Texas has been obliterating every pet cause of the left. That trend continued when a judge ruled Tuesday against government favoritism based on race and gender.
U. S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that a Biden administration restaurant bailout discriminated against a white business owner, RedStateWatch reported. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund has $28.6 billion in funds that are doled out first for women, veterans, and certain minorities.
Ranch Café owner Philip Greer suffered a $100,000 during the coronavirus pandemic, The Hill reported. After the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed in March, business owners like him could apply for help that was being administered through the Small Business Administration.
However, the initial period of the applications, which runs from May 3 to May 24 would only be for those who were veterans or were of the preferred gender, race, or “socially and economically disadvantaged” groups. This left Greer at a disadvantage.
The judge’s ruling ordered that the SBA must cease its system of prioritizing the loans. O’Connor, who is a George W. Bush appointee, reasoned that the fund would be out of money before they got to cafe owner Philip Greer which is why he ordered the practice to be blocked.
Greer’s lawsuit was backed by the conservative America First Legal Foundation. This foundation was launched by “top-ranking former Trump administration officials” including former aide Stephen Miller to push back against exactly these types of unfairly discriminatory leftist policies.
“This ruling is the first, but crucial step towards ending government-sponsored racial discrimination,” Miller said in a statement. “We are proud to have obtained this order for our courageous client at this initial stage, but we have a long way to go.”
Public policies that favor any group are unfair, even if they’re done in the name of equity. The most fair way to distribute any benefit is on the basis of merit, not on someone’s gender or skin color.