Americans and their children will lose out to China unless they get help from immigrants, says Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).
“If you look at our ability to try to keep up with the rise of China, there’s no way you can do it — unless you continue to bring to America the smartest, best, hardworking people from around the world,” Murphy said in a Discussion of August 1st staged by the establishment lobby, the Center for Bipartisan Policy.
“We found common ground tonight” he responded Murphy’s director, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a Republican senator who is retiring this year:
I think Republicans as a rule, and I certainly am, [are] he is very interested in expanding legal immigration. And, in fact, when we try to do this often, we find ourselves unable [to do so]. For example, H-1B visas or high-tech visas [were initially added to] this latest legislation that we passed… that would help staple the green card to the Ph.D. for people in STEM disciplines. And I think that’s all good — but we have to do something about this illegal stream [border chaos] system that serves no one but traffickers.
The two senators’ support for foreign graduates over American graduates is deeply unpopular. Politics is counterproductive to innovation, drives the economy toward consumption, and is the untouchable “Third Rail” in politics because it tilts the economy in favor of investors, CEOs, and other members of the elite.
“I think the populist backlash against elites has been the feeling among many workers that the elites look down on them, that the work they do is not valued, not only in terms of financial rewards… [but in] social recognition,” Michael Sandel, a noted progressive professor at Harvard University, said on June 27 at an elite Event in Aspen, Colorado.
“Our politics, the neoliberal version of global capitalism we have stuck to, the inequalities it has created and the lack of social regard for workers that have followed – all this has paved the way for [President Donald] Trump,” Sandel said at the event, which was titled “Reimagining the Future of the Democratic Party.”
The elitist dismissal of ordinary Americans “adds insult to injury of job loss and wage stagnation and inequality,” Sandel lamented, adding:
If the politicians tell the people – “The [only] The solution to your problems is to improve yourself, you can do it if you try.” — this is in one way inspiring, but in another offensive. Because for those without a college degree struggling in this economy, the bottom line is “Your failure is your own fault.”
I think that we — I mean, broadly speaking, the Democratic Party, the ruling elites, Democrats and Republicans, mainstream politics since Reagan, but through Clinton and Obama — have emphasized these slogans, these messages, this rhetoric [economic] “Rising” and lost the offense implied in them. And that insult and grievance and anger and resentment piled up, and 2016 exploded.
Sandel was speaking to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), who acknowledged that his party’s “technocratic” economic policies have not helped ordinary Americans:
What I[‘ve] The biggest thing heard, in the last 14 years in my town hall, in a state that has one of the most dynamic economies of any state in the country, is that people are killing themselves — that’s the word they use — killing themselves and whatever if they do they cannot afford a combination of housing, healthcare, higher education or early childhood education. They cannot save.
Bennett, who was a former investor and original member of the Gang of Eight amnesty and cheap labor bill in 2013, added:
One of our challenges as a country is that we have stopped investing in our own economy. We stopped investing in our people. We stopped investing in our facilities and equipment here. We no longer make these investments. We pay dividends to shareholders, buy stock, mechanize finances — but we don’t do the things that actually create environments … where people — working alongside automated robots, we must say these days — have the opportunity to have dignity of labor. This is something we could change.
Bennett outlined his solution to the broken economy — but echoed Murphy’s demand for foreign workers to take over the jobs, wages and housing their constituents need:
We need to figure out how we create an economy that when it grows, it grows for everyone. fix a broken immigration system, deal with the opioid and fentanyl and meth epidemic happening in the United States of America… We’re going to have to think about how to reform the way our political system works so that it actually responds to what the American people need.
Murphy also outlined his preferred political deal, saying Republicans should come “to the table to talk about comprehensive immigration reform — not just building a wall — but finding a better way to allow more people to come here legally.”
“Maybe we’ve opened the door for that” populist pushback, said Sandel, who did not mention the top economic policy of his elite counterparts on Mining Migration.
Since at least 1990, the DC foundation has drawn tens of millions of legal and illegal immigrants—as well as temporary visa workers—from poor countries to serve as workers, managers, consumers, and tenants for various investors in the U.S. and Managing Directors.
This federal economic policy of Mining Immigration has distorted the free market in the United States by inflating the labor supply to the benefit of employers. Inflationary policy makes it harder for ordinary Americans to get married, advance in their careers, raise families, or buy homes.
Mining migration has also slowed innovation and shrunk American productivity, in part because it allows employers to boost stock prices by using cheap labor instead of productivity-enhancing technology.
Immigration undermines workers’ rights in the workplace and widens the regional wealth gap between major Democratic coastal states and the Republican heartland and southern states. The flood of cheap labor tilts the economy toward low-productivity jobs and has driven at least ten million American men out of the workforce.
An economy based on mining immigration also drains Americans of political influence among elites, alienates young people, and radicalizes America’s democratic civic culture because it allows wealthy elites to ignore desperate Americans in bottom of society.
The economic policy is supported by progressives who wish to transform the US from a society governed by European civic culture into a progressive empire of competing, resentful identity groups. “We’re trying to become the world’s first multiracial, multiethnic superpower,” said Rohit Khanna (D-CA). he said The New York Times in March 2022. “It will be an extraordinary achievement … we will finally triumph,” he boasted.
Corporate-backed immigration advocates hide this economic mining immigration policy behind a wide variety of noble explanations and theater border security programs. For example, progressives claim that the US is a “nation of immigrants,” that immigration is good for immigrants, and that the state must be renewed by replacing populations.
Polls show the public wants to welcome some immigration – but also show deep and widespread public opposition to labor migration and an influx of temporary contracts workers in jobs sought by new US graduates.
Opposition is growing, anti-establishment, multi-racial, interracial, non-racial, class-based, bi-partisan, reasonablepersistent and recognizes the solidarity that American citizens owe to one another.