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Ryan says no immigrant workers needed for 10 years
Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/14 | Neil Munro

Posted on 01/28/2014 9:26:56 AM PST by jimbo123

The nation’s economy won’t need additional immigrants for another 10 years, Rep. Paul Ryan told a friendly audience of Texas business executives.

“We will have labor shortages in — not right now — but in the near future, in, say, a decade,” he predicted during a taped appearance at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio.

Paul’s admission may be a relief for GOP legislators, who are facing conflicting pressures on immigration from voters who are worried about jobs, from business donors eager for new low-wage workers, and from the Democrats’ 2014 campaign strategy of economic populism.

The Jan. 24 forecast comes shortly before Republicans gather for a closed-door strategy meeting in Cambridge, Maryland. GOP leaders, including Ryan, are expected to pressure the caucus to support an unpopular business-backed plan that would immediately increase the flow of low-wage foreign workers — and award work permits to roughly 12 million illegal immigrants — who would compete against their voters for jobs.

Ryan is perhaps the leading GOP advocate for an immigration increase.

“We have to have a guest-worker program so that [foreign] people can come and go freely through the front door to serve our economy, to serve our needs,” Ryan said in Texas, without once mentioning the 20 million unemployed or underemployed American workers, or the 28 million Americans teenagers who will compete for jobs in a few years.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; massamnesty; paulryan; ryantraitor

1 posted on 01/28/2014 9:26:56 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
“We will have labor shortages in — not right now — but in the near future, in, say, a decade,” he predicted during a taped appearance at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio.

I thought Paul Ryan actually knew some economics. There is no such thing as a labor shortage. If a business needs workers they increase the wage to entice people to work for them. What Ryan is really saying is the Chamber of Commerce does not have to worry about offering higher wages because Ryan would bring in foreigners to work at lower wages.

2 posted on 01/28/2014 9:30:14 AM PST by C19fan
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To: jimbo123

I appreciate him saying so. I just don’t believe him when he does.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 9:31:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jimbo123

Nice to know that Ryan is so prescient that he can foresee what is going to happen in 10 years.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 9:35:59 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: jimbo123; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Paul Ryan speaking on immigration in Texas.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 9:36:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jimbo123

Guess what? They’re going to come anyway.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 9:37:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Labor shortage??? Ask the 9 million who quit looking for a job you mouth breathing moron.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 9:37:29 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: jimbo123
I thought Ryan was intelligent, boy was I mistaken.

What I don't get is how they define a "labor shortage". Maybe some specialized professions may need workers , when that happens we can allow more people with those skills in. But, to say that we'll need masses of unskilled third world immigrants in the near future is laughable. We have about a 15% (actual) unemployment rate. How does importing new progressive voting dependents solve that?

Let's say there really was a labor shortage of unskilled workers, what would that mean? Businesses would have to increase wages and benefits in the short term to attract people. Doesn't that help the American middle class? If the shortage persisted, companies would find ways to innovate, either new machines, or new methods of doing things or some combinations. Either way people would be paid according to what they produce.

This country became an economic powerhouse in the 19th century when we had labor shortages, due to westward expansion. The union movement didn't really take off until the early 20th century, when we had mass immigration. That coincides with the rise of progressivism. Personally I'd prefer the labor shortage economy.

8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:40:40 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: jimbo123
But the Democrats still need immigrant voters so let's just tear the door off the hinges.
9 posted on 01/28/2014 9:40:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: C19fan

Guess that tells me who his donors are. Corporate interests are the puppet masters, Ryan is just a tool.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 9:43:10 AM PST by patriotsoul
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To: jimbo123
. . . " not for another ten years . . . "

Young Mr Ryan is a sprout. This of us who were around in 86 have heard this line of crap before. Sure, sure - this is it!, we'll never need to give amnesty again! This is a one time deal! "".

HOLD FAST !

11 posted on 01/28/2014 9:44:00 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: patriotsoul

12 posted on 01/28/2014 9:44:18 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: C19fan

+ 1. - post of the day - spot on


13 posted on 01/28/2014 9:44:58 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: jimbo123
In ten years we will be experiencing the effects of the latest wave of automation, like driverless vehicles and Watson type AI. There will be no labor shortages.
14 posted on 01/28/2014 9:47:53 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: cripplecreek

He can write a bill with an intervertant mistake allowing them access to everything without restrictions, but he will promise to correct it later. It worked out well for the vets right?


15 posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:27 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: C19fan
Between the first quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2013, the native-born population accounted for two-thirds of overall growth in the working-age population (16 to 65), but none of the net growth in employment among the working-age has gone to natives.

The overall size of the working-age native-born population increased by 16.4 million from 2000 to 2013, yet the number of natives actually holding a job was 1.3 million lower in 2013 than 2000.

The total number of working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) increased 8.8 million and the number working rose 5.3 million between 2000 and 2013.

Even before the recession, when the economy was expanding (2000 to 2007), 60 percent of the net increase in employment among the working-age went to immigrants, even though they accounted for just 38 percent of population growth among the working-age population.

Since the jobs recovery began in 2010, about half the employment growth has gone to immigrants. However the share of working-age natives holding a job has remained virtually unchanged since 2010 and the number of working-age natives without a job (nearly 59 million) has not budged.

The decline in the share of natives working, also referred as the employment rate, began before the 2007 recession. Of working-age natives, 74 percent had a job in 2000; by 2007, at the peak of the last expansion, just 71 percent had a job, and in the first quarter of 2013, 66 percent had a job.

The decline in employment rates for working-age natives has been nearly universal. The share of natives working has declined for teenagers and those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s from 2000 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2013. The decline has been especially pronounced for workers under age 30.

Like age, there has been a decline in work for all educational categories. The employment rate for native high school dropouts, high school graduates, those with some college, and those with at least a bachelor's degree declined from 2000 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2013.

The number of adult natives with no more than high school education not working is 4.9 million larger in 2013 than in 2000, the number with some college not working is up 6.8 million, and the number with at least a bachelor's degree not working is up 3.8 million.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:30 AM PST by kabar
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To: jimbo123

huh? And yet you are pushing to let criminals become citizens, odd.
Personally, I wish he would shut up. He is nothing that he portrayed himself to be, when push comes to shove.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:45 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: jimbo123

What a joke. We don’t need immigrants for the next 10 years?!? There are billionaires and millionaires (the 1%) who want into the USA. Is he actually saying we don’t want their money and their jobs?


18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:04:10 AM PST by impimp
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To: jimbo123; All

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Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.
Six big problems with the immigration bill from someone who has actually read it

Michelle Bachmann- ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse. NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call Congress.

Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo can see it coming: Even if the House passes a perfectly conservative bill to reform the nation’s immigration system, the Senate Gang of Eight will water it down in a conference committee and leave Republicans little choice but to get rolled and vote for a bill they don’t like.

His advice to his former colleagues: Don’t bring up a bill at all.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 10:05:28 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: jimbo123

They aren’t immigrant workers. They’re immigrant leeches and RAT vote-slaves.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 10:07:56 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: jimbo123
Remember when FReepers thought VP-candidate Ryan was going to be The Real Deal?

good times....

good times....

21 posted on 01/28/2014 10:10:57 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: kabar

It is my understanding that the same thing has happened in England. What is happening , with making unemployment payments into a benefit is that native-born people become a permanent under-class. There the process began under Lloyd George in the early 1900s. Here in the 1930s.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:00 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: jimbo123

23 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:44 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: clintonh8r
Remember when FReepers thought VP-candidate Ryan was going to be The Real Deal?

Even the 'elect' can be deceived.

24 posted on 01/28/2014 10:20:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123

LOL!


25 posted on 01/28/2014 10:20:53 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: svcw
He is nothing that he portrayed himself to be, when push comes to shove.

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26 posted on 01/28/2014 10:23:56 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: C19fan

Paul Ryan hasn’t got a clue what will happen in 10 years.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 10:25:55 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: YankeeReb
"Maybe some specialized professions may need workers , when that happens we can allow more people with those skills in."

When that happened in the past, companies used to "train" people. Remember that word, "training"? It gets used so infrequently nowadays that I think most people have forgotten what it means. So I'll use it in a sentence:

"Bob has a degree in electrical engineering, but does not know how to use the proprietary production software that we and only 2 other companies in the world use. So we can either hire a H1-B who pretends to know how to use it, or we can send Bob to a 2 week seminar so he can get training."
28 posted on 01/28/2014 10:29:35 AM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: jimbo123; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz
RE :”The nation’s economy won’t need additional immigrants for another 10 years, Rep. Paul Ryan told a friendly audience of Texas business executives. “

HAHA, 10 years. Alert Ryan's suckers

Recall in past Paul Ryan also said we didn't need to change Medicare at all,not a dime, for another 10 years? But they have to pass it asap (2011 was first version) with a 10 year delay,.

Now he says we don't need amnesty for 10 years, but let me guess, he wants to pass it now w 10 year delay.

You see the scam? 10 years!

Tell you what Paul, you run for POTUS in 10 years from now instead of in 2016.

29 posted on 01/28/2014 10:32:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: jimbo123

He is right in that there will be a shortage of physicians under Obamacare. But does he propose to replace them with a bunch of illegals with a 6th grade education?

Otherwise he is blowing smoke. Only 62% of people who could be working are working. Doesn’t sound like a shortage to me.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 10:42:41 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: YankeeReb
How does importing new progressive voting dependents solve that?

I guess it solves a problem, but not one faced by free American citizens.
31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:44:38 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

We wouldn’t have a labor shortage if we stopped killing 1.3 MILLION unborn babies every year - 55 million in 40 years!

Every consider how many Mozarts, Einsteins, Jonas Salks, etc. there might have been?


32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:54:18 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: RobbyS
Yep, it is happening in the UK now. But there is growing public sentiment to reduce immigration both from the EU as well as outside the EU. The UK has actually reached a political consensus among all parties that immigration should be reduced.--something that has not happened here.

In the UK the white working class is performing worse than immigrants and non-whites academically. They are becoming part of a permanent underclass. This is going to result in social unrest and divisiveness.

This coming year will be a big one in Europe re immigration. Watch the results of elections this Spring as the right of center parties score big victories primarily due to the immigration issue. The Left portrays the immigration reduction advocates as Neo-nazis and extremists, but the lack of jobs and the influences on culture and language are causing more and more people to go to the right. People are angry and fed up.

33 posted on 01/28/2014 10:55:12 AM PST by kabar
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To: jimbo123

Talking out of both sides of his mouth. He makes no sense.

But for sure he’s gone full RINO and has been assimilated into the District of Corruption.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 11:46:23 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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Oh YES, Mr. Obama, since the country isn't going down the crapper fast enough, let us help you add 11 to 20 MILLION new DemonRAT voters to the rolls. Thank you, sir, may we have another?

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35 posted on 01/28/2014 12:00:13 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Hostage

How this happened I’ll never understand, but Ryan and the entire GOP leadership have become mortal enemies of America. A young Paul Ryan would have looked upon his present countenance with contempt. Bob


36 posted on 01/28/2014 12:03:53 PM PST by alstewartfan (Every heart is a lonely hunter when she walks by. Al Stewart)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My take—Any Illegal who joins the military—serves and gets an honorable discharge—should be made a Citizen. Any Ilegal who breaks the law—is arrested, should be sent to jail—then deported—if he returns for any reason—he should be hung!


37 posted on 01/28/2014 12:15:33 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: alstewartfan

It’s money and the belief that the public doesn’t see the trickery.

In Paul Ryan’s case he is very ambitious and wants to be in the top ring of power. He is thinking that he will not satisfy everyone so he is making decisions on who he can sacrifice and who he must pay respects to. He believes the base can be sacrificed partially, especially the gun toting bible thumping Duck Dynasty types.

He needs to be primaried or alternatively Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy need to be primaried and Ryan needs to be told to get packing.

Ryan will likely be driven out of Congress and he will land at some lobbying firm or PAC. He will hold out hope for an executive appointment if some moderate GOP slides somehow into the White House.

If Wisconsin Governor Walker runs for President, Ryan will find a way to ride his coattails or attempt to be his replacement.

I see Ryan as a fool. He thinks of himself too highly. He is not wise at all. But wisdom is not what he’s after. He’s after the fantasy reflection he sees of himself.

I actually saw this in him back in late 2011 and tried to convince some Freepers here that he was fake. But they were enamored with his pretty face.

And then for me the confirmation of my concerns came when the liberal MSM cozied up to him and elevated him to some sort of GOP star. Whenever we see ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post, NY Times etc. get behind a GOP candidate, you know that’s what liberal want to see as their opponent.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 12:52:04 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: kabar

From this distance I see Cameron as a very distasteful figure. Does he have an principles at all?


39 posted on 01/28/2014 2:42:34 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Hostage

Whatever, Ryan is a very cautious politician. I saw him speak in 2011 at a Heritage luncheon. He was careful not to show too much of himself. As Romney’s #2 he had a chance to show Biden for the doofus he is, but he declined to do that. I couldn’t figure out why, since Biden has no “fans”.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 2:50:04 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: jimbo123

I’m surprised he didn’t demand retired vets be restricted from taking jobs after retirement so that illegals can find employment.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 2:52:30 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jimbo123

He’s a LYING SACK.....


42 posted on 01/28/2014 3:45:36 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: RobbyS

He is not a conservative like we think of conservatism and certainly not in the mold of Thatcher. The UK is a welfare state and we are following them over the cliff.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 4:08:15 PM PST by kabar
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