June 25, 2010, - 12:32 pm

FOX News Owner Rupert Murdoch: “We Need Illegal Alien Amnesty”; FOX News’ Hannity, Malkin, Etc.: Utter Silence

By Debbie Schlussel

You won’t hear Sean Vannity, Michelle Fraudkin, or Laura Ingraham elicit a peep about this because they know on which side their hypocritical bread is buttered.  Since he pays one of them in the seven figures and the other two in the six figures, they’ll remain silent about their boss, Rupert Murdoch, coming out big-time in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens in his new open borders group called “Partnership for a New American Economy.”  And he’s stepping up the lobbying for so-called “immigration reform, ” that nice euphemism for amnesty. And you won’t hear most other hypocritical, so-called “conservatives” say anything about this either because–ya know–they wanna be on FOX News. Oh, and did I mention that Murdoch and Bloomberg intend to employ Bloomberg’s gun-control campaign tactics?

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FOX News Owner Rupert Murdoch (w/ Saudi Co-Owner Prince AlWaleed)

Pimping Illegal Alien Amnesty

In a mark of utter chutzpah, today, Fraudkin’s nationally syndicated column attacks Barack Obama’s Labor Department chief, Hilda Solis, for installing a hotline phone number through which illegal aliens can report underpaid wages.  But, in fact, that’s a good idea because it keeps employers from hiring illegal aliens, if they know they’ll be required to give them the same pay and benefits as Americans and will be fined for doing otherwise.  That’s why I and the Center for Immigration Studies supported the Bush Administration on the too infrequent occasions when the Bushies went after employers who bilked illegal aliens.  It’s a good way of discouraging them from hiring them.  But Fraudkin, who won’t go after her own boss, Murdoch, for openly supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, is instead focusing her faux-anger on a move that will actually hurt employers who hire illegals. Hey, I guess I can’t fault her for being consistent in letting partisan talking points and vitriol make up for lack of intellect and even the faintest critical thinking skills.

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Vannity & Fraudkin Strangely Silent on Their Boss’ Illegal Alien Amnesty BS

It’s no surprise because Murdoch is no conservative.  And FOX News is, by design, only a tiny hair better than MSNBC and CNN, because Murdoch knows gullible conservatives will quickly consume whatever crumbs they’re given.  FOX News channel is a business, not anything of principle or ideology.  And the proof is in the pudding of its hypocritical owner.  He makes gazillions off of you watching his talking heads whine about amnesty and puts that money into causes like this pro-illegal alien group. Yet, gullible, mindless sheep on the right continue to watch his news channel, refusing to say, “We won’t watch your channel as long as you promote amnesty.” Hypocrites.

Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform – including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States.

The group includes several other big-city mayors and calls itself the Partnership for a New American Economy. It seeks to reframe immigration reform as the solution to repairing and stimulating the economy.

Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., appeared together Thursday on Fox News to discuss the effort.

“We’re just going to keep the pressure on the congressmen,” Murdoch said. “I think we can show to the public the benefits of having migrants and the jobs that go with them.”

Bloomberg added, “Somebody has to lead and explain to the country why this is in our interest.” . . . Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert Iger said in a statement, “To remain competitive in the 21st century, we need effective immigration reform that invites people to contribute to our shared success by building their own American dream.”

The group says it intends to make its point to policymakers by “publishing studies, conducting polls, convening forums and sponsoring public education campaigns.”

The tactics are similar to those used by Bloomberg’s coalition of mayors who support gun control. . . .

The billionaire mayor, a former CEO of the financial information company Bloomberg LP, also said at the time that all 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States should be given the opportunity for citizenship, saying that deporting them is impossible and would devastate the economy.

Lawmakers who wanted to deport all illegal immigrants were “living in a fantasy world,” he said. He has recently taken up the fight again, declaring this week that U.S. immigration policy “is national suicide.”

“If you want to solve the unemployment prob in America, you have to open the doors to immigrants who will come here, create businesses, because when the tide comes in, everybody’s boat rises,” Bloomberg told reporters Thursday. “We need more immigrants, not less.”

Really? Tell that to the nearly 15% unemployed in Michigan who can’t find jobs and those around the country whose jobs have been taken by illegal aliens or their wages lowered by them. That tide will only raise the boat of wealthy CEOs who want cheap labor, not hard-working average Americans.

William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, which supports strict immigration laws, called the CEOs “traitors” and said he and his supporters are discussing a possible boycott of the companies involved.

“What is it with these billionaires who want to betray Americans that have made them who they are?” Gheen said. “This country club doesn’t seem to care about anything but their money and power. Millions of Americans are unemployed and underemployed, and they want to turn millions of illegals into voters.” . . .

The business leaders in the coalition employ more than 650,000 people and make more than $220 billion in annual sales, combined.

Again, the reaction from so-called “secure borders conservatives”: crickets chirping.

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45 Responses

I find it funny that FOX would also report this:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/23/labor-dept-offers-assistance-illegal-immigrants-facing-wage-disparities/

I wonder if Mr. Murdock is going to pay my taxes which supports these governmental idiocies and illegals?

PatsPFS on June 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Its all about profits. Never mind that poor Americans are going to be deprived of that critical first step up the economy because illegals can be paid less. And when illegals become Americans, more illegals will be imported to take their place. The “ratcheting down” effect on our wages and standard of living will continue as long Americans continue to tolerate it. Or they wouldn’t let Murdoch and his pals get way with it – as they probably will do so.

    And who is going to stop them? Who indeed!

    NormanF on June 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Clearly Obama and his puppet masters are not 100% sure he can win in 2012. They’re doing anything they can to pump up potential stupid Lib voters down the line. What happened with that scam of making Puerto Rico the 51st state again to get some votes? Have they come up against Riquenos who don’t want that b/c they know just how cushy their set up is now for P.R.?

Moi on June 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Its Republicans who have supported statehood for Puerto Rico and bilingualism. The assault on American nationhood and sovereignty comes from BOTH parties. Wake the heck up!

    NormanF on June 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

“Secure Borders” conservative? An oxymoron. Actually when you prioritize the market above the national interest and workers’ rights, you can’t be for secure borders. Leftists simply substitute multiculturalism and globalism for the market but the net result is the same. The FOX News poseur conservatives remain silent because Rupert Murdoch signs their paychecks. Of course, don’t wait for them to disclose that little conflict of interest to their readers. And when all is said and done, we’re gonna get amnesty – either after the elections or next year.

Count on it.

NormanF on June 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I don’t buy any of the excuses for not enforcing our immigration laws. Bloomberg says you can’t deport them, but you wouldn’t need to deport them if you made it financially burdensome for employers to hire them. They are here for jobs. If you make it too risky to hire them, because of the potential financial penalties, their employment options dry up and they go back home. It creates an economic fence against the illegals. It makes physical border security and deportation that much easier because there is smaller volume. Look no further than Arizona for proof. Illegals are leaving in droves and their law is not fundementally different than the Federal law, except it appears Arizona will actually enforce it. Only in Washington can you neglect your duty to protect and defend the country and create a crisis, except no blame for the crisis, and then use the crisis to advance an economicly destructive agenda.

Adam K on June 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

. ???? I thought when the tide comes in, lots of people drown.
Bloomberg is a real piece of work (like Fiorina). He has made NYC into an ‘international’ city…using everyday native New Yorkers as props. I think Giuliani had achieved a workable balance between foreign $ influence and the interests of everyday New Yorkers. Bloomberg has wrecked that.

Not Ovenready on June 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Ladies and gentlemen…WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER!

Bob Porrazzo on June 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

All of these so called leaders are members of either the CFR or Trilateral Commission. It is the stated Mission of both these groups founded by Rockefeller to destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a New World Order.

I stopped watching FoxNews during the last Amnesty attempt in the senate when Fox refused to cover the debates in the Senate.

Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly both went silent about the attempt to pass Amnesty during the last round and both of them have flip flopped on the illegal Alien issue.

During the Clinton Administration, he formed the Global Initiative and Rupert Murdoch along with the same elitists in Debbie’s article joined this Globalist Group.
Amnesty and no borders is one of the stated goals of the CFR/Trilaterals.

They are using illegal aliens to destroy the middle class and increase the DNC socialist voter base to usher in this new world order.

ScottyDog on June 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

18 years ago when Bush Sr was leaving and Clinton was coming in NAFTA was being shoved down our throat. MFN with China, FTAA and all the other free traders were championing globalization. Those who protested were called anarchists, communists, socialists, obstructionists, whack jobs and dinosaurs. Ross Perot and the rest who saw this train wreck coming were marginalized. The few who saw free trade as a venue for the elite to shaft Americans and exploit the desperate around the world. We saw our our sovereignty being thrown under the bus. The REPUBLICAN members of CONGRESS and DEMOCRAT Bill Clinton declared victory. Corporations lobbied Congress to insource cheap desperate labor from Mexico and all points South or from Asia and the Middle East. So the table was set, Outsource capital rich jobs and Insource service rich desperate illegal alien workers. You couldn’t have done it better with a magic wand. Competing unions saw the traditional manufacturing job go away, however saw opportunity to unionize service workers. So people wonder why Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has so much power and came out of nowhere.

It comes as no surprise to me that FOX NEWS is part of the conglomerate. They play American conservatives like pianos. Vanity and Fraudkin will never do any critical thinking or well won’t do it in front of their followers. Will Vanity, Fraudkin or ‘Oh’Really?’ ever connect the dots?

Thank you Debbie for being the shining light, ever brave to hold these so-called Conservatives feet to the fire. However I would like to see you call out the Free Trade scam that has ball wrecked our nation. Sure the manufacturing labor unions may have gone to far, but the unpatriotic, multinational corporations have not been a friend to the American people regarding keeping Americans employed or protecting our sovereignty.

Roger Hedgecock has a great article on the City of Maywood and its collapse based on being a haven for illegal aliens.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37671

CaliforniaScreaming on June 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm

LOL @ some of these kooky comments! LOL @ the trilateral commission and free trade being a bad thing…

It amazes me that companies like HP and Boeing that need skilled workers are trying to get illegals legalized using the argument that legal immigrants tend to be economically beneficial. Trust me, if we deported the 12 million low skill illegals that we have now and let in the top 12 million non-muslims that want to be in the USA, we would be fantastically better off…

Pauly D on June 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Yeah! where is Laura and Michelle and the townhall.com gang on this major story? Silent.

NO SHOCK!! foxnews is not trustworthy, I will cite 3 examples:

Beck, Oreilly and Hannity. Those 3 plus Ruppie show who fox is. All their shows and all of fox, cnn, cbs, abc, nbc, msnbc, all of them. All liars. All spin.

L on June 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

CaliforniaScreaming:

You were about 85% there but you didn’t close the deal. You can’t leave Reagan out of this. Reagan did as much to advance this agenda as the next guy. He – and Carter and Nixon before him – were just limited as to what they could do because they had to deal with the Cold War.

Both political parties, regardless of their disagreements on other issues or their motivations, have been dominated by globalist thinking – political, social and economic globalism – for decades. In our political context, a two-party system where both parties are heavily influenced by multinational corporations (like News Corp!) and international NGOs, it has an interesting effect. Both parties are more than willing to betray their core ideology in the interests of globalism. And both parties are willing to cooperate and work towards globalism when – or because – they can’t agree on anything else.

Conservatives – or at the very least neo-conservatives – are every bit as much “citizens of the world” as liberals are. The only difference is that globalist conservatives lie about it. Well, I guess that isn’t the ONLY difference. Liberal globalism is working to make us more like the rest of the world. Conservative globalism is working to make the rest of the world more like us. The problem is that there is no hard dividing line to tell where conservative globalism ends and liberal globalism begins. The main reason for that is that it really doesn’t matter: they are just two sides of the same coin, different ways of reaching the same goal.

Now the problem for those opposed to globalism is that unfortunately, the movement and its leaders are rife with nuts, conspiracy theorists and, well, anti-Semites. For instance, you named one prominent anti-globalist in the 1990s, H. Ross Perot, who let’s face it is an unusual fellow. But the other famous opponent of NAFTA and similar from the 1990s, who ultimately left the Republican Party over it? None other than Pat Buchanan. Today, the World Net Daily people are leading the anti-globalist charge, and even though Joe Farah himself is a Zionist, they run Buchanan’s column (among others). Why opposition to globalism so quickly lends itself to nuttiness and anti-Semitism is something that probably should be investigated.

Gerald on June 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Pauly D:

All right. List the benefits that free trade has provided to our economy (especially the working class) and our domestic and international politics. And if free trade is such a good idea, explain why so many liberals like it.

Gerald on June 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

[From the article quoted by Debbie: Bloomberg - “If you want to solve the unemployment prob in America, you have to open the doors to immigrants who will come here, create businesses, because when the tide comes in, everybody’s boat rises,”]

Given the amount of legal businesses they create is near zero and Bloomberg knows it, this is essentially stating that adding to the labor pool in and of itself reduces unemployment.

Either something is not right about that quote or Bloomberg has even more space between his ears than I do and I didn’t think that was possible.

I_AM_ME on June 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm

“That tide will only rise the boat of wealthy CEOs who want cheap labor, not hard-working average Americans.”

That’s a well-formed way to throw Bloomberg’s atrocious lie and sound-bite fallacy back in his face. Good job, Debbie.

DS_ROCKS! on June 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I watched Greta last night and Murdoch and Bloomberg were interviewed, Murdoch said something very odd. I want to listen to what he said again to make sure I have it right. I didn’t record her show. Murdoch said something to the effect that illegals should be granted amnesty and if they start businesses should hire some Americans. I can’t say exactly what he said, but I would love to listen to that again.

chris on June 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I guess in peoples contracts with fox news includes ignoring facts. A couple examples, vannity completely ignored the charity scam article by debbie. Beck ignores the fact that he has lost over a hundred sponsors and his audience is left watching bizzare commercials. When beck had over three million viewers he would talk about it on his show daily and talk about it with oreilly. He produced charts and graphs to show his dominance. Beck has now lost over half his audience and last friday had one point three million viewers. He never talks about that. And as far as vannity and fraudkin go, can anyone honestly say they are surprised? Is anyone surpsised the main steam republican sites completely ignore murdochs stance and hannitys charity scam? Hell no. We all know the type of people were dealing with here. Arrogant, elite scum bags just like the politicians.

tyler on June 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

If Mr. Murdoch had been in business 100 years ago, I conclude that he would be running a three-ring circus. This describes Fox News, a lot of flash and pretty things, entertainment to keep us glued to the tv, a little news which you might get somewhere else, but not much else.

rickster on June 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Another excellent post, Debbie.

I have just one more comment.

From the linked article, with bold indicating Orwellian language:

“Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform – including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States.

Translation of Orwellian language:

“…including a path to granting amnesty for all illegal immigrants now in the United States.”

I trust that the fact that I condemn this goes without saying.

JeffE on June 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Re: my 8:50 pm post.

Debbie did mention this in her post.

Sorry.

But, in my defense, it can’t be said enough.

Have a good night everyone.

JeffE on June 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

What is really amazing is the labor union betrayal of their membership.

Worry01 on June 26, 2010 at 1:36 am

Well, the lines are certainly being drawn every more clearly. It is absolutely correct that the elites, business, the press, both parties, have been in favor of open borders consistently, and of course this does include Reagan.

The one reason I have a slight amount of optimism is that due to the problems of the economy, there is somewhat of a check on the number of illegal aliens, and a greater awareness on the part of Americans of the illegals’ role in stealing jobs and guzzling welfare money that could otherwise be used to benefit Americans.

Unfortunately the receptiveness to illegal immigration extends throughout most of the conservative movement. And some of the conservatives who are against illegal immigration have wacky features about them that discredit their message. J. D. Hayworth is unfortunately the latest, and it is dismaying to read about some of the things he has been involved in. (and this is not an endorsement of McVain who I despise).

It is apparent why the talk show people spend so much time on trivial matters, the latest faux pas of some silly Senator or Governor, etc. etc. They don’t want to hurt their benefactors, as you indicated, by really going after the big issues like the Mideast, Illegal Immigration, getting out of the UN and kicking them out, etc. etc. As the post said, the crumbs about some silly political event give dumbed down listeners the crumbs that keep them happy (and in many cases fat).

It is clear that these hypocrites are committed to illegal immigration, even while being well aware of the consequences for the rest of us. They think of themselves first and only.

Various commentators have discussed how narrowly focused the opposition to BO is; it really needs to be broadened to include issues like those discussed here.

Little Al on June 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

Folks, Canard is the type of knee-jerk conservative who doesn’t see the whole truth, he/she only see’s right wing vs. left wing, and that’s why Canard is a “CINO (Conservative In Name Only)”. He/She doesn’t see that Hannity’s freedom concerts are a fraud and a sham, he/she doesn’t see that O’Reilly, Beck, Hannity, Levin, Limbaugh, Malkin, Ingrham, etc. are all water-carriers for the Republican party, and I can guarantee you that Canard is one of those foolish conservatives who only thinks that the Republicans are going to save America? And Canard, don’t dismiss me as a liberal or a Obama supporter, I am NOT a liberal, and I am NOT an Obama supporter (thank god for that), I am an “Independent-Conservative”, and Debbie is conservative as they come, she exposes both right & left whenever each side is BSing around or faking it.

Now to NewsCorp and Murdoch, it really doesn’t surprise me that Hannity, Beck, Ingrham, O’Reilly, Smith, Levin, etc. are silent on this issue that their boss wants amnesty for illegal-aliens, and the $50,000 question is where are the nutjobs at MSNBC, why are they silent on this issue? Because they are a bunch of phonies as well as NewsCorp, and from what I read, the employees at GE/NBC paid 0% of income tax in 2009! Where’s CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, KGB, etc., why aren’t any of these fraudulent outlets reporting on this issue? As I’ve said, they are all a bunch of fakes!

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 26, 2010 at 10:43 am

As Michel Malecot, the owner of a popular San Diego restaurant, French Gourmet is taken into custody today, the Secretary of Labor puts out of new commercial. The commercial featuring our Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis she states “Every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly whether documented or not.” The commercial can be seen as part of our news today at teapartyhd.com.

After federal agents raided his business and discovered undocumented immigrants working in the kitchen, they indicted him on 12 felony counts of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, which could lead to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. On top of the charges, the government is trying to seize Malecot’s restaurant.

Our administration needs to clarify this statement, as it sends a very confusing message. Call 1.866.487.9243 to voice your thoughts.

Reporter on June 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    @Reporter. It was music to my ears when Michel Malecot got arrested and may get his business shut down and now may receive prison time. HE IS THE PROBLEM. No sympathy here. Hire an illegal and loose your business and go to jail. The raids were ineffective as many business just paid fines and saw it as a cost of doing business. I don’t like Solis’ attempt to compensate illegal aliens, however when you hire illegal aliens then you do it at your own peril. Scum like Malecot justify their actions by saying ‘Everyone else is doing it, so I have to do it to stay in business’. Well guess what Malecot, you played rolled the dice and you hit snake eyes. Obama’s seizure of business may be more effective stopping illegal immigration than Bush’s raids and if it does than more power to him. Why go after the pawns when the King and Queen wield all the power? If you sympathize with Malecot then it shows why the problem exists.

    CaliforniaScreaming on June 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

      I wish they would do a raid at my last place of employment. It was a health care delivery business and I drove lynens around. Ninety five percent of the people working there were illegals, our minimum wage is just over seven dollars they were making five. The jobs the illegals were doing were disgusting. The owner drove a range rover and the workers were way over worked working twenty four hour days. I quit and tried to find someone to tell about this but no one would listen. They are still in business and making a killing off the illegals. They had a framed picture of george w bush there it made me sick but seemed to fit perfectly.

      tyler on June 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm

The GOP, Tea Party and Conservative leaders will never utter one word about Murdoch’s support for amnesty. That face time on Fox News is more important than your concerns.

Don’t bother with Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Jim DeMint, Michael Steele, Sharon Angle, Nikki Haley, Andrew Breitbart, or the rest of the conservatives. They won’t say a word. They need Murdoch more than they need you. All of you have been taken for a bad ride.

Tell your representatives to speak out against Murdoch or don’t vote for them in November. Don’t bother calling Hannity’s radio show, he won’t take your calls if it concerns his boss Murdoch.

Antoinette on June 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Gerald, you say, “List the benefits that free trade has provided to our economy (especially the working class) and our domestic and international politics.”

Gerald, did you or your parents ever own a Detroit car before Japanese cars were allowed into the US (by eliminating trade barriers to them)? The engine in my father’s blew up at about 50,000 miles. This was common for that make at the time. You’ll have a lot of trouble arguing against free trade based on economic principles. Where the problem comes in is not that trade is free, but that labor is effectively free as well. It is THIS that is a disaster, not the idea of allowing markets to price things.

“And if free trade is such a good idea, explain why so many liberals like it.”

Again, the liberals are mostly liking illegal immigration, not free trade per se. However, free trade does lower the cost of goods, which certainly benefits consumers.

skzion on June 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

An excellent distinction, skzion.

Little Al on June 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I hate to play the “national” card, but don’t you get tired of foreign guys like Rupert Murdoch and George Soros using undue influence and entering into “partnerships” with syncophants like Bloomberg for the sole purpose of constitional subterfuge?

Could it be a concerted effort to devalue the dollar to equal the peso? That’ll make it easier for the globalist trilateral commission, and other fabian-socialists to advance their scheme of a “one world government.”

Bloomberg’s a lapdog too. I don’t envision any “illegal” sneaking across the border on foot, upstarting many businesses-get real Mike- what are your future political aspirations- Governor, VP? I hope it’s for a VP consideration down the road, so I can vote AGAINST your ticket!

Plus, I feel sorry Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer. Between this new “partnership” and the feds suing the state, she’s must feel ganged-up on. So much so, if I were her, I’d secede from the union. Where are the “femiNazis” in her defense?

patrick on June 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Antoinette, you got that right pal, I’m not going to depend on Palin, Bachman, Breitbart (even though he’s pimping for Hannity as we all know it), Limbaugh, Levin, etc. for Murdoch wanting amnesty for illegal-aliens, if I met one of those people in person, they would say to me that I’m nuts, crazy, or a communist, etc. That’s why I rely on people like Michael Savage, Debbie Schlussel, & Jeff Kuhner for the entire truth and facts, atleast Savage, Kuhner and Schlussel are NOT apart of the conservative establishment nor there NOT apart of the liberal establishment either. And it’s not just left wingers who are dodging stories like this, it’s some on the right wing who are avoiding stories like this as well!

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

skzion:

Ummm … Toyotas were selling like hotcakes long before those free trade measures passed in the 1990s, and certainly before we gave MFN status to China. So please, try again. We aren’t supposed to be looking out for “the market.” That is typical Wall Street global conglomerate (globalism) nonsense that you will find on the editorial pages of your typical neo-conservative publication that supported George W. Bush while he was pushing that Dubai ports deal, and also of your typical neo-liberal one that supported Bill Clinton’s “pro-business New Democrat” agenda.

Instead of looking out for “the market”, we should be looking out for our own workers, our own middle class. We should be building our own middle class, not China’s and India’s, ok? Let China and India develop their own markets and middle class. You keep pretending that letting China violate our intellectual property laws and dump cheap goods on our markets and outsourcing so many of our professional jobs overseas (or giving H1B visas to people like Faisal Shahzad) while our own college and technical school graduates are taking menial jobs (if they can find them) is actually good for our own economy and culture. Or keep pretending that having these powerful, influential global conglomerates – many of whom are no longer even based in America and don’t rely on our workers or have a stake in the success of our economy and culture – is good for our sovereignty. These conglomerates do business with China, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea … you name it, and when they ask our governments to jump, we say “how high.” It is nothing but warfare by other means, an economic Cold War or World War III.

Is this stuff good for “the market”? Maybe. But is it good for America? Of course not.

Gerald on June 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Rupert,
If you want me to continue watching Fox News and be its supporter, I would suggest that you reverse you thinking on the subject (a’hole)

By the way I am a legal immigrant how came here with my family back in 1951.
There is the right way and the wrong way. Documentation and respect to this country. I don’t wave my country flag in your face and when I do, Its American!

Edward Zielinski on January 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Debbie,
I dont care for any of the leftist people either. And thats 100%
Thanks for pointing out the problem though.
Edward

Edward Zielinski on January 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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