Skip to comments.Federally Subsidized Job Discrimination? [Americans need not apply]
Posted on 02/16/2018 7:16:37 PM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
There are federal subsidies for lots of things that society has decided would be good for the country, such as school lunches for low-income kids and better highways for all who use cars, trucks, and buses. On the other hand, there has always been widespread discrimination in, among things, the hiring process. There are oodles of federal and state programs that make that kind of discrimination illegal, appropriately so....[snip]
A program that invests more than $1 billion a year to promote that kind of discrimination? Does such a program not only fund job discrimination, does it specifically go after a group of people usually thought to be, to say the least, harmless U.S. citizen and green card college graduates? And does that program use funds swiped from the trust funds for Social Security and Medicare that are so helpful to our elderly population?..[snip]
In this Marxist opium dream, U.S. employers are given financial incentives, by their own government, to discriminate against their own citizens. Such a program would seem be both highly unattractive and politically indefensible. What sort of weird political arrangements would facilitate such a program?
Well, it was not passed by Congress. It was created on a small scale within the Bush II administration, expanded mightily by the Obama administration, and so far, has been tolerated (in silence) by the Trump administration. It survives because it was born in and continues to grow in virtual secrecy, and because it is never described in the accurate, if harsh, terms used above. It is no opium dream; it is reality.
It is called Optional Practical Training (OPT) and it is for foreign graduates of U.S. schools. Its slogan should be: "Americans Need Not Apply", as U.S. citizens and green card carriers are not eligible for its benefits.
How does it work? There are two stages, the second of which is worse than the initial one. In the first, or student phase, CPT (a form of OPT for current students, called Curricular Practical Training), allows the employers of foreign students, whether on or off campus, as well as the student concerned, to avoid paying payroll taxes.
These are the taxes that support the Social Security and Medicare programs, and the federal part of the unemployment insurance program. These taxes come to about 8.25 percent for both the employer and the worker. U.S. resident college students get the same break if they happen to work on campus, but they must pay the full rate if they work off-campus, as many of them do; so, to the extent that they do work off campus, the Americans are disadvantaged.
The second and more controversial phase, OPT, is for alien alumni, and the discrimination against American college grads is more pronounced. No matter where the domestic resident grads work, they and their employers must pay the full payroll taxes. Meanwhile the foreign grad, no longer a student, but still with a student visa, does not pay the payroll deductions, and neither does his or her employer. (OPT uses a magic wand to convert foreign alumni to foreign students for these tax purposes.)...[snip]
So can it be abolished by EO?
Fulfilling Daddy Bush’s dreams of stealing the country from the citizens by flooding it with foreigners to make a part of his New World Order.
They have been manipulating elections to make sure we only had amnesty candidates to vote for.
That’s how we ended up with so many Senators siding with illegal aliens and their employers and only 4 siding with the citizens and the rule of law.
Yet another Act of Love from the Bush dynasty.
Sure, why not. Or drastically reduce it by 99%.
Almost every day, a new reason to despise the Bush Crime Family.
“Almost every day, a new reason to despise the Bush Crime Family.”
I agree. I hope there will come a day when the Bush Family gets put on trial for the illegal crap they pulled.
If Americans would just suck it up and breed these problems wouldn’t even exist; if the government wants a herd of sheep to administer, they’ll import one if we won’t make them ourselves.
As a cracker, I know job (and educational) discrimination is already widely practiced in this country; it is forced on employers under threat of lawsuits by the DOJ. In that context, this issue seems more directed towards protecting the jobs of the “disadvantaged” Americans our government has selected as eligible for jobs. Why fight this when the other discrimination is allowed/forced?
American companies have been refusing to hire Americans since at least the 1990’s.
And you thought H-1B was bad.
< hunch > Bill Gates and our esteemed “Captains of Industry” plus the Chamber of Cronies probably were instrumental in a monstrosity like this coming into being. < /hunch >
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