Sunday, January 11, 2009

Robert Reich, Clinton's appointee is afraid the new jobs will go to the people who can do the jobs best.

On his blog, Bobby Reich III is raising a issue of tremendous importance - what if all jobs generated by Obama's stimulus package will go to the usual suspects - good trained workers and white males - while leaving the bums, convicts and folks dependend on the government handouts on the sidelines. After decades of our fight for social justice - the evil hard working men are still winning - even though it is fair to note that it is getting harder and harder for them to keep their unfair and unjust advantage.

I think Dr.Reich is quite right in raising this important issue. Firstly, it's reactionary to think that people should be hired because they can do the job well. As we all know, social justice demands us to hire people based on their race, color, ethnicity and sex. Moreover, a person who was in jail, used drugs or does not have any work experience should stand in front of the job line, while the evil people who stayed out of trouble, worked hard should be pushed aside.

Lastly, I have a feeling that Dr.Reich is a perfect example of this treatment - I mean, I would want to know a single person who believes that Dr.Reich got his job within the Clinton administration or in the university due to his actual skills and knowledge. Dr.Reich is a man of great personal integrity, and it's impossible to think that he would have taken these jobs - unless he was 100% sure he was the last person who could do them well.

P.S. On a more optimistic note - it's highly unlikely that the stimulus package will go to the most productive workers. I have a feeling that Obama is trained well in the Illinoys-Chicago school of politics, and that the money will most likely go to people who need it most - lobbyists, interest groups, and the suffering minorities like Obama himself.

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