Monday, October 24, 2011

How not to hire an American (VIDEO)

Thanks to Robert Oak at the Economic Populist for this shocking video. Oak posted it as part of a report about the Teamsters' good friend U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio.  DeFazio learned that stimulus money -- your tax dollars -- were hard at work hiring foreign guest workers.

Writes Oak,
A host of Oregon forest thinning and clearing jobs, created by the American Recovery Act and funded by taxpayer dollars, went to foreigners, brought over on H-2B guest worker visas, instead of unemployed Americans. DeFazio fought and obtained funding for those forest projects and jobs in the 2009 Stimulus bill. DeFazio assumed with so many unemployed and desperate U.S. Citizens in his state, of course those jobs would go to them. He was wrong.
 Read the whole thing here.