Worker shortage in the U.S.?

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    "There are now nearly 6 workers available for every job opening, up from 1.7 workers per opening when the recession began in December 2007.

    -- New York Times editorial, Sep. 4, 2009

    But this comes from the editorial board that nearly every week since December 2007 (often twice a week) has ranted about the need for more immigration and the need for the estimated 8 million illegal aliens currently holding jobs to keep their jobs!

    While nearly 7 million jobs were disappearing during the 20 months of this recession, those same elites have incessantly called for more immigration to meet what they claimed was a U.S. "worker shortage!"

    THIS LABOR DAY: Elites Decry Horrible Worker Situation -- but only a few recognize their immigration policies making it worse | NumbersUSA - For Lower Immigration Levels
     
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    Shocker--I didn't have a clue this would happen !:rolleyes:
     
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    It will continue this way until large enough numbers of ordinary citizens start to demand that our government be first accountable to it's citizens. We are so busy trying to be compassionate to strangers that we're forgetting to take care of our own people. Take Shelbyville, Tennessee as an example.


    Somalis, Shelbyville and Severe Culture Shock - New English Review

    Shelbyville, Tennessee is a rural community located in the middle part of the state. Four years ago, the character of this community was changed irrevocably when a major employer, Tyson Foods, hired several hundred Somali émigrés to replace illegal Hispanic meat packers at a facility there.


    Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Story: Bedford jobless rate drops by half-point

    Bedford jobless rate drops by half-point
    Friday, August 28, 2009
    Bedford County's unemployment rate dropped to 12.4 percent in July, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state's department of Labor and Workforce Development.


    In June, the rate leapt 1.4 percentage points to 13 percent, but the new preliminary numbers for July means a drop of 0.6 percent for Bedford County.
    Labor force estimates for the county showed a work force of 23,060 people, with 20,190 employed and a total of 2,870 out of work
     
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    This is the irony of the democrat party. While this administration & congress are all for "union" workers--they are also very friendly to illegals in this country. Nancy Pelosi has made San Francisco a safe haven for illegals---while they have drained California's treasury to know a 48 BILLION dollar deficit. California is still sending out IOU pay checks to state workers--business & individuals are leaving California in mass. The legislature can't seem to balance the budget even though California is one of the highest taxes states in the nation. All because of a big spending liberal agenda that has been in force in California for decades.

    Then the Unions still don't get a clue. They still support the democrat party--knowing that democrats are the ones enabling illegals to take their jobs. It's frankly unbelievable.
     
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    She has? What laws has she passed to make SF a safe haven for illegals?
     
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    our local hospital is building a multimillion dollar addition. I was on my way to pick up some prescriptions the other day, it was just at quitting time. a big white bus was loading the construction workers who were lined up neatly waiting to get on. Every single one of them looked to be latino.. and we have a 15% unemployment rate is some of our states. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    the unions plan to incorporate the illegals into their unions, that's why they want the public option so badly so they can shift the cost of health care off the backs of the unions onto ours. make no mistake, the illegals are here cause the demoncwats want them here. that's why they refused to pass the Heller amendment.
     
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    Between outsourcing factory jobs and allowing illegals to take jobs, both parties are pretty obviously about the business of conducting a class war on the American people.

    You partisans who can only understand that the other party is in on this class war make it possible for that war to continue.

    Good cop bad cop, and you idiots just keep falling for it
     
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    Maybe those legal unemployed should get down to those lines!

    (like you sig BTW. Interesting that you are brave enough to post a perfect description of yourself - even if it is belittling! :eek:)
     
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    Ummm....so? Because they LOOKED latino, they couldn't POSSIBLY be US citizens, right?
     
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