Originally Posted by bballjunkie
Do you realize how many students in college today thinking about becoming doctors will turn around 180 degrees on that idea?
In the late 1990's, I showed a bill to a black co-worker, and said these exact words : "This is how slavery will be created in this country."
The bill, using the ruse "we don't have enough qualified workers", allowed visa workers to be brought into the country, and the propaganda war began calling anyone in opposition, "protectionist", "xenophobe", etc. Worse, they weren't just bringing in visa workers to replace Americans -- they brought them into the country to train them and then take the jobs out of this country.
I knew I should've written his name down then, because to his credit, when this was happening, someone in either the NSA or CIA warned around 2002, that he could forsee where our national security systems were not only going to be manufactured, but programmed and maintained by foreign countries. I wanted to buy him a cup of coffee. It wasn't just that they were killing some industries in this country -- they were killing the incentive for people to pursue these careers.
It's common sense. And you are correct in your assessment.
Show me how many states where Wal-Mart is not
the #1 employer, and I will show you a statement unto itself. So the medical profession should feel uneasy. It has to some degree remained unscathed in our orchestrated economic downturn, but someone is looking at their knees with an axe.
For the record, I liked Bush as much as I've liked Obama.
It was easy for people to blame Bush back then, because whole industries (jobs) were sucked out of this country as soon he took office. Didn't help with perception when he made his let them eat cake
response either. However, it was the Congress before him during Clinton who had that signed that bill. And to this day, Congress is still singing, "There's not enough qualified workers."
Visa workers are legal workers. But add to that flanking problem, the Federal Government has allowed
the breach of our borders by illegal aliens, to the tune of at least 1 million per year . . the equivalent of the standing army of China (or Iraq prior to Gulf War I). Remember that number when the Federal Government aims their guns at the citizens of this country, in weaponry and law, in threats, and talks about national security?
It took less than ten years to create a slave class of worker in this country, and if that word bothers you, call them "working poor". The wage base for many industries has been chopped off at its knees, purposely, that the growing mass of people today in this country are just trying to live, and on less than a living wage. That is not capitalism -- this is the redistribution of wealth and power into the 1%. And besides giving free health care to illegal aliens, that is exactly what the intent of this bill is.