Friday, 11 July 2014 16:45

Adelson, Buffett, Gates: Wealthy Trio Pushes Citizenship for Illegals

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In a July 10 op-ed piece in the New York Times, three of America’s wealthiest and most powerful business magnates — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates — lamented that “immigration reform” legislation is having such difficulty in getting though Congress.

After praising two aspects (the “talented graduate” provision and the “pathway to citizenship,” or amnesty provision) of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” bill that the Senate approved last June 27 by a 68-to-32 vote, the three men called for the House to follow suit:

Whatever the precise provisions of a law, it’s time for the House to draft and pass a bill that reflects both our country’s humanity and its self-interest. Differences with the Senate should be hammered out by members of a conference committee, committed to a deal.

Continuing their plea, Adelson, Buffett, and Gates wrote:

Signs of a more productive attitude in Washington — which passage of a well-designed immigration bill would provide — might well lift spirits and thereby stimulate the economy. It’s time for 535 of America’s citizens to remember what they owe to the 318 million who employ them.

Both the Senate bill (S. 744) passed in 2013, and the House version (H.R. 15) that has stalled (precisely because it echoes the same flaws as the Senate bill), are titled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” Among the 32 senators voting against the bill were such outspoken opponents of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants as Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

Adelson, Buffett, and Gates noted that although they differed in their political views, they could still, if it were up to them, manage to come together “to draft a bill acceptable to each of us.” They asserted, correctly, that individuals “don’t have to agree on everything in order to cooperate on matters about which you are reasonably close to agreement.” Yet, they are all, apparently, in agreement on one of the most contentious points in the “Gang of Eight's” bill, a point largely responsible for its lack of success in the House. That point is amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The three magnates noted: “The [Senate] bill also included a sensible plan that would have allowed illegal residents to obtain citizenship, though only after they had earned the right to do so.”

Looking at some of the businesses in which these three men earned their vast wealth ($174 billion combined), one might wonder what their corporate policies would be toward those who broke the law and violated their companies’ security. For example, if an individual cheated at the gaming tables of one of the Sands casinos owned by Adelson, what would be the consequences? Would that person be able to “earn the right” to gain access again? It is, in fact, standard policy in the casino industry not only to ban cheaters for life, but to circulate photos of the cheats among other casino owners, so they are unwelcome at virtually every major casino in the United States. 

One of the many companies owned by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Helzberg Diamonds. Would someone caught breaking into a Helzberg store ever be able to “earn the right” to shop at the store? More likely, their photo would be posted in every store to alert security.

And what would happen to a person who broke into a secure area at one of Gates’ Microsoft facilities? Would that individual be allowed to “earn the right” to work for, or even visit, a Microsoft facility?

Yet that is exactly what these men (and all who support a “path to citizenship” for those who have violated our immigration laws by illegally crossing our borders) are asking Congress to do.

Adelson, Buffett, and Gates wrote: “It’s time for the House to draft and pass a bill that reflects both our country’s humanity and its self-interest.”

However, even if an immigration bill that called for increasing border security and stricter penalties for those who cross our borders illegally managed to pass the House (which is by no means assured, given that half of the “Gang of Eight” were Republicans), would the Senate ever agree to it? And, more important, would President Obama, who has failed miserably to enforce even our present immigration laws, ever sign it?

Considering these questions provides a clue as to what the “Gang of three” business magnates would like to see happen: simply for the House to rubber stamp the key parts of what the Senate “Gang of Eight” created, including amnesty, by whatever name it is given.

Photos above: Sheldon Adelson (left), Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates

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6 comments

  • Comment Link Depose Debauched Despots Sunday, 13 July 2014 20:01 posted by Depose Debauched Despots

    In the spirit of previous comments (Great minds think alike. Right?), when these 3 filthy rich jack@$$e$ get their way to 'legalize' the 40+ million invaders occupying (mostly hostilely) cities in the now-defunct and former USA . . .

    these 3 bleeding heart, anti-US flaming libs ~at their own personal expense, and using ONLY their own personal resources/wealth~ HAVE TO house, clothe, feed, provide income to (with or without jobs), healthcare to, education to, and fulfill all other frivolous whims of the 40+ million invaders, etc

    billy gates will have one-third of the occupying invaders (i.e., "alien immigrants") on which to practice its pogroms of genocidal vaccines and sterilization eugenics. As perfect as Windows Vista and Windows 8. Serf and vassal dependents, 13 million of them.

    shelly adelson needs maids and janitors in Vegas. Instant supply. buffet can dispatch some of its 13 million into its deep, dark mines. Other alien immigrants can be 'crash test dummies' for insurance actuarial statistics.

    Put your money where you mouths are, you debauched despots.
    Fund all the INVADERS you crave.
    With YOUR wealth. Only.

  • Comment Link Pete Bennett Saturday, 12 July 2014 14:27 posted by Pete Bennett

    The question of 'citizenship' is not the issue.....it's the process to be followed !!

  • Comment Link Frank M. Pelteson Saturday, 12 July 2014 11:11 posted by Frank M. Pelteson

    Correction to the previous comment. The link to the book INSIDERS is at http://www.amazon.com/Insiders-John-F-McManus/dp/1881919099/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405181095&sr=1-1&keywords=the+insiders+mcmanus .

  • Comment Link Frank M. Pelteson Saturday, 12 July 2014 11:09 posted by Frank M. Pelteson

    According yo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/sheldon-adelson-2012-election_n_2223589.html , Sheldon Adelson spent more than $100 Million to try to stop Obama from being reelected.

    Could it be that he is now turning "belly-up" under pressure from the INSIDERS?

    For more on the INSIDERS please read the book at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/sheldon-adelson-2012-election_n_2223589.html .

  • Comment Link Heidi Preston Saturday, 12 July 2014 01:58 posted by Heidi Preston

    President Obama believes and asked for four BILLION dollars to help with illegal immigration CRISIS....I wonder what the Welfare State would look like on the books once we have to support them as citizens.
    I think the whole plan is to over saturate the Welfare system so they the Government has to keep cranking out the useless dollars that no one wants already or to make it so unbearable that the US government and it's citizens, not to mention the petro-dollar change to another mode of currency ....to ease the pressure off a defunct currency that is faltering in the world wide economy. There has to be more to it then humanitarian concerns. Seems to me we need to free ourselves before we can free someone else.

  • Comment Link rprew Friday, 11 July 2014 16:21 posted by rprew

    I fully support this trio ---
    --- with one, tiny little provision.

    Anyone should be able to hold, vote, and collect dividends from the Las Vegas Sands, Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft without going through all the hassle of actually purchasing those stocks. Forget the hassle. Just walk into one of the stockholder meetings and claim your right to be a fully invested shareholder! If these corporations aren't offering dividends, all these NEW shareholders can probably garner the required number of votes start (or increase) them.

    I would like to claim a dividend of $10 per share per year on 1000 shares of each these three corporations. Hmmm. Maybe I'm too conservative. Make that $100 per share per annum for 10,000 shares of each.

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