Mickey Is Here to Tell You You're FiredEven while running for President, Rubio is mounting a strong challenge against Jeb Bush as the GOP candidate who most despises American workers.
Republican senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio is backing a bill that would triple the number of guest workers businesses could hire every year, after hundreds of workers in his state were fired and literally replaced by foreign guest workers.Disney, Southern California Edison and most recently Fossil Group have together fired hundreds of American tech workers and forced them to train their foreign replacements, many of whom were flown in specifically to take their job...[Disney] “Cast Members” were informed last October they were being replaced by a foreign work force, and they could either stick around for 90 days and train their replacements — with a good attitude — or leave immediately and forego their severance packages...Rubio’s “I-squared” bill would triple the number of temporary guest workers businesses could bring into the country every year, and allow for a virtually unlimited number of university-based green cards.The big businesses backing this bill and clamoring for more guest workers insist they can’t find enough Americans willing or able to fill certain “high-skilled” jobs. Rubio obviously agrees, and has argued more guest workers and immigration generally will result in more jobs for Americans.[As Floridians are displaced, Rubio Demands More Foreign Workers, by Rachel Stoltzfoos, Daily Caller, May 19, 2015]The sociopathic behavior of this quintessentially American company is an apt metaphor for the behavior of the Beltway Right as a whole. Rubio has been especially active in wrapping himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan, the ideas of "American Exceptionalism," and the dream of a strong America once again respected (and, it is implied, feared) abroad. Yet all of this is simply cover for a short-sighted and borderline sadistic agenda of literally driving Americans out of the workforce to be replaced by cheap foreign labor.Many Republicans seem utterly determined to live up to the Left's caricature of them. It remains to be seen if those who have given patriots some signs of hope (notably Scott Walker and Rick Santorum) will stick by their pro-worker positions.