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To: jiggyboy
Get rid of the illegals, get rid of the H1-B and B-1 scammers, put some of these executives in jail, and we'll be back to less than 5% unemployment.

Not really - these are in most cases jobs that wouldn't be open or even in the USA at all without the visas.

I'd get rid of H1B and let anyone who wants to work in the US come - on the understanding that they get no social welfare benefits of any kind unless they undergo the naturalization process. And no "chain" immigration - Grandma stays in New Delhi. :)

What is happening is exactly what Nicholas Carr predicted in "Does IT Matter" back in 2004 - IT skills are simply being absorbed back into the disciplines that use them. Thus the CPA with Excel and VBScript programming skills is still a valued part of the American workforce - but the IT guy with Excel and VBScript programming skills is now working at Home Depot. Expect the trend to continue, as "pure" IT work gets further commoditized and outsourced.

37 posted on 04/14/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; jiggyboy
... Expect the trend to continue, as "pure" IT work gets further commoditized and outsourced. ...

This 'trend' is not inevitable; it its the result of the tale that cultural marxism has developed for the 'right. That tale divorced morality and patriotism from economics, and cheer leads for maximum guarterly profits, compassionate amnesty, free movement of goods and natural persons, comparative advantage, jobs americans can't/won't do. There's a reason why Marx was a proponent of 'free trade' (the unfettered movement of capital, freed from all political, national and religious shackles).
46 posted on 04/14/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by khelus
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“Excel and VBScript programming” — huh? That’s not programming.....


58 posted on 04/16/2012 4:21:39 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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