President Donald Trump remarked on the federal government’s efficiency during the shutdown, in which government workers are temporarily going without pay while Democrats refuse to provide $5.7 billion in funds for the proposed southern border Wall.
“We’re going to stay out for a long time, if we have to. We’ll be out for a long time,” President Trump stated on a conference call Wednesday with some of his supporters.
“People are very impressed with how well government is working with the circumstances that we’re under,” said President Trump on the call.
Trump scored big wins Wednesday while Democrats scramble to find ways to keep themselves relevant in these negotiations.
President Trump met with the Democrat “Problem Solvers Caucus” at the White House without Pelosi.
Democrat congressman Hakeem Jeffries said on the House floor that Democrats “are prepared to have a conversation about infrastructure on the border” and “a conversation about our broken immigration system.”
Jeffries is the latest Democrat to suggest open-mindedness on compromise so long as Democrats can use a different term than “Wall.”
Jeffries said that Democrats are not prepared to have these conversations during President Trump’s supposedly vindictive government shutdown, but they might have no choice.
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Michael Bloomberg Insulted the Intelligence of American Farmers in 2016
The metropolitan elite claims anyone can be a farmer. But not a coder.
Michael Bloomberg spoke of American terms in dismissive terms in 2016, claiming that they performed simple and easy labor and stating that they could not perform a computer coder’s job.
“I could teach anybody – even people in this room, no offense intended – to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said at Oxford University’s Said School of Business. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that.”
.@MikeBloomberg calls farmers & factory workers mindless
"Dig a hole, put in a seed, add water, up comes corn"
He says information workers much different
"You need more gray matter"
Winning votes in flyover country pic.twitter.com/vSJ7sGiIHL
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) February 17, 2020
Anyone with a passing familiarity of agriculture could quite easily debunk Bloomberg’s reaching oversimplification. Farming is an ancient trade that involves generations of wisdom, requiring knowledge of planting practices, soil quality, and yield estimates, not mentioning the additional discipline of animal husbandry.
Not satisfied with his first display of white collar elitism, Bloomberg went on to slight manufacturing workers and tradesmen.
“Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in direction of an arrow, and you can have a job.”
It’d probably be pretty funny to see the Wall Street investment banker and former New York City mayor work as a machinist for a day.
He went on to clarify that working as a coder represents the peak utilization of human intellectual capacity.
He said programming is “fundamentally different, because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets you need to learn are how to think and analyze and that is a whole degree level different, you need to have different skill set. You have to have a lot more gray matter.”
Computer programming does provide great utility to society, as do farmers and welders. Bloomberg seems inherently ignorant of the benefits different skill sets provide to America.
Considering he’s trying to buy the presidency, Bloomberg nominally hopes to win states with large rural populations such as Ohio and Pennsylvania in 2020. If so, he’s probably hoping his dismissive remarks will go straight down the memory hole with his widely unpopular stop-and-frisk policies as mayor.
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