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Maxine Waters Legislating New 'Diversity Czars'

Racist Maxine Waters is slipping affirmative action provisions into legislation that will force federal agencies to favor blacks..."The law would create at least 20 new offices and up to 29 if every Treasury agency is required to create a minority office..."
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In the financial overhaul bill that is on the cusp of becoming law, House Democrats have included a largely overlooked provision that would create diversity czars to promote racial and gender hiring in federal agencies -- a move that has sparked concerns about racial quotas, government waste and charges that Democrats are attempting to politicize the Federal Reserve.

The bill would establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at each federal financial services agency to "ensure equal employment opportunity and the racial, ethnic and gender diversity" of the work force and senior management.

The diversity czars would also aim to "increase the participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the programs and contracts" of each agency and conduct "an assessment" of those goals.

Each diversity czar would be a presidential appointee who must be confirmed by the Senate and have power "comparable to that of other senior level staff," the bill says.

In an editorial, The Wall Street Journal accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., author of the provision, of trying to politicize the Federal Reserve.

"The Waters provision will also give Congress and the White House a new and powerful lever to influence the operation of the 12 regional Fed banks," the newspaper wrote. "Accusations of racial or gender indifference, much less outright bias, are politically deadly."

"With the threat of such an accusation in their holster, the Waters czars will have enormous clout to influence Fed governance and regulatory decisions, perhaps including monetary policy," the newspaper added.

Waters' office did not respond to a request for comment but the lawmaker vigorously defended the provision in a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, saying the newspaper's critical editorial was "filled with misrepresentations, unsupported conclusions and outright distortions."

"Nothing in the bill mandates lending to minorities or women," she wrote, denying charges that the provision would politicize the Fed or allocate credit by race and gender. "The provision does not even mention lending. The offices will only be responsible for employment, management and business activities of the agencies."

"What this legislation will do is help address an indisputable problem, the lack of diversity in financial services," she said, arguing that studies show the "discrimination that women and minorities face compared to white men of similar educational background and age."

Waters cited the Treasury Department where minorities make up 17.2 percent of employees at senior pay levels and a recent Government Accountability Office report that shows the lack of diversity within the financial services industry has barely improved at the management level from 1993 to 2008.

"The provision is designed to broaden and improve the work force of these agencies and expand opportunities for our nation's small businesses – including minority-and women-owned businesses – to participate in programs and contracts instead of continuing to rely on the same 'old boy' network and handful of Wall Street firms responsible for the crisis in the financial markets."

The provision remained in the legislation during a conference committee between House and Senate negotiators. The House approved the final version of the bill late last month but the Senate delayed its vote until after the July Fourth holiday.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, said the bill should be sent back to conference stripped of this provision, citing concerns about racial quotas and costs.

"The chief concern is that you're moving from a situation where discrimination is prohibited, which is well and good and that is established law, to a situation where there are quotas in the workplace," she told FoxNews.com, contending that the law would extend the provisions to contractors and subcontractors – a situation that could lead to quotas in the private sector. "And those are two very, very different things."

The law would create at least 20 new offices and up to 29 if every Treasury agency is required to create a minority office, she said.

"It would probably cost a million or over" to operate on an annual basis for each office, she said.

Furchtgott-Roth also noted that the Cabinet-level departments all have similar offices in place and questioned why more is needed.

"This is a very serious concern," she said. "We have a deficit of over a trillion dollars. Every American knows that we need to cut the deficit and not only is this a waste of money but it implies that the existing offices we have are a waste of money."


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Added: Jul-10-2010 
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  • This witch won't go away. What an embarrassment.

    More of this affirmative action bullshit. Also, more to come under the new "Financial Reform Act" brought to you by tour friends and mine Bwaany Fwwaank, and his pal Chris "last gasp fuck you" Dudd.(more poison cause there still some life left in that segment.) The past 30 years of this crap and now the fucking morons have been affirmative action'ed into management positions and we wonder why our country is headed into the toi More..

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  • And of course these czars, the ones enforcing discrimination against white males, will just add to the size and cost of the US federal government.

    We're paying to be gang-raped by these a-holes.

    FBO

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  • Cunning stunt, Maxine.

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  • This is just another example of how everything the federal government regulates can be politicized by special interests.

    Maxine is a mental midget who would love to run the life of every man woman and child in this country.

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  • 29 million a year just to have a African-American in the house?

    I wonder how much the Hispanics will charge?

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    • There are plenty of americans that point this out.We get branded as...let's see...racist.It amzes me that more folks don't see who the racists actually are and how they are using race to further divide us and to promote their agenda.

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  • This old crow needs to be ousted.

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  • This silly minority female in her reply first states that the WSJ was incorrect in the assertion that this legislation would mandate lending to minorities or women and then turns right around and says:

    "...and expand opportunities for our nation's small businesses %u2013 including minority-and women-owned businesses %u2013 to participate in programs and contracts instead of continuing to rely on the same 'old boy' network and handful of Wall Street firms responsible for the crisis in the f More..

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  • "Waters cited the Treasury Department where minorities make up 17.2 percent of employees at senior pay levels.."

    What part of the word MINORITY does this sorry case not understand? Wouldn't there be less of them, by virtue of being... um.. minorities?

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    • Yep.

      "...minorities make up 17.2 percent of employees at senior pay levels.."

      And that's one hell of a percentage when you take affirmative action into account,the blacks massively disproportionate number of chronic felons in the penal system ,the number of blacks that are passed through the school systems for just showing up,...

      Look at all the fat,ignorant,rude black pigs at the DMV or any big government office.

      Black people love the government because it protects them and employ More..

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    • Evil? Or just primitive and stupid? It takes some level of intelligence to be evil.

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  • Not to be flippant but that thumbnail looks just like Mrs.Potato-head..wahooooooooo! :D

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  • that ugly hag sure must get through some lipstick

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  • This woman is an open socialist.

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  • Stop Spending Money ! ! ! Balance The Budget ! ! ! M O R O N S ! ! !

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  • This is some kind of sick joke, right? Maxine looks like a gorilla in a wig but doesn't have the intelligence of one. Know wut ohm sayin?

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  • We should have known this day would come. What our ancestors did we could not control nor do i ever condone it. Any race or color should have never been enslaved but now you have a group of black that wanna use the past as an excuse. I said it, the day a black president makes it in office that this would happen and it's happening. What i wanna know is were the hell is the oversight of congress to allow this crap to happen? are they to busy lining there pockets to even care what is going on? now More..

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  • Then we should have offices for the Orientals, The American Indians and other races of the world as well. Now how many offices will we need. This women and people like her are fools and the American people just let it happen.

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  • Racist crap.. not welcome.

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