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Comment: Re:How many H1-Bs are they trying to get? (Score 2) 109

by callahan2211 (#47942685) Attached to: Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research
New law: If, in your district, there is a net gain in H1-B visa hires over net gain in non-H1-B visas hires. Then you cannot run for re-election. Problem solved. This would give the incentive to representatives to make sure Americans are being hired/retrained as needed. The status quo system we have now -- crony capitalism -- is geared toward looking after business and not the voter.

Comment: Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 448

Agreed 100%. We should just mind our own business. Trade with all, entangling alliances with none. Winning WW II and coming out as the least damaged industrial power has been a curse -- we are the de facto world policeman now. How do we break the perpetual war cycle we are in?

Comment: Supply and Demand (Score 0) 225

by callahan2211 (#47519143) Attached to: VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding
Companies want cheap labor, labor locked in with one company, and willing to work 60+ hours a week. Politicians are bought and paid for by business, thus H1-B visas and illegal immigrants are feeding labor pool to increase shareholder value and increase profits. It's not that complicated. If a politician truly cared about America and American workers, there would be no H1-B visas and no illegal immigration for low skilled workers. As a side note, Cezar Chavez was against illegal immigration because he knew that if there was a steady stream of low-skilled farm workers from Mexico, then that would dilute the power of his union. Companies would just hire from the very large pool created by illegal immigration. It is interesting that this administration had been talking about income inequality, but H1-B visas and illegal immigration lead to more income inequality not less. Again, not too complicated --- low supply higher wages, ample supply of labor lower wages.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.