With my electronic engineer son out of work since June 2014, I feel more than just a partisan political anger at the injustices which have been so consistently levied on too many American citizens for decades as the result of the “race to the bottom” mania by businesses to send jobs to countries where slave wages are in vogue.
After working for a Fortune 500 firm for 35 years, during which time my 59 year old son produced over 60 patents to improve efficiency for his employer and helped managing vital product transitions which enable savings of about $1 billion in new versions of its products, he was let go with some dozen or so weeks of severance pay. He is hopeful that when he is 62 his pension will still be there for him to collect. If he asks for it now, the discounted monthly payout will be substantially lower.
Having recounted this very common story above, I was not surprised to read a version of the same impact on employees at Disney which was commented upon in a powerful June 12, 2015 blog on the website of Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) entitled “H-1B Immigration Program Negatively Impacts American Workers” which you can read in full here.
This citation of abuse is just one of so many it is now hard to recount them all in a single article. However, for concerned citizens all over America, one can go to a recent book by Ann Coulter entitled Adios, America, which could really be a game changer on this vital, pivotal immigration reform issue.
Since 1965 the population of the USA has been doubled without a vote of its citizens. While most of us have not wanted this immigration invasion, the power structure of business (which has funded the propaganda), the ethnic lobbies, and the Roman Catholic hierarchy has bamboozled American citizens into silence for reasons which this book finally, elegantly, humorously and frighteningly chronicles.
For example, say you express concern about the alien invasion — legal or illegal — and you automatically are deemed a racist, nativist or xenophobe.
The alarm Adios America raises reminds me of the pamphleteer, Tom Paine’s publication, “Common Sense” which I doubt most Americans even remember but they should. Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
Well, we common people of the USA are getting screwed by the new royalty, the 1%ers who are controlling our government at all levels and paying the interlopers — yes, Coulter uses the word “alien” often even though that is not politically correct because of the docile mass media’s propaganda — so that these aliens are constantly getting a free pass and a path to your money, your rights, and your country while too many of us are sitting around picking our noses and watching it happen out of fear, indolence or just plain not knowing what we can do to change it.
Neither Jeb nor Hillary will get my vote as they are both in the pockets of the above constituencies. Wonder if Bernie Sanders would be prepared to take the real immigration reform issue to the American people?
According to Bernie, the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) must be defeated. He states that “the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment, and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world. The TPP is a treaty that has been written behind closed doors by the corporate world. Incredibly, while Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry, and major media companies have full knowledge as to what is in this treaty, the American people and members of Congress do not. They have been locked out of the process. Further, all Americans, regardless of political ideology, should be opposed to the “fast track” process which would deny Congress the right to amend the treaty and represent their constituents’ interests.
The TPP follows in the footsteps of other unfettered free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and the Permanent Normalized Trade Agreement with China (PNTR). These treaties have forced American workers to compete against desperate and low-wage labor around the world. The result has been massive job losses in the United States and the shutting down of tens of thousands of factories. These corporately backed trade agreements have significantly contributed to the race to the bottom, the collapse of the American middle class.
Boy, this echoes exactly what organized labor is saying as well as those cited in Adios America!!!
Why don’t we ask Bernie if he is prepared to run on a real immigration reform platform? Bet he would really scare a lot of those now running.
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
Frank Morris Message to Congress Regarding Immigration’s Effects on Low-wage Americans
CNN – Catholic Church Illegal Immigration
Father Patrick Bascio, a Catholic priest, discusses why illegal immigration into the US is fundamentally immoral
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