable, the people expect better.

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