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Another Lost Year for America's Workers

Michael1445 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 7:44 AM
To fight unemployment let's work to reduce BOTH legal and illegal immigration. Does it make sense to let in large numbers of new workers when we can't employ US citizens. Don't believe ANY claim of labor shortage from self interested employers. It's ultimately about cheap labor these days. How else to explain H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc workers have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries such as India (forget Japan or Western Europe). Immigration reduction would help the entire country except employers. When you consider employment , education and health costs, population congestion, use of govt services, language issues, terrorism, disease, etc. how can you not feel that way??

WASHINGTON - President Obama's decision to name Jacob Lew, his chief of staff and former budget director, to be his Treasury secretary sent a depressing signal that the economy and jobs won't be his highest priority in a second term.

With unemployment remaining stubbornly high in the fifth year of his presidency, the job of Treasury secretary cries out for a hard- driving, corporate chief executive with strong economic credentials.

Instead, Obama intends to pick Lew who has reigned over his big spending budgets (and five consecutive trillion dollar deficits), and more recently has run the...