Trump’s recent pick for Secretary of Labor is doing a complete “180” on his former positions on immigration.
Andy Pudzer, President elect Trump’s choice for Labor department head, now seems to be stating that his former views on choosing foreign workers over American workers, may have been wrong.
On Saturday, Breitbart reported, Pudzer made this statement;
“My job as a business person is to maximize profits for my company, employees and shareholders. My job as the Secretary of Labor, if confirmed, is to serve U.S. citizen workers – that is my moral and constitutional duty. The public spoke loud and clear in this election, and delivered a mandate to protect American workers. It makes no economic sense to spend trillions on welfare and jobless benefits for out of work Americans while bringing in foreign workers to fill jobs in their place.
As Secretary of Labor, I will fiercely defend American workers and implement my piece of the ten point plan the President-elect laid out. President-elect Trump’s plan to establish new immigration controls will boost wages and ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first. Hire American and Buy American is our policy, and the one supported by voters in both parties. I will not provide guest worker visas to companies that break the rules, and will support reforms to raise wages for Americans — I know the system from the inside, and will be the best champion American workers have had. With 94 million Americans outside the labor force, and massive unemployment in our inner cities and among minority workers, my job will be to help these workers find jobs. We also have large unemployment in our immigrant communities, and these communities benefit the most from clamping down on guest worker programs that compete against them.”
This is in deep contrast to what Andy Pudzer wrote in Politico back in 2013.
“The fact is that there are jobs in this country that U.S. citizens, for whatever reason, are reluctant or unwilling to perform.”
Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, aka, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food restaurants, has said several times, albeit in the past, that he would like to bring in foreign workers to supplant American workers.
Pudzer also made this comment when he was lobbying for immigration bill in Washington D.C.;
“They are not taking jobs from Americans, because there are not sufficient Americans applying for jobs. Maybe they feel they have better options. Immigrants appreciate what America offers.”
It appears Pudzer’s recent statement has turned his views on immigrant workers a complete 180 degrees and he now appears committed the American employee agenda that Trump stands for.
If it is a real awakening and Pudzer can actually back those words up with real actions, his business experience and knowledge will make him an amazing asset to Trump’s administration.
— On the Ball PR (@tomontheballpr) December 9, 2016
Chuck Schumer on reports Pudzer is Trump’s Labor pick: It’s a sign his cabinet will ‘look out for the billionaires and special interests’. pic.twitter.com/WKhGDA8HKK
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 8, 2016
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