Once again, a Democrat presidential candidate has shown their true colors, putting foreigners before the American people.
Billionaire clown Michael Bloomberg, who despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars in his presidential bid is polling in the single digits, says that if elected president, he would allow investors and employers to hire “the best” workers from around the world instead of Americans.
Sounds like a great idea there Mikey. Right up there with banning soft drinks over 16 oz.
“This country needs more immigrants and we should be out looking for immigrants,” Bloomberg told the San Diego Union-Tribune on January 5.
Yeah Bloomberg, we need more immigrants…legal immigrants, not the kind the Democrats want who by and large are bleeding our country dry.
‘For those who need an oboe player for a symphony, we want the best one. We need a striker for a soccer team, we want to get the best one. We want a farmworker, we want to get the best one. A computer programmer, we want to get the best one. So we should be looking for more immigrants.”
What the hell is Bloomberg smoking? Oboe player? Striker? Computer programmer? Call us stupid but is there a high demand for oboe players?
Are foreign soccer players somehow prohibited from immigrating to the United States to play? Seems to me we already have a lot of farmworkers, after all the Democrats tell us that illegal aliens “do the jobs Americans don’t want to do.”
Bloomberg did not define what he meant by “best.” However one can infer that by “best” he actually meant “cheaper than Americans.” Spoken like a true progressive billionaire.
“If business were able to hire without restrictions from anywhere in the world, pretty much every [American’s] occupation would be foreignized,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.
“Americans would have to accept dramatically lower earnings, whether they object or not. Not just landscapers and tomato pickers, [because] Indians and Chinese by the millions can do nursing and accounting. There would not be any job that would not see its earning fall to the global average.”
Bloomberg clearly is putting his own self-interests as a business owner and an investor ahead of those who would be his constituents were he elected president. Krikorian believes that Bloomberg is trying to exempt investors and shareholders from the nation’s immigration rules.
He said that Bloomberg believes “immigration laws are not one of those things that should be allowed to interfere in [the growth of] shareholders’ value,” he said.
“It’s obviously unprecedented—but this is not obviously different from [President] George [W.] Bush’s ideal immigration plan… [and] he is expressing a pretty standard Republican plutocrat approach to immigration,” he added.
Bloomberg’s idea buys into, in part, the notion that foreigners are more inclined to do jobs that Americans will not.
The similarity between Bloomberg’s plan and Bush’s is pretty striking. Bush’s “any willing worker” cheap labor plan, unveiled in 2004, basically a temporary worker program, said:
“Out of common sense and fairness, our laws should allow willing workers to enter our country and fill jobs that Americans are not filling. We must make our immigration laws more rational and more humane. And I believe we can do so without jeopardizing the livelihoods of American citizens.
Our reforms should be guided by a few basic principles. First, America must control its borders… (oops, Democrats will hate that part). Second, new immigration laws should serve the economic needs of our country.
If an American employer is offering a job that American citizens are not willing to take, we ought to welcome into our country a person who will fill that job.”
Like oboe players and soccer players, apparently.
In 2018, former presidential candidate and outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan doubled down on Bush’s plan, saying:
“[Immigration reform needs] border security and interior enforcement for starters, but also a modernization of our visa system so that it makes sense for our economy and for our people so that anyone who wants to play by the rules, work hard and be part of America can contribute.”
According to Krikorian, the Republican legislators basically echo the “any willing worker” claim when they day say “legal good, illegal bad” approach to migration. He goes further saying that the refrain put forth by the GOP is “piously claiming that illegal immigration is bad but is making [pro-American protections] moot by letting huge numbers of people in legally.”
President Trump, on the other hand, has tried to limit immigration, in particular illegal immigration via Mexico, however Democrats, who are looking for more votes, have opposed any efforts to tighten the border.
Trump has also largely blocked efforts by businesses to expand the influx of legal immigrants and visa workers. By limiting people willing to work for lower wages to enter the country, Trump has in effect raised the wages for blue-collar Americans, even though business and investment groups have tried to curb them.
This is where Bloomberg, no doubt trying to increase his billions, comes in.
One would think that Bloomberg’s “best worker” nonsense would be a problem with the Democrat base, however Krikorian doesn’t believe this is the case. In both instances, he says, Bloomberg and the left-wing nuts on the far left of the Democrat ticket are trying to reach the same ends…American sovereignty.
“They come at the issue from different starting points but have the same enemy which is Americans’ sovereignty. It is not obvious that his [pro-employer] immigration stance is going to be a turn-off to Democratic primary votes. How different are the specifics of his immigration proposal from Biden, Sen. Sanders or Warren?”
All three of the above, along with other progressive loons such as Booker and Buttigieg endorse wide-open borders, allegedly for foreigners escaping from home country “persecution.” A tweet from Biden on January 5 confirms this:
“Our Statue of Liberty invites in the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Donald Trump has slammed the door in the face of families fleeing persecution and violence.” Yup Uncle Joe, those MS-13 gang members are so persecuted.
Our Statue of Liberty invites in the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. But Donald Trump has slammed the door in the face of families fleeing persecution and violence. Jill traveled to Matamoros to shed light on how these policies hurt asylum seekers. pic.twitter.com/2Bwwl2pEzq
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) January 6, 2020
Bloomberg wants a single global labor market which would mirror the labor market in the United States, which cuts across state lines. He reasons that employers are not concerned about the consequences for people of say Pennsylvania when hiring someone from Tennessee. Bloomberg wants that type of thinking across the globe.
Unfortunately for Bloomberg, most Americans don’t think that way. Most Americans believe that we have a greater obligation and therefore should employ greater loyalty to our own people, not foreigners.
According to a Rasmussen survey, likely voters by a 2-1 margin want Congress to hire and train U.S. grads and workers instead of importing more foreign workers.
A Rasmussen survey shows likely voters by 2:1 want Congress to make companies hire & train US grads & workers instead of importing more foreign workers.
The survey also shows this $/class-based view co-exists w/ much sympathy for illegal migrants. #S386https://t.co/OSLHdG7Sni
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) December 30, 2019
Bloomberg also wants amnesty for anyone entering the U.S. legally or illegally. He told the San Diego Union-Tribune that amnesty:
“…is a no brainer—you give [a] pathway to citizenship to 11 million people. Do not be fooled. Bloomberg as well as the majority of Democrats believe that a majority of those 11 million people will translate into votes for them.
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Bloomberg totally dismisses the role played by Americans and their children on the formation of our country as it is today, instead crediting immigrants.
“This country was built by immigrants,” Bloomberg said.
He does not differentiate between the millions who entered the country legally and those who snuck in under the cover of darkness.
Bloomberg has worked for greater immigration and in 2013 joined with the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch to create the Project for a New American Economy, with the goal of achieving amnesty for illegals. A
t the time, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicted that the planned “Gang of Eight” amnesty would have shifted more of the nation’s new wealth from workers to investors. The rich would get richer, in other words. Bloomberg and Murdoch were clearly trying to pad their own wallets.
The huge increase in immigration, according to the report, would have driven down Americans’ wages.
“Because the bill would increase the rate of growth of the labor force, average wages would be held down in the first decade after enactment.”
However, the cheap labor would have boosted the stock market. Bloomberg is so transparent. His support of open borders is nothing more than an attempt to enrich himself and his cronies. The report further stated that it would have boosted profits and the stock market.
As the saying goes, follow the money. There is substantial money involved in immigration politics, and a lot of that money would benefit people like Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, and members of Congress.
According to Neil Munro from Breitbart, media outlets such as the Washington [Com]Post, owned by Bezos, have not “followed the money” in immigration politics.
Estb. media and esp. WashPo journos cannot, or dare not, follow the $$$ in immigration politics.
For example, the WashPo article on @SenMikeLee's @S368 bill to expand the outsourcing of U.S. grads' jobs.
Maybe b/c the money ends up in Jeff Bezos' pocket. https://t.co/YCYv4beQoA
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) December 22, 2019
As we have said before, when someone is flashing something in their left hand, always look at what the right hand is doing. In Bloomberg’s case, the right hand is trying to fleece your wallet.
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