Bloomberg, Murdoch, CEOs Push Comprehensive Immigration

2010 June 25
by bc3b

Once again, Rupert Murdoch demonstrates he is is a capitalist, but not a conservative. Murdoch has the conservative cable channel, not because he believes in the conservative movement (he held a fund-raiserfor Hilliary Clinton in 2008), but rather because it lines his pockets. If he could make more money running the “Gay/Porn Channel,” Murdoch would be on the phone to Perez Hilton now.

Maybe it’s time conservatives stood up and vote with their remotes to let Murdoch know they don’t appreciate: 1) him turning on his audience on the amnesty issue and 2) the “same old, same old” crap FNC feeds its audience every night. There’s Bill O’Reilly’s “formula radio” programming (if it’s Wednesday, it’s “Smart Blonde, Dumb Blonde, etc.”), Hannitty’s “Great, Great Great American Panel” and nightly installments of Dick Morris, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich. Falling audience numbers are one thing Murdoch will quickly understand.

With respect to the other CEOs: It’s nice to see that the CEOs of major corporations are thanking their customers by pushing for amnesty. The coalition includes the CEOs of Disney, Hewlett Packard, Marriott and Boeing.

As immigrant advocates continue to press Michael Bloomberg for more attention in the city budget negotiations, the mayor has gone national with the issue, following through on his inaugural pledge to make immigration a central theme of his third term.

With a coalition that includes News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Phil Gordon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose “Fox & Friends” as the venue to unveil his plans Thursday morning to pursue comprehensive immigration reform in Washington.

Bloomberg’s “Partnership for a New American Economy” will aim to reshape the national conversation around what it is calling the “economic case for sensible immigration reform,” citing statistics like immigrants generating more than 5 percent of the national gross domestic product and owning companies which have created 400,000 new American jobs since 1990.


The rest of the Partnership co-chairs are the CEOs of Hewlett-Packard, the Walt Disney Company, Marriott International and Boeing, as well as the mayors of Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Antonio.

Through paying for polls, forums and public education campaigns, the group will press an agenda in Congress that will balance tougher, more technologically adept enforcement of immigration laws with measures to facilitate paths for undocumented immigrants to attain legal status and become English-speaking, taxpaying citizens. The agenda will also include developing a system to increase opportunities for immigrants to enter the workforce, ease verification of employment eligibility and streamline the process for employers to fill vacancies with seasonal and permanent employees.

Read more.

Hat tip: City Hall

Proponents claim immigrants have added 5% to the GNP. What have they cost Americans in terms of welfare, increased medical costs, education, incarceration and law enforcement and unpaid taxes?

36 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 June 25 5:35 am
    bc3b permalink

    Murdoch leading the charge really bugs me. Can you picture the head of NBC, CBS, ABC or CNN coming out in favor of Gov. Brewer?

  2. 2010 June 25 5:59 am
    fedupartist permalink

    Obama Taps ‘Sanctuary City’ Supporter as Immigration Chief


  3. 2010 June 25 6:21 am
    justrand permalink

    “…statistics like immigrants generating more than 5 percent of the national gross domestic product and owning companies which have created 400,000 new American jobs since 1990”

    I’m sure that stat is accurate. It is the NET effect on our economy AND on our society that is in question…and THAT is decidedly NEGATIVE.

    Apparently Murdoch and the rest won’t be happy until America is just an asterisk in the history books under “Failed Experiments”

  4. 2010 June 25 6:39 am
    bc3b permalink

    Every Obama appointee has been radical left and as far from the mainstream as possible.

  5. 2010 June 25 6:39 am



  6. 2010 June 25 6:59 am

    Brown to vote for 2000 pages monstrous power grabbing finance bill that nobody has even fully read yet. No surprise.

    EPH – I wonder how much the second quarter will eventually be down graded by.

    btw 850 rabbis just came out against Kagan.

  7. 2010 June 25 7:08 am
    bc3b permalink

    You have to wonder what is hidden in a 2,000 page bill.

    Obviously, Obama has a plan – Release positive news at first, when it generates major headlines. Then “downgrade” it several times later, knowing it will receive little, if any scrutiny from the media.

  8. 2010 June 25 7:22 am

    7 Dodd’s even admitted as much hilariously he said this morning or late last night that we’ll not know wtf is in the 2000 pages until they are implemented.

  9. 2010 June 25 7:25 am

    About time to go Taliban only with the constitution as our Koran.

  10. 2010 June 25 8:22 am
    justrand permalink

    KH…I’m amazed Dodd is claiming we’ll know then!

    I like your “Taliban” plan. Instead of “Sharia Law” we could call it…I dunno…”Constitutional Law”. crazy, huh?

  11. 2010 June 25 8:32 am

    10 – Yeah be a bunch of radical Constitutional Fundamentalists !

  12. 2010 June 25 8:34 am

    YouGov / Economist 1000 adults
    Obama Job Approval
    44% Approve, 49% Disapprove (chart)

  13. 2010 June 25 9:01 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Hey, things are looking up! The EPA is on the job! Yessireeee. EPA has made a move to classify dairy milk as an oil. So now farmers have to manage oil containment strategies (and costs) for its storage. Freaking unreal.

    Oh that thing in the Gulf? Please don’t bother us with that ok??

    PS: Were I a dairy farmer I would write up an ISO9001 certification that in the event of a spill I will rent a million cats from the SPCA.

  14. 2010 June 25 9:11 am
    JustMary permalink

    Hey folks, Dad is making the long journey back home, so the Price of Freedom will be postponed until tomorrow morning. His personal Price of Freedom from the crazy JustMary house is $3.05/gal 😆

  15. 2010 June 25 9:15 am
    JustMary permalink

    #13 Wow, just wow.

  16. 2010 June 25 9:19 am

    13 – WTFO!

  17. 2010 June 25 9:25 am
    TLS permalink

    #13 Everything is America either seems to fall under the Commerce Claus or the EPA. We need to get rid of both.

    What’s next, nursing mothers required to tote around a haz mat bag? geez!

  18. 2010 June 25 9:27 am

    tomorrows headline: lactating breasts ruled hazardous material

  19. 2010 June 25 9:28 am
    JustMary permalink

    The next day’s headline: men all over the world suddenly enrolling in classes to become certified in hazardous material cleanup.

  20. 2010 June 25 9:31 am

    touché 🙂

  21. 2010 June 25 11:16 am
    mpthompson permalink

    What have they cost Americans in terms of welfare, increased medical costs, education, incarceration and law enforcement and unpaid taxes?

    Perhaps we should ask the folks in Maywood, CA: Maywood to lay off all city employees, dismantle Police Department

    The problems of corruption and breakdown of civil services continues to flow across the border. The story describes the issue as being a problem of insuring the police department, but the problems run much, much deeper than that for the community.

  22. 2010 June 25 11:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Not that I am profiling or anything, but did you notice that the end of the Maywood article, those that are being recalled all had hispanic sir names.

  23. 2010 June 25 2:01 pm

    I’m a lowe shopper usually.

    In fact I just got back from there, picked up a new hose. 😉

  24. 2010 June 25 2:13 pm
    Havok permalink

    Off topic.
    good laugh, pretty shocking though.

  25. 2010 June 25 2:15 pm

    25 – ha ha hahahahah

  26. 2010 June 25 2:17 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Nothing could ever be as bad as the Folsom street fair, and there were kids there in the midst of sex acts in the street, then again, cops were standing around watching as well! Amazing what some people will expose their children to, and that businesses will happily support it.

  27. 2010 June 25 2:18 pm
    Havok permalink

    #21- Where am I supposed to go now that I am already boycotting Lowes because of their SPANISH signs in the middle of NH (we have almost ZERO latinos here)???
    True Value Hardware SUUUCKS

  28. 2010 June 25 2:19 pm
    TLS permalink

  29. 2010 June 25 2:20 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Lowes is the closest to us. 😀

  30. 2010 June 25 2:39 pm

    28. Pro-Mexican or pro -gay. hhhhhhhhhhmmmmm, that’s a tough one

    I’ll stick with Lowes

  31. 2010 June 25 2:42 pm

    28 True value\ace is closer by actually but they sadly they are smaller and don’t always have what I’m looking for, plus their online shopping experience is horrible.

  32. 2010 June 25 2:45 pm

    Btw I just got back from grocery shopping, something I don’t do often.. maybe every 6-8 weeks, sometimes can even be longer. Anyway my normal place a big
    Publix … puff gone, out of business, along with 2 other stores in the development.
    So off to super walmart I went… they just replaced all the self-checkout counters will cashiers, a recent change cause I was there last month. Anyway I asked why they did that, and apparently theft loss was so high it was cheaper to just hire 10-15 more people

    Recovery my ARSE!

  33. 2010 June 25 2:54 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Entire strip malls are empty here, KH, and I live in a pretty nice area. I believe the cashier issue, people are so desperate right now. 🙁

  34. 2010 June 25 3:34 pm
    justrand permalink

    he’s baaaaaaaaaaaack!

    good thread…and then I read that MILK is a hazardous substance or something. We are entering Regulatory Tyranny.

    Rule 1: Everything not forbidden is required!
    Rule 2: Everything not required is forbidden!


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