“Open trade and open borders”: Wikileaks releases excerpts from Hillary’s long-missing Wall Street speeches
by Allahpundit at HotAir:
“I wonder if this Wikileaks dump was in the works for this afternoon all along or if it was rushed out to try to give the media something juicy to talk about besides … well, you know.
It was planned for today, I’m guessing, simply because there isn’t much that’s sensational in theexcerpts from her speeches featured in one of John Podesta’s leaked emails. This section is worth flagging, though, both for the right and the left.
*Hillary Clinton Said Her Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Markets. *
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]…
*“Secondly, I think we have to have a concerted plan to increase trade already under the current circumstances, you know, that Inter-American Development Bank figure is pretty surprising. There is so much more we can do, there is a lot of low hanging fruit but businesses on both sides have to make it a priority and it’s not for governments to do but governments can either make it easy or make it hard and we have to resist, protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade and I would like to see this get much more attention and be not just a policy for a year under president X or president Y but a consistent one.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 32]
She’s talking about trade there more so than immigration, but obviously the free flow of labor across borders is a key part of what she has in mind. The left will probably find her comments more scandalous than the right for the simple reason that Team Clinton really makes no bones about being for open borders in their public comments on the subject. Remember this from a few weeks ago? Remember Hillary vowing to build on Obama’s executive amnesties by allowing the illegal-immigrant parents of DREAMers to reside lawfully in the U.S.? Even by the usual Democratic standards, she’s an open-borders shill par excellence. It wouldn’t surprise me, frankly, if her team nudges Hispanic media to notice this passage as proof that she’s as pro-immigration in private as she is on the stump…….” There’s more: http://hotair.com/archives/2016/10/07/open-trade-open-borders-wikileaks-releases-excerpts-hillarys-long-missing-wall-street-speeches/