Barack Obama's economic advisor, Robert Reich, likes the idea of an Obama stimulus package. An $800 billion stimulus plan might create 3.675 million jobs, including many in the construction sector, which will be called upon to construct great public works of improvement. The important thing, however, is to make sure that the stimulus money goes to create jobs for someone other than white male construction workers.
Here's the quote in question:
I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. … I have nothing against white male construction workers. I’m just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. … Criteria can be set so that the money does go to others, the long term unemployed minorities, women, people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.
We need to spread the wealth. And white male construction workers have way too much of it already, right? After all, white males construction workers are among the most pampered and privileged people in our society. If we decide to make sure that they aren't invited to the big stimulus party, who cares? It's not like they aren't already swimming in cash and laughing at the rest of us saps already. It's time to heal this nation, and the way to do it is to soak the white males construction workers.
Next target: Mexican male construction workers. Those guys have it pretty good, too.