Thursday, May 15, 2014

Manufacturing's not hiring now. It's apparently waiting for cheaper workers.

This is one of those WTF? stories.

A titan of industry believes American manufacturing has capacity to hire 600,000 immigrants if Congress can manage to pass immigration reform this year.

From The Blaze:
Jay Timmons, the president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, said he believes an immigration bill will pass near the end of this year. He said creating some pathway to citizenship for non-legal residents is “absolutely essential” for manufacturers to help bring skilled workers to the United States. 
“There are 600,000 jobs in manufacturing that are going unfilled today. This immigration bill can go a long way toward helping us fill those positions,” Timmons said. 
Why the hell not hire 600,000 U.S. citizens now?

Seriously, what's up? What kind of deep technical skills do today's illegal immigrants, or immigrants who've yet to arrive, have that aren't available to employers today?

Business seems to want "immigration reform" solely to drive down wages.

Third world wages right here in the U.S., and it's the union-backed Democrats who are the ones pushing hardest to make it happen (though John Boehner and Jeb Bush get credit for wanting Republicans to get some credit for this insanity).

Have we lost the ability to do linear thinking?

Can no one see we're plotting a course for deeper dismantling of America's standard of living?

The push for immigration reform has nothing to do with "social justice."

The real driver is the oligarchs wanting a bigger labor pool who will work cheaper to leverage against the American worker.

It's just that simple.

Updated at 1:35 EDT to add "and Jeb Bush"

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug;

    The republicans want the cheap labor, the democrats want another demographic bloc that will overwhelmingly vote democrat like the blacks thereby guaranteeing their hold in power.