Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shami in San Antonio

And, of course, there's strangeness.
"We need to improve education, so we need jobs first," said [Farouk] Shami. "There are jobs. All we need to do is fill those jobs. We need infrastructure, new highways and parks and bridges, so there is work."


Shami promised to create 100,000 new jobs if elected in the first two years. If he doesn't, he said he will pay the state of Texas $10 million.

Many of the students he spoke to [at Northwest Vista College] said they like what Shami had to say.

"Right now, we are hurting because of the lack of jobs," said David Ilamas.

"What he is doing is a pretty good job with jobs," said Guy Ciancia. "Right now, (there are) not many jobs in Texas or in the U.S. I think he'll do a good job as governor."
(from KSAT-12)

Weren't they listening? There are jobs. We just need to fill them.

Of course, the man who wants to be governor also said this:
Shami also spoke to students about immigration reform and his support for same-sex marriages. He also defended comments he made about white workers in his factory, comments some have called racist.

"'Lots of white people want to be supervisors. They don't want to work on the assembly line.' That's what I said," Shami said. "What is racist about that? These are the facts."

Hey, Farouk. I bet lots of Hispanics and blacks want to be supervisors, too. Have you been promoting them? And isn't it just as racist to assume that Hispanics and blacks "want to work on the assembly line" rather than trying to advance themselves? And, just to extrapolate, does all this mean that you actually turn down white people who apply to work in your factories based on your assumptions about what their ambitions may or may not be?

Just askin'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the jobs were the real issue, Farouk could spend his millions he is wasting on campaign to set-up those factories, and without any government red tape.

Who is Farouk Shami? The real issue is not necessarily his religion or national origin but his credibility. Are his Public Statements factual or just Beauty Show hype?

Farouk in San Antonio (10/21/09): “I manage business in 106 countries, I have tens of thousands of employees, and we've brought billions of dollars to the state of Texas,” Shami said.

Fact Check:
• Farouk manufacturers the products and sells them to independent distributors/importers (in US and overseas), who in return sell to the salons. He DOES NOT manage these companies. They are his customers.
• Likewise the employees of these distributors or the salons which use his products are NOT Farouk’s employees.
• Farouk has always claimed that he sells only to the professional hairdressers, yet his products can be found in Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, HEB, as well as discount stores.

Yes, Farouk has done well for himself BUT… He is NOT the sole owner of his companies - Farouk claims (as well documented in many articles and interviews, and then repeated by the media) to be a Billionaire; however he is NOT listed on Forbes List of Billionaires – with his ego, he definitely would make sure that he would be listed if he just could prove it.