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Rubio proposes help for business startups, immigrants
Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2012 | William Gibson

Posted on 05/23/2012 6:14:25 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Sen. Marco Rubio teamed up with a couple of Democratic colleagues to propose a bill on Tuesday to help startup businesses and immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs.

The bill would cut taxes and ease regulations. Its most controversial provision would provide visas for high-skilled immigrants to remain in the U.S.

It builds on an earlier bill Rubio, a Florida Republican, introduced with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; coons; immigration; rubio

1 posted on 05/23/2012 6:14:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

high skilled immigrants eh, so the lobbyists from India have gotten to him.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 6:16:26 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The bill would cut taxes and ease regulations.

Just on immigrants??? Screw that.

How about a little equal protection under the law? Remember that oath you swore, Mr. Rubio?

3 posted on 05/23/2012 6:18:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Afirmative Action is all it is.... In other words a way to screw the most qualified...
4 posted on 05/23/2012 6:21:55 AM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Texas Eagle
I'm liking this guy less and less.

Plus I think highly skilled worker likely means being able to operate a lawn mower.

5 posted on 05/23/2012 6:24:27 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Texas Eagle

I don’t think you read the article. After reading it my concerns have been somewhat alleviated.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 6:26:11 AM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp
It would eliminate per-country caps for employment-based immigrant visas.

Wonderful. Just what we need - more visa types and a removal of caps.

I would've been more impressed if Rubio's bill restored some of the old time requirements that immigrants have their own damn money before beign allowed in.

7 posted on 05/23/2012 6:32:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: impimp

I read the article and my concerns aren’t alleviated. Do we really need more immigrants taking jobs in America?

Life after college: high unemployment and depressed wages

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-05-12/business/bs-bz-jobs-college-grads-20120512_1_college-degree-college-grads-job-market


8 posted on 05/23/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: impimp
I don’t think you read the article.

From the article:

Create a targeted research and development tax credit for startups less than five years old and with less than $5 million in annual receipts. This R&D credit is designed to allow startups to offset employee taxes.

A "tax credit" is code for government control. How about we let the market dictate who wins and loses.

9 posted on 05/23/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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10 posted on 05/23/2012 6:35:39 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: driftdiver
Create a new STEM visa so U.S.-educated foreign students -- who graduate with a master’s or Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics -- can receive a green card and continue to work in this country.

On one hand, I guess he isn't calling backyard goat butchering or drywall installation a high skill.

On the other, aren't there already a slew of programs already in place to allow American companies to hire these graduates?

The problem isn't the lack of visas, the problem is that American companies actually prefer these foreigners over their available American counterparts because they can pay them less and bind them into a sort of indentured servitude status to prevent them from jumping ship to a competitor. A far more effective approach would be to (a)require the companies to pay their foreign workers at least a 10% premium over their American counterparts, (b)give them the same rights to move to different employers and (c)don't limit the number of visas since it would be accomplished by (a) and (b).

This is the way they do it in Japan. It has the dual effect of pushing up wages for the entire industry and encouraging more locals to enter the field since the foreign workers thus hired truly have superior skills and aren't just cheaper than their local counterparts.

11 posted on 05/23/2012 6:36:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The conservative darling isn’t so conservative after all.

Just another politician pandering to a certain group of people at the expense of everyone else.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 6:37:59 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Yep - just another pandering pol.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 6:40:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Apparently, Marco Rubio is not the conservative I have been led to believe he is. This is just more government interference in the private sector that will become a slush fund for waste, fraud and corruption. It is government again picking the winners and losers at taxpayer expense.

People putting their own money at risk is he best hedge against failure, whether it’s a small business or an R&D program. When it’s government money at risk, even in the form of tax breaks, the motivation to avoid failure is lessened because the penalty is lessened.

The bottom line is that Marco Rubio is helping to expand government. His “good intentions” are no different from those of liberals; they all pave the road to hell.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 6:41:55 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: driftdiver

no, it’s not the Indians. This is about guys already here from Salvador and Mexico.

just another crazy left wing tard putting putting foreigners ahead of Americans


15 posted on 05/23/2012 6:44:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fatnotlazy
Just another politician pandering to a certain group of people at the expense of everyone else.

Worse, he's setting up the conservative wing of his party, who will oppose this, for election year demagoguery by the president. This actually helps Obama by giving him an issue to get out the hispanic demographic.

Why could Rubio not wait until after the election?

16 posted on 05/23/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ilovesarah2012
Marco (Juan McCain) Rubio Thinks:

1. More government is the answer.

2. Raising your taxes to pay for it, is just fine. (a tax credit is someone elses tax increase)

3. Compromising with Democrats / bipartisanship (caving in to Democrats demands) is his style of governing.

He was an articulate, attractive, Hispanic candidate. HE IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE!

(and did I mention that he is ineligible to the office of vice president or president?)

17 posted on 05/23/2012 6:57:30 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The peeling back of the faux conservative covering of Rubio continues.. . . . . .


18 posted on 05/23/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: faucetman

Based on that, Rubio is definitely on Romney’s short list for VP.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 7:02:39 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: faucetman

and did I mention that he is ineligible to the office of vice president or president ?)

***

.Didn’t stop Obama.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Texas Eagle

I only said my concerns were somewhat alleviated. I thought based on the headline that he wanted to give direct subsidies to immigrants to help them get jobs. That is not the case.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT by impimp
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To: ilovesarah2012

Marco Rino go home


22 posted on 05/23/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: skeeter
I would've been more impressed if Rubio's bill restored some of the old time requirements that immigrants have their own damn money before beign allowed in.

Even Canada has that provision. The last I looked, they want immigrants to have $10,000 cash.

23 posted on 05/23/2012 7:58:25 AM PDT by newzjunkey (I advocate separation of school and sport)
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24 posted on 05/23/2012 8:29:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Vigilanteman

” The problem isn’t the lack of visas, the problem is that American companies actually prefer these foreigners over their available American counterparts because they can pay them less and bind them into a sort of indentured servitude status to prevent them from jumping ship to a competitor. “

Nailed!


25 posted on 05/23/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Our current policies treat Phd engineers and scientists the same as illiterate ILLEGAL diseased mestizos with twelve anchor babies and a non-working wife each.

Trying to fix this kind of idiocy is not conservative ?

Think again, boys and girls.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt
In for a dime in for a dollar ~ Rubio's proposal doesn't fix that problem at all.

It just adds to the problem.

Currently 53% of recent college grads (over the last 5 years) are UNEMPLOYED, and 47% of them are marginally employed outside their fields or in part time jobs.

Seriously, can Rubio keep these ideas under his hat until the more pressing problems are dealt with ~ FOR AMERICANS!

27 posted on 05/23/2012 5:00:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: impimp

Ah. Understood.


28 posted on 05/24/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“The bill would . . . provide visas for high-skilled immigrants to remain in the U.S.”

Yeah, wouldn’t want to send them home so Americans could have those jobs, would we Rubio? So let’s get the federal monster to intervene on behalf of the foreign workers.

If Romney picks this guy for VP, it won’t increase the likelihood of my voting for him.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 6:31:19 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: jimt

I agree.

They should staple a Green Card to every American University PhD o BS in advanced math and science.

We want them on OUR side. Let France and California take the low IQ future welfare recipients.


30 posted on 05/26/2012 2:55:13 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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