Descendents - Sad State of Affairs
War on Iraq? On the Middle Class? What's the difference? When were we ever consulted on either one? Read more on secret, BACKROOM DEALS
Meanwhile, Senator Harry Reid continues to promote Hagel's S 1348 bill which includes the "SKIL Bill."
Do the Democrats really care about the growing millions of our lost jobs? Ask Nancy Pelosi. The bipartisan War on the professional Middle Class is being obscurred by border security zealots and Harry Reid's push for Hagel's S 1348 which includes the SKIL Bill. It seems that liberal Democrats have it half right, when recognizing that a police state to control immigration (legal and illegal) from the poor of Mexico is counterproductive.
But where is that same liberal Democratic support to stop the tech lobby from selling out jobs of our educated, upwardly mobile middle class for millions of journalists, healthcare and tech professionals?
Where are those organized protesters who took on the Iraq war? While the current debate is on illegal immigration from Mexico, the millions of lost professional jobs in media and technology to H1B's from India will continue en masse unless the Democrats unite against this myth of a labor shortage and "free trade" race to the bottom that is only "free" for the increasingly powerful ruling class and "fucked" for over 50 M educated Americans. Read a great post on this issue from Barbara Ehrenreich
"Your Local News -Dateline Delhi"
"No, I don't resent the Indians for moving in on the kind of work I do. I just wish the next time some managers get the idea of cost-saving through outsourcing they'd go for the CEO's job. That's where the big bucks are, and there's no reason to think a Chinese or Indian person couldn't do a CEO's work, whatever it may be, perfectly adequately, and at less than a tenth of the price. As for me, I'm retraining as a massage therapist, at least until they figure out how to do that from Mumbai."
So much for 'community'. No matter how educated and qualified we are, is our community welcome to kick us to the curb -- degrees in hand --- and reduce its own citizens to "massage therapist" status rather than putting the brakes on this out of control outsourcing vehicle that is running over the country?