Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may wind up selecting the most anti-business vice president in American history.
The Hill reports that there is some chatter that Clinton could select Department of Labor secretary Tom Perez as her running mate, and it's scaring the business industry.
Jack Mozbloom, spokesman for the National Federation of Independent Business, said that if Perez is chosen as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, "trial lawyers will be popping champagne corks, but anyone making a living running a small business will probably go to the aspirin bottle."
Perez has angered the business industry with his pushing of regulations that include "expanding overtime pay to some 4 million Americans, requiring that employers disclose actions taken to counter union organizing efforts and pushing a rule not yet completed that would force federal contractors to disclose labor law violations."
But Perez's radicalism goes beyond that. The man literally is Hugo Chavez–Chavez once donated to the illegal alien advocacy group Casa de Maryland, of which Perez served as president.
Perez even sounds like Chavez, as he recently said in a speech, "Donald Trump’s America is about the haves and the have-nots."
The radical leftist has even compared bankers to member of the Ku Klux Klan, saying that bankers are "every bit as destructive as the cross burned in the neighborhood" and established a division under the Justice Department to threaten banks with lawsuits if they didn't hand out enough loans to minorities.
Some of Perez's other radical positions include:
- Being personally involved in the Justice Department refusing to prosecute the New Black Panther party for voter intimidation.
- Saying that whites aren't protected under the Voting Rights Act.
- Refusing to condemn Saudi Arabia's anti-blasphemy laws.
- Telling the AFL-CIO that Martin Luther King would support the Employee Free Choice Act, which would be a huge boon to organized labor.
- Calling for affirmative action in the medical industry and in medical schools.
Perez was also involved in a quid pro quo deal with the city of St. Paul, MN to drop a lawsuit that could have elicited scrutiny of the Obama administration's use of the Fair Housing Act to hold leverage against banks.
If Clinton were to nominate Perez, he would the most radical, anti-business vice-president in American history. But it would be fitting since he, too, conducted business on a private email address.