Loan Quotas Now, Hiring Quotas Soon

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    Financial Crisis II In The Making.

    Racial Politics: By putting his civil-rights pit bull in charge of the Labor Department, the president thinks he can force businesses to hire minorities amid record joblessness. But he'll only alienate employers more.

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez is a radical race-baiter who's already estranged the nation's largest lenders by falsely accusing them of racism in the most egregious antibank witch hunt in history.

    Under threat of prosecution, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank and dozens of other lenders have been forced by Perez to meet easy-lending benchmarks in the inner city.

    In his own words, he's using them to "repair" and "rebuild" entire "minority communities" devastated by the recession.

    The financial McCarthyism has spooked thousands of other bankers into conducting "second reviews" of previously rejected loan applications.

    All across the nation, lenders are "getting their numbers right" — that is, meeting self-imposed racial quotas — to fend off charges of racism in a replay of the reckless social policies that led to the mortgage crisis.

    The charges are based on flimsy "disparate impact" claims. This dubious doctrine is Perez's weapon of choice for persecuting bankers, whom he's actually likened to cross-burning klansmen.

    He sees any standard, no matter how racially neutral and fairly applied, to be racist if it results in a "statistically significant" share of minorities failing to get loans or even good deals on loans.

    Or failing to get jobs. Yes, we are about to enter phase two of this witch hunt, because Perez also views employment tests — no matter how neutral and evenly administered — as potentially discriminatory.

    Perez already has threatened lawsuits against companies using criminal background checks to screen new hires. Why? They can lead to a "disparate impact" on minority applicants.

    With Perez at Labor's helm, don't count on the cable guy or plumber you let in your home not being a felon. Chances are the cable company and the plumbing contractor will pass on the background check to avoid a federal lawsuit.

    Also expect more companies waiving pre-employment tests needed to hire qualified workers.

    Labor already has sued Kraft and Gerber for requiring plant workers to take basic tests as a condition of employment. It claimed the tests had a "disparate impact" on minority applicants.

    Both companies settled by agreeing to give rejected minorities hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.

    As secretary, Perez would no doubt launch a race-baiting witch hunt against any employers who use such hiring standards, just as he's done against bankers employing basic underwriting standards.

    And the result will be similar, with all employers taking "proactive steps" to prevent perceived workplace discrimination — and federal persecution.

    The president is promoting Perez because they're grinding the same ax.

    In his pre-presidential campaign manifesto, "The Audacity of Hope," Obama argued for "completing the unfinished business of the civil rights movement, namely, enforcing nondiscrimination laws in such basic areas as employment, housing and education."

    Added Obama:

    "Anyone who thinks that such enforcement is no longer needed should pay a visit to one of the suburban office parks in their area and count the number of blacks employed there."

    You see, your numbers aren't right; and he wants Perez to make sure you get them right.


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  2. Perez already has threatened lawsuits against companies using criminal background checks to screen new hires. Why? They can lead to a "disparate impact" on minority applicants.

    With Perez at Labor's helm, don't count on the cable guy or plumber you let in your home not being a felon. Chances are the cable company and the plumbing contractor will pass on the background check to avoid a federal lawsuit.

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    This will create tremendous insurance liability for the company.
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    Our 'never been in business' president has never heard the phrase, "due diligence" nor would he understand it's importance.
     
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    We already have quotas on applicants being "diversity candidates". I just hired a financial manager, and I was asked to quantify how many diversity candidates I was considering for the job. Women and minorities qualified. Turned out I had 5 of 6 candidates in the diversity category, so I was good.
     
  5. Sen. Vitter of Louisiana has announced he will try to hold up the confirmation. He is upset over the Justice office this thug headed playing hardball with Louisiana over anti-voting fraud laws.

    Let's see if any other republicans can find their courage. Doubtful.
     
  6. pspr

    pspr

    Obama has appointed some of the most controversial pols to his cabinet posts than I can ever remember. The Republicans just don't have the votes to really force the issue in the Senate on these people. They have to pick their fights where they can use their strength in the House.

    On another front, there are a couple things about to boil to the surface again. 1) The Benghazi survivors have been in hiding but may be subpoenaed by Congress soon to testify. And, 2) Holder isn't cooperating with the "Fast & Furious" court proceeding over the documents. I'm not sure how much longer he can drag this on before the judge orders most of the documents released.
     
  7. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    I'm not holding my breath. And EVEN if either really get going, I'm not hopeful for justice prevailing.
     
  8. pspr

    pspr

    Between the Democrats being so partisan and the press being in Obama's pocket, it seems nearly impossible to get the public outraged over things that would have them calling for the head of a Republican doing the same.
     
  9. Obama is bringing Soviet style Marxism to the US. I worked with guys that grew up in the USSR, they told me what it was like. They had full employment. Most people were in jobs they weren't suited for and typically about 5% of them had anything to do when they reported for work. These Obamanations won't stop until they have a Stalin in charge. Don't think it can't happen, it happens all over the world.
     
  10. Round and round we go. Seems we've seen this show before. Never works out well for the less than qualified person getting the loan. Never works out for the economy in general. Banks will survive with another bailout. Works GREAT for a campaign issue, and that my friends is what's important in todays world. Anyone advocating easy money based on race alone should be taken out and beaten with a tire iron.
     
    #10     Mar 19, 2013