Obama’s war on… black people??

May 23, 2012
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Really:

The commander-in-chief’s strategy is to confer what superficially appears to be a benefit but in practice brings calamity — killing with kindness to win votes.

An April 2012 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) edict perfectly illustrates this plan. The EEOC ruled that employers risk violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by considering the job applicant’s past arrest or criminal conviction record, since blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites or Asians to have run afoul of the law. The underlying principle is disparate impact — if a policy disproportionally hurts blacks or Hispanics, it could point to unfair discrimination. The EEOC recommends “that employers not ask about convictions on job applications and that, if and when they make such inquiries, the inquiries be limited to convictions for which exclusion would be job related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.”

Any experienced business person (and I owned and operated a small business for 14 years) knows that this edict invites disaster. No business can overcome employee criminality without expensive, unproductive measures. I cannot imagine any job, no matter how humble, that does not require honesty. Despite my best efforts to hire only honest employees, I encountered customer credit card theft (to buy a car, no less), pilfering inventory, stealing from the till, cutting private discount deals with customers, falsifying time sheets, and even robbing the “honor” cash cup for soft drinks in the break room.

But, these are just minor annoyances compared to what occurs elsewhere. Try operating an enterprise where employees deal drugs; fence stolen goods; operate a gambling ring; or engage in white-collar crimes such as selling propriety information, padding expense accounts, and embezzlement. Short of imposing a police state, eliminating such behavior is exceedingly difficult and expensive. Culprits are typically caught only due to stupidity, greed, or somebody ratting on them rather than business policing.

So how can business legally respond to being forced to ignore past criminality? Will they, as the EEOC hopes, hire blacks and Hispanics once rejected because of legal run-ins? I doubt it, given ample escape routes. One prudent response is to hire fewer employees, especially entry-level ones. Chains like Walmart are now able to restock their stores with minimal help, and thanks to repeated scanning, little gets “lost,” while the janitorial staff consists of a few employees and an expensive floor-cleaning machine. You can now rent movies at vending machines. Grocery-baggers are now nearly extinct. Airlines have reduced thievery by encouraging travelers to carry on their own luggage. The phrase “jobless recovery” reflects this approach.

Better yet, change labor pools, or even ship jobs overseas. Modern technology (and overnight shipping) now permits all sort of business to relocate to low-crime states like North Dakota (its April 2012 unemployment rate was 3.0%). I suspect that state economic development agencies in low-crime states (or cities) are celebrating this EEOC requirement as “good for business.” Jobs can also be subcontracted out to firms under Washington’s enforcement radar. Other “devious” tactics include hiring illegal immigrants, since they will seldom risk being fired; recruiting friends and families of existing squeaky-clean employees; or even hiring older workers more in tune with a work culture that took honesty for granted. In any case, the beneficiaries are unlikely to be blacks and Hispanics with troubled legal histories.

23 Responses to Obama’s war on… black people??

  1. MikeN on May 23, 2012 at 7:27 am

    They left out don’t hire minorities.

  2. Liberalism is a turd swirling around the drain on May 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Obama is not black, and he does not give one shit about the black race.

    Obama only wants to exploit blacks for their vote and then it’s back under the bus for them all.

    Obama is just another race pimp like Sharpton, except much worse (if that’s possible).

  3. MikeN on May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Obama is a white African.

  4. camarillo brillo on May 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Obama and Tiger Woods–passing into irrelevancy together, dragging the sycopantic media with them.

  5. sure, that'll work on May 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    ‘[Democrats] ascribe the underperformance [in recent primaries] by the incumbent to a very simple thing: racism.
    No, none of these Democrats are willing to put their name to that allegation — either generally or for this story. But, it is, without question the prevalent viewpoint they hold privately.

    hey argue that conservative white Democrats — particularly those in the South and Appalachia — don’t want to vote for an African American for president and, therefore, are willing to cast a ballot for almost anyone else up to and including an incarcerated felon. (Keith Judd, we are looking at you.)

    [Crap f that "we can never be sure" stuff omitted as tedious and ass-covering nonsense.]

    What we know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that Appalachia and portions of the South — particularly those states without large African American populations — have long been hostile to President Obama.’

    Please go ahead and play that card, Dems. Along with the stupid redneck card.

    It’s all you have left.

  6. the sock puppet goes blah, blah, blah... on May 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Please go ahead and play that card, Dems. Along with the stupid redneck card.

    It’s all you have left.

    You go blah, blah, blah…you need to relax.

  7. the sock puppet goes blah, blah, blah... on May 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Obama is not black, and he does not give one shit about the black race.

    Obama only wants to exploit blacks for their vote and then it’s back under the bus for them all.

    Obama is just another race pimp like Sharpton, except much worse (if that’s possible).

    You go blah, blah, blah…you need to chill and not post so stupid.

  8. phineas gage on May 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Obama and Tiger Woods–passing into irrelevancy together, dragging the sycopantic media with them.

    Don’t overwrite. Stay within your limits.

    • all nazis enjoy striking things out on May 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      It gives them pleasure.

      • LibTURDS are swirling the drain on May 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        Yeah, the sniveling leftist crybabies cannot deal with facts so they stirkeout comments that they know are 100% correct.

        What a bunch of leftist cowards. Too craven and feckless to debate.

        They got nothing – and it’ll only get worse until Nov-2012 deals them yet another crushing defeat.

        LMAO!!!!! Good Times!

        • The Ace was shrill, you are shrill on May 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

          Yeah, the sniveling leftist crybabies cannot deal with facts so they stirkeout comments that they know are 100% correct.

          What a bunch of leftist cowards. Too craven and feckless to debate.

          They got nothing – and it’ll only get worse until Nov-2012 deals them yet another crushing defeat.

          LMAO!!!!! Good Times!

          You are shrill, that is why your comments are struck out.

          Your hatred is telling.

          • LibTURDS are swirling the drain on May 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

            Yeah, the leftist cowards love to strike comments that are 100% correct.

            Thanks for confirming the facts that you cannot dispute, idiot.

            LMAO!! Good Times!

          • LibTURDS are swirling the drain on May 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

            ^ Looks like P.Dildo.Biznut is having a melt down

            (yet again.)

            LMAO!!!

      • anonymous un-RINO loves nazis on May 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        anonymous un-RINO, like The Ace before him, loved blackboot regimes. The projection is obvious, despite the sock puppets.

        • all nazis enjoy striking things out on May 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

          You probably need to liquidate those types immediately, then.

          Just as soon as you get the camps opened up.

          And it’s splendid that you can find such joy in your work.

  9. MikeN on May 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Not sure how you missed it Poli, but the prosecutor’s evidence says that Zimmerman is screaming for help.

  10. Right of Attila on May 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    There are certain groups that will vote for Zippy no matter what he does. Blacks will because they consider Obama “one of them.” Over 70% of Jews will too. The number wouldn’t change if Obama were personally loading them into box cars because he’s a liberal and he’s pro-abortion.

  11. Rafael on May 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Giving any group special dispensation/treatment in the interest of ‘fairness’ only drives the wedge between this group and others even deeper. Distrust ensues…and you know the rest of the story.

    I liked the philosophy of some who don’t agree with special treatment: Given where we (insert group name) came from we have to display even greater integrity and exceed expectation to elevate ourselves above the false perceptions of others.

    This moves in the opposite direction any group would like to move in. Our government just does not understand…or they fully do and are duping the groups they pretend to represent in their policies.

  12. LibTURDS are swirling the drain on May 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    After the Nov election, Obama can go back to community organizing and eating dogs

    He’s done – the left just cannot wrap their tiny little minds around the fact that he’s going to lose by a landslide and drag a huge chunk of the Dummycrat Party down with him.

    LMAO!!!! Good Times!

  13. Don't post your hatred on May 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    After the Nov election, Obama can go back to community organizing and eating dogs

    He’s done – the left just cannot wrap their tiny little minds around the fact that he’s going to lose by a landslide and drag a huge chunk of the Dummycrat Party down with him.

    LMAO!!!! Good Times!

    ODS has warped your mind, Ace.

    Don’t post stupid.

    • LibTURDS are swirling the drain on May 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Yeah, as we know, leftist cowards love to strike comments that are 100% correct.

      Thanks for confirming the facts that you cannot dispute, you mindless douchebag.

      Thanks also for confirming that you’re too craven and feckless to debate.

      LMAO!!!!! Good Times!

  14. David on May 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, the left is really in a frenzy.

    They must finally sense that Obama/Democrat-Party are all doomed.

    But clearly they don’t have enough intellectual honesty to admit it.

  15. Childish Denial is not a sign of intelligence on May 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

    The left is still mostly in stage 1, but some have moved into stage 2, anger and displaced rage.

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