The Biden regime is continuing to push a hard-left social and cultural agenda that is not simply un-American but very likely illegal and unconstitutional, including the politicization of COVD-19 relief for small businesses.
According to The Hill, the administration is preparing to dole out more money via the previously approved Paycheck Protection Program that was included in an earlier bill, but with a catch: Minority-owned businesses are going to be prioritized because, you know, lockdowns somehow hurt minority owners more than white owners.
Interestingly, the plan being implemented is in and of itself demeaning and racist to minorities, as it portrays them in a stereotypical fashion.
“Biden will also announce that his administration is changing its loan calculating formula for sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed individuals to help them obtain more financial support through the program,” The Hill reported.
“In addition, the president plans to eliminate two restrictions preventing business owners from receiving loans through the program: one restricting individuals with prior nonfraud felony convictions from receiving assistance and another that does the same for individuals who are delinquent on their federal student loans.”
Is this how the Biden regime views minorities — as felons and people who are delinquent on their student loans?
It would seem so, as The Hill adds later in the story, “The Biden administration says that it has already taken steps to ensure that smaller, minority-owned and rural businesses receive greater access to assistance through the program.”
Makes you wonder if white small business owners in California are now at the head of the line for PPP funding under the Biden plan since they have been a minority there since 2000.
In the past — blame it on bureaucracy and the fact that the PPP was a new program — a lot of the money went to larger businesses, including multi-million dollar firms linked to prominent Democrats like (speaking of California) Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Biden has vowed that smaller businesses will be prioritized this time around.
Frankly, that’s not a bad idea; that was actually the intent of Congress during earlier funding rounds. But this emphasis on skin color is not just unconstitutional, it’s a disturbing trend among the leftist controlled ‘woke’ culture we see these days.
Once upon a time, minorities and especially blacks were systematically mistreated and discriminated against, but those days are decades behind us. To be black in America today is a blessing (being an American, period, regardless of skin color, is a blessing), regardless of the lies about “systemic racism.”
Few enunciate this better than conservative activist, pundit, author, and “Blexit” co-founder Candace Owens.
“If you are truly, sincerely, a white supremacist in America, the best thing you could do is do nothing and let black America tend to itself because what we do to ourselves, right, when left unattended to ourselves is way worse, when you look at the statistics, than allowing any other group to come in and try to do anything to us,” Owens said. “And that’s including, of course, police officers, who are not killing black Americans for no reason.
“There is no systemic racism. There is no law. There is nothing that says I cannot do something as a black person that you can do, so it’s completely false. What we’re really talking about is the fact that people want to absolve themselves of personal responsibility, and we’re being helped,” she said last fall.
She is right, of course. But the Biden regime is continuing to perpetuate what Owens calls “the big lie” about ‘Racist America’ with this PPP scheme.