At first blush FWD.us sounded like a nice organization. Maybe I was prejudiced - my initials are FWD (middle name: William), and twitter handle is @fwdpost. Was I wrong! FWD.us is just another way to increase profits for the elite and eliminate jobs for the rest of us, especially our STEM grads. This lobbying cabal … Continue reading FWD doesn’t mean “Forward” to this group of richest elite
Some 400 college and university presidents belong to the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration - see here - which advocates for ever more international students. Follow the money, and you discover the huge advantage of recruiting foreign students, who are never allowed to receive school or federal aid, and so they always pay … Continue reading What’s good advice to help you get into your first choice college? Just pretend you are a citizen of China and pay full price!
No country has sent more of its nationals to the United States over the last decade than China, according to the Census Bureau. In 2006, 350,000 Mexican nationals legally arrived in the U.S., which was more than Chinese, Indians, and Canadians combined. A dozen years later, it was China that supplied the most foreign-born immigrants … Continue reading China and India – not Mexico – are now sending us the most “legal” immigrants to take our very best jobs and lower all wages
Two big lies have been fed to the American worker by media, think tanks and politicians: Raising the minimum wage to $15 only helps entry-level and very young workers. An increased minimum wage to $15 leads to fewer jobs and closed businesses. The first claim is usually presented as: Only 542,000 American workers are at … Continue reading Pains of poverty from slave pay are just ignored by politicians; Elite class uses phony arguments to fight $15 minimum wage
The corporate exec was sincere when he explained to me why he didn't pay most of his workers a wage higher than $14.25 an hour: That rate keeps them under $30,000, and that's about the cutoff for Medicaid and many other public assistance programs for a family of three. Without Medicaid they would have to … Continue reading Young couple (drive two Ferraris and own a $700,000 home) charged $21 for 3-day hospital stay. Average senior pays $1,364.
It was a morning air flight last month in Philadelphia, and I was moving through security at the TSA Pre® line, when the alarm sounded. Pulled aside, I was told to send my wallet and glasses through a conveyor. I couldn't reach the belt from where I stood, so I asked the TSA agent nearby … Continue reading Employers are getting richer by hiring workers under the table. Politicians fall for the tired scam of “jobs Americans won’t do.”
When you don't count Walmart, the largest employers in the world, are in China, not the United States. And the biggest firms in China are industrial and manufacturing companies, not a low-wage retailer China National Petroleum (1,636,532), China State Grid (913,546), Foxconn (803,126) and Sninopec (667,799) together employ 4,021,003 workers. Foxconn is well known in … Continue reading China’s companies win the race for producing employment giants, dwarfing American firms like GM, Apple or Exxon
When you recall President Donald Trump's promise of no income taxes for couples earning less than $50k, which turned out to be a measly $24k, you conclude that he made a promise he couldn't or wouldn't keep. The President's once trumpeted plan to reduce visa immigration has also gone by the big business-approved wayside. Instead, … Continue reading Chuck Schumer said he wanted “illegal aliens” to register with government or face deportation, and he opposed calling them: “undocumented workers”