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Old 01-27-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: IN
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It is reprehensible what big business has done to the living standard expectation for our nation going forward. Whatever crippling of worker's right and living standard not done by legislation has been done by exploitation of overseas outsourcing and illegal immigrant labor. Thus the sad reality is that unions are largely powerless in this new game where business holds all the cards.

It never occurred to those of us in high school in the 60s that we were living what would be the few short years of America's peak. But given the steep downward slope that began in the Reagan years, today that sad reality seems clear as a bell.
Much of the decline is directly related to decline of the US as a global educational leader. Educational attainment in most places has stagnated for a long period of time. Until we can find some solutions to the issue of outsourcing- even of high skilled jobs, we will have to accept the fact that the US is not the sole player in the highly competitve globzlized marketplace. I am skilled at Geographic Information Systems and I now find that the majority of those applying for position openings advertised are from India with only 20% or fewer of the applicants coming from the US. This is the situation I am seeing at the ground level and online.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:57 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Much of the decline is directly related to decline of the US as a global educational leader. Educational attainment in most places has stagnated for a long period of time. Until we can find some solutions to the issue of outsourcing- even of high skilled jobs, we will have to accept the fact that the US is not the sole player in the highly competitve globzlized marketplace. I am skilled at Geographic Information Systems and I now find that the majority of those applying for position openings advertised are from India with only 20% or fewer of the applicants coming from the US. This is the situation I am seeing at the ground level and online.
While it is true that the agenda of the political left has converted our schools from educational institutions to gardens of social engineering experimentation, and that educational achievement has suffered badly in the process, that is not the primary reason for outsourcing and the hiring of illegals. Unabashed corporate greed is.

We don't have to accept globalization at all, as the interests of corporate multinationals are not in the best interests of the United States. No institution should even exist under US law that funnels vast quantities of our national wealth to other countries. It is treasonous and it is among several similarly timed factors that have put our country on the canvass and down for the count. And we're a long ways away from knowing whether we we ever recover.

We had a great thing going before the "globalization" mindset infected corporate and political leaders (one in the same, regrettably) and before the left seized control of the social agenda. Both are the antithesis of what America used to be all about and fly in the face of the reason it was founded in the first place.
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