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Bill Gates On Immigration Reform: Americans Deserve Better Than This

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Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson, and Warren Buffett are pushing Congress to pass immigration reform in a joint op-ed piece for the New York Times. In the op-ed, the three refer to the current stalemate as depressing and urge Congress to remember its responsibility to the rest of America.

Bill Gates, Adelson and Buffett write:

“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.”

Buffett, Gates, and Adelson got into some of the specifics of why the current system is broken and at times “borders on insanity,” such as deportation for professionals with critical skills and problems with the immigrant investor programs. But more often the unlikely trio simply request that Congress take up the call.

Although asking legislators to create and pass laws (legislate) may seem like an unnecessary and obvious request, to many in Congress it might seem like asking too much.

After all, the fight over immigration reform has reached a boiling point.

Eric Cantor’s defeat in the primaries sent a shock wave to conservatives in Congress who now have reason to see any compromise on immigration reform as political suicide. As a result, most have called fledgling immigration bills in Congress as dead in the water.

It couldn’t have come at a worse time. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, thousands of immigrant children have flooded into America and overwhelmed a system that is dire need of repair.

In this environment, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and their unlikely co-author Sheldon Adelson have put in their two cents to let Congress know that Americans deserve better.

Bill Gates and his partners acknowledged that they didn’t necessarily agree on all the details of such a bill, but that nevertheless, they could come to an acceptable agreement.

“You don’t have to agree on everything in order to cooperate on matters about which you are reasonably close to agreement. It’s time that this brand of thinking finds its way to Washington.”

Although the three authors acknowledge them, conservative and liberal views on immigration reform might not be as distant as most people think.

In a study released by Pew Research conservatives that describe themselves as “business conservatives” or “young outsiders” both felt that immigrants coming to the U.S. strengthen the American society through hard work and the talents they bring, much like their liberally-minded fellow citizens.

Only one group opposed an immigration bill that would include a path to citizenship, “steadfast conservatives,” like those that ensured Eric Cantor’s loss in the primaries.

To see the full op-ed piece by Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, please click here.

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102 Responses to “Bill Gates On Immigration Reform: Americans Deserve Better Than This”

  1. James Wilson

    here's an idea Bill Gates, why don't you cough up the almost half a trillion that obama wants for immigration reform?

  2. Chuck Buchanan

    sure they want em over here its cheaper labor for the rich and job loss for the lower class Americans. why cant they understand the American people don't want to have to take care of these people

  3. Michael Anthony

    Bill Gates is awfully happy to volunteer OUR tax dollars to take care of these people. Howabout we drop off these busloads of illegals at Bill Gate's mansion, and let HIM pay for them.

  4. Thinley Dorgyel

    The surge in illegals at our borders is exactly what Obama & what youPro Illegal immigration people want & wish for! Obama & leftists are elated over this! All because they want mass illegals legalized, given everything they want in return for votes!They run food stamp Ads in Mexico & central America and they are demanding Congress pass Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill. Obama is the only president that has released thousands of Illiterate Convicted illegal foreigners from US prison on to American cities! These convicted illegals murdered, car jacked, raped & broke in to of Americans & American properties. We already have immigration reform laws. The true comprehensive immigration reform is called Immigration & Nationality act. Just check USCIS.GOV. The people calling for Immigration reform want only one thing and that is Mass, open border, endless Illegal immigration. THE BORDER SHOULD BE SECURED COS IT IS THE LAW! NO AMNESTY! Amnesty for illiterate illegals has been costing billions of tax payer dollars. illegals are given free medicaid, food stamps, free pub school education. Thats why our public schools & hospitals are over crowded illegal parents & their countless anchor babies! Amnesty costs jobs, will increase jobless rate, higher crime! It will destroy the working class American citizens for generations! stop pretending! We are a nation of lawful, law abiding good immigrants. NOT unlawful illiterate Illegals that knows two things only, being illiterate and draining the system!

  5. Mary Holt

    We do not need reform, we need enforcement you shriveled prune who is ending windows 7 the only one that works.

  6. Michael Anthony

    Dear Border Patrol: Bill Gates hereby volunteers to take care of all future people you catch crossing the border. So instead of dropping these illegals off by the busload in our neighborhoods, please drive up to Bill Gate's mansion and leave them there.

  7. Anonymous

    Gates and his rich pals ought to just buy Central America and Mexico and make them better places to live.

  8. Carlos Martinez

    Their Op Ed states in part…."Whatever the precise provisions of a law." And basically suggests that our current immigration laws should be changed. But like liberals, they cannot fathom that laws are not just to be set aside or ignored for a special needs group. If we are a nation of laws, then laws, like borders, must be respected and obeyed. These are highly intelligent men I suppose, but I cannot comprehend what it is they do not understand about enforcing our laws.

  9. Carlos Martinez

    No. not a dumb comment. This influx of illegals is costing U.S. tax payers. The money has to come from somewhere. You may not pay taxes, but I do, and I do not want my money used for that purpose. If Gates and his cronies are all for it, then let them pay for it.

  10. Jim Loveless

    Gotta love the way the mega rich act like they have control of regular Americans.If Gates gave a rip.his overpriced toys would be made here.

  11. James Parker

    Mister Gates, you seem to think you represent the will of the majority of the American people. You don't!! We want existing immigration laws enforced, not ignored or replaced by more laws to be ignored. If you really want to help then fork out 2500 dollars for every undocumented immigrant that goes back to their own country. That will only cost you 30 billion dollars if all 12 million take you up on your humanity. You would still be a very wealthy man. Oh, you will also need to convince our federal government to pass laws that mandate one year in prison for any undocumented immigrant that comes back to the U.S. illegally after leaving or after being deported. A national e-verify system for present and future employees would also be appreciated along with laws that forbid undocumented immigrants access to any form of welfare and laws that mandate 30 days in jail with no bail for anyone found guilty of knowingly hiring or renting a home to an undocumented immigrant. You want to show us your humanity, well here is how you can show it.

  12. Jim Loveless

    Jonas Manas You must be one of those 16 year olds who went to school to learn how to hate America.

  13. Dennis Finan Jr

    humanity! HA! these borders are a goddamn picnic compared to ellis island. read a book bill. U.S.A was built on blood not humanity

  14. Anonymous

    So this idiot thinks that LAW BREAKERS who suck the system dry should be rewarded.Our laws do not need reforming,they need to be Obeyed SEND THE BUGGARS BACK , planes and busses to get them home will not cost the almost FOUR BILLION THAT THE LIAR IN CHIEF WANTS it is HIS and his Homeland chief Johnson who are tp blame for the invasion. Adds for Escorts months ago,and they act like they did not know.Mexico is allowing ALL these interlopers plus MS!13 GANG MEMBERS and TERRORISTS to pass through .SEND THEM BACK THROUGH MEXICO>

  15. William P Meredith

    Billionaires can afford their ideals , the rest of us can not. The vast resources needed to house , feed , medical care , educate and job train them is not justified with a 18 trilion dollar debt. Gate is an especial hypocrite on this , his company makes heavy use of H1B visa's to get cheap labor while lying about the lack of a labor pool. All the people he laid off would disagree i think.

  16. William P Meredith

    Jonas Manas Dumb? Because it does not fit into your narrow perspective.? Do you have a plan to house , feed, medical care, educate , place, and job train all 12 million of them. Do you have the money for them.

  17. Vee Brewer

    Well Bill Gates is such a jerk, he has gone before congress demanding UNLIMITED access to importing foreign workers to come work for Microsoft so he can dump his American workers. He feels the H1B visa system should be infinite in numbers allowed. Same with the baby billionaire, Zuckerberg of Facebook, they all want to import unlimited numbers of foreign workers to take American jobs. Funny how when you sit there fat dumb and happy with $56 billion bucks in the bank, giving this country over to illegals and foreign workers seems a lot better than when you are making $45,000 a year and struggling to make ends meet, and are afraid some illegal will be hired to take your job at half the wages!

  18. Sharon Mcnally

    Hey Bill better retreat to your compound and build a bigger wall, the masses might be gearing up for a revolution and your on the hit list of rich arrogant CEOs who undermine the democracy with their lobbyist and HB1 visas.

  19. Vee Brewer

    most of us don't but my two US Senators from WA state are bot and paid for by Bill Gates, he says jump, they are already 10 feet in the air asking him if he wants them to go higher!

  20. Anonymous

    "According to Pew, only 46 percent of Latino immigrants eligible to become citizens go forward with naturalization, compared with 71 percent of all other eligible immigrants.' This paragraph says it all. They don't care about citizenship, they just want the free ride.

    This is what the latinos are more interested in. Whats best for them and not what is best for America. All they care about is making this country a third world country just like the ones they came from.

    What we learned from the town of Murrieta is that the LEGAL CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE FED UP with this ongoing invasion. We are fed up with the federal government not doing it's job. We are fed up with the catering and pandering to 20+ MILLION LAWBREAKING ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. We are fed up with these people coming here ILLEGALLY and DEMANDING THINGS THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO WHILE WAVING FLAGS FROM THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES. We are tired of having to support and accommodate these LAWBREAKING ILLEGAL ALIENS. These people have no allegiance to this country. These people will never assimilate. These people have no respect for our way of life or our laws or culture. In fact, all they want to do is turn this country into the cesspools that they left to come here. If they don't have the balls to fight to make their own countries better, why would we think they would fight to make this country better?

    These people are supposed to be fleeing violence and poverty. Some of these people payed up to $8,000.00 PER PERSON to come here. Hell, most Americans couldn't afford that. And look at their clothes and shoes. Pretty fancy and expensive threads they are wearing for people who are supposed to be impoverished.

  21. Jim Morgan

    The only thing America deserves is to see this F N traitor hung by the neck until dead for his ignorance and stupidity..

  22. Thomas Ohanlon

    I am so sick of celebrities, politicians, special interest groups and media personalities spewing rhetoric, anecdotes and innuendo as facts when it comes to the topic of immigration reform. Just once I'd like to hear REAL and intelligent conversation on the topic. But here we have Buffet, Gates and Adleson spewing politically correct garbage. Now if any one of the 3 could actually answer 2 questions regarding the topic? I might listen.

    1) What EXACTLY in the current legal US immigration laws do you want to change/reform?
    2) And why?

    Bet you none of them could or would answer those questions. And those 2 questions ARE the most important questions in the debate. And until there is REAL and intelligent conversation on the topic? And as long as innuendo, rhetoric and anecdotes are all that does? Real and meaningful immigration reform will never happen.

  23. Skip Gainer

    Bill Gates even a man with all his wealth still strives for recognition and praise for giving his money away to people he choose gets it for kissing his a-s. Why don`t he shut his mouth roll up his sleeves and do some real work taking care of these kids on no he wants to dictate and some poor person do his biding. I remember when my oldest son was in HS him telling me how Gates stole things to begin Microsoft and he use to call Gates the anti Christ, I thought he was kidding now I am not so sure anymore

  24. David Hines

    Bill Gates lives in a 45,000 square foot home on the east side of Lake Washington. It has every security system available and armed guards everywhere. He can live in this opulent facility because he's worth 70+ billion dollars. But he doesn't care about the security of ordinary citizens because he's insulated from them. Also, with this massive influx of illiterate people, many of them criminals, coming across our borders we'll be a third world country by the end of the decade. I wonder how people like Gates, Buffet and so many other billionaire liberals are going to feel then?

  25. Stan Frymann

    why a "path to citizenship" in stead of a path to legal status? So they can pull in relatives through chain migration and so they can vote Democrat. Americans deserve better than to have their jobs given to immigrants. Since 2000, ALL of job growth has gone to immigrants and ZERO to native born. Americans deserve better than this.

  26. David Hines

    @James Parker: Sad thing, James, is that the 12 million number bandied about regularly is actually closer to 30 million from some of the things I've read. The left keeps the number artificially low to keep us from completely freaking out….

  27. Scott Johnston

    Exactly how many "professionals with critical skills" are getting deported? If obama can can defer deportations on illegal immigrants with no skills that are sucking up our educational tax dollars, why can he not defer the deportation of someone who is actually contributing to society?

  28. David Scott Lowen

    During the U.S. instigated . Iraq war , 1.5 million Iraqi Christians became refugees and they were welcomed with open arms by their Muslim neighbor counties . The Syrian War has resulted in 9 million refugees , Lebanon , Turkey , Jordon , the EU and other ME nations have all welcomed these refugees . In America we have 60,000 ' dirt poor Christian children seeking asylum ' and we protest in the streets like animals . IMO there is nothing lower than a ' hypocritical bible thumper ' . Do you really think that ' Jesus Christ ' would send these babies back home , to a life of crime , hunger and poverty ? Oh that's right , ' Us Poor Americans are flat broke ' . Take a look at the real money grubbing American crooks that are stealing you blind .. These Poor Christian Children are costing us pennies on the dollar , compared to what these thieves cost us , who intentionally distract us with this dribble , as they rob us blind of our money & souls . You bible thumpers need to take some serious self inventory . Either you are , our you aren't a Christian , there is no in-between , especially when it comes to the future of ' Dirt Poor Christian Children ' just looking to be with their Mothers .
    Fact: Military spending is already 70% of the discretionary budget. That's because many defense functions are in other agencies' budgets: FBI and Cybersecurity ($17.6 billion), National Nuclear Security Administration ($11.7 billion), State Department ($42.6 billion), Homeland Security $38.2 billion. These total $175.4 billion. When added to the Defense department budget, and the OCO, the total is $738.8 billion..
    Fact: The U.S. military budget is greater than those of the next 10 largest spenders combined. The second biggest spender, China, only spent $166 billion, while our bitter enemy, Russia, spent $90.78 billion. Our greatest ally, UK, spent $60.8 billion — less than 10% of what the U.S. did.Fact: Defense spending is not the best way to create jobs. A UMass-Amherst study found that $1 billion in military spending created 8,555 jobs. The same amount spent on public transit created 19,795 construction jobs. We Americans beat on poor Latino Christian children , yet have zero knowledge of the largest ponzie scheme in world history ? http://parkercountyblog.com/2011/08/15/audit-of-the-federal-reserve-reveals-16-trillion-in-secret-bailouts/ . Fly you're flags , thump you're bibles, reject poor Christian Children and good luck .

  29. George Yount

    Gates wans cheap labor, as do Bufett an Adelson. They don't give two hoots about America and Americans. They want cheap labor, and, Bill, how do you know these et6,00 children are hard workers, and how much are you willing to give to house, feed, educate them and provide health care for the next ten to 15 years?

  30. Stacey M. Normington

    This is just one direct consequence of the decades-long, phony and failed but profitable war on drugs. If what we are being told about the 'refugees' reason for fleeing (escaping drug cartels' violence) is true, then a band aid immigration law won't do a damn thing to stop this. A law will treat the symptom, not the cause. End the failed war.

  31. Jackie Shiver

    The Amercan Blacks an whites wont be their slaves anymore,,They need a new breed train..

  32. Gary Price

    I've read their opinion. What I didn't read is why the present Laws are such a disaster. Isn't it because the clueless failure is not enforcing them? Isn't it because he and the clown Biden have done everything they can to encourage illegals to cross our Borders? I don't care if you have 100 Billion or 100 Dollars, until you convince me that our Laws will be enforced 100%, I am against any immigration Law.

  33. Jackie Shiver

    So how many you gonna adopt or sponser? How come theres just as much hungry americans kids no one seems to care about..? Put up or shut up..far fom truth.

  34. Brenda Trahan

    LOL! Obama has punked Gates too, why is it Congress' fault when Obama has refused close our border?
    This human invasion has been a coordinated effort from both sides of the Mexican border and we all know it, all part of the plan to push America into the state of imploding. What's sad is there is absolutely nothing we citizens can do to stop it, this is Obama's Hope and Change, "Hope" for socialism and communism, "Change" for the disintegration of America as a sovereign and a free nation, all without a single shot being fired.

  35. Anonymous

    Dennis Finan Jr Y'all do not understand. His money is for Africa, not America. Anywhere but the U.S.

  36. Anonymous

    Nothing should be done without first plugging the gap. Watching these 3, along with Congress, is like watching 300 doctors in the ER arguing over what kind of stitches to use while the patient bleeds to death.

  37. Anonymous

    Carlos Martinez And find a place for them to go. Deport them now and stop all this illegal crossings. In Cali and TX they are paying $250 a day per child. We do not even make that much. Our children, Vets, etc. are going without.

  38. Anonymous

    Ah Bill Gates, I have an idea for you….first, how about just once mention that we might want to close the borders to further illegal immigration. I hear what you are saying abut students being allowed to stay, provided that they have paid or their parents have paid, or someone other than US taxpayers have paid for that education, but without closing those borders sirs, this problem is only just beginning….. And, how about this? While I agree that immigration policy that is "both humane to immigrants living here and a contribution to the well-being of our citizens, how about just once, you consider that without taking of the well-being of our own current, multi-generation citizens, all you do is diminish he ability for our government to provide for that well-being. Yes, we can play nice here, but we also must face the full reality of the situation. Remember, what we have today, and what you have today, was built on the backs of those that made our country great! Not based on the fact that we took care of the world…

  39. Jeremy Russell

    Why dont we just take over mexico and call it the 51st state then they can all fkn stay there

  40. Anonymous

    Bill Gates is of the opinion that OUR country should share its investments and returns with the illegals while he doesn't want to share Microsoft computer market with competing companies. THINK!

  41. Jim Busse

    Basically this op ed is a blue screen. we have a law that reflects our humanity and self interest right now. It is simply not being followed. Why write another one? If the will to follow the law is not there then no law matters. Poor bill. Until someone removes the Jump over the enforcement routine nothing should happen.

  42. Anonymous

    Oh, shut up Gates you sick globalist F#@$. Go fly off to Mars and reform the Martians. Just stay out of our lives.

  43. Rochelle Renee

    David Hines Exactly and if we actually allowed this thing to take place you could multiply that 30 million number by the 5 illegal aliens that each illegal would demand to chain link into our country, that's roughly 150 MILLION illegal aliens (there are 350 Americans so that's over 1/3 of the citizens of this country)! They MUST be crazy!!!!

  44. Anonymous

    I find it hypocritical of Gates, Buffet and Adelson to try telling the rest of Americans of how we should pass immigration reform. Are these illegal alien freeloaders camping out in their neighborhoods? Of course not. They live in mansions with fences around them removed from the reality of what all this means for the average American taxpayer. I have looked at several other countries and how they deal with immigrants who consider relocating to their country. I will take New Zealand for example. Their immigration policy specifically states that before they consider issuing a visa to a foreign worker, the immigration department does a market survey of THEIR OWN CITIZENS to make sure their local citizens cannot fill the job FIRST and are not being pushed to the side. The only exception is if the person applying for the work visa falls under a critical skill class, such as a highly educated person as a scientist, medical provider, engineer or something along those lines where there is a shortage in their country of that skill or trade. Our country should be following these same guidelines to protect our citizens from being pushed out of a field and taking jobs that Americans should be getting first. The fact remains these illegal aliens coming here have no marketable skills that benefit our country. They are virtually uneducated, impoverished people who are laborers not likely to bring a huge benefit to the US.

  45. David Bowles

    giving amnesty to all the illgegals is NOT going to stop more from coming. Open borders will break this country financially and then you have even a bigger mess. Liberals are illogical, stupid people and just want more votes…….even if it means in 10 years, we all are living like dogs, begging for scraps.

  46. Gordon Murray

    These fucking rich pricks know what's best for the average citizens??? Yeah they are living in a fantasy world….

  47. Terrance Lintner

    More illegals mean cheaper labor and more business for billionaires. Then it makes sense why Gates, Buffet and Adelson want "immigration reform" – double speak for "let 'em in!" I guess if we all lived in gated communities, had armed security whenever we traveled and could send our children to private schools, it wouldn't really affect our lives. Except it would still be wrong! A final note: If things get really out of hand given the illegal army flooding our country, I suppose the billionaires could always relocate to Switzerland. I'm sure the Swiss would welcome them. Well, at least welcome their money. But the Swiss shouldn't let them direct the policies of their government no matter how much they donate!

  48. Anonymous

    Why doesn't he create foundations in those counties to promote tech education and anti dope and kids sex exploitation principles of the 80s.

  49. Pam Wadsworth

    Why can't they see that we don't want Immigration Reform. If they want illegal immigrants for low wages then they can move their companies to their Countries and leave America. If they do not want to hire us we do not need them. Plain and simple. They are trying to force this on America and do not care what it does to us. Americans need jobs not big blow hards telling us what WE NEED.

  50. Ilya Simkhovich

    the best job i ever had was working for microsoft platform support services supporting DOS, Windows 98 and ME through an outsource company in tucson, arizona. that job was sent to india where they made half what we did and we heard that they were REQUIRED to all get picked up by the SAME bus to be brought to work like a school bus as if they were totally owned.

    if he wants to be this cool now, microsoft should allow anyone who pirates their warez to have a "path to ownership" when caught and not legally prosecuted.

  51. Anonymous

    lets see Gates Adelson and Buffett Liberal Liberal and Liberal these are 3 of the top people who contribute to The Democratic party I wonder why they didn't let Soros in the group? What good would it do to send a Bill to the Senate when Harry Reid will never let any Conservative Bill on the Senate floor? What American are not being told is that many Bills on Immigration have been sent to the Senate but with help from the Liberal Medea The Facts are never allowed to be told. The problem is in the House of Congress even Liberals are allowed to bring Bills to the floor for discussion and Vote . But in the Senate you have to get past old Harry to be heard on the Senate Floor but none from Conservatives Bills will make it past him! When the Congress is Majority Republican why should they pass a Liberal Bill? This is the real reason the Senate Closed down the Federal Government it wasn't Republicans who wouldn't submit a Bill it was Liberal ran Senate who would not allow the Bills they passed on to the Senate floor for even discussion.

  52. Anonymous

    seriously, dont understand regarding the basis on which these 11 M illegal immigrants will qualify for the pathway to US citizenship? Granting citizenship to illegals is called amnesty? humanity? asylum? reward? for what? for being inside the country illegally? for breaking US laws? On the same token, how come all central american people living out side USA qualify for US citizenship? what a national shame is this concept and argument? Democrats are simply power hungry politicians who are ready to sell the foundations of this country for their political benefit. Republicans even should't allow this bill to be introduced at any point of time and must block it for ever by all means..

  53. Anonymous

    Jonas Manas Dumb is the people who belley up to the Federal feeding trough and are happy about it Dumb is allowing our Constitution to be used as toilet paper by Illegals and LIberals. Dumb is not like the line from the movie Brave Heart about giving up your right of freedom for the scraps off of long Shanks Table. Obama is Long Shanks. The post here Jonas is for discusion of thoughts not stupid one line statements which say nothing and are from just shallow minds who can only think what they are told to think.

  54. Anonymous

    Mexico they could make that happen with Pocket change.

  55. Anonymous

    Libtards will not secure our borders at all costs. Secure the border you F'n idiots and then we have a deal. YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER THE "F" you want …. Just secure the F'n border! But you can't do that can you… because you're all exploiting children and minorities to win votes. That's ALL you care about — EXPLOIT AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN before 2016. YOU "F"ers

  56. Anonymous

    pieces of worthless poop these rich morons we don't want illegal aliens coming here period get that into your heads .these are the punks that helped the nsa to spy on us.

  57. Marko Par

    Why I vote for Democrats always……….

    I vote Democrat because I believe it's okay if our federal government gives $100 billion of our tax payer dollars to the Ukraine because we think they need our money more than we do.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it's okay if our federal government borrows $85 Billion every single month.

    I vote Democrat because I care about the children … by saddling them with trillions of dollars of debt to pay for my bloated leftist government is okay.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it's better to pay billions of dollars to people who hate us rather than drill for our own oil, because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it is okay if liberal activist judges rewrite the Constitution to suit some fringe kooks, who would otherwise never get their agenda past the voters.

    I vote Democrat because I believe that corporate America should not be allowed to make profits for themselves or their shareholders. They need to break even and give the rest to the federal government for redistribution.

    I vote Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted, so long as we keep all of the murderers on death row alive.

    I vote Democrat because I believe it's okay if my Nobel Peace Prize winning President uses drones to assassinate people, as long as we don't use torture.

    I vote Democrat because I believe people, who can't accurately tell us if it will rain on Friday, can predict the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Chevy Volt.

    I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is not as important as preventing people from being offended.

    I vote Democrat because I believe the oil companies' profit of 3% on a gallon of gas is obscene, but the federal government taxing that same gallon of gas at 15% isn't obscene.

    I vote Democrat because I believe a moment of silent prayer at the beginning of the school day constitutes government indoctrination and an intrusion on parental authority ….. but sex education, condom distribution and
    multiculturalism are all values-neutral.

    I vote Democrat because I agonize over threats to the natural environment from CO2, acid rain and toxic waste….. But I am totally oblivious of the threats
    to our social environment from pornography, promiscuity and family dissolution.

    I vote Democrat because I believe lazy, uneducated stoners should have just as big a say in running our country as entrepreneurs who risk everything and work
    70 hours per week.

    I vote Democrat because I don't like guns ….. so no one else should be allowed to own one.

    I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between welfare and the rise of illegitimacy.

    I vote Democrat because I see absolutely no correlation between judicial leniency and surging crime rates.

    I vote Democrat because I believe you don't need an ID to vote but you do to buy beer.

    I vote Democrat because I like to keep black people enslaved to welfare and food stamps just to keep their votes.

    I vote Democrat because I believe marriage is obsolete, except for homosexuals.

    I vote Democrat because I think AIDS is spread by insufficient funding.

    I vote Democrat because I think "fairness" is far more important than
    freedom.

    I vote Democrat because I think an "equal outcome" is far more important than equal opportunity.

    I vote democrat because I would rather hide in a class room while others fight for my freedom.

    I vote Democrat because I'm not smart enough to own a gun and I need someone else to protect me.

    I vote Democrat because I would rather have free stuff than freedom

    I vote Democrat because I suffer from white guilt.

    I vote Democrat because i like spineless no class imbeciles representing American on the world stage.

    I vote Democrat because i like paying double for my healthcare with six and seven thousand dollar deductibles just so i can hear my liberal elitist puppet
    masters tell me how great it is while they keep their golden healthcare plans.

    .

    And lastly, I vote for Democrapz because I'm convinced that I need others to think and provide for me because I lack the IQ and ballz to do it on my own.

  58. Anonymous

    Bill Gates and the other plutocrats want to import foreigners who will work for peanuts, rather than pay Americans a living wage.

  59. Anonymous

    Why don't the three of them buy south America and Mexico to be human keep all the parasites in their home lands to suck them dry!

  60. Anonymous

    We need to make one thing clear it's not immigration it's an INVASION with out a shot these invaders will takeover this nation because our leaders are more concerned with pandering for votes than the safety of this nation.

  61. Anonymous

    Mr. Gates why dont you stick to making computers and tons of fuqqen money! If you are willing to foot the bill for every law breaking dumm azzz kid that crosses our border, then go ahead!

  62. Robert Cameron

    How about we simply open the border to allow anybody at any time to enter the US? That is what you would get if you allow comprehensive immigration reform without securing the border first. The liberals and Obama want amnesty. They cloak it in legislation and pass it off as reform but it still is amnesty. You can put a suit on a goat but it is still a goat. We need to stop the bleeding on our southern borders,heal the wounds that cause the bleed and then allow the States to determine what is reform. The Feds screw up everything they touch from FEMA to Social Security why trust the with reform. Put the military on the border,build a fence that works and seal off the areas where they enter the most. Deport all illegals including the children whose parents have no problem throwing away. Then, through the legal process allow those who follow the law a chance at citizenship. Hagrid

  63. Larry Jordan

    How is it that somehow these people are “able enough” to travel the length of Mexico by almost non-existent transportation, but can’t survive in your own native country?

  64. Jenni Randall

    Billionaire Gates tells Americans how to live. If this country goes under he can take his wealth to another country and live like a King there also. Rich people need to stop telling us how to live our lives. They have way to much control over our politicians.

  65. Larry Jordan

    So the ultra rich and the politicians want this and we don’t. The down side does not effect the politicians OR… the rich, it screws only the AVERAGE CITIZEN.

  66. Bridget Wolak

    Yes Bill, Americans do deserve better than this. We deserve a president to enforces the laws of the land, whether it be immigration or any other law. That's what we don't have.

  67. Anonymous

    So 3 men who are so rich that the ramifications of amnesty and an open border would cause are demanding we go out and force Congress to do what they want? Shut the fuck up. The system isn't broken, we aren't enforcing our laws. Current law says a full double fence is supposed to be built along the border, current law allows us to put them all right back on a plane and fly them to their original place of origin or at the very least Mexico who allowed them to pass through. These people can't claim refugee status, that has to be done at the first non oppressive border they came to which would Mexico in many cases. To hear these 3 buffoons chastising that Congress needs to sit down and hammer out a compromise is beyond stupid. They did that already in 86 and again in the 90's and once more in 06, EACH TIME the Democrats have REFUSED to enforce the parts of these compromises that commits assets to border security. The time for compromise is over, the time for strict rigid enforcement is here.

  68. OC Guy

    Jonas Manas ….typical liberal comment. Just insult but add nothing else. Fact is the US doesn't have the resources to take care of the world.

  69. Larry Jordan

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I just LOVE being lectured to by someone that can buy entire countries while I worry about the price of a gal. of gas….

  70. Jack Lambert

    According to Mr. Gates the US is deporting those with high skills that are needed here, well if they are being deported that means that they broke the law and was here illegally. Why did they not come to the US through legal channels if their skills are needed so badly? Gates, Warren and Buffet are wrong in their way of thinking. There is a legal way for these people to come to the US and these illegals should have used it if they did not want to be deported.

  71. Anonymous

    Stop this propaganda . The American public wants controls of all immigration! We cannot afford to support the world. The people entering illegally DO NOT have skills the US needs. We have immigration laws…ENFORCE THEM!

  72. Anonymous

    Dear Mr Gates, You have destroyed our country enough by taking TRILLIONS of dollars YOU earned from the US with Microsoft and sending every job to INDIA! You have no right to comment about America!

  73. Anonymous

    just remember what happened to cantor. these corporate giants just want cheap new delhi labor…remember cantor…vote out any politician who wants to increase h1-b visas from 50,000 a year to 150,000 a year

  74. Rick Henderson

    Bill Gates is a diklicking socialist. You want immigrants, Bill? How bout we send them all to your house? Oh but you don't want those filthy disease ridden shitstains messing up your fine furnishings and grounds do you? You god damn hypocrite…shut your fking hole.

  75. Louis Melone

    3 smart men. if 12 million people spent 1 dollar a day they are putting 12 million dollars back into the economy.they pay rent,buy clothes, pay utilities,food,if they were able to gain citizenship they would be paying taxes,getting insurance, and putting there hard earned dollars in banks that reinvest in the usa.they pay fines and back taxes and that would pay off a big part of the USA deficit. think about that