His name is Andrew Puzder and he was born in Cleveland, and graduated from Cleveland State (my alma mater as well). He lawyered for anti-abortion groups, and later met Carl Karcher, who founded Carl's Jr., who had financial problems. Puzder helped him turn it around.
His company provides those minimum-wage jobs that teach young people how towork.
There was some squawking that he is soft on illegal aliens.
So he issued 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.”Sounds like President Trump just hired a competent CEO to run Labor.
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