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Bloomberg: U.S. Should Make All New Immigrants Live in Detroit
FoxNews.com ^ | 05/01/2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/01/2011 3:59:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Detroit needs residents. Immigrants want to live in America.

Michael Bloomberg says he's got a simple solution for both needs -- send all new immigrants to Detroit.

In a novel approach to immigration reform, the New York City mayor said Sunday that if he could have his way, he'd use the immigrant workforce to jump-start the Motor City's economy by requiring Detroit residency.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; cultureofcorruption; dearbornistan; democratscandals; detroit; immigration; michaelbloomberg; michigan; newyork; newyorkcity
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Unbelievable. No, it's not from The Onion.

Imagine if Sarah Palin, or ANY other Republican politician had recommended such a thing.

Bloomberg also makes the false implication that immigrants come here and present to their new communities absolutely no burden. Clearly, that's not the case - not in the age of the "social safety net".

1 posted on 05/01/2011 3:59:11 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

They came from places like Detroit. Why would they want to go there?


2 posted on 05/01/2011 4:00:55 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: OldDeckHand

You don’t even have to have a background in corruption. You can learn on the job!


3 posted on 05/01/2011 4:01:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: OldDeckHand

LOL


4 posted on 05/01/2011 4:01:40 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: OldDeckHand

Al Qaeda will be happy to take Mikey up on his offer.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 4:01:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Bloomberg also makes the false implication that immigrants come here and present to their new communities absolutely no burden”

For the most part legal immigrants do not burden their new community.

Illegal immigrants on the other hand are a tremendous burden.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 4:03:08 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Why does Bloomberg hate immigrants?


7 posted on 05/01/2011 4:04:08 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Wow....Sounds like Bloomie should duck....especially since Detroit is a Muslim hotbed.


8 posted on 05/01/2011 4:04:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldDeckHand

Well,THAT would certainly end legal immigration.

“Come to America to be robbed,raped or murdered” is not exactly inscribed on The Statue of Liberty.


9 posted on 05/01/2011 4:05:17 PM PDT by Happy Rain (WOLF3ABM581)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sure. Canadians would decline. Africa, South America, southwestern Europe, Central America and much of east Asia would take Bloomberg and his bipartisan fans up on that.


10 posted on 05/01/2011 4:05:17 PM PDT by familyop ("Nice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet mice." --Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: OldDeckHand

It would be a dream come true for Libertarians in both globalist parties. All of the Third World would funnel into the States through Detroit.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m pretty sure even illegal immigrants are constitutionally protected against cruel and unusual punishment.


12 posted on 05/01/2011 4:08:23 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: driftdiver
"For the most part legal immigrants do not burden their new community."

It depends entirely on where they come from as well as the circumstances and type of legal entry they've made. For instance, there are large populations of Somali immigrants that were permitted entry on a humanitarian basis during the mid to late 90s (and even some later). Those new residents have nearly bankrupted their new home cities and counties.

Of course, I don't need to remind people of the mess the Mariel Bat Lift caused - all legal because of wet foot/dry foot.

Sure, many immigrants are helpful, useful even necessary and productive. But, there are plenty that get admitted that are nothing but dead weight.

13 posted on 05/01/2011 4:08:42 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Bloomberg’s proposal would make sense only if there were thousands of jobs available in Detroit, but no one to fill them.

That's not the case, and Bloomberg knows it.

So let me tell you what Bloomberg is really trying to say here: “Immigrants, please go to Detroit and get on the welfare rolls there. New York cannot afford you.”

14 posted on 05/01/2011 4:14:08 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Needs to install an electrified double fence first, doesn’t he, if he’s going to turn it into a concentration camp.


15 posted on 05/01/2011 4:14:38 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: OldDeckHand

Unintentional good idea, perhaps?


16 posted on 05/01/2011 4:15:31 PM PDT by RockinRight (Maybe Trump's a stalking horse for Palin...)
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To: OldDeckHand
he'd use the immigrant workforce to jump-start the Motor City's economy by requiring Detroit residency.

Pure genius. Send them to a place with no jobs so they can jumpstart the economy. That's like the idiocy of building railroads so jobs will be created along their route.

No thank you Bloomie, Michigan is starting to get up off its knees, we don't need to import more poverty.
17 posted on 05/01/2011 4:15:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: gorush
"They came from places like Detroit. Why would they want to go there?"

Bingo!

Two posts in, and there's one that cuts right to the heart of the matter!

Immigrants only go where there's work - they'd never go someplace like Detroit, where the only "work" is as a union thug.

18 posted on 05/01/2011 4:17:58 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: OldDeckHand

He must have taken a lesson from Donald Trump.

Who knows, it might catch on!


19 posted on 05/01/2011 4:18:09 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: cripplecreek

Sell Detroit to Trump.


20 posted on 05/01/2011 4:18:19 PM PDT by RockinRight (Maybe Trump's a stalking horse for Palin...)
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To: cripplecreek
Don't you frequently ask yourself, "How did a moron like that make $12B"? He really can't be that obtuse, can he?

People have been leaving the city of Detroit and other parts of MI in HOARDS precisely because there are no jobs. Industry isn't leaving because there's no workforce.

21 posted on 05/01/2011 4:19:33 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Idiot thinks there aren’t enough unemployed in Detroit??


22 posted on 05/01/2011 4:19:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RockinRight

Matty Maroun already owns Detroit.


23 posted on 05/01/2011 4:20:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: OldDeckHand

“It depends entirely on where they come from as well as the circumstances and type of legal entry they’ve made. For instance, there are large populations of Somali immigrants that were permitted entry on a humanitarian basis during the mid to late 90s (and even some later). Those new residents have nearly bankrupted their new home cities and counties.”

And there are more insidious effects as well: my city has about 75K Somali refugees, nearly all Muslims, collected over the past 15 years. In the same period, Muslim radicalism in the area has increased considerably, including a large mosque a block from my apartment and a Muslim-on-white stabbing just down the street.


24 posted on 05/01/2011 4:20:31 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: OldDeckHand

Cruel and Unusual Punishment!


25 posted on 05/01/2011 4:20:43 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: OldDeckHand

This guy is a elitist hack. I can’t believe this moron said this and it is making zero news.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 4:22:22 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I guess Bloomberg wants a giant internment camp called Detroit. Lets create a country within a country balkenizing us further. And where pray tell would all the jobs come from? Like the only problem with Detroit is that the population has dropped.

Only a liberal could suggest something like this and not get crucified for it. What an idiot.


27 posted on 05/01/2011 4:23:17 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Leaning Right

Bloomberg’s proposal would make sense only if there were thousands of jobs available in Detroit, but no one to fill them.
That’s not the case, and Bloomberg knows it.

So let me tell you what Bloomberg is really trying to say here: “Immigrants, please go to Detroit and get on the welfare rolls there. New York cannot afford you.”

As i live in New York state i’ll have to send Bloomberg a thank you note.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 4:23:46 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: OldDeckHand

New York will someday be called the Detroit of the East. That place is a Third World S***hole peopled with semi-literate boors who are absolutely convinced that they constitute some sort of master race. All that is needed for New York to turn to dust is to refuse their demands for handouts next time their irresponsible and greedy denizens cause another financial crisis.


29 posted on 05/01/2011 4:24:43 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Having immigrants coming from third world, lawless, rat holes were Muslims hold unusually strong influence on the local culture and the corrupt political class throws a few crumbs to the natives to keep them in line...it’s just like back home in %&%^&$(^*(^*%$#&%#&istan!


31 posted on 05/01/2011 4:26:21 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Whenever you hear a liberal use the word "wealthy", correct them and substitute it with"successful".)
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To: OldDeckHand

What a Nut.


32 posted on 05/01/2011 4:27:30 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Lazlo in PA

His ideas represent the way of thinking of most New Yorkers. They believe they are a master race, and the rest of the country are lab rats on whom they can test their social engineering schemes. After living among them for seven months, I have come to conclude on over-riding fact about New Yorkers: Almost all of them are utterly stupid, and utterly arrogant.


33 posted on 05/01/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Main Entry: smug

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: pleased with oneself

Synonyms: (Michael) Bloomberg, complacent, conceited, egoistic, egotistical, holier-than-thou, hotshot, pompous, priggish, puffed-up, self-contented, self-righteous, self-satisfied, snobbish, stuck on oneself, stuck-up, stuffy, superior, vainglorious

Antonyms: modest, unhappy, unself-confident, unsure


34 posted on 05/01/2011 4:28:34 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: OldDeckHand
Click on Bloomberg's head.

35 posted on 05/01/2011 4:30:39 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: OldDeckHand

Detroit is a great place for immigrants. They can enjoy the benefits of generations of progressive leadership.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 4:34:41 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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send all new immigrants to Detroit.

And have them apply for welfare.

37 posted on 05/01/2011 4:34:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: OldDeckHand
U.S. Should Make All New Immigrants Live in Detroit

good idea. and then put a fence around it.

38 posted on 05/01/2011 4:35:25 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: OldDeckHand
He wants the immigrants out of NY city. The are destroying his city financially and culturally.
39 posted on 05/01/2011 4:36:09 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: OldDeckHand

Bttt


40 posted on 05/01/2011 4:39:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: gorush
They came from places like Detroit. Why would they want to go there?

For some it might even be a step down.....

MGD always says he's "going to have a talk with his ancestors when he gets upstairs" for settling in Wisconsin. "Ach! It's yust like the olt country!" He imagines them exclaiming, to which he replies - "Yeah, the old country sucked - that's why you left!!!!"

41 posted on 05/01/2011 4:40:46 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Now there’s a brilliant idea! Send unemployed people into an area with no jobs and that will boost the economy!

I guess all the welfare checks will bring in a good amount of money.

I say send them to Bloomberg’s neighborhood.


42 posted on 05/01/2011 4:45:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: OldDeckHand

I picked up some unexpected work yesterday while taking pre prom pics of my nieces and their dates.

One of the dates fathers oversees the 9 little league teams in the area he lives. He said they haven’t taken team photos for a few years due to the cost but I’m willing to do it for a fraction as long as he pays for the printing himself. I gave him a price of $100 per team. That’s 1 group photo and individual photos of each kid.


43 posted on 05/01/2011 4:47:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: OldDeckHand

Send them all to Bloombergs estate on Long Island


44 posted on 05/01/2011 4:49:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: OldDeckHand
the New York City mayor said Sunday that if he could have his way

Listen Mikey, outside of New York City you're just an asshole (inside the City he's also mayor).

Anyway, why did he pick Detroit? Has Detroit responded?

45 posted on 05/01/2011 4:52:29 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Only if we can redraw the American-Canadian border to give Detroit to Canada. And then build a border fence so they can’t come back.


46 posted on 05/01/2011 4:58:42 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Right Wing Assault
I say send them to Bloomberg’s neighborhood.

Uh, Mike lives all of 1/2 mile from me...no thanks.

47 posted on 05/01/2011 4:58:49 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: sthguard
"And there are more insidious effects as well: my city has about 75K Somali refugees, nearly all Muslims, collected over the past 15 years. In the same period, Muslim radicalism in the area has increased considerably, including a large mosque a block from my apartment and a Muslim-on-white stabbing just down the street."

Arm yourself; arm your wife.

48 posted on 05/01/2011 5:00:11 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: OldDeckHand
Do that and make it a tax free zone and they will be the premier city in America in 20 years.

Maybe only a dozen.

49 posted on 05/01/2011 5:05:00 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: OldDeckHand

Instead let’s suspend immigration and move NYC’s riff raff, including Bloomin Idiot to Detroit

Two birds, one stone.


50 posted on 05/01/2011 5:08:37 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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