Unbelievable, although the author is actually a conservative, not a liberal, Counterpunch is an insanely liberal leftwing website. In this piece, Paul Roberts attacks corporations for their rampant abuse of the H-1B (Hindu 1-B) program, one of the most disgusting corporate outrages around.
Every single year, IT corporate whores, sociopaths like Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy from all over the industry march off to Washington DC and testify that there is a desperate shortage of US IT workers and that they need to up the already outrageous limits in the H-1B program. They’re lying through their teeth.
There is such a horrible shortage of IT workers that IBM is busy replacing its “redundant” US IT workers with outsourced IT staff at its shops in India, and offers its US IT staff to move to IBM shops in China, India, Russia, the Czech Republic, and the UAE if they are willing to work for the low wages offered there.
The shortage of US IT workers is so acute that big US IT companies just announced the layoffs of thousands of these scarce programmers. They’re so scarce that we are laying them off by the thousands!
In Congress, it seems that only socialist Bernie Sanders and Republican Charles Grassley of Iowa (cheers for him) have taken this issue on. The banks receiving bailout money have already been caught doing this.
The US Chamber of Commerce (Roberts points out that the C of C is no longer a US institution – I go further and call them open traitors to America) promptly went to work to shoot it down.
Later, amendments were offered to the stimulus that required those receiving money to purchase US made iron, steel and textiles. Assuming that there is enough US iron, steel and textiles to buy, this seems like a reasonable amendment.
The Chamber of Commerce, the equally treasonous National Association of Manufacturers and the traitors who run the US newspapers all immediately stampeded all over themselves to attack the amendment and defeat it.
Ultra-traitor John McCain, the man the so-called nationalists in the White Nationalist movement overwhelmingly favored in the Presidential campaign, offered dubiously that the amendment “would cause a second Depression.” The US C of C insanely said that buying foreign products was “economic patriotism (!).”
A perfectly reasonable amendment was attached to the stimulus package that demanded that those receiving stimulus money use E-Verify (a program that is 99.6% accurate) to only hire legal US immigrants and residents and US citizens for any jobs created with the money. In other words, you cannot use stimulus money to hire illegal immigrants.
The US Chamber of Commerce quickly went to work on this, and quietly, in committee, super-traitors Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid stripped this out of the bill. As the stimulus is now written, 100% of the newly created jobs with stimulus money could theoretically go to illegal immigrants.
It now appears that the Obama Administration is going to allow the E-Verify program to lapse and not renew it. The Congressional Black Caucus is absurdly leading the pro-illegal immigrant charge. Considering that US Blacks are probably hammered worse than any other group by illegals, that position is seriously absurd and means that on this issue, the Congressional Black Caucus is objectively anti-Black.
I thought that the prospect of the worst economic downturn since the Depression would lead to some sanity on H-1B visas and illegal immigration, but I guess not.
White Nationalists and the anti-immigration crowd are increasingly calling for a third party, a nationalist party. I’m leery about why the WN’s want one, but the party offered by the anti-illegal crowd, the California American Nationalist Party, seems like a good start.
It’s sad when a Leftist is reduced to supporting a nationalist party, but there seem to be few to no US patriots in either major US party anymore.
Oh, and the Libertarians you commenters love? Never was a more treasonous US party created.