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Originally posted by concernedcitizan
reply to post by badgerprints
Why, exactly, is a weak middle class a priority for politicians, corporations, and special interests. And who, exactly, are these "special interests' ". Like it or not it is the middle class who pay the most taxes in the U.S. Why disrupt the money flow?
Originally posted by eradown
You also need to look at what is happening to engineering at the University level in this country. Seems like there are fewer universities offering Engineering as a degree plan when there should be more universities offering Engineering. Civil engineering in some of the technical Universities has been turned into environmental engineering. Water safety and testing really should belong to chemistry. Whose money is turning our state Universities into social worker training centers? Those who are deliberately dumbing Americans down(elites) are to blame in my opinion.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by eradown]
Originally posted by fraterormusNow, you have even Bill Gates demanding of Congress that the number of H1B and H2B be increased dramatically because Microsoft is hurting and almost crippled due to US College Grads in Computer Science being next to worthless except in Beer-Bong competitions and modding their Computer Cases or wiring their XBox360 to their HDTV.
Originally posted by Detailed Perfection
There are other things that should be taken into consideration as well.
Companies in California can't find qualified American workers. Texas has a multitude of qualified American workers looking for work. But's here's the dilema .. John from Texas isn't going to just up and relocate his family to California. The cost of living is much higher. The crime rates are much higher. The public schools are over crowded and full of gangs, drugs, and violence, which is a direct effect on the quality of education that John's children will receive.
Should John move his middle class family from Texas to California to become a lower class family? My answer is No.
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by rogerstigers
What field are you in, where are you located and what do you pay?
I've found that H1B and H2B workers tend to get paid less than prevailing wages.
I encourage people to finish the sentence:
"We can't find American workers willing to work."
The complete sentence goes:
"We can't find American workers willing to work for what we're willing to pay them."
The reason is that what corporations are willing to pay isn't covering expenses, especially educational ones.
You seem to be saying you find your all fellow Americans uneducated and unemployable. Of course, you yourself don't fit that mold. Please.
How many of your employees drain the money from our economy and send it home? How many use our taxpayer supported services?
You seem to be part of the problem.