Biden Changes Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program to Stick it to White Guys
If you thought that the anti-white hatred of the Biden administration couldn’t be much more obvious, wait until you see the latest executive order that the commissars had Joe Biden sign. Not to worry: If you own a bar, restaurant or other type of small business that was harmed by the government’s recklessly dumb coronavirus shutdowns, the federal government has a new bailout for you.
Unless you’re a white male small business owner, in which case – EW! You’re on your own. There won’t be any tax dollars available to help yucky white males.
Even though a lot of us on the right find government bailouts distasteful, the Paycheck Protection Program that America’s last real president started made a lot of sense. Donald Trump applied straightforward liability law to the situation. Government hurt small businesses by forcing them to endure draconian shutdowns, so government should pay for the consequences of that.
Liability law has been a pillar of Western civilization and a big reason why a lot of people would rather live in American than, say, Burkina Faso. Liability law is about fairness. If you go into a store and break something, you have to pay for that thing because you’ve done material harm to the store owner. If your neighbor slips on your icy driveway, that’s your fault and you have to pay their medical bills (or more likely, have your liability insurance pay it). We force every driver except illegal aliens to have liability insurance just to drive and own a car.
So, this was a no-brainer for President Trump. Government broke small businesses, so government had to pay for it through the Paycheck Protection Program.
The first liability laws we have on record are in the Old Testament of the Bible. You’ll also find examples in the laws codified by Alfred the Great (from the Bible) in the 9th century, and the Magna Carta. These laws have been around for a long time and they work because they tend to be fair and just.
And if there are two things that the modern Democrat Party cannot stand for, it’s fairness and justice, by golly!
Team Biden has now pumped a bunch of money into the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help the owners of restaurants, bars, hair salons and other types of service-industry small businesses get back on their feet. These are interest-free “loans” that don’t have to be paid back, so long as the funds are spent before March of 2023. Business owners can apply for up to $10 million in relief funds.
Oh, but there is one surprising catch to the program – or at least it will sound surprising to anyone who is familiar with the Civil Rights Act. You won’t be able to apply for the funding unless you are the correct gender or skin color.
The Biden regime is now blatantly violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prioritizing the funding like this:
Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Asian-Americans are eligible for the funding. The same goes for women business owners.
But if you’re a white male business owner who lost your livelihood due to the government shutdowns, the Biden regime’s message is, “Screw you. Why don’t you use your white privilege to just pick yourself up by your bootstraps?”
This is repugnant.
When Trump came up with the idea of the Paycheck Protection Program, it wasn’t based on skin color or gender. It was based on much fairer criteria: Was your business harmed by the federal government; and if so, how much was it harmed?
That was it, and the program was administered fairly across the board. Businesses that were harmed more by the government shutdowns received higher priority than businesses that were hurt less. If you lost 90% of your funding or more, you went to the front of the line.
Under the Biden regime’s plan, a black- or Hispanic-owned business that lost 1% of its revenue can get $10 million in relief funds, while a white male’s business that went bankrupt gets nothing and can expect nothing in return. Welcome to the New Jim Crow era of fairness – and just like the Old Jim Crow, it’s being brought to you by the Democrat Party.