Let's be Globally Competitive-for Workers

Aug 15, 2012 Full story: www.policy-wonk.org 6

During the Olympics we freely show unabashed pride in our native sons and daughters. The Rochester region cheers Jenn Suhr’s triumph over her longtime Russian rival in the pole vault and Abby Wambach’s soccer gold against Japan. Yes, some of the U.S. Olympians are transplants, immigrants to our nation. But most were born here.

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xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Aug 15, 2012
Hell no , let's take care of American citizen workers first . Then and after look for outside help.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 15, 2012
nutbagger wrote:
Hell no , let's take care of American citizen workers first . Then and after look for outside help.
Immigrants are what MADE America. Xenophobia has always been the hallmark of regressives and numbwitted Righties.
lia

United States

#3 Aug 15, 2012
The Olympics are over now I think

Since: May 11

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#4 Aug 15, 2012
xnutmegger wrote:
Hell no , let's take care of American citizen workers first . Then and after look for outside help.
Now I have to go and agree with you.

Yes, AMERICAN citizen workers first. Absolutely. The reason behind this is that it is much easier for immigrants to come here and get work than it is for us to immigrant to other countries looking for work. If the entire world was an open door and everyone could travel freely about looking for opportunity, then I'd be all for global employment.

But just because a Mexican can cross the border and get a job, home, car, and nice way of life doesn't mean I can go to someplace like England or Japan or Australia and do the same thing.
ivyawe

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 15, 2012
...from wikipedia on Bill Bradley...

"Bradley's wealthy background made his exceptional athletic ability especially unusual."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bradley

"GO FOR THE GOLD.........."
Anonymous

Ottawa, Canada

#6 Aug 15, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
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Now I have to go and agree with you.
Yes, AMERICAN citizen workers first. Absolutely. The reason behind this is that it is much easier for immigrants to come here and get work than it is for us to immigrant to other countries looking for work. If the entire world was an open door and everyone could travel freely about looking for opportunity, then I'd be all for global employment.
But just because a Mexican can cross the border and get a job, home, car, and nice way of life doesn't mean I can go to someplace like England or Japan or Australia and do the same thing.
Spoken like a truly stuck up and ignorant American. I wouldn't expect anything less!!!!!!!!!!

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