Sunday, January 6, 2019

House Democrats to Push for More Diversity in Top Corporate Ranks

Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico, January 1, 2019

California Democrat Maxine Waters {snip} is planning to use her new power to push for more women and minorities in the top ranks of corporate America.

Some firms are panicking at the prospect of new public scrutiny, according to lobbyists, who say that while companies won’t openly fight Democrats’ moves to promote diversity, many are uneasy about the prospect of government getting directly involved in their hiring decisions.

Lawmakers say they’re hoping to make them uncomfortable.

“They have a right to be nervous,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), a member of the financial services panel. “They should feel the fire is getting started and will burn, at least for two years, and hopefully beyond.”

Lobbyists privately admit that some firms have been slow to improve and that nudging from Congress may be what’s needed to force them to act.

Corporations and industry...........including Amazon and the Bank Policy Institute, have even recently hired staff from the Congressional Black Caucus to build relationships as Democrats take over...........To Read More.....

My Take - Once again, where in the Constitution does it give the government the right to tell companies who they can and should hire? The Constitution is supposed to protect the citizeny from discrimination from the government, not private business or citizens.   That may not be Politically Correct, but it's the truth, and once that's allowed to start it continues and eventually warps into all sorts of abuses by an out of control federal government. 

Also, the idea that "firms have been slow to improve" means what? Does the company bottom line improve with someone’s social philosophy is imposed on the company? And where does Congress get the right to "nudge" companies in some direction or other, or any direction at all for that matter?

The real problem lies in that these corporate leaders are all arrogant, cowardly jelly fish, and a judicial system that's filled with political hacks. We need term limits at all levels of the federal government, especially the federal judiciary, and I don't consider dying a term limit that's workable.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall are perfect examples of what's wrong with that concept.  As a jurist he was a disgrace, and so too is she.   

There's one more point. Just because the House wants this what makes everyone think the Senate will go along? Once again, just because the Democrat party owns the House doesn't mean they own the government.

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