Skip to comments.Adelson, Gates & Buffett: Lack of immigration reform is 'depressing'
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 nations 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.
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Billionaires in a funk, who would’ve thunk?
TRANSLATION: "The peasants should have no say in the matter. Just us."
When will each take 50 of the most infected
to their HOMES, and their childrens’ homes??
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?
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.
Dump a busload in their neighborhoods...
Buffett, Gates and Adelson’s homes sound like good places to put a few thousand ‘migrants’.
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
“The three of us vary in our politics ...”
No, you don’t, so we start off with a lie.
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.
“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.
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.
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?
Just remember the scene in Dr. Zhivago when his home is divided up and given to poor families. It’s coming here...
lack of enforcement of existing immigration laws is what is depressing
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!
Why are we subsidizing foreign students in the first place? #BarrySoetoro
“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 thats fine. But for those who wish to stay and work in computer science or technology, fields badly in need of their services, lets roll out the welcome mat.”
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:
Or are they just attempting to be grandiose with OUR TAXPAYER money?
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?
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.
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.
Rich people problems. Not enough pawns for the billionaire lefties to play with.
I have news for these three. Amnesty is NOT immigration reform. Today, just following the actual laws already passed would be immigration reform. DUH!
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....