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Old 09-11-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I heard the house is voting today on a bill HR 5882 that would add over 500,000 more foreign work visas to the already approved 1 million. They introduced this the day after the unemployment news came out this week. What are they doing? I am so sick of these politicians I'm beyond words. We have Americans out of jobs, and they want to bring in more foreign workers. ARGGGGGG!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Good question. Which leads to another good question: "what is wrong with us people"? We keep electing the same 2 sets of interests believing things will change. Have they? Incidentally, both McCain and Obma are running on "change" and one of them will win. Do we think there will be "real change" in either case?
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Im usually all for allowing qualified foreign workers to come here, but I have to agree that this is totally wrong in light of that news of job losses.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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This is one of those things that illustrates how important it is to keep our perspective; that voting in those dinky little LOCAL elections use a trickle-up method that produces representatives like those who will be voting on the bill above.

It's an inconvenience to have to keep going to the polls, but we all need to be more active in knowing who stands for what on a local level; it's as important as voting for the right presidential candidate, maybe more important.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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What is wrong with our politicians?
We keep electing them.

Congress... 535 reasons to support term limits. NEVER vote for an incumbent.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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There is nothing wrong with the politicians. They are just working, working to get PAID.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I know, we elected them. It just seems none of them care about the US worker. If we had low unemployment I'd be all for it. But with the high numbers that came out this week, I just don't get it. My industry has been steadily shipped overseas to China over the last few years. There are hardly any circuit board shops left in the US. I know so many people trying to get into other industries, including myself, and they keep doing this kind of stuff. Sometimes I just get so disgusted I want to throw my hands up and admit defeat. They just don't seem to care.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I heard the house is voting today on a bill HR 5882 that would add over 500,000 more foreign work visas to the already approved 1 million. They introduced this the day after the unemployment news came out this week. What are they doing? I am so sick of these politicians I'm beyond words. We have Americans out of jobs, and they want to bring in more foreign workers. ARGGGGGG!!!!!
Good question indeed! And what is the populace doing/talking about?

Term limits could be a good start. Voting against every last incumbent is tempting.

Getting rid of "immunity" and perks could be another.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Welcome to politics... not only do we issue an amazing number of work permits, we also open our borders for illegal work permits.... McCain and Obama are both guilty as charged... Its amazing how Obama talks about "protecting American workforce" when he is making legislation that gives benefits ONLY to companies that outsource...
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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I have already called my congressional delegates about this many times. If this concerns anyone-you need to call. Go to NumbersUSA if you don't know what to do-they have faxes you can send at no cost to you.
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