“We are running out of people”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

People and politicians who want to deport more immigrants or even halt immigration altogether for racist reasons usually cloak their true motivations by making economic arguments, like saying immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans or lowering their wages, but the problem with those arguments is that they're not actually true.

It's not true and, moreover, cutting immigration is actually bad for the economy.

This is something that Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney reportedly acknowledged when he spoke at the Oxford Union in Britain last night.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd at a private gathering in England on Wednesday night that the Trump administration “needs more immigrants” for the U.S. economy to continue growing, according to a audio recording of his remarks obtained by The Washington Post.

We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Mulvaney said. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants.

The Trump administration wants those immigrants to come in a “legal fashion,” Mulvaney said, according to the recording.

I don't know who Muvlaney thinks he's fooling as the Trump regime has also made it significantly more difficult to immigrate legally. Just recently, the regime unveiled regulations that will deny legal status to immigrants who merely qualify for any social welfare program even if they're technically paying for those programs in their taxes.

The obvious intent of the new rules is to push richer and whiter immigrants to the front of the waiting line, but there's far fewer of them queuing up to come here.

We are "running out of people," as Mulvaney said, or at least we will be the near future. There's just not enough white people to go around in a global economy where white people are the minority. Almost two thirds of the world's population lives in Asia.

It's ironic that diverse populations particularly from South and Central America still want to immigrate here because the United States still represents a chance at a better life for many of them even under Trump, but Trump has made it less desirable for white populations to immigrate here and it's the latter that the regime favors.

  • Badgerite

    As I said, America has thrived as a nation of immigrants and diversity. These two things have made us a stronger nation. And a beacon in the world. That beacon has never had a “whites only” sign. If our country doesn’t have a diverse future, we are not likely to have a strong future either. Since when does the “shining city on a hill” have a “whites only” sign on it.

  • We’re running out of people?

    If only. I can think of quite a few we should run out of.

  • Christopher Foxx

    I don’t know who Muvlaney thinks he’s fooling…

    You’ll know them from their hats.

  • muselet

    Someone must have dosed Mick Mulvaney with sodium pentothal.

    First, he admitted Rs are hypocrites about budget deficits and debt. Not that we needed reminding, but coming from the likes of Mulvaney, it was a stunner.

    And second, he admitted the US needs immigrants to make the economy run. He couldn’t quite bring himself to admit the soft, pasty-white, rich folk the Trump administration wants to attract aren’t the sort of immigrants the country actually needs, but baby steps.

    What’s the over/under on when Mulvaney gets canned?


  • Georgie

    It a total f*ck show people.