Friday, June 15, 2007

Jobs Americans won't do


Migrant farm worker

Dishwasher

Freeway ramp orange/flower vendor

Busboy

Gardener

Maid

California GOP Deputy Political Director

California GOP Chief Operations Officer

The last two positions were filled by the CA GOP through the HB-1 Visa program for foreign workers, a program that employers must use for “specialized” workers only, and only after a good faith effort has been made to hire a US citizen. The GOP has been pretty critical of the program, although that apparently doesn’t stop them from taking advantage of it when they need to fill those highly specialized party hack positions with guys from Canada and Australia.

Actually, if we want to be able to phase out the HB-1 program, or lower the number of Visas issued under the program, we have only to do one thing: fund math, science and technology education better than we currently do, or, in other words, better than the way which has recently earned us the coveted 24th out of 29 slot, according to the OECD.

8 comments:

deadspot said...

Sasquatch crossing?

vikkitikkitavi said...

I think it means "Warning, child abusers crossing the road."

'Bubbles' said...

O.K., Vikki. No fair making me squirt my Mojito out my nose with the picture / comment. I do love to laugh, tho. Difficult. Love laugh / love Mojito. :-)

You gotta love how the laws are so helpful when *they* need 'em.

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Larry Jones said...

The problem with better education is that it leads to a less gullible electorate, so that's a non-starter in the halls of power.

cheer34 said...

I am still struggling with 4th grade math. I can't get the alligator signs. < > greater than and less than. And don't ask me about the train that left NYC and one that left Detroit to get no where at 40-60 miles an hour.

My father was so angry with our school district for teaching "New" math when I was in High school, he decided to teach me old math. The result was confusion and disaster.

His old math probably was the way to go, but my teachers did not agree. I did not take math after 10th grade. Thankfully 4 years of math wasn't required for graduation.

Grant Miller said...

Goddamnit.

I thought of nearly the exact same idea a week ago, but lacking the political bent. Oh well, may I still rip this off?

vikkitikkitavi said...

Grant, you know I could never deny you anything.