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Senator Menendez is keeping busy

Speaking of New Jersey, how pathetic is our Senate delegation?

The economy is in shambles, the state is facing a severe budget crisis and we have the highest tax rate in the nation.  Senator Lautenberg is close to ninety years of age and is basically a rubber stamp for a left-wing agenda.

And then there’s Bob Menendez.

In the midst of our economic issues and championing a ruinous healthcare reform legislation, what’s on the top of his list of priorities?

He’s worried about the scourge of diversity:

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has begun an unofficial “diversity survey” of Fortune 500 companies and has told the companies that if they do not participate in the survey, he will make their names public.

The survey has already drawn fire from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as “a fishing expedition” and from legal experts, who say companies may violate federal employment laws by even asking such questions of their employees or suppliers.

Menendez, the only Hispanic in the Senate, wants to find out how many minorities, women and disabled people serve as top executives or members of the firms’ corporate boards, as well as the “demographic makeup of your suppliers.”

If a company responds to Menendez’s request, its information will be kept anonymous, although it will be aggregated in a report Menendez plans to issue later this year.

“Completion of this survey will show your commitment to improving diversity among the highest ranks of your corporation,” Menendez wrote in a March 8 letter sent to the companies.

[…]

Menendez said the survey had nothing to do with being chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where one of his main roles is raising money and courting wealthy donors. And he rejected any suggestion that a company that did not comply with the survey could be the object of a boycott.

Yeah.  This has nothing to do with Democratic party fundraising, baseless and frivolous lawsuits, the 2010 elections or any of that nonsense.  This is about diversity.  Because it’s a US Senator’s job to intimidate and bully private enterprise into hiring the right color people.

2012 can’t come soon enough to be rid of this jerk.

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  1. ctmom
    March 26, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Hopefully we can recall him before then.

    • March 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM

      Thanks for posting…

      Yeah, I heard about the push to recall Menendez. But I thought I read somewhere that state constitution doesn’t allow it. I have to read up on that. It would be great for the state if we could. I feel that with Governor Christie, we’re finally on the right track with some semblance of fiscal sanity. Menendez is a corrupt slimebag.

      It’s gonna take a lot of work to change blue New Jersey to red—-or at least purple.

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