America – The Newest Slave State

The pundits on the supposed news channels keep stating that the Democrats need to stop claiming the Republicans are waging war on the middle class. I saw it again just this weekend on CNN. I guess CNN chose to ignore today’s news.

That’s right. Not only does Mr. Romney like to fire people. He likes to make them work for minimum wage once he has eliminated their high paying job. Republicans have even started rolling out the Great Slavery Movement at the state level. As the article linked above states, Florida has changed its application process and is now routinely denying more than 50% of all legitimate claims.

I will agree this far with CNN reporting. Democrats have the name wrong. It’s not a war on the middle class, it is a war on anyone not born into the upper One Percent. The One Percenters have been patient in their multi-decade war aimed at turning us into a city state of China.

  1. They created tax breaks for American companies to send American jobs overseas.
  2. They pushed for a massive expansion of the H1-B visa program not because there was an actual shortage of technology workers, but because there weren’t technology workers in the U.S. willing to work for $10/day.
  3. They expanded and abused the L1 visa program to create a near limitless labor force which could be paid dramatically below prevailing wage and in many cases below the national poverty level.
  4. Now they are cutting off unemployment benefits for those hardest hit by the financial meltdown created by their Wall Street campaign contributors.

 Even Joe the Plumber has to realize when you buy something at Wal-Mart you contribute to the U.S. Trade Deficit and help eliminate yet another American job. Now Mr. Romney and the Republican party wants to ensure that every American citizen not born into the upper One Percent is forced to take a minimum wage job.

These people weren’t lazy or gaming the system. They had advanced degrees with high college debt and were trying to get another job in their field to avoid taking bankruptcy. Thanks to the wide spread use of Vendor Management Systems which do not allow submission of candidates above a posted pay rate, all of those jobs are going to visa workers. The Department of Labor hasn’t dramatically reduced the prevailing wage of these high tech jobs. Mr. Romney and friends have simply found a way to ensure they never again pay more than minimum wage for any service.

America, the newest country to adopt a policy of slavery.

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.