U.S. Leaving First World

America has turned its back on Americans. Even
illegal aliens

count higher
with the American government than
native-born,

taxpaying
, loyal U.S. citizens, who are regarded by
their government as nothing but resources to be
exploited.

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,
to have

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
borders.

The INS refuses to deport

alien criminals
and issues

visas
to terrorists who wish to blow us up.

Columnist
and

author
Michele Malkin and the web site

vdare.com
have documented the complete failure of
government to protect the meaning of citizenship.

Politicians, including

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
election outcomes.

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
American professionals.

Do you remember the

“shortage”
of computer software engineers, cooked up
by corporations who wanted to replace American engineers
by importing

Indian
and

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
China.

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

doctors
.

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,
the

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

offshore
.

If

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
must move

production offshore
.

Wall Street and lenders, such as GE Commercial
Finance, pressure U.S. companies to outsource production
to China in order to improve their margins.

Outsourcing to

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?

Paul
Craig Roberts is the author with Lawrence M. Stratton of


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