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Second Rubio Aide Argued Some Americans Not Cut Out for Workforce
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 17, 2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/17/2013 11:59:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A second staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) disparaged American workers during an interview with Ryan Lizza, a partial transcript of the interview the New Yorker reporter released Monday afternoon shows.

Originally, it appeared as though only one anonymous Rubio “aide” disparaged American workers and only did so in the context of speaking about low-skilled jobs in the U.S. However, the Lizza interview transcript shows two aides referenced low-skilled and high-skilled American workers.

Lizza asked the two staffers to respond to this statement: “Well their argument is, what, that they have American workers for these jobs, they don’t need this program.”

The thus-far unidentified “Rubio Aide 1” said that some workers either can't or won't make it in the work force anyway:

Yeah. I mean one of the problems you have with this, "Oh, there’s American workers who are unemployed." There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you obviously can’t discuss that publicly because—

At that point, “Rubio Aide 2” interjected, “But the same is true for high-skilled workers.”

“Aide 1” then said, “Yes, and the same is true across every sector, in government, in everything.”

Lizza’s story had originally not specified that two Rubio aides made the argument, leaving a little room for Rubio’s staff to try to discredit the reporting.

As excerpted by Politico’s Mike Allen Sunday morning, Lizza’s story reported the exchange as follows:

Rubio sided with the Chamber against the construction workers. "There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it," a Rubio aide told me....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: amnesty; florida; immigration; marcorubio; peasants; randsconcerntrolls; rubio; unemployment; unions

1 posted on 06/17/2013 11:59:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inquiring minds would like to know what are the educational and employment backgrounds of aides 1 and 2. Let’s see if they cut it.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:04:41 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they really mean is that foreign workers will come and work for less.

Isn’t this a form of treason, making laws that benefit foreign criminals at the expense of US citizens?


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:05:50 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The liberal invasion of the GOP is very real.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:07:06 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: VRWC For Truth

Probably preppy “former” Bushies, if I know my elite GOP.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:07:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: GeronL

->>What they really mean is that foreign workers will come and work for less.

So very true.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 12:09:52 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: MaxMax

The staff/aides of the rwo parties are interchangeable. One term they may work for the GOP, the next for the dems.

This is why the GOP is not worth fixing. The staffing/infrastructure of a ‘fixed’ GOP will still be filled with mercs, not people who believe in something.

Ever wonder where leaks come from? Need you ask? So why waste tens of millions in money no one has to rebuild a damaged product? Why not start with something that is baggage free and not infested?


7 posted on 06/18/2013 12:15:15 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: GeronL
What they really mean is that foreign workers will come and work for less.

Actually they are coming here to work for more. Abolish the minimum wage.

8 posted on 06/18/2013 12:31:43 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t why Freepers are so angry when the aide is right. These people who are not cut out for the workforce collect welfare and are called leeches. They can be found in places where the last sentence heard in conversations is “do you know what I’m saying?”


9 posted on 06/18/2013 12:33:50 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it.

They don't want to do it, because they can get fed, clothed and housed for doing nothing. Abolish they welfare state.

10 posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:38 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: max americana

Should we consign them to 60 years of “leeching” or cut the red tape and bureaucracy so that business can thrive and they can work? A man or woman that supports their family, even at minimum wage, is much happier, productive and mentally balanced than a welfare ward of the state.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: max americana

I wonder what the same aides would think about those illegal workers who are here who cannot speak English.

They want their freedom here but seem to show loyalty to their dear Mexico versus the America.

They are saying anything that will stick; so they can pass this amnesty. I would never trust Marco’s aides. It also comes across as insulting now that two of his aides have said this/putting American worker against illegal worker. Not talking about a person with a green card while going through the legal steps of citizenship.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 12:46:43 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

dittp


13 posted on 06/18/2013 2:17:31 AM PDT by factmart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder if the one aide is Cesar Conda....the George Soros staffer?

Those comments were directed at White Anglo folks....you think someone Hispano Racist is saying this about Hispanics he wants to Amnesty?

Anyone still appeasing this racist is an Amnesty Liberal


14 posted on 06/18/2013 2:28:06 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m not saying don’t start a new political party but rest assured the spies-trolls from the other ones will show up to keep an eye on you and disrupt as best they can through subterfuge.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 2:44:20 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: max americana
You got it.

When the band plays "Hail to the Cheif", they're pointing the cannon at you.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 2:58:39 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The treason of an NBC and his/her staff
is never done, it seems.

Rubio MUST NEVER be a candidate of any conservative
because .... he is not.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 3:06:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
"They don't want to do it, because they can get fed, clothed and housed for doing nothing. Abolish they welfare state."

And they vote Democrat and supply the ground forces for Obama's take the streets pressure groups. That's the deal and they are the fruition of a leftist education/indoctrination system.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 3:16:30 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: max americana

I worked in an underground mine the best part of my life. It was said that only white trash and Mexicans would work there. The work paid quite well but was rather brutally hard and hot (even with ventilation). Rural people used to hard work did well, urban people regardless of ethnicity couldn’t cut it.

West VA coal miners come from within the communities as well. I haven’t much use for urban type workers though I’d imagine the steel mill workers to be generally good folks.

There is some truth in what this aid says. Imagine the cast of Friends working in a steel mill.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 3:26:38 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. Like all of congress. They wouldn’t know what to do in the real workforce. F them all.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:44 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: max americana
I don’t why Freepers are so angry when the aide is right. These people who are not cut out for the workforce collect welfare

So the "Conservative" answer is job training and/or tightening welfare requirements - NOT importing more foreign workers, 57% of who collect at least one form of welfare themselves.

21 posted on 06/18/2013 4:17:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Aide 1” then said, “Yes, and the same is true across every sector, in government, in everything.”

So that is why we have the likes of Obama and Rubio foisted on us?

22 posted on 06/18/2013 4:19:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MaxMax

I’m starting to think Rove is behind this and is getting ready to push for a Christie/Rubio ticket right now.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 4:37:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh goodie... more bushite retreads attacking Conservatives in ways they never have the balls to attack a rat with.

LLS


24 posted on 06/18/2013 4:39:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: max americana
Whew! I was beginning to think that I was the only one that thought the aides had a point.

As a high school teacher, it is obvious that many of America's young people have been assiduously taught how to NOT work.

Come in late, leave early, many breaks and vacations, minimal effort and still earn an "A".

Children learn more by watching than by listening and schools are Socialist Nirvana's.

25 posted on 06/18/2013 4:45:52 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rubio aides”

not Rubio

it is amazing how the lack of wisdom and/or blind loyalty of political figures (men and women, including Romney, George Bush and Sarah Palin) in choosing dumb flawed or otherwise idiot “aides” can seal their fate


26 posted on 06/18/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work, are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States.”
— Vincente Fox, former President of Mexico


27 posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:25 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Player Piano.

Those that can, do.

Those that can’t get free rubbers from Zero and leach off those who are doing the doing.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That is correct in one sense. Would you want these people working for you no matter how talented they are, they are STUPID for defacing themselves like this and expect to be hired to serve the public?

Had one woman seat us at IHOP who had at least 4 lip rings, turned my stomach.

29 posted on 06/18/2013 5:16:48 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: montag813

And there, in a nutshell, is the problem w/ “Conservative” ‘solutions’

The REAL answer is dismantling the welfare, min. wage, SS, AKA: BIG GOV’T, machine(s). Let alone ENFORCING current laws, or having them removed if they are ineffective, let alone Unconstitutional.

One wants to be lazy, it’s not up to anyone else to provide their bread in bed.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Is it possible that Rubio’s “aides” were provided by the Dems? Or by Charlie Crist’s “RINO friends”?


31 posted on 06/18/2013 6:55:18 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: max americana
These people who are not cut out for the workforce collect welfare and are called leeches

Incorrect. The leeches are not interested in working for a wage, and few ever enter the work force. The people the aide refers to are the chronically underemployed, former tradesmen and laborers who have been cut out of the workforce by illegal immigrant labor. They are largely uneducated and unskilled so they cannot "retool" as white-collar laborers. But they cannot compete for their old jobs because they cannot afford to live on third-world wages. In the eyes of Marco Rubio they are "not cut out for the work force."

32 posted on 06/18/2013 7:06:55 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: freeangel
I’m starting to think Rove is behind this and is getting ready to push for a Christie/Rubio ticket right now.

I'm done voting if it comes to that. To hell with them.

33 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“said that some workers either can’t or won’t make it in the work force anyway”

Compared to what, those high skilled illegal roofer workers who splattered cement all over my patio on the outside of my mid-rise town house unit?


34 posted on 06/18/2013 7:34:48 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s the problem with that comment? It’s very true. Plenty are lazy, incompentent and the like. Does that mean they have some special screening process to weed out immigrants that will be the same? The same is true for any human being out there no matter the country they are from. It’s a pretty lame argument to assume that foreigners that want to come here are always harder working or made clearly better career choices than Americans have.


35 posted on 06/18/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While what Rubio said is factually true... it doesn’t mean we need foreign workers to make up for the Americans who are unable to hold a job.

The argument is usually followed up with: these are crappy jobs that no American wants to do... but this is a fallacy. If you offered someone enough money, I’m sure any job can be filled.

Does anyone have the political backbone to deal with this issue? My fear is maintaining the status quo is worse...


36 posted on 06/18/2013 9:32:19 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: GeronL

I wish to hell people would take a few minutes and learn the “legal” definition of treason. And find how seldom it has been used outside war.


37 posted on 06/18/2013 10:59:52 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Either)
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To: jboot

You got it. This is about wage depression, nothing else.


38 posted on 06/18/2013 11:29:43 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Incorrigible

I’d like to know, just what are these deep, dark secretive little jobs that are so horrible only “dignified” Mexicans will perform them? I mean, really. And when did we acquire said jobs, must have been within the last 20 years because before then there really wasn’t a job that a black or white person wouldn’t do. Was there?


39 posted on 06/19/2013 1:18:06 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: kelly4c

Apply for one.


40 posted on 06/19/2013 1:25:11 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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41 posted on 06/22/2013 4:10:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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