There aren't many americans who would cut asparagus, or lettuce, or perform
any of those menial primary ag production jobs, regardless of what they pay. And
we really aren't a culture that values people educated enough to be
scientists or mathematicians, either. School these days is about producing
basketball or football players, with a minor in video gaming. Scientists and
mathematicians and engineers come from places where education and intelligence
is given real value.
"Leading experts on the STEM workforce, have said for years that the US
produces ample numbers of excellent science students. In fact, according to the
National Science Board’s authoritative publication Science and Engineering
Indicators 2008, the country turns out three times as many STEM degrees as the
economy can absorb into jobs related to their majors."Let's
put America to work, and stop pandering to business interests.
Utter nonsense.About 30% of Americans who get degrees in STEM
don't get jobs in their chosen field. The abuses of employers in hiring
foreign workers with visas in STEM jobs, while either laying off American
workers or refusing to hire American workers has a long, well-documented and
well-researched history. There is no doubt about, Americans are AVOIDING STEM
careers because of this issue.It makes no sense to increase STEM
visas. I could cite hundreds of examples of why this is fact.
"For some bizarre reason, the Senate bill would drop that fee to $1,000.
That doesn't make sense."This makes perfect sense if we
realize that the only thing the business community and politicians involved in
this want is to maintain their supply of cheap labor. The corporations want to
save money and they don't want to pay a cent more in fees and wages.
"Microsoft, in asking for more visas..."And yet, Microsoft
has had thousands of layoffs in recent years. They layoff American workers, then
ask Congress for massive increases in foreign worker visas. Why?
Again, to have greater ability to avoid hiring American workers and import
cheap, compliant, "indentured servant" workers.