Would you care for some context into just how fervently corporate America wants to replace you? Well, too bad. Enough that upon hearing the scope of their ambition, even Obama turned a whiter shade of pale. Alas the blanching was brief, and CEO ministrations much comforted the chief.
According to Politico, Obama canoodled with a corporate coterie to get the porridge just right.
Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board.
For no reason I can articulate, it’s shocking to hear such sadistic collusion. Obama was merely going to amnesty every creature that had ever whimsically considered residing here, and was actually outbid by the CEOs who indignantly howled at his parsimony. They apparently complained that his plan neglected several billion other humans, all of whom should be transported here to lower pay and increase consumption. Increasing revenues while cutting labor expense is called fattening the margin. And as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once remarked, your margin is my opportunity.
So what was the opportunity offered to Obama? Unsurprisingly, the techs wanted perpetual visas, while the construction and agriculture lobbies also mewled astonishingly for more low-pay workers. Have you noticed that platoon of mexicans working on your neighbor’s roof? They’re being paid too much and require additional labor supply to temper the out-of-control costs. As I have asserted before: growth means forever.
The specific companies demanding more included Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Accenture. All to the begging trough for the workers America can’t provide.
Here are some facts:
* There are approximately 102 million human beings in this country without a job.
* Intel cut over 5,300 jobs in 2014.
* Oracle cut an undisclosed number of jobs in 2013.
Aside from Accenture (which itself had a round of layoffs a few years ago), every one of the companies named is begging for workers to fill the jobs they don’t have. The country is awash in ever growing legions of unemployed–while more workers are demanded. And apparently no one finds such rank equine defecation foul enough to warrant mention.
Here’s a few other items to consider:
* McDonalds is looking to replace cashiers with touchscreens.
* The number of projected college graduates far exceeds anticipated job growth.
* All employment growth since 2000 went to immigrants. All.
* Over 50% of those working in America make less than $30,000/year.
* 76% report living paycheck to paycheck.
* Inflation adjusted median wages continue to fall.
And the answer is more immigrants and lower wages.
Or as Scott Corley of a tech coalition stated: “We know only Congress offers a long-term solution to our immigration problems. They haven’t acted, and that’s costing our country hundreds of thousands of new American jobs each year.
Congress is costing foreigners hundreds of thousands of jobs in America. The malice required to dissemble so baldly in pursuit of another coin to perch atop their mountain is truly something to behold. Some of these men would devour their own genitals for a couple of wrinkled bills.
I, for one, am willing to pick up the dinner tab.