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Biden: We need ‘constant, unrelenting stream’ of immigrants
The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014 | Benjamin Goad

Posted on 06/12/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Vice President Biden painted a rosy picture of the outlook for U.S. businesses Tuesday, but said economic growth hinges in large part on immigration reform, now languishing in Congress.

“We need it badly from a purely – purely economic point of view,” Biden said during remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers.

The call came amid a wide-ranging address to the business group, in which Biden said the United States is better positioned than its rivals to compete in the global marketplace.

“We have the most resilient economy in the world,” Biden told hundreds of people gathered at the business group’s annual conference. “We’re better positioned than any country in the world to lead the world in the 21st Century.”

Biden said a key to the country’s solid economic footing is the “the ‘constant, unrelenting stream’ of immigrants that has come to the United States for generations.

“Not dribbling,” Biden explained. “Significant flows.”

He said the United States is among a few countries that can boast sustainable population growth, a vital part of ensuring a sufficient workforce and growing economy.

“China doesn’t have it, Japan doesn’t have, it most European countries don’t have it,” he said.

Biden tied the historic economic benefits to passage of immigration legislation now stalled in the House. Citing government estimates, the vice president said a bill passed last year in the Senate would increase the gross national product by 4.5 percent over the next 20 years, reduce the national deficit by $850 billion and extend the solvency of the Social Security system by two years.

Biden also called for increased federal investment in the country’s infrastructure and steps to improve job training.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; biden; immigration; obama
What do they put into his oatmeal every morning?
1 posted on 06/12/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about we deport these losers and give jobs to actual Americans? My family, which followed the rules and immigrated legally to this country, shouldn’t be having jobs taken away by criminals who do not respect American law. We have plenty of Americans who need these jobs. Let Mexico and all those other countries solve their economic problems and employ their own people, without expecting to use us to shoulder their problems.

The sooner we put into place Arizona like laws that require businesses to insure all their employees are legal, and begin enforcing existing laws, the sooner Mexico and other countries will be forced to reform their own countries.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 2:01:50 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A common position here at FR, and one that puzzles me completely.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 2:06:06 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They all need a dose of reality.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 2:07:21 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This man is absolutely clueless. He not only puts his foot in his mouth almost monthly, but he has never and still doesn’t get basic economics. The guy is a simpleton. What an embarrassment.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 2:16:41 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yea, that’s the ticket!

we have 136m out of 330m actually working ... 25m+ without a job

let’s bring in more people! that’ll help

(someone please tell me why we allow the mentally disabled to direct economic policy)


7 posted on 06/12/2014 2:37:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He must be fond of bananas in his oatmeal

The Liberals have persuaded the US population to abort their children to the tune of 1.2million lives a year - under the guise of conservation of resources to sustain the nation.

Now the Liberals say we must allow an unrelenting stream of immigrant children to take the place of our aborted children in order to sustain the nation.

Meanwhile, black teen unemployment is averaging 38% (92% in Chicago) and white teen unemployment is about 18%.
Entry-level jobs are how teens learn job skills to carry them through life. Being denied entry into entry-level jobs can set back employment prospects (and wages) for years as the skills that should have been learned as a teen are pushed into post-18 years. How can we let our teens go unemployed if we want to sustain the nation?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 2:41:59 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joe Insurance Policy is off his meds again.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 3:23:53 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they are from the Swedish Olympic team then bring em...


10 posted on 06/12/2014 3:44:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ansel12

Myself, I am wondering when Biden gets his uninterrupted flow of new Democrat voters whether or not he will support a $15/hour minimum wage for them.

Because when he and his ilk do get their immigrant flow and complete control, he (they) will be ‘management’ and the ‘new Americans’ will be labor. OR will they just give up the ghost and go full-bore “you work here, you live here and you take what we give you”.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:17:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Irenic

They’d choke on it.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 4:27:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What do they put into his oatmeal every morning?

Crack.

13 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:47 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Vendome

“If they are from the Swedish Olympic team then bring em...”

Yes; we need high quotas for this group!


15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:10:36 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America’s post-war (1945 to 1970) golden period was a time of low immigration with that immigration concentrated on White Europeans.

This was a time of widely shared prosperity with a broad and deep middle class and a narrowing of wealth gaps. During this time America built the Hoover dam, created the Interstate Highway system, and put a man on the Moon. We did all of this with a ‘white bread’ population and low immigration.

The post-1970 high ‘diverse’ immigration period has brought a narrowed less secure middle class, collapsing infrastructure, and the need for Russian rockets to launch our satellites.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT by evilC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gabby Gifford’s brain functions better.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Citing government estimates, the vice president said a bill passed last year in the Senate would increase the gross national product by 4.5 percent over the next 20 years, reduce the national deficit by $850 billion and extend the solvency of the Social Security system by two years.

Gov't estimates are always wrong...on the bad side.

18 posted on 06/12/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: evilC
Hoover dam

Wasn't Hoover dam built as a make-work project during the Depression?

19 posted on 06/12/2014 11:11:20 AM PDT by snowtigger
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
The US economy has to be resilient to have survived FDR, LBJ, Carter, and now Obama. But there is only so much it can bear.
20 posted on 06/12/2014 1:18:18 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: snowtigger

Yes it likely was a make-work project. The point is our more ‘diverse’ country could probably not do that today even if we could afford it.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 3:26:20 PM PDT by evilC
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