Steve Hilton: Big business 'virtue signals' the 'easy and cheap things' while hurting US workers

Lawrence Jones slams demands from Big Tech for more immigration

FOX News hosts Jones and Steve Hilton say ‘big corporations act against’ the interest of Americans on ‘Fox News Primetime’

An unsavory alliance of Big Business, immigration activists and left-wing politicians are hurting American workers and taxpayers, “Fox News Primetime” host Lawrence Jones and “The Next Revolution” host Steve Hilton agreed Wednesday.

In his opening monologue, Jones noted that the “Coalition for the American Dream”, an organization of business leaders representing, in their words, “every sector of the economy”, had called on Congress to pass the latest iteration of the DREAM Act, co-sponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

 “If Congress fails to act, our economy could lose $350 billion from GDP and the federal government could lose $90 billion in tax revenue. Delay or inaction will cause significant negative economic and social impact,” the letter read.

Below the letter’s text were the logos of dozens of business entities, from IBM and Facebook to Western Union, IKEA, Hyatt and Molson-Coors.

“So if we don’t give them what they want, when they want, they’ll just tank the economy,” Jones remarked. “This isn’t about compassion. It’s about the bottom line. It always is. Whether it’s cheap labor in fulfillment warehouses or highly skilled programmers from South Asia, that is who they are fighting for. This is not about you, the hard-working American taxpayers.”

Jones said these business alliances look down on the average American worker, appearing to reference President Biden’s drastic executive order cutting as many as 10,000 pipeline jobs while climate czar John Kerry suggested the displaced workers find jobs manufacturing solar panels:

“You? You’re too stupid to work at Google. Go build solar panels while we find your replacement overseas,” said Jones.

“When they talk about negative economic impact, they’re talking about negative economic impact for themselves,” Hilton said later in the segment. “What this is about, as you just explained, is a big change in our politics. Those of us on the right that think of ourselves as conservatives, Republican, whatever label, forever we were thought of as the pro-business party. We need to really think about that a different way.

“Yes, we’re pro-enterprise. We’re pro-free market. We are not and should not be pro-big business because big business has turned against regular American workers. Big business has now completely taken the side of the Democrats.”

Hilton went on to describe how big companies like the ones in the letter often “virtue signal” their self-righteousness to assauge workers, while doing things like pressuring for more illegal immigration and DREAMERs to displace those workers.

“It’s so typical of so much that goes on in corporate America. It’s all about virtual signaling. It’s about doing the easy and cheap things like taking out an ad and putting BLM all over it and saying we’re for social justice and diversity and we support Black Lives Matter,” said Hilton.

“In reality, they don’t care because in the end, they don’t care about people at all. That’s the truth about these big corporations. They say that they do. But actually, they act against the public interests and certainly against the interests of workers, American workers, particularly right now at a time when we have massively higher unemployment as a result of all of the lockdowns.”

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