Well, if it isn’t the H-1Bs then it’s the H-2Bs ……
GOP, Democratic Leaders, Hide Plan To Outsource 200,000 Americans’ Jobs
House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic leaders have hidden a bipartisan plan in the 2016 appropriations bill that would outsource blue-collar jobs held by almost 200,000 Americans to lower-wage temporary foreign workers.
The covert plan could also cut the salaries of many additional American workers, and force taxpayers to pay additional billions in welfare costs, so companies can boost their profits.
Nonpartisan public opposition to cheap imported-labor defeated the massively-lobbied 2013 immigration bill, prompted primary voters to fire the GOP’s majority leader in June 2014, helped to fire five Democratic Senators in November 2014, and has helped outsider Donald Trump dominate the GOP’s 2016 race. Meanwhile, the presidential candidates who are backing low-productivity, cheap-labor policies — chiefly Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)— have fallen to very low levels, despite huge support from business donors and media personalities.
The H-2B program brings in cheap workers, mostly from Latin America, to work for companies in seasonal sectors such as landscaping, forestry, seafood, hotels, resorts and country clubs and hotels. Those workers displace Americans youths and lower-skilled Americans, including many Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans supposedly championed by Democrats. The program is backed by a large business coalition. …..
…. Normally, the program is capped at 66,000 workers per year. But the hidden language exempts the prior three years of H-2B workers from the cap, allowing the companies to bring in four years of workers each year. That will quadruple the size of the current program up to 264,000 workers in 2016. …..
…..In Oct. 2015, only 62.4 percent of adult Americans had jobs. That’s down from 66.9 percent in April 2001, and level with the June 1977 level.
Yeh, we just don’t have enough Americans willing to take jobs, or something.
Essentially, this program provides cheap slave labor while keeping wages suppressed. This props up businesses which would otherwise fail. As we all know, in order to have success, one must also allow failure. To do otherwise defines everything else to the lowest common denominator. This is why our productivity increases hasn’t kept pace with the traditional rate over the last several decades.
Notice the near flat-line in recent years. This is a direct result of a lack of innovation in the workplace. Efficiency declines as the availability of cheap and unskilled laborers become more plentiful.
Why would a business innovate and increase productivity per worker when they can just import cheap labor? Sure, it harms the rest of the US and the American citizenry, but, what can go wrong with a federally mandated bump to the bottom line of an individual company which would otherwise fail?
Treason, on a daily basis. Only tolerated because of more treason– the bloated Entitlement Programs.
How did we ever let them get this involved in our economy.
And a $15 per hour minimum wage! That’s all we need to kick start this “recovery”.
In some ways I wish the left would get all their wishes to come true, all at once, and finally collapse the system. I’m prepared.
Who is John Galt? 😉
When was that written? 😀
How long have we known that socialism doesn’t work (those who’ve read the works of the Austrian School, know :P)?
Well, we who dwell in Reality know. Those who dwell somewhere outside it are making the rules now.
Who is John Galt?
so all those years we were paying out the arse at the pump…..was a total scam
Well OPEC is a CARTEL. Usually cartels are illegal under WTO rules I guess, OPEC gets a free pass because PetroDollar system; but now, Saudi is on the ropes so they broke the cartel.
Saudi is actually desperate for money; as they have a budget deficit; and, the current king suffers from dementia, is a weak 3rd or 4th brother of previous kings, and 300 or so princes are eager to become the next king; the son of the current king being the favorite, MBS he’s called, Muhammad bin Salman I think, MBS is trying to make his name by fighting the Yemen war against Iran backed Houthis and it’s going badly (ISIS seems to be involved on, cough, the Saudi side.)
All hell will break loose down there but until then the Saudis pump like there’s no tomorrow because there might very well not be one.
That’s pretty much the way I see it, too.
oh Jez!….now we’re going to get bombed
I’ll feel better when ISIS or Al Qaeda or somebody, tell me Obama and his minions are no longer a threat.
LOL….and then there’s that!
If only it were completely a joke. Which one can and is doing us greater harm?
SJW warriors fume about videogame showing Bikini wearing girls playing beach volleyball; call for boycot, which is… FREE MARKETING!
Obama does that for gun sales.
Ruthless guy goes to poor hapless Yale students, talks them into signing petition to repeal the 1st amendment to “make the constitution one big safe space.” Video.
What better use for free speech than to repeal free speech.
Yeh, saw that! Would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic.
why are these Progressives sprouting beards?
Because they never heard of dollar razor club, err something!
Re Paul Ryan and the omnibus spending bill, they also threw in CISA for good measure, the Ersatz PATRIOT.
Leader of the Free World relies on Cable TV for information, but didn’t get to watch enough of it after the St Bernardino Jihadist massacre to really grasp it.
I thought the daily security briefing summarizes the Cable TV content of the previous night?
He really has to watch Cable TV himself?
Of course he watches himself…
President Obama guest starred in last night’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls on NBC. Fans of the show know Grylls as a handsome, rugged Brit who’s a former solider and will do just about anything to survive in the wilderness. The episode was filmed back in September when Obama was in Alaska on the last leg of his U.S. climate action tour.
I have never been a Grylls fan. I tried watching his first series but found his expoits to be stupid and dangerous, as he gives some very bad advice on survival, and has apparently never heard of a Bic lighter.
Him and Zero obviously did some fine dineing together, err something!
CIA = Cable TV Intelligence Agency.
That explains why I am so constantly underinformed. I have neither cable nor TV.
Watch how fast this guy goes grey? Err is he just uses that on his head and not his face!!!! And is it just the photo err does this guy need to pee in a bottle? But Eh! Charlie Zolo is 9er1, SO????
Am I the only one that thinks it’s weird that we have a elitist political party that constantly makes fun of backward red state people…
…and runs a hillbilly for president?
Err is that hillbillary?
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are sitting in a bar.
A guy walks in and asks the barman, ‘Isn’t that Trump and Cruz sitting over there?’ The bartender says, ‘Yep, that’s them.’
So the guy walks over and says, ‘Wow, this is a real honor! What are you guys doing in here?’
Cruz says, ‘We’re planning WW III.’ The guy says, ‘Really? What’s going to happen?’
Trump says, ‘Well, we’re going to kill 140 million Muslims and one blonde with big tits.’
The guy exclaimed, ‘A blonde with big tits? Why kill a blonde with big tits?’
Trump turns to Cruz and says, ‘See, I told you, no one gives a crap about the 140 million Muslims.’
Found a pirated pre-release of that new Star Wars thing.
this is not a fake picture….this is the shot the Mail is running right now
and this is hysterical
A friend asked me what I thought he needed to defend his home.
I suggested a 9mm, a couple of clips, and a box of shells. A few days later, he sent me this picture and asked me how to make it work. I’m not sure, but I suspect he is a Democrat.
Hey, never thought eagles do chase goats and can do that?
We’ve had a bald eagle lurking around, but he seems to have moved on for the time being. It’s why I’m worried about my toy poodles when we’re outside during the day. My poodles are about the right size to get snatched up (smaller than that goat). We also have a coyote roaming the neighborhood. I’m worried about him going after my dogs all the time when we’re outside.
My coyotes were all around the house night before last, making themselves known, and very loudly. And I spotted my first Baldy of the season week before last, they return here every year to mate. Can’t wait for snow, so I can read all the critter tracks each morning, and confim my bobcats are still on the prowl.
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