U.S. Leaving First World
America has turned its back on Americans. Even
count higher with the American government than
taxpaying, loyal U.S. citizens, who are regarded by
their government as nothing but resources to be
American taxpayers now are expected to shoulder the
burden of paying for university educations for illegal
aliens. When U.S. Representative
Tom Tancredo (R, Colo) said recently that illegal
aliens should be
deported, not given
in-state tuition, Karl Rove, the
Power Behind the Bush, told Mr. Tancredo
never again to darken the steps of the White House.
The U.S. government is replete with hatred of
everyone who sticks up for the rights of citizenship.
The government steadfastly refuses to defend our
borders. It is more important, says the government,
cheap household help for elites, and an abundance of
fast food workers to keep down the
minimum wage, than it is to defend our country`s
The INS refuses to deport
alien criminals and issues
visas to terrorists who wish to blow us up.
author Michele Malkin and the web site
vdare.com have documented the complete failure of
government to protect the meaning of citizenship.
President Bush, pander to illegals even more
shamelessly than they pander to monied
special interest groups. Campaign Finance Reform is
a joke when
illegal aliens vote and money from abroad affects
The government`s lack of loyalty to citizens has been
noticed – not only by illegal immigrants who pour over
our borders with rising expectations and demands, but
also by U.S. employers.
If it is permissible for illegal aliens to take
fast-food jobs away from U.S. teenagers and construction
jobs away from
U.S. construction workers, it is all right for H-1B
visas to be issued to foreigners to take jobs away from
Do you remember the
“shortage” of computer software engineers, cooked up
by corporations who wanted to replace American engineers
Chinese engineers at a fraction of the salary? This
practice has been good for the bonuses of
corporate CEOs, but today the young American
software engineers who followed Warren Buffett`s
advice to “invest in yourselves” are unemployed.
Now comes the
“shortage” of nurses. Hospitals are under financial
pressure from the requirement to provide
medical care to immigrants and need to cut costs.
Bringing in foreign nurses, who will accept
low wages in exchange for U.S. residency, is one way
to cut costs.
One can sympathize with the hospitals, which are
forced to pay the cost of government`s failure to
protect our borders. But let`s make sure we understand
what those declaring a nursing “shortage” mean. They
mean that there is a shortage of American-trained nurses
willing to work at a “world wage,” which is an average
of U.S. and Third World wages.
This is a clever way of creating a shortage. There
definitely was a shortage of American software engineers
at below American wage levels. That`s why the supply of
computer engineers was expanded to include India and
Will your occupation be destroyed next? If software
engineers can be imported, so can electrical, chemical,
mechanical, and civil engineers. If nurses can be
imported, so can
The list of occupations that can be destroyed by
“internationalizing” the U.S. job market is long. Let`s
focus instead on the occupations that will be most
difficult for the government to destroy. Only two come
readily to mind: school teachers and lawyers.
School teachers are protected because their union,
NEA, is the backbone of the
Democratic Party. The teachers will not stand for
their wages to be driven down with the argument that
there is a teacher shortage that needs to be filled by
importing teachers from abroad.
Lawyers are protected because of the obstacles of
state bar exams. Moreover, the
abundance of lawyers is such that no one would
believe in a shortage.
Between the importation of foreign labor and the
export of U.S. jobs, the future is not bright for
young Americans. U.S. manufacturers, both labor
intensive and high tech, are rapidly relocating
offshore. The offshore flight takes with it design,
engineering, and research and development jobs. Back
office and clerical jobs are also being moved
Wal-Mart has its way, nothing will be produced in
America. The retailing giant wraps itself in the
American flag, but gives its suppliers price targets.
Suppliers find that in order to meet the targets, they
Wall Street and lenders, such as GE Commercial
Finance, pressure U.S. companies to outsource production
to China in order to improve their margins.
lower wage countries can be a solution for
individual companies. But when all U.S. companies
outsource, the implication is a population working for
Wal-Mart selling foreign made goods.
Will America be a Third World country in 20 years?
Craig Roberts is the author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
here for Peter
Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent
epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.