RUSH: I promised wall-to-wall sound bites, so let me go to one we haven’t played. This is former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h during a House Democrat Steering and Policy committee meeting back on January 7th. This I said on Hannity’s show last night, second part of the interview tonight, nine o’clock eastern, Fox News Channel. The racism in this country, the looking at people as members of groups and assigning them as such exists solely on the left. Listen to this.
REICH: I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skill 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, and therefore, in my remarks, I have suggested to you, and I’m certainly happy to talk about it more, ways in which the money can be — 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.
RUSH: Talking about the money we’re going to spend on the infrastructure plan — roads, bridges, all that stuff — but he doesn’t want it to go to white construction workers, he wants it to go to inexperienced minorities and single women. He’s got nothing against white construction workers but, but, but, but. The money needs to go to others. These people are crazy! If I heard myself talk like this, I would be so embarrassed. So then Rangel, Chuck Rangel stepped in and said they have to have a plan to make formulas to ensure that the jobs go to the right people.
RANGEL: We’re going to have to find some way to establish formulas to expedite this where governors are going to be forced to find some formula to find out how can we get the money where the hemorrhages are. Whether Harlem is going to compete, whether Newark, is not nearly as important if at the end of the day we know where the jobless are, where the fears are, and that we can get the federal formulas to target the relief to these communities once they meet that criteria.
RUSH: January 7th, as they sat around, the Democrats figuring out how to spend some of the stimulus bailout money, including that going to infrastructure.