Most software engineers are quite adept at picking up new technologies(languages, etc.). As you pointed out, these skills can be learned quite quickly. I think it comes down to short term thinking. Businesses, politicians and Wall Street do not think long term.
Ya, don't you know that increasing supply actually increases demand
Curious, 40K? Do you work in smaller market(i.e. not SF, Boston, NY, etc)?
Agreed. I've seen this at the two companies I've worked for. They want to hire the software engineers with the latest & greatest skills and use them up and then in 5 years get the new batch. Out with the old, and in with the new. Corporate training, what is that?
Agreed. This is trickle down economics applied to labor. Using their logic we could solve the lack of science/math teachers by bringing in more science/math teachers which would then make more Americans want to be science/math teachers. This makes perfect sense.
Totally agree. I'd rather have $50k/year and 10 minute drive to work vs 100k/year and 50 minute drive to work. Also, don't understand why there is not more telecommuting.
Agreed, I have not voted for Dem/Rep in 30 years. I agree w/Carlin. You can ask most Americans basic civic questions and they have no clue. Agree with previous poster that corruption/bribes is now out in open. http://youtu.be/07w9K2XR3f0
Not a big fan of hypocrisy either.
Ah, don't you just love irony?
Agreed, same reason high-tech companies are low-tech, when they don't embrace telecommuting.
One chooses to be a cop or a soldier. Truman had a sign on his desk: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". I believe many of the problems that we are seeing with policing has to do with bad hires(i.e. can't keep their @#$% wired, as you put it.)
It's a small exhaust port, right below the main port.
You cannot learn and retain web technology skills in 19 weeks. Especially if you are coming in cold(i.e., no programming experience).
Yet Another Programming Language
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.