Skip to comments.Ryan says no immigrant workers needed for 10 years
Posted on 01/28/2014 9:26:56 AM PST by jimbo123
The nations economy wont 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.
Pauls 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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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.
I appreciate him saying so. I just don’t believe him when he does.
Nice to know that Ryan is so prescient that he can foresee what is going to happen in 10 years.
Paul Ryan speaking on immigration in Texas.
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Guess what? They’re going to come anyway.
Labor shortage??? Ask the 9 million who quit looking for a job you mouth breathing moron.
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.
Guess that tells me who his donors are. Corporate interests are the puppet masters, Ryan is just a tool.
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 !
+ 1. - post of the day - spot on
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?
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.
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.
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?
SMOKE THOSE SWITCHBOARDS,ALL 435 OF THEM!
QUESTION FOR YOUR CONGRESSMAN:
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GOVERMENT OF THE
PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE?
Speaker Boehner wants to ignore us
..wont let us
live-link his online e-mail form here. So cut and paste
the URL into your browser:
Office of the Speaker
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Speakers TEL: (202) 225-0600
Speakers Fax: (202) 225-5117
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 nations 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 dont like.
His advice to his former colleagues: Dont bring up a bill at all.
They aren’t immigrant workers. They’re immigrant leeches and RAT vote-slaves.
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