"Do NOT Open Until 2056"
James Otto is a prominent civil rights attorney based in Northridge, CA. He served as an officer in the Marine Corps from 1976 to 1980 and later worked for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, prosecuting violators of California's civil rights laws in both employment and housing. Presently, he is developing new legal theories to protect American workers and green-card holders from national-origin discrimination. Recently he filed a law suit against Disney, whose preference for foreign workers over U.S. workers resulted in over 700 competent U.S. workers in Florida, California and New York being forced to train incompetent foreign workers as their own replacements! Somehow I persuaded him to do a guest post for DWT today.
What Does Congress Do to Harm Americans?
By James Otto
Where have all the good jobs gone? The government is using your tax dollars to put you out of work. Our government is giving away jobs to foreign workers. Can I prove those very tough statements? You be the judge and consider the following. Please watch the following video showing your government giving a Chinese corporation your tax dollars for infrastructure repair:
So, why are American jobs given to foreigners when America now has an overabundance of experienced professionals? The government’s policy is founded on Alan Greenspan’s plan, which was, as he states in his book Age of Turbulence, that as economic adviser to every President from Nixon to George W. Bush he always advised and believed that all immigration laws should be waived to allow foreign workers free access to U.S.-based jobs, to force the American middle class to compete with foreign wage scales. The intended effect is to drive down wages for all Americans.
Of course, we would be driving those wages down to Mexican or another Third World wage level. WHY DID Elaine Chao, wife of Senator Mitch McConnell and President Bush's Secretary of Labor from 2001 to 2008, state the government's policy in her Strategic Report 2006-2011, which is that "a qualified U.S. worker can be displaced from a job in favor of the foreign worker."
WHY DID Senator McConnell FAIL to correct his wife or to protect American workers?
WHY DO both Congress and the President accept the government's actions of allowing harm to Americans and believe that, "additionally, the importation of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers"? WHY DID in 2010 the USAID, a U.S. federal agency that received overall foreign policy guidance from Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, authorize the investment of between $10 and $36 million to train several thousand Sri Lankans in advanced computer software principals in order to replace U.S. workers in the U.S.?
Similarly, the U.S. government invested an undisclosed sum in Armenia to train workers to compete with U.S. workers.
WHY DID Hillary Clinton invest over 60 million taxpayers' dollars to train foreigners to replace U.S. workers?
WHY HAS President Obama frequently stated that he favors preferences given to foreign workers?
Congress Gets Paid
Witnesses in the Jack Abramoff trial for bribing Congress estimated that the total for Microsoft’s and other corporations' direct and indirect political expenditures between 1995 and 2000 were in the vicinity of $100 to 120 million range to strip the immigration code of any protection for Amercians and all U.S. workers.
Ranking Minority Member Thomas Davis III (R-VA) was quoted in 2000 as supporting elements of the Abramoff Microsoft conspiracy. In spring 2000, Davis was a major supporter of pending legislation that would increase the H-1B quota and amend any protection for U.S. workers. Davis commented, "This is not a popular bill with the public. It's popular with the CEOs...This is a very important issue for the high-tech executives who give the money." (National Journal, May 5, 2000, and New York Daily News, May 3, 2000 )
Free-market advocate and Nobel economist Milton Friedman identified the guest-worker visa program as a "government subsidy" in a 2002 Computerworld article by Paul Donnelly. It is a government subsidy because it permits employers to have access to low-skilled imported labor at below-market rates. Researchers believe that the guest-worker visa programs guarantee workforce gluts as they directly lead to the firing of U.S. workers.
History of Jack Abramoff
The lobby firm of Preston Gates traces its Seattle roots back to 1883. The Seattle office, where many of the firm's more than 420 attorneys are based, housed William Gates Sr., father of Bill Gates of Microsoft.
Jack Abramoff and his team worked for Gates and delivered big-dollar accounts, which resulted in soaring revenues for Preston Gates. During the three-year period that ended in 2000, Abramoff's lobbying clients accounted for roughly 30 percent of the firm's total lobbying revenue of more than $32 million, according to federal disclosure records. Abramoff sought to influence a congressman through campaign contributions, golf, regular meals, fund-raising events and other things of value.
Abramoff’s influence continues to this day as a review of campaign finance filings shows that Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican, has accepted more than $100,000 in donations from employees of Greenberg Traurig, the very firm where Abramoff once reigned.
These donations started when McCain used his position in Congress to start a Congressional investigation cover-up of the Abramoff scandal by placing under seal and prohibititng any disclosure of the trial testimony until 2056.
A trial witness has stated the McCain cover-up hides the most damning details of the Abramoff scandal:
• Abramoff’s role as a 25-year bagman for the GOP;John McCain has used his position as senator to hide evidence before, when he sided with a very rich busnessman to hide his fraud, which stole money from widows and orphans.
• Abramoff’s close working relationship with the Bush White House;
• Abramoff’s close relationship with the Republican Congressional leadership;
• Abramoff’s role in off-the-books money for the GOP.
Over 750,000 pages of Abramoff scandal documents were collected by John McCain. Far less than 5,000 pages were released to the public. The rest have been sent to the National Archives and stamped: "Do NOT Open Until 2056."