Economist Paul Roberts wrote on
January 21, 2003, "Will America become a Third World country in 20 years?"
On NBC News last week,
Williams reported, “Latest figures show 43.6 million Americans living in
An astounding 40.1 million Americans
subsist on food stamps. (Source: Reuters)
For over 20 years, the U.S.
Congress legislated jobs out of the U.S.
with outsourcing, insourcing and offshoring American manufacturing, textiles,
auto, steel, tools, food, phone and many other types of work.
Where are they going? China.
India. Mexico. Deep into the Third World. "You Americans have lived an
artificially high standard of living for a long time," a man working one
our jobs outsourced to India wrote me. "It’s time you Americans drop to
the poverty levels of the rest of the Third World."
American jobs are offshored,
insourced and outsourced at such blinding speed that millions of American
citizens stand in unemployment lines every morning while the rest of us go to
work, that is, if we still have jobs.
America’s middle class is being
dismantled by jobs exported to cheap-labor Third World countries. CEOs and
corporations that enjoy the luxuries of America’s hard won freedom care not a
tinker’s dam whether you have a job or not—or a living wage. But the American
man and woman on the street--the ones with two kids, a mortgage and bills
coming out of their ears--stand powerless as their jobs vanish.
Worse, our Congress upped the
H-1B visas by another 20,000 again this year. That quota rise spits in the face
of thousands of American IT workers standing in unemployment lines. Our
Congress gave out nearly one million H-1B visas in the past decade. Congress
facilitates outsourcing, insourcing and offshoring! Why complain? You just
re-elected most of them back into Congress. McCain, Udall, Bennett, Degette, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Schumer, Kyle and the list
Paul Hamilton write his story,
"You have to work in the Silicon Valley for a while to really understand
what it is like to be a white male in the IT business now days. I've worked for
the Chinese, Iranians and Indians. I could tell you some horror stories
...HORROR stories! My career went to China, India and the WWW a long time ago
"Today, I am a plumber. I
started a new career and things are that tough here in California. I was lucky
enough to get on with Marina Plumbing which is a huge Corporation that does the
plumbing on new construction...think BIG housing subdivisions.
"I look around on the job
site and I am the only white male in a sea of Mexicans. Few of these Mexicans
speak English. There are usually several boom boxes blaring Maruichi music all
day long. The Mexicans OWN ALL THE TRADES! The concrete workers, the framers,
the heavy equipment operators, the roofers and even the truck drivers
delivering building materials--ALL are Mexicans.
"I was the leading channel
rep in the Silicon Valley for high end CISCO switches. For a year and a half I
have been in IBM's Presidents club before. I wonder what the Germans thought
circa 37, 38, 39 when the SS was taking over and doing the dirty work for
Hitler? Were the Germans just sitting around wondering what was going on? Were
they just sitting there in disbelief? I hear our esteemed President talking
about Mexican Amnesty and think about how they have already brought misery to
an already dead-broke state and wonder what the hell?"
But there is another ominous
skullduggery afoot across this country. It’s the importation of illegal
by major US companies who thwart Federal Laws in order to ‘lose’ American
workers and then, wholesale, break OSHA standards at will. How? Because illegal
will not make a whimper for fear of losing their jobs.
This story repeats millions of
times. A recent television news broadcast by one of the big three showed a man
who had just made the ‘Wall of Unemployment Shame’ in his workplace, which
included 1,000 fellow employees who had been laid off. Formerly making $22.00
an hour, he’s now driving a delivery truck for $11.00 an hour. His wife and
children struggle with their new financial reality.
Currently, 8 to 10 million
commandeer jobs away from American citizens. If they don’t steal those jobs,
they depress the wages to the point of legalized slavery. We have an estimated
one million illegal alien Chinese in this country (Source: March 2005 Forbes
Magazine). At the same time, we outsource jobs to China where a billion people
can’t wait to make .33 cents an hour. Human smugglers bringing illegals into
America make $7 billion annually according to the report.
Do they work the jobs Americans
won’t do? False! If American doctors were paid $5.00 an hour they wouldn’t be
working those hospital jobs either.
You have to ask yourself if you
want illegal immigrant doctors working at minimum wage to perform a by-pass
heart surgery on you? Would you like an illegal immigrant lawyer defending you
in court for $5.00 an hour? How about a $5.00 an hour illegal immigrant college
professor teaching your kids calculus? How about an illegal alien truck driver
driving down the road at 70 MPH with 80,000 pounds of steel, no ability to read
English and a fifth grade education—from Mexico’s educational system?
Meanwhile, profits soar for
corporations while the middle class of America plummets into worsening
unemployment. Will America drop into Third World conditions as economist Paul
Roberts predicts? At the current rate of 2.1 to 2.4 million legal and illegal
newcomers imported into the United States annually, it’s only a matter of time
before, we too, manifest conditions of the Third World. You can’t drown the
labor market with millions of people and expect to keep your wages high when
immigrants will undercut you.
That’s why the pay in China or
India is less than $10.00 per day. They have 2.4 billion people in those two
countries. That’s why they live subsistence lives. In time, that reality will
manifest itself in America as the middle class vanishes. It’s already
happening. You need look no further than California as an example of the first
Third World State of America.