No Stemming Tide Of Good
U.S. Jobs Going Overseas
by Phyllis Schlafly - April 16th, 2007 - Townhall.com
On the first day that H-1B visas became available, corporations snapped up all that are allowed. Our government received 150,000 applications for the 85,000 slots set aside to bring in foreign skilled workers.
Corporations whine that H-1Bs are needed because of a shortage of Americans with skills, but major studies at the University of California Davis and Duke University conclusively prove we have thousands of unemployed or underemployed Americans with all the needed technical skills. Nobel economist Milton Friedman accurately labeled H-1Bs a government "subsidy" to enable employers to get workers at a lower wage.
H-1B Visas are one of the most contemptible practices of a small element in the Republican Party. Though in recent years you will find big corporation executives more likely to support the democrat party than the Republican Party, there is still an element within The Republican Party that is pro big business rather than pro free enterprise. They are not the same thing.
Big business is anti competition and anti free enterprise. These pro big corporation types try and blur the distinction between business and free enterprise. There is a significant one. Small business is the essence of free enterprise as it always results in competition. The only justification for a free enterprise system is that competition keeps prices low and that benefits all society by offereing free choice. Competition is tough on the rich as well as the poor, but the middle class blossoms.
Big business uses size and government rules to stomp out competition. Anything that lessons competition is anti free enterprise. Both parties, democrats and Republicans, have elements that support big business and thus oppose free enterprise. These H-1B Visas are a form of favoring, not competition, but subsidies against American workers. Subsidies are always in violation of the concept of free enterprise. They are also a violation of the concept of free trade, a principal of free enterprise.
Why are we allowing our government to provide subsidies to hurt American workers? This is neither pro free enterprise or pro American worker.
It is insane.