Adding Rubio To The List!!!! Won’t Vote For Him No Matter What!!!


With the ever expanding field of Republican presidential hopefuls, I find it more useful to have a list of those I won’t vote for, rather than those I like. 

For me, Rubio is now added to the list which contains the likes of Christie, Bush, and Graham.  Regardless of their opponent, I won’t vote for these people.  None of the above will be any less worse than Clinton or Sanders. 


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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has doubled down in his efforts to push legislation that would triple the number of H-1B visa holders in the United States, even after Microsoft’s announcement last week that it will terminate another 7,800 U.S. workers in order to replace them with cheaper labor — this on top of the 18,000 it’s already laid off.

Rubio’s I-Squared bill would effectively further the plight of American STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and IT workers. Computer World notes that during a speech in Chicago last week, Rubio emphasized the false narrative that a lack of skilled American workers is the cause of these massive layoffs, using the phrase “skills gap” as his hook; a code phrase which is also employed by Microsoft, Southern California Edison and other companies.

In reality, there is a surplus, not shortage, of skilled U.S. workers and not enough STEM jobs to accommodate these citizens.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)responded to Microsoft’s mass layoffs announcement last week saying the mass tech corporation is crushing Americans’ dreams: “Any increase to the H-1B visa would only quash the dreams of more talented Americans, glut the labor market and keep pay low, and push more of our own homegrown best and brightest students out of work.”

Rubio spokesperson Brooke Sammon reportedly told Computerworld by email that Rubio’s silence in regard to an 11th senator —

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)— calling for a probe into the H1-B visa program, was not from a lack of concern, reportedly distancing Rubio from any formal statement acknowledging abuse of the program. “If the program was misused then people should be held accountable,” Sammon said. She continued, “We unfortunately don’t have a lot of confidence in the Obama Administration’s ability to carry out this investigation, protect American workers, or enforce our immigration laws,” said Sammon, who called for “a complete, step-by-step overhaul of our immigration system so that our laws are enforced.”

Questions have mounted over how Rubio could hold such a lack of trust in this administration’s ability to carry out an investigation, yet is pushing the I-Squared bill to triple the number of H-1B visas given to the Obama Administration.

A congressional aide provided the following quote to Breitbart News about the apparent contradiction:

Mr. Rubio’s staff says they don’t want to investigate Disney because they do not trust Mr. Obama to handle the H-1B program. But if that is true, then how do they explain why Mr. Rubio is pushing to triple the number of H-1B visas given to Mr. Obama to hand out? If Mr. Rubio didn’t trust Mr. Obama with H-1Bs wouldn’t he be pushing to suspend the program – rather than joining Corporate America’s crusade to triple it?

Additionally, the I-Squared bill and subsequent H1-B visa expansions is endorsed by Disney CEO Bob Iger, who serves on the board of the Partnership for the New American Economy, arguably the largest immigration lobbying group in the nation in terms of its reach. PNAE has strongly endorsed H1-B increases and legislation to that effect. Disney has laid of hundreds of American workers, forcing them to trains their H1-B visa-holding replacements.

On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. He has spoken previously with Sen. Sessions and expressed his openness to cutting immigration levels, veering in the opposite direction from Rubio on this issue. However, Walker has not spoken on the issue recently and his campaign has yet to take a stance on the issue of H1-B visas, a potential major topic in the upcoming race – especially with Florida at the center of the current controversy.

Complete and utter madness!  As Breitbart points out, there is an abundance of American STEM workers.  There’s simply not enough jobs for us all! 

But, even if that weren’t the case, the proposal of Rubio isn’t a solution, it’s a capitulation!  What Rubio is stating, unequivocally, is that we can’t.  That the US can’t produce enough qualified people in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to fulfill the needs of America, and thus, we need to be dependent upon other nations to fulfill our needs, is what he’s saying.

Yeh, as an American, I find this a bit distasteful.  Perhaps, because, he’s only a second generation American, he doesn’t know what it truly means to be an American. 

Throughout our history, Americans have shown they can do, even when most people believe they can’t.  One of the greatest examples of this is our more recent history of technology innovations! 

Don’t tell me we “can’t”!!!!  “Can’t” never got nothing done!  <—-  That’s what being an American is all about!

But, more specifically, towards our “STEM” workers, what did we just do?  Texas Instruments, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, AMD, Dell ….. and the list goes on and on.  And, it will continue, as long as our politicians don’t interfere as they have been in the most recent past.  By increasing the H1B visa, it discourages Americans to pursue a STEM education.  Why would anyone pursue it when they can go to a local factory and compete with illegals for a job?  It pays about the same, now.  It’s easier at a factory, you don’t really have to think.  But, then, at some places in the US, fast food service pays about the same. 

If Rubio can’t see this, then he’s not fit to be president.  If Rubio can see this, but, chooses to discourage American STEM workers, then, he’s not fit to be a US president.  He can go on as far as I’m concerned.  If he wins the Repub nomination, I’ll actively campaign against him.  He’s actively jeopardizing America’s future, and he’s either too stupid or too corrupt to understand this. 

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35 Responses to Adding Rubio To The List!!!! Won’t Vote For Him No Matter What!!!

  1. Ted G says:

    I agree with your list so far – Christie, Bush, and Graham, what a bunch of losers. I watched the Trumps speech on Sat. As a Canadian I am really excited about his plain outspoken delivery, I think this guy is the real deal!

    • suyts says:

      Well, I’m not a Trump fan. In fact, he was on that list. But, I’ve taken him off. I expect others to tap into what Trump has found. His message resonates, and it’s true. For me, it’s the most important issue for this nation. But, it isn’t the only issue.

      • kim2ooo says:

        Hmmmmm…. I think, Mr. Trump is dangerous to the GOP.

        His message does resonate.

        Mark my words… He will go Independent.

        As much as most of us, would like to shake-up the “established” Republicans… I think, it’s a mistake to count Mr. Trump as a Republican.

        • kim2ooo says:

          If he wished to secure the USA from Obama’s grasp… He could have ran Democrat [ which he was.. a few years ago ]… and SPLIT THEIR TICKET… insuring an end to Obama’s / Clinton’s administration.

        • gator69 says:

          Trump could pull a Perot on us, and give us another Clinton. I pray that does not happen.

          What I would love to see is Sanders run as an independent.

        • kim2ooo says:

          Yeah… on Mr. Trump.

          Mr. Sanders, still might?

  2. gator69 says:

    It looks like another President Clinton is on the horizon.

    • squid2112 says:

      I think Jim Webb will actually emerge and steal the nomination from her. For me, there is currently a very short list of GOP candidates. Ted Cruz tops my list, with Trump a very close second. We shall see what unfolds however, as we know how these things can rapidly change, especially within the GOP (most are psychopaths)

    • squid2112 says:

      I should have added, I am in agreement with James on Rubio. Rubio is a turd. I have known this for quite a long time. I marked him off of my list a very long time ago.

      • gator69 says:

        Cruz currently tops my list as well, I just wish he was a little more Jeffersonian in his views.

        • cdquarles says:

          I agree. Even Ronald Reagan wasn’t perfect, but he was good enough; and of the presidents of my lifetime, RWR is #1. Ike’s a distant second. The rest were all worse, with O being the worst by far, and he’s making James E Carter look good, relatively speaking :).

  3. Lars P. says:

    Intriguing white spots on Ceres:

    This is not “the spot” yet from this distance.

  4. cdquarles says:

    Since we’re talking about GOP losers; why, oh why do you, the GOP, not try the shed the ‘Stupid Party’ label by getting some discipline in launching candidacies? /rhetorical

  5. leftinflagstaff says:

    Seems like the one thing dictatorships have on us: putting their own citizens first, at least in theory. Democracies seem to produce leaders who want foreigners to benefit, even at the expense of their own. Don’t think it was supposed to be that way.

    • gator69 says:

      Are you trying to say Obama is not a dictator? In a democracy, Obamacare would never have passed.

      • leftinflagstaff says:

        Well, a twice elected dictator. And he’s far from the only US politician to puts the needs of those other than who elected him, first. Our democracy produced him.

        • gator69 says:

          We have never been a democracy. We were once a representative republic, and I’m not sure what we are now.

          And I’m not sure Obama was elected twice.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Yes, I just use ‘democracy’ in that we are supposed to have a say in who leads us, as opposed to a dictatorship. Just seems we tend to elect leaders who Forget who they’re sworn to lead, first and foremost.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          I guess it’s the double- edged sword of the right to vote. We have a say in who’s our leaders, and leaders want a say in who says they remain the leaders. They’ll look outside who their supposed to be leading to do that.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          When a vote can’t remove you from office, no need to focus beyond your own.

  6. Latitude says:

    what tha hell………

    The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday to rein in Iran’s contested nuclear program.

    Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Scott Walker is out of the blocks:

    Walker Derangement Syndrome Off to a Fast Start

    I get some odd idea that lefties don’t like him much.

    • gator69 says:

      One of the many things I like about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is that he’s supremely annoyed the professoriate. First, Walker . . . didn’t finish college!!

      And niether did George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman. And Lincoln was self educated, and probably spent less than one year as a student of anyone his entire life.

      The Wright Brothers never went to college either. Same for Henry Ford (High School dropout), Bill Gates (College dropout), John D. Rockefeller Sr (High School dropout), and Thomas Edison who spent about three months in school and was tutored by his mother.

      I’d say Walker is in good company, and he didn’t need special treatment to get where he is.

    • suyts says:

      They despise him because he’s very effective at busting unions! And, he’s no apologist. He fights and he wins. He’s going to be very formidable in the Repub race. That said, I’ve a few problems with him and probably will not be supporting him for the Repub nomination. He’s about one step away from my list. We’ll see.

      • Latitude says:

        look, I’ve thought about this too much already

        If the democrats can elect Clinton (both of them), Obama, be proud of Sotomayor and Ginsburg, continue to elect Pelosi and Reid until they’re in the Blasio,.and on and on

        I’m voting for Trump….at least he will bust their balls! and he’s entertaining doing it

      • suyts says:

        Yeh, there’s that …. but, the fact of the matter is, he doesn’t fit the bill. I’ve watched this guy for several years now. He’s smart. He’s pragmatic. He has no moral compass. He has no notion of how to govern or how to be governed, which is paramount in our political system, and the major problem with our current POTUS. Trump is a boss. And, a good one. But, POTUS doesn’t make you a boss, it makes you a servant! Trump, simply, doesn’t know how to be one.

        • cdquarles says:

          That sounds right to me. Trump would make a great CEO of the Executive Branch as a boss, but would he be humble enough to submit to the Constitution, as written. The government has too much power. It needs downsizing, drastic downsizing. Trump knows about that; but, as you say, can he be a servant.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Somewhere along the line our government changed to ‘what they can promise to do for us’ , from ‘what they won’t do to us.’ Their original priority. Still priority, just ignored.

        • Latitude says:

          I’m thinking about this…….and leaning to it’s the servant part that got us into this mess…listening to a group of people that can scream real loud
          I don’t think I want any more servants….I’m ready for a ball busting boss

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          If it’s a boss who enforces that original priority.

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