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UPDATE III (3/7/019): Putting Ivanka First And The American Worker Last

Business, Donald Trump, Family, IMMIGRATION, Labor, Welfare

United States Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, formerly White House chief of staff, used to complain how sick-and-tired he was of the first daughter, Ivanka Trump, “playing government.”

Then he was … gone.

Every person of substance who opposed the Jarvaka organism’s globalist, leftist agenda has been pushed out of the Trump administrator, starting with Steve Bannon.

As I wrote last year, “What Ivanka Wants Ivanka Gets.” And Ivanka is an awfully ambitious, busybody globalist, who likes for her agenda to trump that of the American worker. Or, as patriot Lou Dobbs averred, Ivanka is among those who “have served the president and the nation so poorly.”

Naturally, the first daughter heads her father’s administration’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, together with major corporate CEOs whose prime motivation is replacing American workers. What a joke.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump look on during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board inside the State Dining Room on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. The board, co-chaired by Ivanka and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, is tasked with developing a strategy to revamp the U.S. workforce for well-paid, in-demand jobs and with promoting private-sector investments in workers. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

This is the clincher. As Trump parrots, “We’re going to have a lotta people coming into this country. We want it. …” [What’s new?] He is parroting the Camber of Commerce, which is lobbying to reverse the rise of labor costs (read wages for the working man) and a return to the policy of cheap labor.

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UPDATE I (3/7/019): Lou Dobbs: “Trump White House has ‘lost its way'”:

Dobbs called Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, who was present at the meeting, an “enemy” of the Trump administration.

“That Mr. Trump would advance the interest of the globalist elites ahead of our citizens would be a tragic reversal on any day,” Dobbs said. “But today, on the same day the Commerce Department reported the United States had the largest trade deficit in our history … it all means the White House has simply lost its way.”

The longtime host concluded by saying that the path Trump is on will break “the nation’s heart” by siding with the same people who have “fed the swamp for decades.”

“The nation’s heart will be, after all, broken by the very same people who brought 50 years of consecutive trade deficit and the export of millions of middle-class jobs and who have fed the swamp for decades,” he added.

UPDATE II:

UPDATE III (3/14/019): Paid Family Leave.

AOC Targeting “White” Business

Business, Communism, Drug War, Economy, Race, Socialism

In the dangerous and twisted universe of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whites who start businesses are guilty of an act of domination, to be punished, rather than appreciated and applauded for their initiative.

This woman, who earned a degree in economics from and AMERICAN UNIVERSITY—yes, American institutions bred AOC’s ignorance—doesn’t understand that the risk of starting a business is borne by the entrepreneur. The investment and planning of a successful commercial enterprise are undertaken by the businessman. If he or she succeeds, and most small businesses do not, the benefits redound to the community.

In appears here that our command economist would gladly regulate who starts a cannabis businesses. As she sees it, that whites get a business plan together, so as to be granted a license to trade cannabis, clearly reflects badly on them.

“According to an industry trade publication, 73% of cannabis executives in Colorado and Washington are male, 81% are white,” said Ocasio-Cortez during the hearings. “In the state of Massachusetts, just 3.1% of marijuana businesses in the state were owned by minorities, and just 2.2% were owned by women. Is this industry representative of the communities that have historically [borne] the greatest brunt of injustice based on the prohibition of marijuana?”

“Absolutely not,” replied Barnette, who is one of the nation’s few African-American medical marijuana business owners.

“It does not look like any of the people who are reaping the profits of this are the people who were directly impacted,” Ocasio-Cortez concluded.

Meet the Press - Season 71

Tech Companies Help Generate Housing Shortages, Throw Money At The Problem

Business, Globalism, IMMIGRATION, Labor, Outsourcing, Technology

In guarded language, the Washington State Office of Financial Management divulges that:

Migration continues to be the primary driver behind Washington [State’s] population growth. From 2017 to 2018, net migration (people moving in versus people moving out) to Washington totaled 83,700, … Net migration accounted for 71 percent of the state’s population growth this year, with natural increase (births minus deaths) responsible for the other 29 percent (33,600 persons). … The state has grown by an average of 87,900 persons per year this decade, exceeding that of 83,000 in the previous decade. King County is the main contributor, with total growth of 259,000 persons over eight years, compared to 194,200 persons between 2000 and 2010.

At least where I live, the town is unrecognizable. Costco is like a bazaar in Calcutta. What was a small and friendly town is flooded with Microsoft’s imported labor. I doubt the same people would like it if people speaking loud American English were to flood their stomping grounds back in the Old Country, making it unrecognizable.

Young people can’t afford homes to raise families, as replacement labor with Microsoft salaries—no, it’s not cheap labor AT ALL, unless you call 6-figure compensation “cheap”—pushes prices of property beyond the means of the local residents.

And then demographers complain that Americans aren’t reproducing.

Microsoft has thrown some money at the housing problem, allocating $500 million toward low-income housing because Americans who should be inching into the middle-class can’t afford homes in Seattle and, increasingly, in the surrounding counties.

Again, the reason, in part: the glut of labor Microsoft and other tech companies keep importing.

Tucker Touches On The Orchestrated Consumerism And Voracious Corporatism Destroying American Lives

America, Business, Culture, Economy, Ethics, Globalism, Multiculturalism, Nationhood

More forbidden topics, touched upon by the Tucker Carlson treasure. Some of the highlights of his  editorial, delivered on his Fox News show some days back:

Romney spent the bulk of his business career at a firm called Bain Capital. Bain Capital all but invented what is now a familiar business strategy: Take over an existing company for a short period of time, cut costs by firing employees, run up the debt, extract the wealth, and move on, sometimes leaving retirees without their earned pensions. Romney became fantastically rich doing this. Meanwhile, a remarkable number of the companies are now bankrupt or extinct. This is the private equity model. Our ruling class sees nothing wrong with it. It’s how they run the country. …

The overriding goal for America is more prosperity, meaning cheaper consumer goods. But is that still true? Does anyone still believe that cheaper iPhones, or more Amazon deliveries of plastic garbage from China are going to make us happy? They haven’t so far. A lot of Americans are drowning in stuff. And yet drug addiction and suicide are depopulating large parts of the country. Anyone who thinks the health of a nation can be summed up in GDP is an idiot.

The goal for America is both simpler and more elusive than mere prosperity. It’s happiness. There are a lot of ingredients in being happy: Dignity. Purpose. Self-control. Independence. Above all, deep relationships with other people. Those are the things that you want for your children. They’re what our leaders should want for us, and would want if they cared.

But our leaders don’t care. We are ruled by mercenaries who feel no long-term obligation to the people they rule. They’re day traders. Substitute teachers. They’re just passing through. They have no skin in this game, and it shows. They can’t solve our problems. They don’t even bother to understand our problems.

One of the biggest lies our leaders tell us that you can separate economics from everything else that matters. Economics is a topic for public debate. Family and faith and culture, meanwhile, those are personal matters. Both parties believe this …

Members of our educated upper-middle-classes are now the backbone of the Democratic Party who usually describe themselves as fiscally responsible and socially moderate. In other words, functionally libertarian. They don’t care how you live, as long as the bills are paid and the markets function. Somehow, they don’t see a connection between people’s personal lives and the health of our economy, or for that matter, the country’s ability to pay its bills. As far as they’re concerned, these are two totally separate categories. …

“They teach us it’s more virtuous to devote your life to some soulless corporation than it is to raise your own kids. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook wrote an entire book about this. Sandberg explained that our first duty is to shareholders, above our own children.”

HERE is the underwhelming title: “Tucker Carlson: Mitt Romney supports the status quo. But for everyone else, it’s infuriating.”