H1B, when uttered favorably by a politician, should spell the end of their political aspirations. H1B should be a curse word.
The line on Ted Cruz is that he’s gone from a full-throated supporter of H1B to a leading critic. This is because he’s crafted a reform bill that sets a minimum wage of H1B workers at $110,000 a year. The thinking is that the program couldn’t be exploited by employers looking for cheap labor.
Great. This “reform” bill simply shifts the displacement of Americans to those who have better jobs. Some Indian who gets tutored by a $150,000 a year employee through the Optional Practical Training program is going to lose their job because Apu is going to do it for $110,000. Why is this necessary?
The bill still contains Cruz’s demand that the current work visa cap of 65,000 workers a year be raised to 325,000. That smells funny. Why is the cap being raised?
How about a reform bill that gets rid of H1B completely and replaces it with the “If you are an American and are out of work and qualify for this job we will find you and restore your faith in the American dream” act?
There should be absolutely no American, qualified for a job, out of work because it is filled by an immigrant. NONE.
*For the Cruz supporters, I could refer you to statements I’ve made about Trump that questions how anyone can support a candidate that supports Kelo v. New London.
The fact is, despite my post title, we have to support either Cruz or Trump when they secure the nomination. The alternative, Sanders or Clinton, is far, far, far, far worse.
I’m distressed by sites that are digging in so fervently with their anti or pro stances towards Trump or Cruz because there may be no turning back giving the amount of speckle and froth they are producing.
Making an about-face and suddenly supporting that “other” candidate may make them look like loons. Not supporting that “other” candidate makes them worse than loons. It makes them the enemy.
And I mean that.
I will not be easy on any site that does not support Trump or Cruz in the primary. It will get ugly, and it will get personal. Don’t feck with my America by ushering in a Sanders or Clinton, you dumb, dumb bastards.
May God have mercy on your souls.