Bloomberg: Hire “Best” from Around the World

2020 January 10
by bc3b

Well, it didn’t take long for the mask to slip off.

Michael Bloomberg, the diminutive Democratic presidential candidate, is advocating US companies import the best (cheapest) workers from around the world rather than hire Americans. Hate to be the one to break this to you Shorty, but pushing for more foreign workers over Americans is not a winning strategy. It just demonstrates that you are a gold-embossed card carrying elitist who couldn’t care less about working class Americans.

Investor, CEO, and presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg says he would allow investors and employers to hire the “the best” workers from around the world instead of Americans.

“This country needs more immigrants and we should be out looking for immigrants,” Bloomberg told the San Diego Union-Tribune on January 5.:

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 out looking for more immigrants.

The reporter did not ask Bloomberg to define “best.” But for cost-conscious shareholders and executives, “best” is a synonym for ‘cheaper than Americans.’

“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. He continued:

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 earnings fall to the global average.

Bloomberg — who has an estimated wealth of $55 billion — is trying to exempt investors and shareholders from the nation’s immigration rules, said Krikorian. For Bloomberg, “immigration laws are not one of those things that should be allowed to interfere in [the growth of] shareholders’ value,” he said.

“It is 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.

President Bush described his “any willing worker” cheap labor plan in 2004, saying:

Out of common sense and fairness, our laws should allow willing workers to enter our country and fill jobs that Americans have are not filling. (Applause.) 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 …

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.

In December 2018, departing House Speaker Paul Ryan echoed Bush’s “any willing worker” goal, 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 American fabric can contribute.

This “any willing worker” idea encouraged Ryan to work closely — but behind the scenes — with pro-amnesty, pro-migration groups.

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Hat tip: Breitbart

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As Slow Joe Biden would say, “Stand up, Mike.”

12 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 January 10 8:46 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Nanny Bloomberg doesn’t believe that normal citizens should be allowed to have guns … just the goons he hires as body guards.

    As NYC mayor he has shown a proclivity to raise taxes. Nanny is a proponent of free trade and opposes protectionism. He is best known for his ill-fated soda tax. He typifies elitism.

    If you notice, Nanny isn’t taking the conventional route to winning a presidential nomination. He will be missing a number of the early primaries/caucuses: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. And, he doesn’t seem to be doing any campaigning. After all, meeting and greeting farmers, mechanics, factory workers and even engineers is beneath him.

    Instead Nanny has already spent over $100-million on television advertising and will drop another $10-million on the Super Bowl. Like Tom Steyer, Bloomberg wants to get the presidential nomination the old fashioned way – buy it.

  2. 2020 January 10 10:09 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Bloomberg is a joke in VERY bad taste.

  3. 2020 January 10 10:49 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    ” … A computer programmer, we want to get the best one. So we should be out looking for more immigrants.” – Bloomberg

    Hmmm. He ought to ask the fired CEO of Boeing about $9/hr H-1B programmers he hired. Bloomie might get a different picture of ‘best worker’ gone wrong. As it is most of the H-1B program is a scam. The entire space is dominated by 3 Indian firms who don’t give a damn except that they get their fees.

    An Immigrant Farmer?! Thats a joke. Most immigrants came here to escape that lifestyle. Besides the type of dryland farming that US farmers employ are mega-acreage facilities with several multimillion dollar tractors and combines. Where the hell is some Chicano going to find that kind of coin??

    As JR opines, Bloomie is a bad joke.

  4. 2020 January 11 7:16 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A little appetizer before Jim delivers the main course ….

  5. 2020 January 11 7:41 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Wait. It’s my job now? LOL

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/the-week-in-pictures-smiting-our-enemies-edition.php

    And stop by later for the comments …

  6. 2020 January 11 7:53 am
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    bc3b permalink

    C’mon drdog09 –

    Look how much more productive the native farmers of Zimbabwe are than the colonial farmers of Rhodesia were. It’s not called the “Breadbasket of Africa” for nothing. I bet those Zimbabwe farmers with their two ox-power tractors could show their counterparts in Kansas and Nebraska a thing or two. lol.

  7. 2020 January 11 8:23 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #5 –

    Didn’t disappoint.

  8. 2020 January 11 9:05 am
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    Iran publicly admits it shot down the airliner. Smart actually, dragging out the denial for weeks or longer would have been worse for them.

    Bloomberg and Mike Lee probably get along great, both enjoy selling out the American worker.

  9. 2020 January 11 2:35 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Between the plane shoot down and reports of arrests/dismissals of top Quds officers the rumor mill is active!
    I’m guessing KH is most likely to have seen the most reports

    In the meanwhile …

  10. 2020 January 11 5:05 pm
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    9 – Honestly so many rumors I try not passing things on unless something looks legit, or otherwise seems confirmed..but yeah I saw that, even if true who knows if it’s ultimately a good thing or not – depends who got dismissed. I wonder if true if had anything to do with the airliner or it was just good timing to clean house of some who many not have been 125% loyal to the cause given new mgmt is in control (..then again the new mgmt isn’t really new so who knows).

    10 – Of course, just like they mostly ignored all the killings of protestors last month (inside both Iran AND Iraq). Sad but expected at this point, if it don’t fit a desired narrative that day or week it didn’t happen as far as most US media outlets are concerned.

    You know who’s trilled today though… Boeing, wiping their foreheads thinking thank god it was a missile.

  11. 2020 January 12 5:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    I NEED a new coffee maker!

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