HR 3012 passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 29th with a resounding majority, but you didn't see any headlines on it. Why? Don't they want you to know what they just did? With as difficult a time as I had finding the text of the bill, I wonder if perhaps they might have been hiding that as well. For the benefit of the doubt, I will write that off to my possible inexperience in gleaning hard-to-find information from the congressional websites.
This bill makes it easier for Chinese and Indian workers to take your job from you and to own your country, America!
In May, 2011, President Obama was reportedly seeking immigration reform to supposedly increase America's competitiveness by allowing greater involvement by Chinese and Indian involvement in creating new businesses within the United States. Mr. Obama said,"'We don't want the next Intel or the next Google to be created in China or India. We want those companies and jobs to take root here."
He failed to note that foreign investors invariably take their profits out of the country.
He noted that the US provides students from around the world with visas to get engineering and computer science degrees at our top universities. He also said that our laws discourage them from using those skills to start a business or a new industry here in the United States, and that instead of training entrepreneurs to stay here, we train them to create jobs for our competition.
Mr. Obama fails to realize that using our resources to train foreign nationals runs counter to making education more affordable for US citizens. He does not see nor admit that encouraging foreign students to participate en masse in our education system can only serve to drive up costs for Americans by removing the competition among our schools to fill their classrooms.
He goes on to say that we need all the talent we can attract, all the talent we can get to stay here to start businesses - not just to benefit those individuals, but because their contribution will benefit all Americans.
But this is not especially true. Inviting foreign investors to participate in the US economy saturates the investment market and reduces or takes away existing opportunities for US money to fill these needs. Make no mistake! There are plenty of American dollars available for that purpose. And, there is no guarantee that increasing numbers of foreign students will remain here after graduation, or that their education here will result in any new US businesses. Businessmen seem to support the bill, but aren't these the same companies that pressed for bills like NAFTA and send American jobs overseas? When was the last time you heard anything good in that regard?
Apparently, the President's logic has permeated the US Congress. Without consideration for the needs of Americans, as seems to be the norm of late, this bill appears to be to the benefit of everyone except Americans.
As one of the 14,000,000+ unemployed in this country, I deeply resent the implications of HR 3012.
But don't take my word for it. Read the bill for yourselves.
Here is a link to it (again, it was NOT easy to find and isolate):
This thing affects all Americans. So, forget political party for a moment and wake up to the fact that Congress is milking America like a big, fat cow!
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