President-elect Joe Biden announced that economic relief for struggling businesses would be based partly on the gender and race of the owners.
In a video posted to the Biden-Harris presidential transition team Twitter account, the soon-to-be President admitted his obsession with identity politics by noting skin color and gender would play a part in deciding who gets economic relief from the federal government.
“Our focus will be on small businesses on Main Street that aren’t wealthy and well-connected, that are facing real economic hardships through no fault of their own,” Biden announced.
He added, “Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.”
“Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.” — President-elect Biden pic.twitter.com/pIyDuhf5pH
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) January 10, 2021
Response to Biden’s Decision to Make Economic Relief Partially Contingent on Race and Gender is Negative
As you might imagine, response to the Democrat president-elect segregating economic relief for businesses based on race and gender wasn’t warmly received.
“If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t … receiving these government assistance checks?” political commentator Kyle Becker partially joked, making reference to Biden’s famous comment that African-Americans that don’t vote for him “ain’t black.”
“If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t… receiving these government assistance checks”?
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 11, 2021
Others were less willing to be in a joking mood about Biden’s economic inequality declaration.
This is racial discrimination. Joe Biden should be impeached already.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 11, 2021
Identity politics is poison.
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) January 11, 2021
Translation: If you are a white man who owns a business you are on your own.
This never ends well. These people are on the train tracks and they do not see the train coming. Why do Democrats ALWAYS do this? How is this helping unity? You are picking winners and losers.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) January 11, 2021
Biden’s Choices Always Revolve Around Race and Gender
Who could have possibly imagined that it would be a Democrat President-elect who would drag civil rights back decades by making government decisions based on ethnicity or sex?
Besides everyone, I mean.
Biden is, after all, the man who chose Kamala Harris to be his running mate not based on credentials or resume, but because she is a woman who isn’t white.
This seems like a blatant violation of the civil rights act, if not the fourteenth amendment
— Jeremy Frankel (@FrankelJeremy) January 11, 2021
The same man who accused Republicans of trying to hold back blacks economically by putting “y’all back in chains” is more than willing to put the chains on white-owned businesses.
“We’re going to make a concerted effort to help small businesses in low-income communities in big cities, small towns, rural communities that have faced systemic barriers to relief,” Biden added.
“Think of the mom and pop owner with a couple of employees who can’t pick up the phone and call a banker, who doesn’t have a lawyer, an accountant, to help them through this complicated process.”
Just as with voter identification, Biden seems to be suggesting it’s the minority and woman-owned businesses without the capability or knowledge to navigate complex applications.
Is there anything more racist than saying certain groups of people aren’t smart enough to figure things out without the government’s assistance?
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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