Obama Pushes ENDA, Shows He Still Has No Clue How Business Works

Yes, the business of Government must move along with more than one issue, but, in reality, Obama jumping in on ENDA, the Employer Non-Discrimination Act, is simply red meat thrown to Democrats who have lost faith in him over the idiocy of Obamacare and NSA spying. He just tried the same thing last week with new “rules” on “climate change” (which, incidentally, vastly increased the power of the executive branch of the federal government in your lives). He’s also attempting to gin up yet another fight with Republicans

Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Here in the United States, we’re united by a fundamental principle: we’re all created equal and every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. We believe that no matter who you are, if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve the chance to follow your dreams and pursue your happiness. That’s America’s promise.

Funny, because agencies under his direction are not treating American citizens equally. Also funny, because the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on “race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.” The Act a good chunk of Democrats opposed. And that there are many laws that bar discrimination. Including ENDA in 2007.

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That’s why, for instance, Americans can’t be fired from their jobs just because of the color of their skin or for being Christian or Jewish or a woman or an individual with a disability. That kind of discrimination has no place in our nation. And yet, right now, in 2013, in many states a person can be fired simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

As a result, millions of LGBT Americans go to work every day fearing that, without any warning, they could lose their jobs — not because of anything they’ve done, but simply because of who they are.

Interestingly, he fails to include one single example of people being fired for being gay or cross-dressers. I’m sure there are a tiny, miniscule number of stories of LGBT’s being terminated, some, if not most, of which are really about being a substandard employee or having engaged in misconduct rather than being LGBT. Oh, and conservatives and their groups have been singled out by the Obama regime.

That’s why Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA, which would provide strong federal protections against discrimination, making it explicitly illegal to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This bill has strong bipartisan support and the support of a vast majority of Americans. It ought to be the law of the land.

Really? I doubt most have ever heard of it before or know what it does.

Business agrees. The majority of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses already have nondiscrimination policies that protect LGBT employees. These companies know that it’s both the right thing to do and makes good economic sense. They want to attract and retain the best workers, and discrimination makes it harder to do that.

So most businesses already have policies? So why is there a need for Government? And here’s where he really shows why the country is mired in economic malaise during his presidency

So too with our nation. If we want to create more jobs and economic growth and keep our country competitive in the global economy, we need everyone working hard, contributing their ideas, and putting their abilities to use doing what they do best. We need to harness the creativity and talents of every American.

He seems to think that jobs just magically appear because people are creative and because they want them. And because LGBT’s can’t be fired for being LGBT. And that increasing the power of the Federal Government will somehow increase hiring. But, then, can we really expect more from the Most Partisan President Ever, who has never run a business, never had to make a payroll, never had to deal with tough employee situations?

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