reply to post by hellzdoms
You're right, dude. Companies, whether Swedish (as has been proven, unfortunately), or American, love cheap labour, and they also follow the
combat-proven theory of, "If cheap labour can't come to you, you must come to cheap labour", as is seen with more and more companies moving their
productions to countries like China and Thailand. This in itself is bad to me, but we can't exactly formulate laws forbidding our companies from
hosting production abroad, either, so there's not much we can do about that part.
But we can
formulate laws forcing the companies to employ citizens before foreigners in their production factories in our home countries. And
again, I wouldn't be opposed to that, because frankly, it pisses me and everybody else who is unemployed, off, seeing our governments opening the
borders for foreigners to come here and work, when we can't even find work for our own citizens.
I also agree with you on being able to speak the language when you want to work in a country. I don't know if it is currently a requirement in Sweden
as the idea has been tossed around for quite some time - but I'm under the understanding that every time somebody dares suggest a test for people who
want to work here, words like "racism" and "discrimination" start to be tossed around by politically correct, very much employed and well-off,
It's funny that you should mention the "Pull" factors, because Sweden, to me, is a very good country to live in (even though I'm planning to move
to the US). We've got free healthcare, we've got social welfare programs for those who are unemployed, we've got free education even so far up as
to university degree, we've got a pretty decent economy - but, we have problems with unemployment for young people.
Mostly, this is in my opinion because of various factors, not excluding cheap labour being imported. Regardless of that being or not being one of the
factors that have caused the high unemployment rate in young people in Sweden, however, the fact remains we do have a lot of unemployed young people.
Which is why it makes no sense whatsoever - except for for corrupt politicians who make money off companies employing cheap, foreign labour, of course
- to "import" foreigners to work here.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to move to Sweden, but there is something wrong with politicians wanting people to move to Sweden to work here,
when even our own young can't find work.