Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Sad Days for the Proletariat

Crap like this is why I'm deeply discouraged with politics in our country:

The DHS decision under the former Bush administration extended from 12 months to 29 months the amount of time STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students are allowed to work after graduation under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) program. The IRLI claims the decision allows unlimited numbers of foreign students to work as candidate H-1B workers, directly competing with qualified Americans.

The Court of Appeals held that American STEM workers do not have the standing to challenge the regulation because they are not within the zone of interests of the foreign student visa provision.
U.S. workers do not have standing in court to sue the government who is expanding a program that steals jobs and dilutes wages. It's disgusting enough that something like the H-1B program (and it's myriad of knockoffs) exists, but then to suffer this as well at the hands of our government?

Corporate, elite whores one and all.

How about some more? How about the Fed overpaying for some AIG divisions so that the goons who run AIG won't miss out on their bonuses? Hear the noise from Congress on the Fed blowing $25 billion of taxpayer money without so much as a poll? Me neither.

How about the government trying to pass "cap and tax" so that GE can get rich?

How about the Supreme Court voting that our private property is only ours as long as Costco doesn't want to build a store on it?

How about the Fed and the Treasury conspiring to devalue the dollar so that the bankers can get rich while we pay twice as much as we should for a gallon of gas (at least for now, look for 4x as much in the not too distant future if this keeps up).

How about letting out lifer prisoners because our rulers would rather sleep snugly behind their gated communities knowing that they didn't kill any nasty, bad men. The havoc they cause outside their castle walls is someone else's problem (SEP). If that wasn't bad enough they force that crappy vision onto our military so that they can needlessly die in places that don't give a lick for the delusional vision of our elites.

And so on...

Then what is there to comment on? No point in debating anything at the moment. The common schlep knows that he's getting boned by everyone from government unions to corporate elites while our elected officials, nearly to a man, look desperately for some way to keep the 'boning' going.

1 comment:

John Craig said...

You're absolutely right. It's always the middle class that gets the shaft. The Republicans screw them for the sake of the wealthy, and Obama is trying to screw them for the sake of the poor (and the Unions and Wall Streeters who helped him get elected).