If Senator Brownback and Senator Kennedy have anything to say about it, you and I, the American worker, will no longer be a commondity. Senator Brownback and his fellow Senate Judiciary Committee members have just sent up a proposal for Amnesty. Call it what they want it is a reward for illegal behavior. A reward for costing the American tax payer billions. A reward for driving the wages of your average everyday Joe down into the nether regions. What most people don't understand is that the American worker is a commodity and if we are in demand and needed we are worth something (a living wage). If illegals (falsely pc referred to as undocumented workers) are brought in to fill jobs (that Americans WILL do for a fair wage) then we are no longer a marketable commodity. Case in point, nurses in Kansas make peanuts in comparisson to nurses in other states and the hospitals and nursing homes are screaming nursing shortage. Increase the nursing pay to a fair wage for someone who has the education of a nurse and you will no longer have a nursing shortage BUT Senator Brownback of Kansas would rather bring in foreign workers then let the market do it's job and increase the pay to a fair wage for a nurse. Senator Brownback adds this little piece of legislation to a bill that harms all of us and in fact contributes to the low pay for nurses that is causing a nursing shortage. The fact that we are paying for the medical care of millions of illegal scum sucking aliens puts our medical establishments in financial jeopardy and they are unable to pay nurses a fair wage. The bill that Senator Brownback attached his little bit of legislation to and proceeded to vote for actually rewards these criminals AND hurts the nurse further. If we allow the system to work, the supply and demand of workers to balance out, we will all win.
I am not against all foreign help, don't get me wrong. I do not agree with President Bush that most of the jobs taken by these illegals are jobs Americans won't do. I believe many of the jobs are jobs that Americans won't do without being compensated fairly.
When I contacted Senator Brownback's office I got the "what about agriculture jobs' business. Seasonal agriculture jobs are one of those jobs that you will have to import labor for because they are temporary and most workers in the US need full time year round jobs. There are programs for importing this help and these programs work. Instead of trying to replace these programs with illegal aliens they need to make the system easier to use and less cumbersome for the employer NOT allow less than honest employers to use illegal labor at the expense of the US tax payer.
My husband has used the H2A visa system for about 8 years and it is expensive and cumbersome but it is legal. Change this system. make it easier and less expensive DON'T reward lawbreakers. Mr Brownback you should be ashamed for selling out your constituents!! If it talks like a liberal and it votes like a liberal...................................