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To: ketsu

I have no problem if true talent is brought in from overseas.....but if it truly is “talent” they should be compensated like an American would be.

The sports world seems to have no problem with compensating foreign talent equal to what an American would make.....no sport would pay, say, Steve Nash less because he was a Canadian...or Yao Ming less because he was Chinese. They are paid based on their talent....not to undercut American players


20 posted on 02/11/2009 11:16:03 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Threat To Our Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
I have no problem if true talent is brought in from overseas.....but if it truly is “talent” they should be compensated like an American would be.

The sports world seems to have no problem with compensating foreign talent equal to what an American would make.....no sport would pay, say, Steve Nash less because he was a Canadian...or Yao Ming less because he was Chinese. They are paid based on their talent....not to undercut American players

Exactly. The H1B program was created with admirable goals. Now it's being hideously exploited.
21 posted on 02/11/2009 11:18:00 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
I had this very discussion with my husband last night. Although I am more conservative than he is, we are on opposite sides of the H1-B or outsourcing issue.

He says that it's a free market demand and that companies should be free to hire the cheapest labor that they can, regardless of the quality or affect on the American worker. In theory, I agree with him. You can't legislate who companies can hire (we'd be Dems :-)) but the H1-B/outsourcing fiasco really bothers me as I've seen it up close and personal - and it is all about wages and they work those people to death (and most of them aren't that great at what they do). I believe the majority of H1-B people work for companies like WiPro, Infosys, etc. American companies pay the 'contractor company' an agreed on bid and the contractor company provides the H1-B people. These H1-B's sign on with WiPro or Infosys for a period of time and they are not free to quit and move on if working conditions are awful.

I just don't know what the answer is, but I do know in the world of technology, there are a lot of hard working and smart Americans out of work having been replaced by foreing workers. You can't legislate for 'the greater good' or 'ethical' behaviour though.

33 posted on 02/12/2009 7:06:41 AM PST by american colleen
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