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House Democrats Demand More Diversity In Top Corporate Ranks
Jan 2nd, 2019 at 2:33pm
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Maxine Waters, the first woman and first African-American to chair the House Financial Services Committee, is planning to use her new power to push for more women and minorities in the top ranks of corporate America.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/01/house-democrats-corporate-diversity-10...

This is gross abuse of power. Government should not pick and choose the demographic makeup of corporate boardrooms.

Waters should be impeached.
  
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Re: House Democrats Demand More Diversity In Top Corporate Ranks
Reply #1 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 4:52pm
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How about more religious diversity and more political diversity?

People who think like Waters should start their own businesses and choose whoever they want for corporate directors. Let those who are risking their own money make the decisions.

What a great idea, as long as you also let those who make bad decisions bear the costs.

If Waters, Inc. wants to have an all black trans communist atheist female board, what business is that of mine?

The stockholders of my company would like to have a board of directors and Chief officers who understand how to direct and run the company so it will make money and stay in business, and they don't care about diversity in this particular area.

They will elect anyone who knows what they are doing.
  

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Reply #2 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:02pm
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Jeff wrote on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 4:52pm:
How about more religious diversity and more political diversity?

Forcing diversity of any kind is NOT a function of government.

Government's job is to protect individual rights, protect the homeland against invaders, and to ensure the blessings of liberty.

That's all.  Once the government starts forcing racial, religious or political diversity, it has become too large, and needs to be down-sized, and gov't funding needs to be greatly reduced.
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:15pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:02pm:
Forcing diversity of any kind is NOT a function of government.

I was talking to Maxine...

Size isn't the problem so much as is the scope, the unlimited power that has been usurped.

It's the commerce clause that Maxine and her ideological cohorts will claim authorizes them to require their strange idea of "diversity" to be law for corporate governance. maybe they'll mention the general welfare clause just to make it solid...

Sacky says that since SCOTUS said that's the real meaning of the Constitution, so it is. And Maxine can use that power as she sees fit, because anything she does is an expression of the people's will, and constitutional too!

  

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Reply #4 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:54pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 2:33pm:
Maxine Waters, the first woman and first African-American to chair the House Financial Services Committee, is planning to use her new power to push for more women and minorities in the top ranks of corporate America.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/01/house-democrats-corporate-diversity-10...

This is gross abuse of power. Government should not pick and choose the demographic makeup of corporate boardrooms.

Waters should be impeached.


For sure.  Direct discrimination in private companies should be completely legal.  If you don't hire the best employees, the marketplace in the long run will punish you for it
  

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Reply #5 - Jan 2nd, 2019 at 6:08pm
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kaz wrote on Jan 2nd, 2019 at 5:54pm:
For sure.  Direct discrimination in private companies should be completely legal.  If you don't hire the best employees, the marketplace in the long run will punish you for it

I agree 100%.   Here are some lawmakers who claim that forced diversity will actually improve a company's performance:

New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney:

"Companies perform better when they have more diverse boards that include women."


New York Democrat Rep. Gregory Meeks:

“Some companies acknowledge [that diversity is] good for business. I’m not asking them to do anything that’s bad for business. This will help attract more folks to their institutions."

Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness said:

“Sometimes change can be a little uncomfortable. But when we come out on the other side of this, the business community’s going to be stronger for [forced diversity]."
  
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Reply #6 - Jan 5th, 2019 at 8:16am
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Here's some real world examples of the wonderful changes we can expect-

https://reason.com/archives/2019/01/03/good-news-ladies-the-military-industrial?...
  

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