Ken Van Doren's blog
Regarding this writing from Robert Reich:
More evidence that many "experts" are not. This from Robert Reich who pretends to be an economist, but is in fact a Democrat shill:
"The unions don’t want foreign workers to take jobs away from Americans or depress American wages, while business groups obviously want the lowest-priced workers they can get their hands on.
So they’ve compromised on a maximum (no more than 20,000 visas in the first year, gradually increasing to no more than 200,000 in the fifth and subsequent years), with the actual number in any year depending on labor market conditions, as determined by the government. Priority would be given to occupations where American workers were in short supply.
A few years ago, I heard eventual presidential candidate Herman Cain speak. A lady in the crowd asked him how he was able to succeed in the corporate world in the face of the racism of the 1960's and '70's.
“Simple, I merely outperformed my critics. I let racism be THEIR problem, not MY problem.”
As I write this, it is sequestration day. Has Obama overplayed his hand on this? He has been warning of dire consequences if sequestration is allowed to happen. Checks stop coming to those who get government payments, our military may be stranded in some far off land, and police and fire protection will cease and it is all the fault of the Republicans who refuse to compromise, or should we say, who may not cave. Most of his claims are wildly and absolutely absurd. In the first place, sequestration was HIS idea, not that of Republicans. I am sure he hoped that the effects would be a political embarrassment for the opposition, but I think the best thing that can happen is nothing . (See below for explanation.
Second, the so-called cuts are cuts in the projected rate of increase of FUTURE expenditures. Only in the rarified air of Washington DC is a decreased increase a cut. Even WITH sequestration, the budget will increase.