House Resolutions 5882 and 5924 promise increase of foreign workers while US unemployment hit record high.
Fort Worth, TX (WiredPRNews.com)—Just days after unemployment reached a five-year high of 6.1%, some in Congress want to bring 550,000 foreign guest workers into the United States.
According to a September 11, 2008 report by Roy Beck that appeared at NumbersUSA.com, Congress is pushing House Resolutions 5882 and 5924, which would allow 550,000 foreign nationals to take the jobs that many Americans are qualified to do. This is shocking considering that our economy lost about 600,000 jobs in August.
With all of the election year talk about jobs, the fact remains that in capitalist economies, businesses, not politicians, are the engine of job creation.
Politicians may talk about creating jobs, but the reality is that they have very little to do with it. ‘Green Collar’jobs is a topic that Senator Barack Obama often raises, yet he does not indicate how or why these jobs would appear. The unfortunate reality is that these will not be market-driven positions but taxpayer-funded slots in an increasingly large bureaucracy, if Obama wins the election.
While there is an ever-growing green market, government should not interfere with it. Green markets, just like any other, must be allowed to rise or fall based on economic demand. Toyota and Whole Foods Market are just two examples of green-branding success.
However, government can kill off jobs with tax increases and unnecessary regulations that needlessly raise the cost of doing business. The proposed global warming taxes, which are nothing more than government fattening itself over a non-existent problem, will cause massive job losses.
Businesses will shut down their operations because they can no longer make a profit. This is already happening in Western Europe, where overtaxed firms are shutting down operations. The socialist nations of Western Europe, which have burdened their citizens with oppressive taxes to support their government medical monopolies and large welfare states, have average unemployment rates of around 10 to 12%. This is double the average unemployment rate in the US.