Special thanks to the amazing Shuggie Otis
“Human beings are not commodities. They are not goods. They grieve, and suffer and feel despair. They raise children and struggle to maintain communities. The growing class divide is not understood, despite the glibness of many in the media, by complicated sets of statistics or the absurd, utopian faith in unregulated globalization and complicated trade deals.”
How Our Politicians Buy Foreign “Friends” to Sack American Workers
What could the Blago scandal to auction off a senate seat possibly reveal about millions of disappearing white collar jobs for not only the citizens of Chicago and Illinois but all American citizens? Not to worry. Our corporate “thought leaders” are counting on that Wall Street bailout money to trickle up as today’s San Jose Mercury News provides unending pages of companies who are shedding jobs for Californians in unprecedented numbers never seen since the Great Depression. Why would a president want to import foreign workers here when companies are laying off citizens?
Take the test: What is America’s leading export? White collar jobs. What is America’s leading import? Third world citizens to take them. How could politicians and corporate welfare queens giving America’s jobs away to the third world possibly reveal ties to Blago and Obie? Today’s Chicago Tribune story connects the dots.
Blago aide Rajinder Bedi, is the managing director for the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Office of Trade and Investment, overseeing nine foreign trade offices around the world from China to Israel, including the recent opening in 2007 of the New Delhi office (not counted on the website’s map.) He has also been a key fundraiser for Blagojevich, and is noted for his service in “assisting” Illinois in selling services, i.e., white collar jobs:
Again: What is this nation's last greatest, most PROFITABLE and lucrative export? White collar jobs. Guess which country’s citizens are imported to take them? INDIA. Guess which president-elect has promised to lift the H-1b visa cap during a DEPRESSION? Obama.
Although the topic of of visas was not mentioned, today's Chicago Tribune story entitled "Raghuveer Nayak" probes the relationship between JJJr, Rahm Emmanuel, leaving readers to question the motivations behind Obama’s "promise to the tech lobby to raise H-1b visa cap" here:
"Bedi is the managing director for the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Office of Trade and Investment, overseeing nine foreign trade offices around the world from China to Israel. He has also been a key fundraiser for Blagojevich. Blagojevich has referred to Bedi, who wears a turban, as "My Sikh warrior."
The Tribune story begins:
Now that the country is in a Depression and the U.S. has nothing left to export but its white collar jobs, maybe Americans need to finally get their priorities straight, as Rob Sanchez explains below:
“The triumvirate of the India Caucus in the House of Representatives, Friends of India in the Senate, and the Indian political action committee (USINPAC) conspired to open our borders to India's growing population of educated workers and to liberalize free-trade agreements that benefit the economy of India at the expense of the citizens of the United States.”
The great lie about a “labor shortage” of workers in this country has made a lot of politicians and corporate “leaders” very wealthy people, furthering the class divide in this country and turning it into a caste system led by this neo-fascist regime elected to office.
Who is Obama distancing himself from in the Blago scandal? The answer is “US”.