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A Confederacy of Gluttons: Adelson, Buffett, and Gates Demand More Cheap Labor

“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” — Jonathan Swift

What does it say when almost all the billionaires are in a confederacy conspiring to get cheaper labor from you?

From the New York Times:

The Opinion Pages | OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS

Break the Immigration Impasse:
Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Immigration Reform

By SHELDON G. ADELSON, WARREN E. BUFFETT and BILL GATES

JULY 10, 2014

AMERICAN citizens are paying 535 people to take care of the legislative needs of the country. We are getting shortchanged. Here’s an example: On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes.

Adelson ($28.5 billion in net worth according to the Forbes 400), Buffett ($58.5 billion), and Gates ($72.0 billion) don’t even have the guts to mention Professor David Brat by name, much less admit the galvanizing innovation of Brat’s campaign: explicitly running against “immigration reform” because it’s a Cheap Labor policy benefiting crony capitalists.

Immediately, many Washington legislators threw up their hands and declared that this one event would produce paralysis in the United States Congress for at least five months. In particular, they are telling us that immigration reform — long overdue — is now hopeless.

Americans deserve better than this.

Adelson, Buffett, and Gates want to give you Americans what they think you deserve, good and hard.

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  1. a Newsreader says:

    The problem is too many illegal aliens in the United States.

    The hallmark of any immigration reform will be its deterrent effect on illegal aliens.

    Any reform proposal should be met by the question: “How will this reform deter illegal aliens from entering the country and how will it encourage illegal aliens in the country to leave?”

    Me, I prefer a plan involving bayonets.

  2. sean says:

    What is with this idea that we have to do something? If the e reform was just building an Israel style wall along the border and an end on all immigration they wouldn’t be writing opinions that something is better than nothing.

  3. Some obvious points:there is no economic case for race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Majority. Moreover, severe labor scarcities have always been a great benefit..high real wage… to the White Working Class.

    The three of them plus Bloomberg just want demigod life and death power of millions of Working Class White Americans…that’s the whole point of acquiring billions. It really is true:behind every Great Fortune is a Great Crime.

    There is no more vile scum in the whole of the Universe than the Mega-Corporate White Liberal Greedy Cheating Class.

    If you accept the fact the there is 1) no economic case for race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Majority and that 2) severe labor scarcities have always been a very great benefit to the White Working Class, then it it is obvious that the immigration moratorium proposal is a terrible idea for it would crank up Asian legal immigration if a severe labor scarcity occured:The White Working Class gets deprived of the very great benefit of a severe labor scarcity(very high real wage) and the policy of race-replacement is reinstated to finish the process of demographic annihilation

  4. enderby says:

    How many times has this sick amnesty proposal been defeated this century? Remind me… 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014 etc.

    Pedants can correct me on the dates – the point is the self appointed great and good have had both parties, every president, lobbyist and media outlet on their side for close to 15 years and they have LOST every time.

    Steve again nails it – these uber powerful billionaires don’t have the GUTS to name the 1 guy they now blame for getting in their way.

    I’m disgusted that they claim the 535 congressman are not getting what they are being paid for. You creepy billionaire scum… the congress still have to pretend to represent the people, not the highest bidder – I’m sure they’d love to work for you at a much higher salary, but they don’t (completely) work for the richest of the rich yet.

    Immigration reform – long overdue translation: the reaming of America to the benefit of us poor billionaires, who after all have PAID PAID PAID these measly politicians far more than their salary for decades…

    Can’t we get waft we paid for? The complete destruction and humiliation of the hated redneck racist american people at the hands of their traitorous weasel representatives?

  5. Wilkey says:

    “People willing to invest in America and create jobs deserve the opportunity to do so. Their citizenship could be provisional — dependent, for example, on their making investments of a certain size in new businesses or homes. “

    Buy a $2 million home and that makes you a job-creating “investor” who should be allowed to buy his way into the country? Awesome.

    I can’t even read this shit anymore. It’s not even worth taking the time to disprove.

    Sheldon Adelson’s Nevada is a great example of where America is headed. It is among the very, very worst (bottom 3) in graduation rates, health insurance coverage, foreclosure rates, and unemployment rates. And that asshole – who sure as hell wouldn’t demand that Israel open its borders to Central Americans – doesn’t think Nevada is bad enough. He wants to make it even worse.

  6. JimBoob says:

    The NYT should just change its name to the Slim Pennysaver.

  7. Wilkey says:

    “On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes. Immediately, many Washington legislators threw up their hands and declared that this one event would produce paralysis in the United States Congress for at least five months.”

    The Gang of Eight Amnesty bill (S. 744) passed the US Senate on June 27, 2013. By the time David Brat beat Eric Cantor, the bill had already been sitting on John Boehner’s desk for just two weeks shy of a year. But don’t let facts get in the way of a bad argument.

  8. Weren’t Zuckerberg or Bloomberg available to make it a five-some? And which Billionaires are AGAINST Amnesty, open borders, and cheap, cheap labor?

    I can’t think of one. But maybe I move in the wrong social circles.

    What’s funny is how many “Business Conservatives” I know who will be impressed by this. They think that if a Billionaire is for something it must be great, because “You have to be super-smart” to have lots of money. Plus, hero-worship.

    Me, I just see three greedy A-holes, who’ll push any policy to get them one additional $million, no matter what he cost to the rest of the country.

  9. Jefferson says:

    The left wing has a love/hate relationship with the wealthy and capitalism. They hate the fact that rich people make so much money but at the same time they know they can not get their left wing agenda passed in Washington D.C without the rich financially funding their ideology. They need rich fat cat left wing lobbyists to help make amnesty the law of the land in The United States.

    Barack Obama would not be president today if the majority of the wealthy 1 percent did not donate to his presidency.

    The left wing are too partisan and blindly loyal to The Democratic Party to see that amnesty increases income inequality not decreases it.

    The vast majority of these Illegals crossing the border into the U.S are not going to become future middle class people. The majority of these Illegals are going to create generational poverty in the U.S where nobody in their family leaves the welfare plantation.

  10. Jefferson says:

    “Buy a $2 million home and that makes you a job-creating “investor” who should be allowed to buy his way into the country? Awesome.”

    Amnesty mostly attracts people who are broke as hell. It will mostly attract immigrants who do not even have $200 hundred dollars in their pocket, let alone $2 million dollars to buy a home.

    Amnesty mostly attracts the 3rd world’s poorest bottom of the food chain citizens. Amnesty is not going to create a lot of future taxpayers.

  11. Jefferson says:

    “Weren’t Zuckerberg or Bloomberg available to make it a five-some? And which Billionaires are AGAINST Amnesty, open borders, and cheap, cheap labor?

    I can’t think of one. But maybe I move in the wrong social circles.”

    Donald Trump is currently the only vocal billionaire in the U.S that has a sane view on immigration. He does not favor open borders and amnesty.

    Maybe there are other billionaires in the U.S who put country over profits, but they stay in the closet and are not as vocal as Donald Trump when it comes to opposing left wing immigration policies.

  12. Steve Sailer says:Website

    @Jefferson

    Ross Perot was not enthusiastic about immigration in 1992 but it wasn’t a big part of his campaign. I also found two billionaires in the lower ranks of the Forbes 400 who have donated to immigration reductionism organizations, although one of them may have died since then.

  13. It is telling that even among the NYT readers, the comments are trending about 2-1 against. On neutral sites this would get a 10-1 thumbs down. If they pass an amnesty it would be the final nail in the coffin for the consent of the governed.

  14. Kibernetika says:

    Gates and his buds aren’t able to hire talent — either in-country or overseas — with a war chest of ~70 B $ :) When will he begin making an appeal for the finding and hiring of extraterrestrial talent? And imagine the diversity points awarded for hiring Venusians and Martians.

    Honestly, as a tech worker, I don’t know what they’re talking about. The dumbest members of our society seem centered in Washington.

    Anecdote: today a young American guy came to my office and volunteered some excellent, very welcomed tech advice. What struck me most was that he just came in and essentially said “I’ve got something to help.” Saved us weeks of man hours. Wish we had initiatives to hire Americans.

  15. countenance says:Website

    In Carlos Slim’s ($72 billion net worth) newspaper, no less.

  16. countenance says:Website

    @Jefferson

    Bloomberg was too busy claiming that Colorado Springs and Pueblo have no roads.

  17. countenance says:Website

    AMERICAN citizens are paying 535 people to take care of the legislative needs of the country. We are getting shortchanged. Here’s an example: On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes.

    Translation: Multi-billionaires bought off politicians to do open borders so that multi-billionaires could get even more rich. So where’s our open borders? We won’t live forever, us in Club Plutocrat. One of us wants to get to be a trillionaire before we die.

    Also note that the “incumbent Congressman” who lost was the House Majority Leader. People just don’t throw out Congressional leadership just for the hell of it.

  18. iSteveFan says:

    It’s too bad that the GOP base refused to listen to Pat Buchanan twenty-two years ago. Pat was correct back then on this issue, which is really turning out to be the most important issue of our time. Even Ann Coulter has announced that she is now a single-issue voter, with that issue being immigration. Throw in Pat’s warnings about free-trade and unnecessary interventions, and he has been downright prophetic. But the single issue voters of the GOP determined Pat was bad on their issue, which when you examine it, probably has very little to do with America.

  19. Hepp says:

    They’re only calling for high IQ immigration here. It may hurt those directly competing for jobs, but more smart people benefit the country. Conservatives should make clear that they oppose low skilled immigration. This is the Richwine view.

  20. “”"”"”"”"”"”"AMERICAN citizens are paying 535 people to take care of the legislative needs of the country.”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”

    The way that first word is capitalized it looks so, so….mockingly ironic, an in your face, rubes, booboisie.

    “”"”"”"”We are getting shortchanged. “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

    You get what you pay for. Perhaps they’d prefer to see the US total rep’s increased by 50%? Or 100%? Would that tend to make it harder or easier to ram illegal immigration down our throats?

    Interesting. The use of the royal “we” and yet since there are three of them who contributed to the essay. Adelson (City College NY), Gates (Harvard), and Buffett (Yale) attended some decent schools. Is there a particular reason why they each couldn’t write an individual essay on the topic that they hold so near and dear to their bottom lines?

    I mean, at least Country superstar Taylor Swift wrote an actual article for the WSJournal all by herself.

    “”"”"”"”"”Here’s an example: On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes.”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

    Which means that the opponent received more votes than the incumbent. Unlike a Senator or US Pres., that total is about what to expect (votes cast wise) during an off-term election in an average sized congressional district.

    But they wouldn’t know that, would they?

    If ever they were hiding the fact that they were totally out of touch with ordinary Americans, thank the NYT for allowing them to write an article by committee to remove all doubt.

  21. Hunsdon says:

    @Hepp

    Hepp said: They’re only calling for high IQ immigration here. It may hurt those directly competing for jobs, but more smart people benefit the country. Conservatives should make clear that they oppose low skilled immigration.

    Hunsdon said: Depends on how you define “the country.” If we brought in every Brother Han with a 120+ IQ, we’d have more smart people in this country . . . but we’d be a lot more like China than we are today. There’s nothing (terribly, horribly) wrong with China. I like China. It’s a neat country. But it’s not my country.

  22. Dave says:

    Some guy in another comments section was trying to say they’re all Jewish. I said Buffett and Gates were White Protestants. We’re getting bent over by our own kind.

  23. A Confederacy of Gluttons: Adelson, Buffett, and Gates demand more Cheap Labor | Reaction Times says:Website

    […] Source: Steve Sailer […]

  24. Dave says:

    @Hepp

    High IQ immigration doesn’t benefit us if the immigrants aren’t individualistic and don’t assimilate. Why should we reduce ourselves to nothing more than some middling caste?

  25. “They’re only calling for high IQ immigration here. It may hurt those directly competing for jobs, but more smart people benefit the country. ”

    I agree – lets start importing say 100,000 smart Chinese Lawyers, 20,000 sharp Korean Real Estate Agents, 5.000 journalists from all over the world, and say 10,000 smart Indian Economists. Right now, we have a Colleges full of super-smart immigrant students, and dumb lazy American professors. Give incentives for super-smart foreigners to compete for teaching jobs. Get rid of tenure, its an absurdity in the day of the “Global Economy”. Bring the competition to the Colleges.

  26. iSteveFan says:

    Hats off to Drudge for continuing to link stories and post large pictures of the ongoing immivasion.

  27. Hepp says:

    @Dave

    I see now indication that high IQ Asians do not assimilate into the American culture. Go to any university in California, and see the second generation Asians dating and socializing with their white counterparts. They’re behaviorally different for HBD reasons, but they’re as assimilated as far as interests, hobbies, outlook, etc. The idea that they act “clannish” is absurd considering that the Asian American birth rate is so negligible. They couldn’t be clannish if they wanted to.

    The only people who seem to have a problem assimilating regardless of IQ are blacks and Muslims.

  28. Anonymous says:

    @Hunsdon

    “They’re only calling for high IQ immigration here”

    High IQ is relative. If they only called for +3SD immigrants, it wouldn’t have been such a problem because the numbers are relatively small and potential benefits are relatively large. But these guys are calling primarily for 100-120 IQ Hindus, Chinese and Filipinos willing to work for a lot less than the Americans in the same IQ range. And the more of them are here, the less incentives they have to assimilate – thus further decreasing societal trust and breeding discontent.

  29. E. Rekshun says:

    @JimBoob

    The NYT should just change its name to the Slim Pennysaver.

    The WSJ is just as bad!

  30. anonymous says:

    “Give incentives for super-smart foreigners to compete for teaching jobs. Get rid of tenure, its an absurdity in the day of the “Global Economy”. Bring the competition to the Colleges.”

    I like this idea but we could go even further. Outsource universities to real expensive and vibrant schools over seas. With indigenous professors who all have heart-wrenching life stories but are still paid a pittance, in spite of the students exorbitant tuition. Profit Margin! Can’t argue with that!

  31. anon says:

    Pretty disappointing Buffett signed his name to this…

    On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes.

    Another way to look at it:

    On June 10, the sitting House Majority Leader lost a primary election in which he garnered only 28,912 votes.

  32. Speaking of Baby Boomer expressions that sound quaint, how about that old slogan, “Eat the rich”? It sounds pretty good to me lately. I’ll have the all-you-can-eat Buffet and for the kids, a Zuckerburger and a Bloomburger.

  33. Whiskey says:Website

    Amnesty is already here by executive order. Drudge notes TSA won’t require id for illegals flying. Try that as a White guy speaking English and go to jail.

    We already have a two tier legal system by executive order and bureacratic rules.

    Immavasion people have more rights and privileges than White natives by design.

    Chile is looking good right now.

  34. Big Bill says:

    They are doing it all over the world. Korea Bang reports this:

    The issue of growing presence of migrant workers and foreign residents in South Korea is beginning to be felt in the political arena. While the need for the manpower in the time of falling fertility and aging demographic is well-recognized, many view the idea of multiculturalism with deep reservation if not with hostile suspicion, as the public reaction to the gruesome murder by a Chinese-Korean migrant worker last week showed. Multiculturalism is seen by many as a policy lobbied by the big business interests and forced upon the ordinary citizens as an attempt to lower the wage, artificially replenish the population and weaken the labor unions and trades organizations in the name of global competitiveness.

  35. AMac says:

    @Honesthughgrant, good comment (#25, July 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm)

    let’s start importing say 100,000 smart Chinese Lawyers, 20,000 sharp Korean Real Estate Agents, 5.000 journalists from all over the world, and say 10,000 smart Indian Economists.

    Journalists, editors, and economists are the Americans who are most enthusiastically shilling for mass immigration and amnesty. For reasons Sailer has discussed in prior posts, these favored professions are among the least vulnerable to immigration-driven downward wage pressures. Instead, roofers, programmers, day laborers, scientists, and service-industry workers get to enjoy those Slimmer paychecks.

    So I’m all in favor of HonestHG’s Modest Proposal. 15,000 additional Matt Yglesias and Bryan Caplan H1-B wannabes per year would surely help these chatterers hone their excellent arguments.

    The good news for Prof. Cowen is that adjuncts outside the tenure system can still afford to purchase many kinds of beans for their families. Everyone wins!

  36. Hepp

    You can always pack up and move to China,Korea, or India to satisfy your asianphilia. Your beloved Asian imports and their “American” born geneline were so upset by the fact that a 90 pecent majority Native Born White America put 12 Alpha Native Born White American Males with advanced engineering degress on the Moon, that they decided to migate to the US and use their enormous highly racialized political clout to make sure that something like this never happens again.

    Very unpleasant expereince:going to the Skyline Highway in the bucolic Shenanadoah Valley in October and finding myself a White racial foriegner…in my own country of birth…at every viewing stop and tourist stop-off all along the Skyline Highway. The majority racial group along the Skyline highway that October day:Asians by an overwhelming majorty. Lots of young Hindu-Pakistani families with three-four young children running around the tourist stops…lots of Chinese and Koreans giving me the nasty “hey we are taking over” look at the viewing stops. I will never return to the Skyline Highway ever again. I am certain that many Native Born White Americans….ones that haven’t fled California yet feel the exact same way about an Aisan dominated U of California system. To get right to the point:I really can’t find words to describe the level of contempt that I have for White Asianphiles such as you.

    And don’t don’t forget the really vicious apex predator The Giant Asian Snakehead fish that was introduced into the State of Virginia’s Riparian Ecosytem…setting into motion ecological destabilization throughout the Shenandoah Valley…by Asian Legal Immigrants.

  37. Reg Cæsar says:

    @Kibernetika

    Venusians…

    Venereans. Or is that not PC anymore?

  38. @anon

    Bingo! Anon (@ July 12, 2014 at 1:20 am) wins the round.

  39. Dave says:

    @Hepp

    It is not absurd. Do they vote for the individualists? Are they good Republicans? Why should we import a bunch of high IQ non-Westerners to displace us economically and politically? The overseas Chinese have been in Malaysia for more than 2 generations. How are the overseas Chinese 3 or 4 generations in? You’re talking about 2 generations. Whites are leaving California. If Asian immigration is so great, why are Americans being displaced?

  40. Svigor says:

    The left wing has a love/hate relationship with the wealthy and capitalism. They hate the fact that rich people make so much money but at the same time they know they can not get their left wing agenda passed in Washington D.C without the rich financially funding their ideology. They need rich fat cat left wing lobbyists to help make amnesty the law of the land in The United States.

    I suppose that leftism is a function of the plutocrat agenda.

    The left wing are too partisan and blindly loyal to The Democratic Party to see that amnesty increases income inequality not decreases it.

    The vast majority of these Illegals crossing the border into the U.S are not going to become future middle class people. The majority of these Illegals are going to create generational poverty in the U.S where nobody in their family leaves the welfare plantation.

    I suppose that plutocrats support the dramatic increase in size of the lower classes in order to squeeze their rivals, the middle classes, out of power. So, feature, not bug.

    Also note that the “incumbent Congressman” who lost was the House Majority Leader. People just don’t throw out Congressional leadership just for the hell of it.

    ‘Course not. They do it because “ANTI-SEMITISM!!!”

    Some guy in another comments section was trying to say they’re all Jewish. I said Buffett and Gates were White Protestants. We’re getting bent over by our own kind.

    True, they’re only 50% (or so) Jewish.

  41. Reg Cæsar says:

    And that [Esel]hole – who sure as hell wouldn’t demand that Israel open its borders to Central Americans…

    We’re not getting their wall, but we’re on the cusp of importing one of Israel’s worst practices– female conscription.

    The Oilrag of Harlem and his (thankfully retiring) buddy Carl of Cartown are itching to impose it here– without Israel’s excuse of hostile neighbors, her unequal application of duty, and or tolerance of the utter farce of enforcement.

    You know what Charlie really wants. To conscript your (grand)daughter to speak long English words in front of these “refugee” kids once they’re settled into their barrios.

    Which is likely more dangerous than combat in Iraq or Afghanistan!

  42. rod1963 says:

    They remind me of the British aristocratic class. They never cared for their own lower classes and repeated screwed them over just like our newly minted aristocrats do.

    But lets be clear though, this lot has declared war against the whites via demographic replacement, irregardless of social station.

    The wonderful thing is, they don’t wield guns or hire a army to crush us, just simply open the flood gates and let a horde of 3rd worlders do it for them along with changes in law to neuter us.

    They want us gone or so marginalized we’ll end up like the Copts in Egypt….

  43. Mr. Anon says:

    “a Newsreader says:

    The problem is too many illegal aliens in the United States.”

    There are too many legal immigrants as well, and of the wrong kind. We never needed Somalis in this country. We should deport those already here. We certainly don’t need any more.

  44. Mr. Anon says:

    “iSteveFan says:

    Hats off to Drudge for continuing to link stories and post large pictures of the ongoing immivasion.”

    Seconded. He’s trying to put/keep the issue on the front burner. Matt Drudge is a good guy.

  45. Hepp says:

    @Dave

    How individualist are Scandinavians or their cousins in Minnesota? As far as I can see secular and well-educated Asians are liberal because they’re not very distinguishable from their white counterparts, who are also liberal.

  46. 43 says:

    Didn’t these billionaires just make David Brat more popular? Anybody who upsets the oligarchs has my vote.

  47. AnAnon says:

    @Hepp

    then they should explicitly call for that(the answer is still no). the reality though is that they want unlimited unskilled immigration as well, because this can further serve to drive down the cost of even highly skilled labor.

    When businesses are faced with a labor shortage they typically do two things: raise wages, or invest in labor saving new capital/innovation/methods of production. Raising wages can have a ripple effect through the economy that would bid up all labor, and innovation flat out bids up skilled workers.

  48. TomB says:

    What’s really nauseating about these folks is that they are never called out on the oh-so-deep sense of compassion and concern they claim to have for these immigrants from these craphole countries.

    And it would be so easy to do. After all they already have their billions, so why, one would love to see them asked, are they still living and based in these comfortable United States of ours? If they have so much concern and, as they proclaim, they know the way to widespread wealth creation, how come they haven’t moved their oh-so comfortable asses down to these countries and blessed them with their wealth-creation geniuses? How come they instead sit here and … as opposed to actually going out and creating new enterprises, they seem to devote so much of their energies at Washington making sure to have the government bail out and/or otherwise protect and favor their existing franchises?

    Go, Warren, go I say: I for one have had enough of your homespun genius that, but for the bailouts, would have had you wearing a barrel selling apples on the street-corner and have given the competitors of the places you stupidly invested in an honest free-market shot at taking the markets. Go and bequeath your wisdom and beneficence on the Mexicans or El Salvadorans. Go on down to Guatemala and show us how it works in a real wild-west of a competitive environment.

    Rent-seekers; pure and simple. Welfare cheats making just ordinary welfare cheats seem like pikers. At least the latter don’t consciously try rigging their welfare so as to disadvantage others.

    Without a doubt those bailouts were the worst economic crime ever committed in this country, and the thing is in the form of the “quantitative easing” which is the Fed pumping added trillions into the loser banks that still need welfare even after being bailed out, the crime is still on-going.

    And despite all this the criminals are out there still, with straight faces and without challenge manipulating and instructing us on more of what they want.

    What those bailouts represented was nothing less than the open affirmation and consecration of a reigning kleptocracy. For the most part these guys are not businessmen. They are instead just simply mean, grubby little bribers of the public’s representatives, that’s all.

  49. map says:

    @Hepp

    “They’re only calling for high IQ immigration here. It may hurt those directly competing for jobs, but more smart people benefit the country. Conservatives should make clear that they oppose low skilled immigration. This is the Richwine view.”

    That is a distinction without a difference. All immigration is about slamming down wages, high IQ or not.

  50. JB says:

    @Honesthughgrant

    And which Billionaires are AGAINST Amnesty, open borders, and cheap, cheap labor?

    What billionaire supports ANY anti-pc group, charity, or idea? Look what happened to that guy who gave $1000 to a pro-marriage group. You can’t separate support for mass migration from the thuggish suppression of virtually all actual opposition to the establishment. These guys might genuinely believe in mass migration, or might simply be supporting their own best financial interests, but certainly supporting such is a cheap protection policy against thuggery from the left. It helps them ward off charges that there are not enough blacks and Hispanics in important positions at their companies.

    I don’t believe the Republicans support mass immigration because they want cheap labor, the main reason they do so is to avoid the charge of racism (which they get anyway). They don’t oppose virtually ANY issue which touches on race, which is why the Democrats try to make every issue racial, no matter how ridiculous the stretch.

  51. JB says:

    It may hurt those directly competing for jobs, but more smart people benefit the country

    Says who? Even the economic benefit of such people could be argued, but is money the only thing a nation is about? Do smart Asians and Jews voting for Obama benefit the country? How does the fact that they helped put in politicians, helped support an establishment, that has opened our borders to masses of parasitic third-worlders help the economy? When these third-worlders brought in largely by “smart people” elect a Hugo Chavez how will that benefit the country or economy? Politics is where the rubber hits the road, and people who cast these immigrants as simple economic units are avoiding reality.

    not very distinguishable from their white counterparts, who are also liberal.

    Well, so what? Why import more misery? This is counter to your main assertion, unless you think political correctness is a benefit to the country.

  52. Anonym says:

    Homespun my ass, 640k google results for (“Warren Buffett” homespun) to the contrary. He may have been born in Omaha and returned there to live but 85% of his approach he learned under Ben Graham in Manhattan.

  53. Steve Sailer says:Website

    @Anonym

    Warren Buffett’s father was a four term Republican Congressman, so he spent much of his formative years in D.C.

  54. Luke Lea says:

    “Amnesty is already here by executive order.”

    Right. The orders are: don’t enforce immigration laws, don’t pass immigration reform

  55. Hepp says:

    @map

    “That is a distinction without a difference. All immigration is about slamming down wages, high IQ or not.”

    Immigrants can also start businesses and buy things, increasing the demand for labor, which raises wages. It’s a mistake in logic to start with the premise “I dislike immigration” and then only selectively make assumptions that get you the result you want.

  56. conatus says:

    C’mon, three billionaires who are insulated by wads of money from the results of their immigration enthusiasm. Plus maybe two of them feel a little guilty for having so many thousands of millions.

    But the rest of us will have to deal with MS-13 immigrants now and future MS-13 anchor babies, and lowered school standards, and waiting in line longer for medical care, and drunken drivers killing out kids.

    But most of all our children, who, in 28 years will be a heavily taxed minority. They will go to work and then be taxed (on the basis of the new Equalizer, the ‘white privilege tax’) to pay for the immigrant’s education and immigrant’s health services out of our kid’s taxes. The result? Our kids will not be able to afford to have their own kids. …

    These billionaires do not care about that, them are insulated. A billion is a thousand million, it would take 274 years to spend a billion dollars if you spent 10,000 dollars a day!!!

    No one should, by law, be allowed to control a billion dollars, they run the political process because of this excess money they control. The average Presidential election costs 6 billion dollars, Gates and Buffet control over 50 billion each, that is about 8 or 9 presidential elections.

    We are a plutocracy and that does not mean we are from ex-planet Pluto

  57. Jefferson says:

    “I don’t believe the Republicans support mass immigration because they want cheap labor, the main reason they do so is to avoid the charge of racism (which they get anyway). They don’t oppose virtually ANY issue which touches on race, which is why the Democrats try to make every issue racial, no matter how ridiculous the stretch.”

    Most Republicans in Congress oppose the Obama administration’s version of “immigration reform” a.k.a amnesty and open borders.

    It’s the Senate that is full of RINO’s who will sell out their country in a heartbeat.

  58. anonymous says:

    Immigrants can also start businesses and buy things, increasing the demand for labor, which raises wages.

    Sooner or later a nation like the US has to learn real sustainability. We can’t just grow by acting forever like a prostitute or a coffee-stand in LAX. And just because they “can” in theory does not mean that they will, on average, make things better in practice. It has to be evaluated in whole. You can’t generate wealth forever by direct population growth, nature will have its revenge.

    Also, if we did know a population of immigrants who all had the midas touch, isn’t it racist or something to keep their homelands from profiting from that? Instead, the US is going to “grab” the wealth they will generate. No doubt by and by the countries they came from are going to demand reparations. Doesn’t it amount to evil imperialist brain-drain?

    No, no you can’t colonize those poor third world countries today, it’s very bad form. But if you get all their citizens to come here, how is what you are doing any different?

    “Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world.”

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