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The big mistake Repubs can make is to support "comprehensive immigration reform". Now there's a policy which will hurt the entire country (except employers) at the same time it greatly helps Democrats. Very few recent immigrants vote for the GOP and even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that. But both parties seem utterly determined to grant amnesty and immigration expansion. Why? Because donors and our elite love it. For them high immigration is cheap labor and servants. And does it make any sense to increase the number competing for US jobs when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation? But our elite will often claim a labor and skills shortage, and there are jobs Americans won't do. Bunk! Our elite just prefer low wage immigrants. Does anyone think it's an accident H-1B, J-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries?
For the good of the whole country (except employers, Democrats, and establishment Republicans) we soooo need to defeat comprehensive immigration reform. It's just ridiculous to increase the number competing for US jobs when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation. But our elite sooo love their cheap labor and servants. Immigration today is mostly about cheap labor. H-1B, J-1 etc have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries. Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Oh btw recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP. Even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that.
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Michael1445 Wrote: Mar 09, 2014 8:55 AM
So, at a time of high unemployment and wage stagnation our elites want to increase the number competing for US jobs by increasing immigration? After all, even today many employers insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And their ONLY solution is more foreign workers (forget about hiring or training US workers). And it's a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Bunk! Immigration today is largely about cheap labor and bad for the country except employers. If this passes employment will get far worse. I can't believe the country is having this argument. Our elite should be ashamed of their greed. Ugh!
Supply and demand would take over if low wage foreign workers weren't available. Right now US workers are often second class workers in their own country. You're right to think wages would rise, and there would be some danger of inflationary pressures, but look at the brighter side. Don't US workers deserve consideration in their own country? And remember consumers with money are good for business as well. How did we ever get along before immigration got out of control? It was better for everyone, ultimately even the employers.
If employers pay no more for doing undesirable jobs than the local McDonald's or supermarket they won't attract anyone but the desperately poor. Which is often just what immigrants from poor low wage countries start out as. Our employers want to pay Mexican or Indian level wages in the US. It's crony capitalism and all about cheap labor.
Lowering immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly help the entire country except employers. Why don't employers ever think of training US workers? Why do they insist there is a labor and skills shortage, and jobs Americans won't do? Don't forget H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forge Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Immigration these days is largely about CHEAP LABOR. Does it make sense to increase the number competing for US jobs with our high unemployment and wage stagnation? Sheeze!!
We need to limit immigration and free trade agreements if we're going to help unemployment. In their zeal for profits our CEO's first seek to send all to low wage countries. If that doesn't work the next step is to bring the cheap labor here through easy high immigration policies. Hence the push for "comprehensive immigration reform" which is greatly supported by our business leaders and wealthy elite. It would greatly increase the number competing for US jobs at a time of high unemployment and wage stagnation. Does this make sense? But even today our CEO's often insist there is a labor and a skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they insist their ONLY solution is more foreign workers who "coincidentally" have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident?
Employers and our elite love easy high immigration because they love their cheap labor and servants. Don't forget H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries such as India (forget Japan or Western Europe). Can anyone think THAT'S an accident? But in spite of our high unemployment, wage stagnation, layoffs, outsourcing etc. employers will even today often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And then they insist their ONLY solution is more immigrant labor (forget about training US workers). When you consider employment, education and health costs, population congestion, terrorism, disease, language issues etc. immigration is truly a loser for everyone but employers. Oh btw recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP either.
"Comprehensive Immigration Reform" is a step in the wrong direction on many fronts. Letting in large numbers of low wage foreigners who sometimes don't speak English is bad policy on many fronts. Does it make sense to let in foreign workers when we can't employ our own people? Language and cultural fragmentation are also costs of high immigration. We should lower BOTH legal and illegal immigration to help with many problems.
There is another great job killer (for US citizens) out there called "comprehensive immigration reform". If it passes just wait and see how much WORSE unemployment and wage stagnation will become. Immigration these days BOTH legal and illegal is largely about cheap labor. Don't forget H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. have always come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Does anyone think THAT'S an accident? Even today employer often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they insist their ONLY solution is more foreign workers (forget about training pesky spoiled US workers). If CIR passes we'll all regret it (except employers who benefit from cheap labor). Also, recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP. Even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that.
Lowering BOTH legal and illegal immigration would very much help the entire country except employers. But that's the problem: employers and our elite soooo love their cheap labor and servants regardless of what it does to everyone else. Does it make any sense to let in more immigrant job competitors when we have unemployment and wage stagnation? But employers even today often insist there is a labor and skills shortage. And it must be a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc come overwhelmingly from low wage countries such as India (forget Japan and Western Europe). Oh and btw recent immigrants rarely vote GOP. Even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that.
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