Stimulus Money Used to Employ Foreign Guest Workers Instead of Americans

There are 21 comments on the www.economicpopulist.org story from Nov 5, 2011, titled Stimulus Money Used to Employ Foreign Guest Workers Instead of Americans. In it, www.economicpopulist.org reports that:

Congressman Peter DeFazio smelled a rat and boy did he find one. A host of Oregon forest thinning and clearing jobs, created by the American Recovery Act and funded by taxpayer dollars, went to foreigners, brought over on H-2B guest worker visas, instead of unemployed Americans.

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Omaha, NE

#1 Nov 5, 2011
Washington D.C. is full of rats, period!

“Do you like my abs? ”

Since: May 11

San Gabriel, CA

#2 Nov 5, 2011
Wrong wrong wrong!!!
ITs Just Jobs

Omaha, NE

#3 Nov 5, 2011
The Feds will sell their mothers if the price is right.
Reality Check

Reseda, CA

#4 Nov 5, 2011
ITs Just Jobs wrote:
The Feds will sell their mothers if the price is right.
So will you. You a Mexican.
ITs Just Jobs

Kansas City, MO

#5 Nov 5, 2011
Reality Check wrote:
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So will you. You a Mexican.
Pimping is not easy.

“It matters but not very much”

Since: Oct 07

Houston, TX

#6 Nov 6, 2011
ITs Just Jobs wrote:
The Feds will sell their mothers if the price is right.
Most lower forms of life have no loyalty to their parents, or to their own kind. The traitors in Washington are loyal to only their profits and their lust for power.
Excellent

Kansas City, MO

#7 Nov 6, 2011
Independent patriot wrote:
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Most lower forms of life have no loyalty to their parents, or to their own kind. The traitors in Washington are loyal to only their profits and their lust for power.
Exactly!
Disgusted

Daytona Beach, FL

#9 Nov 6, 2011
More Non-Citizen Votes in the Bank for Barry Soetero

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/washington-dc...
US Citizen

Kurgan, Russia

#10 Nov 6, 2011
Do you ever get the feeling that our own government is against the citizens of this country??

It time we start cleaning house in our government!!

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#11 Nov 7, 2011
US Citizen wrote:
Do you ever get the feeling that our own government is against the citizens of this country??
It time we start cleaning house in our government!!
While I wish that we could, it seems that once many of these politicans get into office, they begin to believe their hype and act like rock stars, seeking power and stuffed pockets. They quickly go back on the very promises that helped get them elected and align themselves with the highest bidders to whom they will grant favors. Politics stink, and there is no way to get that odor out of the fray.
Taxed Enough Already

Sumter, SC

#12 Nov 7, 2011
So you are just finding out that the biggest rats are in DC?

California just hired a Chinese firm to build a bridge for them while the tax payers pay the unemployed and we listen to the whiners that ran out of unemployment checks after two f'ing years.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#13 Nov 7, 2011
Stuffing their pockets is very true. In the Senate the most wealthy are democrats and in the house it's the repubs.

"Two years ago, Roll Call found that the minimum net worth of House Members was slightly more than $1 billion; Senators had a combined minimum worth of $651 million for a Congressional total of $1.65 billion. Roll Call calculates minimum net worth by adding the minimum values of all reported assets and subtracting the minimum values of all reported liabilities."

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_51/And-Cong...
Taxed Enough Already

Sumter, SC

#14 Nov 7, 2011
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.
First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat ³the Holy Qur'an tells us,² and openly admit ³the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.²
Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali .
Hope and change anyone?
* sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.
Taxed Enough Already

Sumter, SC

#15 Nov 7, 2011
B Obama's 32 Month Report Card Šby Rich Carroll
Copy this article. You will need researched material to mail your liberal friends and/or relatives.
· A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase.
· The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump.
· Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering ³hope and change² isn't it?
· American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000, and
· the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011.
· The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of George Bush's term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and
· finally, our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *
Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of ³firsts² for this presidency:
First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#16 Nov 7, 2011
US Citizen wrote:
Do you ever get the feeling that our own government is against the citizens of this country??
It time we start cleaning house in our government!!
Ever since Reagan. He was pretty blatant about hating America.
Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#17 Nov 7, 2011
Taxed Enough Already wrote:
B Obama's 32 Month Report Card Šby Rich Carroll
Copy this article. You will need researched material to mail your liberal friends and/or relatives.
· A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase.
· The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump.
· Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering ³hope and change² isn't it?
· American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000, and
· the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011.
· The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of George Bush's term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and
· finally, our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *
Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of ³firsts² for this presidency:
First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
You might think this makes Obama look bad, and by itself it is not too good. However, comparing this list to the one left by bush, Obama looks like a saint. No where does this mention Obama ordered the military to torture children to death, then put those soldiers in prison who obeyed his orders. No where does it say he openly admitted treason like bush did. No where does it say his election was voided and he was installed in opposition to the will of the American people. No where does it say that he eliminated all freedoms of all Americans, like bush did. Hand over 20 billion to political appointees? chicken feed compared to the amount bush shipped to Iraq on pallets and then never bothered to find out where it went. OK, he knew where it went, we don't get to know.

Obama didn't comply with bankruptcy law? There were no laws that we could get bush to obey. bush was clearly above the law, that is why he now cannot leave the nation, because he would be arrested anywhere else.
Taxed Enough Already

Sumter, SC

#18 Nov 8, 2011
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You might think this makes Obama look bad, and by itself it is not too good. However, comparing this list to the one left by bush, Obama looks like a saint. No where does this mention Obama ordered the military to torture children to death, then put those soldiers in prison who obeyed his orders. No where does it say he openly admitted treason like bush did. No where does it say his election was voided and he was installed in opposition to the will of the American people. No where does it say that he eliminated all freedoms of all Americans, like bush did. Hand over 20 billion to political appointees? chicken feed compared to the amount bush shipped to Iraq on pallets and then never bothered to find out where it went. OK, he knew where it went, we don't get to know.
Obama didn't comply with bankruptcy law? There were no laws that we could get bush to obey. bush was clearly above the law, that is why he now cannot leave the nation, because he would be arrested anywhere else.
None of that happened except in the nutty Democrat mind. If you think Bush killed children and all this crazy conspiracy BS, brink charges. You can file charges or be part of the killing force. Do it!
Nancy

West Plains, MO

#19 Nov 10, 2011
US Citizen wrote:
Do you ever get the feeling that our own government is against the citizens of this country??
It time we start cleaning house in our government!!
I agree, I heard something else today too that a friend e-mailed me but he did check it out on Snopes first and they claim it's true. Anybody else hear this, they claim that GE it moving their X-Ray plant from Waukesha, Wi. to Bejing, China and will be building a couple more plants there so that's more jobs going overseas and this President is asking for more stimulus money for jobs. Yeah for jobs, but not jobs for us Americans out of work just for everybody else. We need to clean house seriously. If we are giving these huge companies billions of dollars I think there should be a clause in the contract that they keep their company and the jobs here, otherwise no money for them!
Taxed Enough Already

Sumter, SC

#20 Nov 11, 2011
Nancy wrote:
<quoted text> I agree, I heard something else today too that a friend e-mailed me but he did check it out on Snopes first and they claim it's true. Anybody else hear this, they claim that GE it moving their X-Ray plant from Waukesha, Wi. to Bejing, China and will be building a couple more plants there so that's more jobs going overseas and this President is asking for more stimulus money for jobs. Yeah for jobs, but not jobs for us Americans out of work just for everybody else. We need to clean house seriously. If we are giving these huge companies billions of dollars I think there should be a clause in the contract that they keep their company and the jobs here, otherwise no money for them!
It' absolutely true, AND that GE azzhole is the Presidents JOB CZAR.

But, we did get the Communists out of government, we renamed them Progressives.
brad

Manchester, CT

#21 Nov 11, 2011
This is exactly why Obama,Pelosi and Reid pulled e-verify from the stimulus bill hours befor it went to the floor for a vote.
At the time Obama promised to re-visit this policy later in his term.
Did he mean his 2nd term cause I see no sign of re-visitation.

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