Skip to comments.Sessions Slams Bill Gates For Demanding Guest Workers While Microsoft Lays Off 18,000 Americans
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:26:38 AM PDT by xzins
[Bill Gates] questions whether the members of Congress who don't pass laws like he wants on immigration are honoring their duty to the 300 million Americans that we collectively represent. I feel a deep duty to the millions of Alabamians I represent and the whole country, and I do my best every day to ask whats in their interest. And as far as Im concerned
those three billionaires [Gates, Buffett, Adelson] have three votes. The individual who works stocking the shelves at the grocery store, the barber, the doctor, the lawyer, the cleaners operator, [and] the person who picks up our garbage are every bit as valuable as they are. So I know who I represent. I represent citizens of the United States of America
They are determined to wipe out the middle class. They hate paying high wages to American techies and long to replace them with Pakistani or Indian lesser trained obedient serfs
Very good point.
Sen Jeff Sessions of Alabama is an American treasure
Aren’t 12,000 of those 18,000 “Americans” at Nokia, and mostly in Finland? Just fact checking.
That is exactly the goal
Amen! They only want to exploit the lower and middle class for protit! Sick Bas____s.
they’re also trying to wipe out entrepreneurship. Many big technology jumps come from guys building something in their garage, or students in their dormrooms.
Now that the most recent generation of those innovators/entrepreneurs have “arrived” their goal is to undermine the next generation, which poses a threat to them.
Look at that jacka** CEO from Tesla who is trying to get rid of patents. He’s actually on the record as saying that if someone has a good idea they should just go work for a big company ...
12,000 at nokia and roughly 5,500 at MS proper
His point is still valid.
The Pacific Northwest is swarming with guest workers and their extended families. Feels like a third world country. Thanks, Bill Gates. /s
What I find interesting is that socialist businessmen seem to think they should run a business just like Marx said Capitalist straw men do.
In short, free trade burns down the system by reducing wages to starvation levels, then the revolution can start.
While i agree with Mr Sessions the fact is Bill Gates has nothing to do with layoffs at IBM since he is no longer working there. I prefer our side to be correct and not hysterical and making stuff up like they do on the left.
I heard it on the radio. 18000 layoffs at Microsoft
It’s not plausible that Bill Gates has no influence at Microsoft, or that he doesn’t want them to use every trick in the book to maintain or increase their stock price.
Great job, as usual, by Sessions.
One of the few members of the Upper Salon who hasn’t been bought off by Obummer’s 1% millionaire and billionaire buddies.
i didn’t say the layoffs weren’t occurring.
The vast majority of the jobs lost will be in other countries. It is the Nokia employees, primarily.
And why isn’t it plausible? He owns less than 4% of the stock now. Maybe its just not plausible you know what you’re talking about?
Bill Gates is a conceded leftist. STFU Bill.
We need more conservative populism. These are issues we can win on and capture the mushy middle.
Perhaps Bill can explain to all of us why a ‘guest worker’ who barely speaks English is better for America than a highly trained and trainable American who is already working for him?
It’s not plausible because he is the Chairman Of The Board Of Directors Of Microsoft, Inc.
A guest worker who might even need to be taught what toilet paper is for!
Read your #14 again. It says IBM.
Also, anyone who doesn’t think Gates is the big cahuna at Microsoft isn’t being realistic.
They have already layer off 1351 people in Washington State. More are coming - at least double that I suspect. That is a lot of people for Seattle to absorb.
South Korea company LG just introduced proto-types of a roll-up monitor and a see through screen - see through like a window. Their engineers are too busy to worry about coming here to be underpaid stooges.
Doesn’t make sense...
IMM? I didn’t know Bill Gates was in charge at IBM? and speaking of IBM/Lenovo they can burn in Hades! Was a (former) Employee of Zurich who got Transitioned to IBM just because someone at ZurichNA thought lets do it like they do in Europe (which is stupid in itself) to save Money. Hope that twit enjoyed his BONUS because he ruined a good Company...especially where I was at we had a lot of good people (that was just like family)...now it’s a Farmers’ Branch. Oh and then IBM decides to Outsource my Job to Canada and then hose me on my Insurance (that was allotted to me in the contract).
IMM s/b IBM..my bad
Its about time pear shaped leftwing fabulously wealthy softies like Gates and Zuckerburg got called out by name.
Answer: Crony Capitalism
It is because those “guest workers” come with PHDs and can be paid much less. These are not “gardener-type” workers.
There in lies the rub. "Better for America" has nothing to do with corporate business decisions these days. The overriding question is what is good for shareholders. Economic patriotism is so 1950ish.
Leftist line of thought: Companies exist to supply jobs to local/national workers a job and should pay a living wage. It should be their responsibility to keep people working and fed.
Conservative line of thought: Companies exist to make a profit for the owner (s) or shareholders and should be wise stewards of the their work force paying them market value for their labors.
Socialist/Progressive Communist line of thought: Crony capitalist who kick us back money for our favors should supply us as much cash as we want for our ever growing appetite. Workers and the middle class should DTFU and be grateful we don’t toss their assesin prison. Freedom,liberties and God given rights be dammed. Hire cheap, charge the max, grease as many palms as needed.
Let free market economist Milton Friedman answer Mr. Gates. Said Friedman: “The H-1B program is a benefit to employers, enabling them to get workers at a lower wage, and to that extent, it is a subsidy.”