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Adelson, Gates & Buffett: Lack of immigration reform is 'depressing'
thehill.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 07/11/2014 6:04:22 AM PDT by cotton1706

Three billionaires who have donated to opposite parties teamed up Thursday to urge Congress to pass immigration reform, saying current policy is irrational.

The current stalemate in Congress on immigration reform is depressing the rest of the country, wrote Sheldon Adelson, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

"The three of us vary in our politics and would differ also in our preferences about the details of an immigration reform bill," They wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times. "But we could without doubt come together to draft a bill acceptable to each of us." Casino magnate Adelson is a major financer of Republicans, donating millions of dollars in 2012 to super-PACs supporting GOP presidential candidates. Buffett and Gates have supported President Obama during his time in office.

The trio urged the House to draft legislation and pass a bill that could be negotiated with the comprehensive Senate package passed last year, something House Republicans have repeatedly balked at.

"The current stalemate — in which greater pride is attached to thwarting the opposition than to advancing the nation’s interests — is depressing to most Americans and virtually all of its business managers," they wrote. "The impasse certainly depresses the three of us."

They endorsed a number of provisions, including a path to citizenship for some living in the country illegally. They also supported provisions in the Senate bill that would give incentive to foreigners who study in the United States to stay.

Further, they called for reforms to the immigrant investors program, which is meant to allow grant visas to wealthy investors to bring their "substantial and enduring purchasing power" to the United States.

The program is currently plagued by reports of fraud, they said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens
All that money and intimidation down the drain!!
1 posted on 07/11/2014 6:04:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Billionaires in a funk, who would’ve thunk?


2 posted on 07/11/2014 6:06:04 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: cotton1706
"But we could without doubt come together to draft a bill acceptable to each of us."

TRANSLATION: "The peasants should have no say in the matter. Just us."

3 posted on 07/11/2014 6:07:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cotton1706

When will each take 50 of the most infected
to their HOMES, and their childrens’ homes??


4 posted on 07/11/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: cotton1706

grant visas to wealthy investors to bring their “substantial and enduring purchasing power” —

With the US’s desire to control its citizens money, even out of the country, why would anyone want to bring any of their money here?


5 posted on 07/11/2014 6:08:21 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: cotton1706

When is comes to this battle it is a Marxian battle between the Proletariat and Bourgeois; Bourgeois as defined by Marx as the owners of capital.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 6:08:25 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: All

Dump a busload in their neighborhoods...


7 posted on 07/11/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: cotton1706
Immigration Reform made easy: Enforce Existing Laws.

8 posted on 07/11/2014 6:13:36 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: cotton1706

Buffett, Gates and Adelson’s homes sound like good places to put a few thousand ‘migrants’.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 6:18:12 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

Why are todays Billionaires such Anti American Liberals?

If they don’t like America or Americans...its time to get the hail outta here. Their money won’t be missed since they don’t plan to invest in America anyway


10 posted on 07/11/2014 6:19:53 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: cotton1706

“The three of us vary in our politics ...”

No, you don’t, so we start off with a lie.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 6:21:03 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: cotton1706

It’s bizarre that at least two of these three guys are major financial supporters of the abortion industry. They need these immigrants to replace the 50+ million Americans that they’ve killed off since 1973.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 6:23:34 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: cotton1706

“I donated millions for amnesty and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”

I feel a cry baby tear welling up in my eye.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 6:24:27 AM PDT by Lake Living
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ANYTHING the house passes, WILL be turned into AMNESTY by the Senate.

The newspeak change of “illegal alien” into “refugee” is just a 3.7 BILLION dollar scam to shove AMNESTY.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cotton1706

So...let me get this straight. There’s this coffee klatch of billionaires, out of touch with ‘real people’ due to their financial resources. They are trying to tell me that they are better suited to create legislation and policy than the group of 535 other out-of-touch elected(?) arrogant ba$tards we already have in DC?

OK...got it.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 6:29:25 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Just remember the scene in Dr. Zhivago when his home is divided up and given to poor families. It’s coming here...


16 posted on 07/11/2014 6:39:50 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: cotton1706

lack of enforcement of existing immigration laws is what is depressing


17 posted on 07/11/2014 6:42:19 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: cotton1706

Billionaires whining that they don’t have people to clean their house, cut their grass, wash their cars and do the menial work for two dollars an hour. Useless asses all!


18 posted on 07/11/2014 6:45:45 AM PDT by JayAr36 (OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THIS A FREE COUNTRY)
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To: cotton1706

Why are we subsidizing foreign students in the first place? #BarrySoetoro

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/opinion/sheldon-adelson-warren-buffett-and-bill-gates-on-immigration-reform.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1

“We believe it borders on insanity to train intelligent and motivated people in our universities — often subsidizing their education — and then to deport them when they graduate. Many of these people, of course, want to return to their home country — and that’s fine. But for those who wish to stay and work in computer science or technology, fields badly in need of their services, let’s roll out the welcome mat.”


19 posted on 07/11/2014 6:45:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Hostage
Like Soros, Buffett is a nasty old turd, just a little less toxic. Their ilk believes the world is over populated. Some of them say the earth can only support half a billion people or so, which was the world's population for the centuries before the industrial revolution.

Others will say we can support maybe two to four billion due to advances in technology. Of course, they get to decide who stays and who dies.

This is why they all share the following obsessions:

  1. Aggressive birth control methods, of which abortion is their most sacred sacrament.
  2. Pink mafia agenda which does the double duty of bringing homos into mainstream society positions of authority and allowing them to prey on the offspring of "breeders," the 97% or so of us who are normal.
  3. Open borders which does the double duty of bringing third world diseases into the first world and dragging down first world standards of living to a giant impoverished class whom they can more easily control.

Nasty, vicious characters, this bunch.
20 posted on 07/11/2014 6:47:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706
I assume these fat cat obscenely wealthy liberal elites are putting up a few hundred illegals in their mansions, right?

Or are they just attempting to be grandiose with OUR TAXPAYER money?

Eff 'em.

21 posted on 07/11/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: cotton1706

Adelson is worth what, 27 billion dollars?

Why can’t this cheap bastard hire AMERICAN citizens at higher wages to clean his freakin’ Vegas hotels, instead of illegal aliens?


22 posted on 07/11/2014 6:52:35 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: cotton1706

Gates wants to drive down wages so he can hire cheaper sw engineers.

Buffet makes most of his $$$ in mandated insurance. More people, more $$$.

Third guy owns many of the hotels in Vegas. He needs cheap labor.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Hostage

If they’re so depressed, I would recommend that each place the barrel of a large-calibre pistol in their mouth, angle it downward slightly so as to cover the brainstem area, and pull the trigger.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: cotton1706

Rich people problems. Not enough pawns for the billionaire lefties to play with.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 7:36:18 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: cotton1706

I have news for these three. Amnesty is NOT immigration reform. Today, just following the actual laws already passed would be immigration reform. DUH!


26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:48:30 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Zathras

To watch these guys is truly frustrating.

Mr. Adelson is a great believer in Israel and its security.

I wonder how he would feel if millions of Arabs or “Palestinians” were illegally crossing the border into Israel to work....


27 posted on 07/11/2014 9:18:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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