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H1 B Visa

Politico reports that the US Department of Labor (DOL) employs lower cost H1-B workers rather than US citizens. This comes at a time when 3/4 of US high tech workers are unemployed in their field, and when US high tech workers haven’t had a pay increase since 1990.

The DOL employs these people by hiring contracting companies to do the work. Those companies then employ the guest workers, usually at lower wages than US citizens. That doesn’t mean the Department of Labor is saving any money. The US military, for examples, hires contractors such as Blackwater at much higher costs to taxpayers than regular US military personal.

“The H-1B workers cleared to perform work at the Labor Department’s Frances Perkins Building on Constitution Avenue provide a range of IT services, including software consulting, system administrating and network engineering. Some of them, however, are classified as “Wage Level 1” employees, a classification usually reserved for workers with limited experience.”

In other words, these H1-B people are getting paid less than US citizens would, and the difference in pay between what US citizens would earn and what H1-B visa workers earn goes toward profits for the wealthy.

The H1-B visa is an income redistribution scam, and should be eliminated. It has been used to keep US high tech workers unemployed and underpaid so that Microsoft and Apple and other high tech firms can keep their profits and share prices high at the expense of high tech workers.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/guest-workers-employed-at-labor-department-headquarters-220647#ixzz42hjG38al
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This is the labor force participation rate. Notice it peaked in 2000, and the total percentage of people participating in the labor market has gone done for numerous reasons…

Note: the corporate press is already launching the counterattacks to what Jim Clifton wrote on his blog.

Jim Clifton, CEO of the polling service Gallup, has reported what we already know: the US government understates the unemployment rate. This is done so as to make the economy appear better than it is.

Writes Clifton in a blog post published Tuesday on Gallup.com:

Here’s something that many Americans — including some of the smartest and most educated among us — don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.

Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market. There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”

The Big Lie is true of a lot of things. For instance, the news media, the president, and Wall Street are trying to push through the largest international income and political power redistribution agreement in world history called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They’re calling it a free trade treaty.

The government, the media and Wall Street also push the Big Lie with inflation. Since 1983, the government folks have changed the way it measures inflation twenty times, and each time the government has done this, the inflation has been made smaller than it really is. If inflation today was measured the way it was in 1980, inflation would be about 5 percent. And if gasoline prices were stable, rather than heading downward, the inflation rate would be about 8-10 percent. There’s a reason for this Big Lie. Keep prices and profits going upward without alarming the 99 percent.

The safety of GMO foods is another Big Lie perpetrated by the big three. President Obama and others tell us they’re safe. However, numerous peer reviewed academic studies show tremendous potential for GMOs to human health, which has been linked to autism, cancer, tumors, allergies, liver damage, sexual organ damage, and numerous other maladies. Just check out the shocking Fox News Video about GMOs below.

The corporate press is launching a vicious counterattack against Clifton and his blog post. That’s their job, to discredit anyone who questions one of the corporate news media, government and Wall Street Big Lies.

Here’s what the corporate propaganda machine doesn’t want you to know–Gallop.com

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