Corporate CEOs continue to ship American jobs overseas and bring in foreign workers to replace American workers, leaving millions of our citzens out of work, permanently. There are no plans to help the unemployed. In the corporate world you do not exist.
Many of our good paying middle class jobs are being outsourced to cheap labor in overseas factories for $.15 to $.50 per hour, an 80 hour work week, and no time and a half. Or they go to foreign workers who are brought into the United States through various work visas while Americans are fired. The two big sources of imported workers are from Mexico and India. The loss of good jobs plus the availability of easy credit (mortgages and credit cards) to Americans who could not afford it are two reasons why our economy collapsed in 2008.
Trade agreements are proliferating around the world for the express benefit of corporate investors and CEOs. A primary goal of these agreements is to establish a mobile, temporary, cheap global workforce with no benefits. After the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed by Bill Clinton in his first term, American companies launched their attack on America’s middle class.
Pat Buchanan, writing in 2006:
“The American people were had. NAFTA was never a trade deal. NAFTA was always an enabling act-to enable U.S. corporations to dump their American workers and move their factories to Mexico.
“For U.S. companies, it was one sweet deal. At zero cost, they were allowed to rid themselves of their American workers; get out from under contributing to Social Security and Medicare; and slough off the burden of environmental, health-and-safety, wage-and-hour and civil-rights laws – and were liberated to go abroad and hire Mexicans who would work for one-fifth to one-tenth of what their unwanted American workers cost.
“What NAFTA, GATT, Davos and the WTO have always been about is freeing up transnationals to get rid of First World workers, while assuring them they could hold on, at no cost, to their First World customers.”
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration:
“The advent of offshoring has made it possible for U.S. firms using first world capital and technology to produce goods and services for the U.S. market with foreign labor. The result is to separate Americans’ incomes from the production of the goods and services that they consume. This new development, often called ‘globalization,’ allows cheap foreign labor to work with the same capital, technology and business know-how as U.S. workers.
“The foreign workers are now as productive as Americans, with the difference being that the large excess supply of labor that overhangs labor markets in China and India keeps wages low. Labor that is equally productive but paid a fraction of the wage is a magnet for Eastern capital and technology.
“Although a new development, offshoring is destroying entire industries, occupations and communities in the United States. The devastation of U.S. manufacturing employment was waved away with promises that a ‘new economy’ based on high tech knowledge jobs would take its place. Education and retraining were touted as the answer.” John McCain was a big cheerleader for this lie.
A current example of America’s disappearing manufacturing base:
“A major corporation planning to shut down a factory in Indiana has warned its union workers that they’ll endanger their future prospects if they protest the plant’s closing.’ In late August, Whirlpool announced that by June 2010 it would be closing the doors of its refrigerator plant in Evansville, Ind., and moving its operations to Mexico, citing poor sales due to a depressed housing market. The town of Evansville–which President Obama has visited frequently–was set to lose an additional 1,100 jobs.” Huffingtonpost, Feb. 24, 2010.
Whirpool is a charter member of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), initiated by Canada, Mexico and the United States at the U.S. Department of Commerce in June of 2006 under Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Consisting of 10 CEOs from each nation, they gave “advice” to leaders and produced legislation for building a North American Community, a corporate trading region with open borders for the “free flow of people” and the “ability of their citizens” to eventually “live and work” anywhere in the continent. In other words, a great source of cheap labor.
As for the high tech knowledge jobs, the corporate CEOs decided that engineers and techs from India were a better bargain than hiring Americans. They work on temporary visas for lower wages and don’t complain. And with help from Congress, it’s easy to bring in more if needed. The biggest enemy of America and American workers is Bill Gates. He testified before Congress that he could use all the H-1B visas he can get.
What happens to American engineers and techs? Technology firms have a policy of not hiring American workers although there is no shortage of qualified Americans. So Indians replace Americans. Typically, after Americans teach foreign workers their job, the company fires them.
See “The Smoking Gun: Video reveals Corporate Methods to avoid hiring Americans.” Then see if you still have hope for the future of America.
Now the mantra from our government and the news media is green jobs. These are the rapidly growing, high paying environmental jobs Americans can get. Wrong. That cheap, qualified labor from the third world sure is enticing and American corporations are going for it. For example:
“A Chinese wind-turbine company, with financing from Beijing, has struck a deal to be the exclusive supplier to one of the largest wind-farm developments in the U.S., a sign of how Chinese firms are aggressively capitalizing on America’s clean-energy push.”
“Senator Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.) has voiced concern that the U.S. has outsourced much of its clean-energy manufacturing capacity. As part of the stimulus bill earlier this year, he earmarked a $2.3 billion tax credit for domestic producers of clean-energy equipment.”
“Cappy McGarr, managing partner of U.S. Renewable Energy Group, a private-equity firm that is lead partner on the 600-megawatt development, said the partnership would seek tax credits and support from the federal stimulus package, which should amount to millions of dollars. Mr. McGarr said the project should create 2,800 jobs–of which 15% would be in the U.S. The rest would flow to China…(2,380). Oct. 30, 2009.
To add to this problem of finding these rare jobs for Americans, there is a projection of nearly 100 million more people (including illegals) living in the United States by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “Even under the assumption that net international migration is maintained at a constant level, the population will grow to 399 million by 2050.”
The majority will be Latinos, mostly Mexican, Spanish-speaking, poorly educated with a genuine hatred of America and white Americans. They see Europeans as invaders of their land and brutal murderers of the indigenous population. George Washington is not a hero. The Mexicans are here to liberate the continent, a reconquista supported by many now living in America, including illegals. Go to this site for all the proof; articles, documents, photos, audios, videos. The movement is gaining strength, with clashes against Americans in California common.
They will succeed through demographic dominance and the support of corporations and their allies in Congress, which has an amnesty bill that will legalize up to 20 million Mexicans if passed. A recent Zogby survey found that 69% of Mexicans say that they known someone who would likely attempt to cross the border to America if this occurs.
Can someone please explain how Americans can possibly find a job of any kind when they have to compete against Mexicans and OTMs (other than Mexicans). These foreigners will be happy to take your job for a lot less money and not complain. And, as you can see in the video above, corporations don’t want anything to do with Americans, except if they plan to buy one of their products made with cheap labor. But where will Americans get the money?
Has anyone asked Obama or a member of Congress these questions?
Paul Craig Roberts:
“The United States is the first country in history to destroy the prospects and living standards of its labor force. It is amazing to watch freedom-loving libertarians and free-market economists serve as apologists for the dismantling of the ladders of upward mobility that made the America of old an opportunity society.
“America has begun a polarization into rich and poor.”
James Howard Kunstler, recognizing the reckless, illegal activities going on in the financial sector, predicted in 2005 that America’s long emergency would begin in 2008 with an economic collapse.
“…America is still sleepwalking into the future. We have walked out of our burning house and we are now headed off the edge of a cliff. Beyond that cliff is an abyss of economic and political disorder on a scale that no one has ever seen before. I call this coming time the Long Emergency.” (2005)