Who Loves You Baby? Hint: It Ain’t Congress

001According to Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama  “the least discussed but most important feature of the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan is its arrangement with certain business groups to provide them with multiple avenues to avoid hiring U.S. workers by bringing in record numbers of workers from abroad — many of whom will be granted permanent residency and thus eventual citizenship. The interests of all Americans are be pushed aside to satisfy the interests of business and ethnic groups.

On top of the 30 million green cards, the Gang of Eight’s proposal also doubles the number of non-immigrant guest workers admitted each year from approximately 600,000 today to an average of 1.2 million annually over the next decade. In the first year of the bill, due to the inclusion of family members, the number will spike to 1.6 million, with only 7 percent doing agricultural work. The other 93 percent will be hired to fill jobs in virtually every sector, including construction work, nursing, teaching at public schools, driving trucks, heavy equipment operators, mining and manufacturing.”

So why the lies, other than the fact that it is second nature to most politicians?  Congressional payback to all those big companies that support their campaigns so they can stay in power.

Companies don’t want to pay  large salaries or lavish benefits to an American worker when they can have our own government import foreign workers that will be more than happy to work for less.  It means more money in their pockets (and in politician’s pockets).  Don’t believe me – how about Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve?  In 2007 Greenspan advocated boosting the number of skilled immigrants entering the U.S. so as to “suppress the wages of their U.S. counterparts” which he though was too high.

On September 10, 2013, a large number of corporations that recently laid off American workers  sent a letter urging House leaders to import more foreign workers and legalize illegal aliens, according to the Washington Examiner.  Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies notes, “The companies claim (immigration reform) is a ‘opportunity to level the playing field for U.S. employers’ but it is more of an effort to level the wages of American citizens.”

Of those that signed the letter, Hewlett-Packard laid off 29,000 employees in 2012; Cisco Systems announced plans in August of this year to lay off 4,000 more workers – that’s in addition to the 8,000 that got the ax last year; United Technologies announced lay-offs of 3,000 this year; American Express cut 5,400 jobs this year; and Proctor & Gamble announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs 2012.

Our own government benefits from the lie.  According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, the  government spends more than $ 3 billion of our  tax dollars every year on STEM related initiatives, overseen by 13 federal agencies who would like to keep their big budgets and their jobs.

It is a win-win for politicians, federal agencies, universities and foreign workers.  The only ones getting hurt are American workers.

Numerous studies have disputed and even contradicted the worker shortage lies coming out of Washington.   A 2004 Rand study emphatically stated that there was no evidence that shortages exist or have existed since the 1990s, nor are any on the horizon.  A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank in D.C. found that more than one-third of recent college science graduates aren’t working in their chosen field because THERE WERE NO JOBS AVAILABLE.

The CBO says that the Senate Amnesty bill  would  drive up unemployment and reduce wages for a dozen years.

It is difficult to comprehend how any company can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor  at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed. The number of working-age (16 to 65) native-born Americans who are not working — unemployed or out of the labor market — stood at 57.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. The unemployed population is spread throughout the labor market and includes 25 million with no more than a high school education, 16 million with some education beyond high school, and nine million with at least a bachelor’s degree.”

And it is beyond disgusting for our elected representatives to put the profit margin of corporate donors above the people who elected them to office.

Maybe what this country needs are a few more recall elections.   




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