H-1B

Bill Gates is at it again

What is it with the super wealthy in this country? They make their billions in this country and instead of just retiring and disappearing, they keep pushing economic policies that continue to run the middle class into the ground? And they continue to do this even though the economy is going into the tank.

Bill was up in Canada claiming Microsoft forced to look for talent in developing countries. Once again Gates spreads the "technology worker shortage myth" claiming that poor Microsoft, the alleged victim of the "strict government H-1B policy" cannot hire enough technology workers in the U.S. This is his big lie that he continually repeats.

If hiring talent was a problem for Microsoft, I would probably be working there right now, instead of working temporary contract jobs with weak benefits and no hope of being able to save for retirement. If Microsoft has a problem hiring talent, it is due to the age discrimination that they practice, along with all the other big corporations based here in Washington State (and across the country). Also, they need to fix the way that they deal with contractors. They hire thousands of contractors, which make up most of their workforce now days. The contractors also have a limit of 1 year on the job, after which they are forced to leave Microsoft and seek employment elsewhere. If Microsoft was really having trouble hiring, they would put a stop to this practice as well.

Unpublished

Rising Above The Gathering Storm

This is a blog I wrote last year.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE
The National Academies was asked by Senator
Lamar Alexander and Senator Jeff Bingaman of the
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with
endorsement by Representative Sherwood Boehlert and
Representative Bart Gordon of the House Committee on
Science, to respond to the following questions:
What are the top 10 actions, in priority order, that
federal policymakers could take to enhance the sci-
ence and technology enterprise so that the United
States can successfully compete, prosper, and be
secure in the global community of the 21st centu-
ry? What strategy, with several concrete steps,
could be used to implement each of those actions?

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BEST AND BRIGHTEST [where have we heard that before? Google it.]
IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HIGHER EDUCATION

RECOMMENDATION C: Make the United States the

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