Let’s be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life. ~ Alveda King
The Commerce Department is considering classifying Arab-Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority. I suppose that Obama might want to solidify his support among Arab-Americans and go for it.
It would ensure that they too develop the appropriate socialist ethic of begging for entitlements on the backs of producers. Obamanism – isn’t it great?
How many minorities will there be in this country by the time Obama is finished?
This is absurd. Arab-Americans are NOT a race. They come from many countries. Are we now going to classify people by nationalities or religions too? If this goes through, we must consider including Tanzanian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Isle of Mann-Americans, gypsy-Americans definitely, and there will be no end.
We will all be classified and in groups like dolls on an assembly line.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) asked for this classification so they can get cheap taxpayer loans to start businesses. Usually, such a request, which is taking advantage of the U.S. taxpayer generosity, would be ignored, but perhaps not under Obama. He will do it if he thinks he can get away with it.
The decision is to be made by June 27th and comments can be put on their website now.
Since the request has first been made for small business subsidies, it is on the Minority Business Development Agency website.
Take a look at this list of Arab-Americans who made it without asking for a taxpayer handout – 10 Successful Arab-Americans
More information via The Hill –
The Hill: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petitioned Commerce earlier this year to ask that Arab Americans be made eligible for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helps minority entrepreneurs gain access to capital, contracts and trade opportunities.
The ADC petition cited “discrimination and prejudice in American society[,] resulting in conditions under which Arab-American individuals have been unable to compete in a business world.” The group claimed discrimination against Arab Americans increased after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“The ADC petition asserts that, in the government’s efforts to protect Americans, they essentially took away the rights of other Americans,” according to the notice of proposed rulemaking about the petition…Read more…