Skip to comments.Swiss immigration vote shows loss of trust in business elite: minister
Posted on 02/12/2014 4:19:10 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A loss of trust in Switzerland's business and political elite may be one of the reasons the alpine nation voted in favor of putting strict limits on immigration, Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann said on Wednesday.
Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed an initiative "against mass immigration," following a successful campaign by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party, which blamed an influx of foreigners for higher crime, rising rents and congested streets.
The Swiss government and business lobby groups had urged a vote against the proposal, emphasizing that it would make it difficult for businesses to recruit qualified staff on whom the Swiss economy and the banking and pharmaceutical industries depend.
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Let the people vote on the issue in the USA and you’ll get the same results.
That’ll be the day.
Why would they ever trust the “business elite” in the first place?? What an odd group of people to trust.
I’ve found most of Americas so- called business elite are just crony capitalists looking for advantages from the government
They dont want a vote on it. They only want push polls to determine lawmaking.
Fremont voted by a larger margin this time to stop the illegal alien magnet.
I suspect that many Swiss have the same question I have of American companies claiming we need more immigrants, why not recruit natives? I believe that for many companies it is not because they cannot find natives to do the job, it is that they do not want to find them. These companies poison the well for those companies that truly have trouble finding recruits.