Please keep your children from reading this post. (Or exercise some self-censorship)
You FUCKING BASTARDS. All of you in TECH. All of you in GOVERNMENT.
I am sitting here dying, looking for a job, and some of you, are actually laying-off workers. Oh, but no! You won't hire, laid-off tech workers and "retrain them". Supposedly, the World is their oyster, and they can get get someone who is truly great with an H1B VISA or in other words:
They aren't interested in building up or maintaining US employees; they want to have foreign countries foot the bill for the training of their workers so they can sit around and reap the benefits of advanced training without laying out money to make it happen--and further, they want these employees dependent upon their employment with the company to remain in the country, rather than being able to move about at will.
Indentured workforce, in other words.
In my words: SLAVES.
These companies mentioned previously want their SLAVES from other countries, and they do not want American Workers who ask for such silly things as Healthcare and Retirement Benefits.
Plus, once they have them Indentured and at Low Pay (H1B program) they can't move very easily, and they can't ask for a raise. They are the perfect SLAVES.
America is a BROKEN COUNTRY and neither your Government, nor the Corporations who make all the profits and take those profits outside the country care about you. They only care about themselves.
(Have you checked lately to see how much money these Congressmen and Senators make? And how much money they make on top of that from insider tips on their investments? And the Corporations? They only care to maximize the profits of their main investors--NOT, your average mutual fund holder.)
Folks, wake-up, call your Congress-people, and stop these H1B VISAs. We have plenty of qualified Americans for these positions. I have over 10 years education that says so. Get this country fixed, but you must take action to do this, not by sitting and watching pundits on TV who lie.