White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Betrays President Trump
America’s economic miracle under President Donald Trump’s leadership has now gone through several stages of analysis that can only be described as the “anything but Trump” parade of excuses.
“Obama’s policies are kicking in!” Sure they are. Oddly enough, the economy of Barack Obama was dragged down by George W. Bush’s policies for eight years in a row. And it was only after Obama left the White House that his policies finally started to work, benefiting Trump!
But now we’re moving on to the next excuse in the “anything but Trump” arguments. If you want to know what really caused the current economic revival of the country, say the “anything but Trumpers,” it was that mass of illegal immigrants that flooded our southern border during Trump’s first two years in office. Duh!
The “anything but Trump” doomsayers now claim that America’s economy is in grave danger, because Trump isn’t letting enough immigrants in. We’re doomed unless we take in gobs of immigrants, immediately. We need oodles of immigrants. Boatloads, planeloads and caravan-loads of them, with every immigrant reciting the poem from the base of the Statue of Liberty. If we don’t do that and do it right now, the economy will sink they say.
Only the dimmest of dim bulbs can still believe this malarkey, to borrow a term from Joe Biden. Americans have been pummeled by a globalist talking point for decades: Mass immigration makes a nation’s economy grow, and when the economy grows due to mass immigration, everyone in that country benefits through more wealth.
Who is dumb enough to still believe this?
Apparently, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is.
Mulvaney was at some kind of private gathering in England last week, but The Washington Post obtained audio of Mulvaney’s remarks. He told the foreign crowd that the US “needs more immigrants” to keep fueling our economic growth.
“We are desperate – desperate – for more people,” Mulvaney told the gathering. “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.”
Well, who are you going to believe? Mick Mulvaney who is suddenly running around telling foreign audiences that “diversity is our strength” and that America’s economic gains actually started before Trump became president (four years ago)? Or will you believe your lying eyes which are telling you that Trump’s tightening of the labor market due to immigration restriction is the cause of our economic miracle?
Trump has devastated the flood of illegal immigrants into this country. The Remain in Mexico policy has slowed illegal southern border crossings to a trickle. Even the pregnant senoritas hoping to drop an anchor baby after they get into America are being turned back to Mexico to wait for an immigration hearing, which they have almost zero chance of now prevailing in.
Legal immigration channels have been restricted under Trump as well. Travel bans against several countries are now in place, including China due to coronavirus. Refugee admissions into the US have been at zero since October, after Trump capped annual admissions at 18,000 per year (an all-time record low since the US Refugee Act of 1980 was passed).
The results are right there for everyone to see. Supply and demand is, after all, the most ironclad concept in economics. When you have a smaller supply of workers competing for jobs, wages for those jobs goes up. If you flood the place with immigrants, wages go down.
We’ve chronicled many of the other damages done by mass immigration here as well, due to the same supply and demand principles. Mass immigration reduces the amount of available housing, for example, making everyone else’s rent skyrocket. We could go on and on with this topic.
The trade reset deals under Trump have improved the economy as well, to a lesser extent, but the real gains that the American people are seeing in their monthly paychecks are due to the tighter labor market, i.e., fewer immigrants competing against Americans for jobs. This is Trump’s single greatest accomplishment so far. The economic miracle that everyone said was “impossible” is actually happening because of reduced immigration numbers across the board.
So, why does Trump have a White House Chief of Staff running around telling the rest of the world we are “desperate” for more immigrants and that our economic gains started under Barack Obama?