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r3020
Senior Advisor

The war on wages

But of coure it's for the children.

 

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After White House officials reportedly met with big-business groups, President Barack Obama is considering executive actions that will give them more guest-worker visas in the high-tech and low-skilled sectors.

This may come on top of Obama's potential grants of amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. While outside groups are urging Obama to "go big," Senate Democrats have expressed some concerns of late, as poll numbers have shown that executive amnesty may cost them control of the Senate. The White House is reportedly reaching out to big-business groups on guest-worker visas so they can give Obama air cover on his potential executive amnesty.

According to a Politico report, senior White House aides earlier this month met with "more than a dozen business groups and company officials to discuss potential immigration policy changes they could make." According to the outlet, "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce" were represented at the meeting.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us has poured in millions of dollars to Democrats and Republicans to push for amnesty legislation, specifically an increase in the number of their coveted high-tech guest-worker visas. Cisco recently slashed another 6,000 jobs after pushing for amnesty legislation. Microsoft announced it would lay off 18,000 American workers a week after its former CEO Bill Gates called for an unlimited number of certain guest-worker visas in a New York Times op-ed. And the Chamber of Commerce has vowed to spend $50 million for amnesty legislation and more guest-worker visas.

In its analysis of the Senate's amnesty bill, the Congressional Budget office determined that an increase in the number of such visas would lower the wages of American workers, and a recent Census report found that "74% of those with a bachelor's degree in these subjects don't work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs." Numerous scholars and studies have determined that America does not have a shortage of high-tech workers. And after the Census report, even mainstream media outlets like CBS News concluded that the notion of such a shortage "is largely a myth."

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/18/Report-After-WH-Meets-with-Big-Biz-Obama-May-Use-...

9 Replies
Samnospam
Advisor

Re: The war on wages

I wonder if bruce will put this togather with his inequality meme, or does partisanship trump all comers.
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: The war on wages

Can't be true. It's from Breitbart.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: The war on wages

That would make you happy. Those unionised thugs will have to work for less. Republican utopia indeed. What are you whinging about?
Samnospam
Advisor

Re: The war on wages

engineers and tech people aren't unionized.
gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: The war on wages

How do you know that? Most intellectuals, legal professions and scholars Support left pYou cannot say that with any certainty other than you "thought" they would
gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: The war on wages

How do you know that? Most intellectuals, legal professions and scholars Support left politics. You cannot say that with any certainty other than you "thought" they would. Stereotyping smart is not a good idea.
bruce MN
Advisor

Re: The war on wages

Are you shilting us? What a utopian, fantasy world you live in. Maybe in 1840 they didn't How do you think any of the aspects of your daily life came to be without SOME public input?
Samnospam
Advisor

Re: The war on wages

I'm not sure if computer programmers were unionized in 1840, but they are not now
gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: The war on wages

Computer programmers are not intellectuals. Kids in school can Do that now. Even black ones can do it.